Endress+Hauser appoints new COO
5 October 2017
Endress+Hauser a Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company announces the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 October 2017. Kailash Desai has been promoted to this position and will take charge of the India business. In his stint with Endress + Hauser since 2003, he worked in various management roles focusing on marketing and sales, while also gaining experience in human resources and the projects business. Following an assessment of more than 100 applicants for the job (including both internal and external applicants) Kailash Desai, Sr. Vice President- Sales was finally selected and appointed by the Endress+Hauser Group Executive Board.
Kailash Desai completed his studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation) and received a post graduate degree in Marketing Management. Having gained experience at Pepperl+Fuchs and Emerson Process Management in India, then joined Endress+Hauser based at Aurangabad as Marketing Director- Southeast Asia in October 2003, where he was in-charge of product marketing for India and Southeast Asia for 5 (Five) years. Later in October 2008, he was transferred to Endress+Hauser(I)Pvt. Ltd. and was based out of Mumbai as Head of Projects and then was subsequently moved to the senior level as Vice President- Marketing until July 2014. Under this role he successfully delivered growth for the organisation at 18% CAGR.
Vivian Alfred, VP, Human Resources says, “The collective knowledge, expertise and experience that Kailash bring to the organisation further strengthens our strong hold in India market and reinforces the confidence to take the organisation by leaps and bounds to be reckoned as the leader in the process automation industry and creating an attractive value proposition for the employees, thus empowering the organisation to be rated amongst the Best Employers in the region. This internal succession plan clearly elucidates the top management’s commitment on engaging, developing and growing key potential talent within the organization pipeline.”
Endress+Hauser which holds 6000 patents in the area of water management and energy conservation. The company is active in India for last 2 (TWO) decades and has more than 50 years of Global experience in the areas of Municipal Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, and Potable Water. Endress+Hauser India plant is located in Aurangabad which caters to India market and also exports to South East Asian Countries, South Africa and Australia.
The company has with their partners and associates worked for Pune Municipal Corporation, Trichy Municipal Corporation, Tamil Nadu Municipal Corporation, Delhi Jal Board, Goa Municipal Corporation, Karnataka Municipal Corporation, Karnataka Municipal Corporation, Kerala Municipal Corporation and Uttar Pradesh Municipal Corporation to name a few. The company has been working across territories and spreading awareness about water management and is currently in talks with civic bodies of cities shortlisted to be a part of Government's Smart Cities Mission.