Achal Thakkar is the Vice President of OPPI (2014-2016) and the Co-Chairman of the Plastindia’s Empowerment Committee - which is establishing Plastindia International University at Vapi, Gujarat

Achal is a managing committee member of the Society of Plastics Engineers India, the Chairman of the Bureau of Indian Standards (PCD-27:8 Thermoset Sub-Committee). He is a member of the Indian Plastics Institute, & the Society of Thermosetting Industry

From 2010-2015, Achal was the editor of Plastindia Magazine, Chairman of the IT/Software committee, the Publication committee & the Exhibition Directory committee of Plastindia Foundation.

Achal earned his Bachelors (’89) & Masters (’90) degree in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He received the Sigma-Xi Research Award in 1988 for undergraduate research in using liquid polymers & surfactants for oil spill clean-up.

He is the Managing Director of Tipco Industries Ltd. and Autotech Polymers. Tipco was started in 1945 by Dr. B.M. Thakkar. It is India’s first plastics raw material manufacturing company and currently chaired by Shri. Nirmal B. Thakkar.

Tipco Group is a leading manufacturer of Filled & Reinforced Thermoplastics Compounds, Long Glass Fibre Compounds, Phenolic Resins & Thermoset Moulding Powders, Additive Masterbatches, Wood Plastic Composites, Thermoplastic Elastomers, Natural Fibre based Composites & Artificial Wood Products called Tipwood®