Mr. Surendra M. Vaidya


Mr. Surendra M. Vaidya is a retired Executive Vice President & Business Head of Godrej Aerospace, in April 2023. He is an Advisor Technical – Godrej & Boyce, Paninian and Thrustworks Dynetics

BTech- Metallurgy from IIT Powai 1983.

Worked with Otoklin, L&T before joining Godrej in 1987

Expertise in welding various alloys to international specifications for Oil and Gas Industries.

  • Set up Business in Aerospace for Godrej and Boyce Mfg Co Ltd.
  • Starting with ISRO and DRDO in 1985, now Business has important international Certification like AS9100, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, NADCAP and ISO27001 and has become one of the trusted suppliers of critical components and assemblies to Aerospace primes Like Boeing, Airbus, Safran, Eaton, Moog, GE, Rafael … 
  • Has been awarded by the Aeronautical Society of India for development of Cryo Engine Technology for ISRO and Won Indira Engineering Excellence Awards as a symbol of Excellence and a tribute to leadership in March 2009,
  • As an outreach initiative, he interacts with Academia and Research Institutions regularly. For example
    • Member of Advisory Council of Dept. of Met. Engg & Material Science, IIT(B) 2004-2006.
    • Member of Executive Committee of NCAIR 2010-2012
    • Member of Materials and Manufacturing Technology set by MoD (2004-2016)
    • Selected as AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor
    • Member of the Senate of IIT – Bombay (2018-2021)
    • Distinguished Alumnus of IIT
    • Member of Advance Manufacturing Technology Program -Expert Review Committee set by DST.
    • Member of executive council of Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) – Section 8, company of IIT(B)

External expert- GTRE