P. Prabakaran


Prabakaran, one of the Board of Directors in Netcon has three decades of rich manufacturing industry experience. Being a first-generation graduate, he completed Mechanical Engineering degree from Thiagarajar Engineering College in Thiruparankundram and became the first Engineer in his village Sukkangalpatty, near Chinnamanur. Though he was passionate to serve the Indian Navy as a lieutenant, destiny had other plans. After two close opportunities to join the Navy faded, he joined Shanthi Gears as a Sales and Service Engineer, where he had to repair and sell gear boxes to all the sugar factories in Andhra Pradesh. Later, when he moved to Coimbatore, he had an opportunity to work for LGB as a Marketing Engineer. Within a year, his sheer performance and perseverance gained him a promotion as Manager. From then on, there was no turning back in his career. He associated with LGB when the company was making 30 crores turnover, since then he has been in several leadership roles at LGB and has made remarkable contributions for the company to reach 1500 crores turnover in recent times.

Under his leadership, LGB from being a South-Indian company spread it wings pan-India. For over 30 years, he has been working for LGB and continues to drive the company to excellence as the Managing Director. Prabakaran and Mahalingam, the founder of Netcon, share a long-standing family friendship that made him play an important role in Netcon. Being one of the Board of Directors, he provides insights to the Netcon’s leadership team on various business stakes. His vast manufacturing industry experience paves way for Netcon leaders to learn and strategize to become successful in their own field. Prabakaran find the board meetings at Netcon to be interesting and informative. He wishes to associate with Netcon and will continue to provide his expert knowledge in any business decision.