L Pugazhenthy, well known as “Mr Pug”, a Past National President of The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) is also the Executive Director of India Lead Zinc Development Association, a 60 year old non–profit, non-commercial body that disseminates technical information on Lead & Zinc as well as their downstream markets. He is a Metallurgical Engr by profession followed by Post Graduation in Business Management as well as Marketing & Sales Management with more than 45 years’ experience in Lead & Zinc market development, technical advisory services etc. Mr Pug was the Chairman of a Sectional Committee in the Bureau of Indian Standards; he has drafted rules for collection & green recycling of Used Lead Acid Batteries for the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.
Mr Pugazhenthy received the prestigious International Lead Medal, at the Asian Battery Conference in Macau, China in 2009, for his significant contributions to the Lead Industry. Mr Pugazhenthy was also awarded the Hindustan Zinc Ltd Gold Medal in 2002 and Platinum Medal in 2014, both by The Indian Institute of Metals for his contributions to the Indian metallurgical industry. He also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from National Institute of Technology Trichy, in 2014.