Hitesh R. Karandikar has been appointed director of the Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA). He is a graduate in electrical engineering from Gujarat University and brings with him 27 years of industry experience. In his last assignment, Karandikar was serving as director, Gujarat Energy Training and Research Institute (under GUVNL). H.K. Mishra, who was working as acting director of ERDA, has been promoted as additional director, ERDA.