Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2016

Honeywell Automation India Limited names Suresh Senapaty as Chairman

SureshSenapatyNew Delhi: Honeywell Automation India Limited (HAIL NSE: HONAUT)announced Suresh Senapaty’s appointment as its Additional Director (Non-Executive, Independent), and as Chairman of its Board of Directors, effective Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
Sureshwill be responsible for contributing to HAIL’s overall strategy and to provide counsel on corporate governance, business, and financial matters. He succeeds Surendra. L. Rao, who served as member of the Board of Directors of HAIL since January 2002 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 2014 to February 2016.
Vikas Chadha, Managing Director, HAIL, said, “Suresh’s global and local experience will provide the right financial vision for a company like HAIL, which bringsboth global technology expertise, and local capabilities to address the unique needs of Indian customers. We are also grateful to Mr. Rao for his contribution to HAIL over the last 14 years. He leaves behind a legacy of strong governance and values at the company.”
Suresh has proven industry experience spanning more than three decades in finance, governance, and strategy. He has held leadership and board positions at several Wipro companies, having previously led its finance function across its information technology, consumer care, infrastructure engineering, and healthcare businesses. He has received several industry accolades and recognitions. He is a key industry voice in advocacy relating to accounting and corporate law with regulators, government, and policy stakeholders.
Commenting on his appointment, Suresh said, “Honeywell’s technologies help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges in energy efficiency, safety, security, and productivity. Honeywell is also equallylocal, with many decades of service in India. I am excited to be part of this company and lookforward to see the business grow in India.”
HAIL is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE), and offers integrated industrial process automation and control solutions for oil and gas and other industries; environmental and energy solutions; building solutions; and sensing and productivity solutions for homes, and industrial and commercial facilities; global manufacturing; and global services. HAILwas established in 1987 with its manufacturing, design, and engineering facilities located in Pune. The company is a leader in providing integrated automation and software solutions, with close to 3,000 employees based in nine offices across India – Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Vadodara. HAIL also has the unique distinction of being one of the first automation companies in India to be awarded dual certification of ISO:14001 and OHSAS:18001.

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