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Hero Electric makes three key senior level appointments

03-July-2008
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Hero Electric makes three key senior level appointments

Hero Electric, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Hero Group, has beefed up its senior management team. Sohinder Gill has been appointed as CEO, while Mahesh V Patil has been made General Manager, Product Development. Sanjeev Gandhi has been appointed as Vice-President, Sales & Business Development.

Commenting on these appointments, Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric Ltd, said, “These senior appointments demonstrate our investment in and commitment to this electric vehicle market. It will further facilitate in advancing Hero Electric’s continuing growth in the segment. Their experience and success in mentoring and growing large teams of highly qualified and trained resources is vital to scaling our presence in the electric vehicle market across India. I look forward to working closely with all of them.”

Sohinder Gill, a mechanical engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering, comes on board with experience in the auto sector spanning over three decades. Prior to joining Hero Electric, he had worked with Larsen & Tubro, Kinetic Honda, Hero Honda, Birla Yamaha, JK Group. His last assignment was with the GPL Group.

At Hero Electric, Gill would lead the company’s initiatives as it branches out across India and introduces models across segments and products to cater to the evolving needs of Indian customers. He said, “I am looking forward to working at Hero Electric at this exciting time in its growth trajectory. The vision of transforming the fuel dominated automobile industry into an eco-friendly industry is particularly powerful when you consider Hero Electric’s domain focus. The electric vehicle segment is in great shape and I’m keen to start working with it to take it on to the next level.”

As GM, Product Development, Mahesh V Patil, joins Hero Electric with over 12 years’ experience and leadership in electrical motor technology. In his new role, he will be working on new product initiatives and product life cycle management for electric bikes, with a major focus on indigenisation of the electrical technologies utilised in the electric bikes.

Sanjeev Gandhi, who has taken over as VP, Sales & Business Development, will be given the key role of developing and strengthening the electric two-wheeler market as the most viable and economical option. He will lead Hero Electric’s initiatives to expand distribution in newer domains and through newer channels.

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