TEL GANESAN:
 
TEL GANESAN




 
 
 
 
 
Founder and President of Vision Tech Solutions in Farmington Hills. Ganesan is responsible for the strategy of three U.S.-based companies that focus on IT and engineering solutions Ė Vision Tech Solutions, Kyyba Inc., and 3D Solutions Inc. He left Chrysler in 2005 to pursue his entrepreneurial dream and has grown his companies to more than $12 million in revenue in fewer than four years. He is also the managing director of Vision Tech Solutions Ltd. in India, and president of the real estate investment companies LT&T Properties LLC, and Trex Orchard Office Center LLC. He worked at Chrysler for more than 13 years and received several awards of excellence and recognition during that time. Ganesan is the president and a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Detroit chapter. He is also conference chair for TiE.Con Midwest 2009, the annual conference of TiE Detroit. A past vice president of the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI), Ganesan is active in community activities and a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit and Detroit Economic Club. He received his masterís degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University.


WHERE BORN: "India."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Two people. In terms of business, Steve Jobs Ė to go to the next level. Second is my wife, Latha, who really made me quit a full-time job to pursue my entrepreneurial dream."

LAST BOOK READ: "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom by Jonathan Haidt. Itís about how to be happy.Ē

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Passionate business leader, driven to succeed, persistent, and most importantly, a loving father and husband."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "We need a lot of innovation. We canít do the same things we used to do before. We need to retool and reinvent ourselves. Management guru Peter Drucker said the best way to predict the future is to create it. Weíre reinventing our own business model and pursuing innovation at the same time. The only way the United States will be in the game in the years to come is to get back to innovation."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My iPhone."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Home is my favorite but besides that, my hometown in India and then Detroit."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Reading books, and I like to play tennis."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Middle Eastern food and some Thai food."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "My son says Iím the best cook."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As a human being who put others first and was viewed as a great father and great husband."


At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.