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CEO, Virginia Transformer Corp Since 1982


  • BS Mechanical Engineering – India 1965
  • MS Material Science – Villanova, PA 1970
  • MBA – Lynchburg, VA 1981


  • 1965 – 1968 : Hindustan Motors, India – Machine shop foreman in auto manufacturing plant
  • 1968 – 1970 : Graduate Assistant – material Lab – Villanova part time work as tool and die marker and electronic assembly
  • 1970 – 1977 : Robinson Helpern, Plymouth Meeting, PA – Started as Product Engineer and then Division Manager of the transducer manufacturing company – received a patent for High temp Accelerometer
  • 1977 – 1982 : General Electric Co., started as Senior Design Engineer and later Design Manager of the variable speed drive system manufacturer

Served on the Virginia District Exports Council since 1988 and was chairman for 2 years.  Served on the United Way Board, Roanoke Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Manufacturer’s Association, the Jefferson Center and other professional organizations.  He’s been a generous supporter of local charities and has recently set up a scholarship for area high school graduates.

Anoop Nanda


Anoop Nanda is responsible for engineering, quality, materials, operations, finance, human resources and information technology.  Prab Jain will continue to oversee the Georgia Transformer operation and sales, functions that will eventually transition to Nanda.

“I am excited to welcome Anoop to our team,” Prab Jain said. “He comes to us with a proven track record of adapting to new business environments and driving above-market performance. With his added leadership, we will be well-positioned to increase our competitiveness while driving the next phase of growth.”

Anoop was previously at PTC Alliance Holdings, a leading manufacturer of engineered welded and steel tubing solutions for on and off highway applications, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer driving business development. Prior to PTC, Nanda served for more than 20 years in the electrical industry with roles of increasing responsibility at Danaher Corp. and Eaton Corp. As Vice President and General Manager of Eaton’s electrical sector in Australia, he led improvements in financial performance and business development to grow in strategic sectors.

He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri School of Science and Technology (Rolla) and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business – with concentrations in Strategy, Finance and Marketing.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Anna University in Chennai, India.  He has also completed executive programs at Harvard Business School and is internationally published.


Vice President of Quality

Most recently, Steve was Managing Director with the Eissmann Group.  Prior to that, Steve held senior executive positions as Vice President and Director of Engineering, Quality, and Lean in firms like FCA/Chrysler, ATCO, and Ciba Corning to name a few.

Steve holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.


Vice President of Engineering and Materials

Rakesh Rathi joined Virginia Transformer Corporation in 2007. Prior to becoming Vice President of Engineering and Materials at VTC, Rakesh served in the roles of Engineering Manager, Plant Manager and Director of Materials.

He holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Roorkee, India. Rakesh has 25 years of experience in the transformer and copper industry serving in engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, materials and quality improvement management positions across the United States, Thailand and India.

David Gillispie

Vice President of Operations

David joined Virginia Transformer Corporation in 2019.

Prior to joining VTC, David held positions as Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation, as well as leadership roles in power generation industries and technology startups. David holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and master’s in engineering management from Old Dominion University, an MBA from The College of William and Mary, and a PhD in Organization Management from Capella University.


Vice President of Operations (GTC)

Neeraj Baxi joined Virginia Transformer Corporation in 2015.

He holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from BITS, India. Prior to joining VTC, Neeraj spent thirty five (35) years with Crompton Greaves/CG Power, Inc. in India, Canada and the United States. While at CG, Neeraj served in numerous management roles of increasing responsibility, being promoted up to the position of Executive Vice President.

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