HAL CMD R Madhavan gets additional charge of Director (Operations)

New Delhi: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) R Madhavan has been assigned with the additional responsibility of Director (Operations) post. According to a notification of the Ministry of Defence issued on March 2, 2022, Central Government has entrusted additional charge of Director (Operations) to Madhavan for a period of three months from March 1, 2022, or till the post of Director (Operations) is vacant, whichever is earlier. This information has been shared by the Defence PSU HAL in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Wednesday.

Madhavan was appointed as CMD of HAL with effect from September 1, 2018. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Raipur and also holds a post-graduate degree of M Tech from IIT Madras.

Madhavan joined HAL as a Management Trainee (Technical) in July 1982 and has been associated with HAL for over 40 years. He was elevated to the position of Executive Director, Accessories Division, Lucknow in July 2017. Prior to his elevation, Madhavan had served in various key positions across the different verticals within HAL.

Under his leadership, Accessories Division, Lucknow (ADL) had overcome multiple challenges and emerged much stronger by doubling up its topline within a span of three fiscal years besides consistently meeting annual targets of all financial & physical parameters during last four years. During his tenure, ADL was also awarded the best performing Division (Customer Services) award in company-wide competition during January 2016.

Madhavan with his rich and varied experience had provided solutions related to intricate technical problems and strategic issues. He provided valuable inputs as a member of the Tri-service committee for high altitude operation of Helicopters and had overseen the successful launch of the export of engine sets to USA while in Engine Division, Bangalore, which led to considerable improvement in the Division's process to meet the international standards. Under his leadership, the Quality team at Corporate Office bagged the prestigious Platinum Technology award for the company at Berlin. He spearheaded successful absorption of technology for the production of Su-30 Airframe & Engine accessories from raw material phase, at HAL Accessories Division, Lucknow. 

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