aluplast India Pvt Ltd has announced that it has appointed Ravi Balakrishnan as it’s new Managing Director, effective October, 2022.
Balakrishnan has over 25 years’ of dynamic experience in operations, sales, strategic alliances, and project management. Most of that experience had been gained within the Saint-Gobain group & Schneider Electric in India and abroad.
During his tenure with the Saint-Gobain group he has worked he handled various roles in Automotive glass division, Building distribution and Project Engineering Group, and earned a reputation for his problem solver and handled many strategic initiatives to drive growth.
Commenting on his new role, Balakrishnan said: “It’s an honor to join the aluplast family. I am eager to work closely with our partners and team in India as aluplast looks to expand its operations and presence in India and Asia. Having met the group ownership and management several times in India and Germany in recent months, we began preparing and planning almost from the outset”.
Babak Golriz, Head of Expanding Markets at aluplast group stated “On behalf of the management, I am delighted to welcome Ravi to the team. His assured confidence, vision, multi-faceted experience and interpersonal qualities will be essential towards the development of our ever-growing business in India. The past few months have been volatile in our industry, and it seems Ravi is taking over at the perfect moment as we find some stability to build upon for 2023”.
aluplast CEO Eric Bobay added “Ravi brought a strong experience, which covered essential activities, from St. Gobain. We spent a lot of time together in the last 3 months preparing for his appointment including a period of orientation and preparation in Karlsruhe. We are very happy that he felt that aluplast was the right challenge for him and together with the Seitz family welcome him into the aluplast family”
Balakrishnan takes over a growing business in India and will work closely with a core management team at the company’s headquarters in Germany to drive the business forward in India and beyond.