Mr Premanand Vettukattil is the Vice President - Automation at Desmet Ballestra Engineering Center Pvt. Ltd, Bengaluru. He is a Control Engineering professional with Electronics and Telecommunication engineering background. He has an experience of over 30 years in various industries including edible oil refining. He has held several key responsibilities as Global Head for automation and E&I engineering in DESMET group. Mr Premanad has been responsible for automation of edible oil processing plants, standardization, and digitalization developments in Desmet. He is responsible for the introduction of standards for PLC programming resulting in uniform standards throughout Desmet. He has also introduced ISA 101.1 standards for HMI development bringing Desmet to international norms of HMI development as the HMI standard is named as DBSWIFT (Desmet Ballestra Standard Windows Interface and Template). Mr Premanand has introduced and launched Automation Functional Descriptions for every program that comes out of the Desmet Global Team. He also developed simulation software for easy simulation of program during FAT/SAT and provided Remote support & services for clients across the globe using secure VPN routers. At present, Industry 4.0 related developments and preparations are in progress in Desmet. Mr Premanand took over global E&I responsibility from 2021. He has started the Global Support Teams for Field services (Pre-commissioning, Commissioning & Start up) and Liquid Process Design. He has presented several papers at national and international conference.