Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally
Vinai K. Thummalapally was the President of MAM-A Inc., formerly Mitsui Advanced Media, the nation's leading manufacturer and distributor of archival recordable optical discs. Prior to his role at MAM-A Inc., Mr. Thummalapally served as the plant manager for WEA Manufacturing, a division of Time Warner.
Mr. Thummalapally has served in several other similar roles in his 31-year career, including the Managing Director for Clines Printing and Office Products, and Manufacturing Manager of Disc Manufacturing, Inc. In addition to holding two U.S. patents for design of optical disc manufacturing, he has received several Outstanding Service awards for his professional accomplishments.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Mr. Thummalapally moved to the U.S. in 1974 to pursue his engineering studies. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California State University in 1977 and completed post graduate Business Administration courses at California State University in 1980 and the University of Tennessee in 1995. Mr. Thummalapally speaks Telugu, Hindi and Urdu.
He is married to Barbara Thummalapally, has two children and makes his home in Colorado.