Manitowoc Cranes Australia announces the appointment of Raman Joshi to head their operations in the Greater Asia-Pacific region.
He takes over as executive vice president of GAP from Gilles Martin, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Joshi will report directly to Eric Etchart, president and general manager of Manitowoc Cranes.
He will also continue as the vice president of Manitowoc Cranes India where he oversees the company's factory for Potain tower cranes in Pune, as well as its five sales offices and network of local dealers. Before moving to India, he was marketing director of Asia-Pacific, and prior to that he served as global product manager for Manitowoc crawler cranes.
Eric Etchart said Joshi’s proven experience in the region and his knowledge of Manitowoc in Asia made him the perfect candidate for the position.
He explains that Raman is already a popular leader in the Greater Asia-Pacific region and has been instrumental in developing the Potain factory in Pune as well as growing its market share in India. Having travelled extensively through the region in his previous roles, gained excellent knowledge of Manitowoc’s product lines, and maintained good relationships with the company’s dealers, Raman, according to Mr Etchart, has all the attributes to be a true success in his new role.
Joshi will continue to be based in India, but will also spend much of his time at Manitowoc’s regional headquarters in Singapore. He said he was looking forward to working with a broader customer base across the region.
Prior to joining Manitowoc, Joshi worked for Japanese bearing manufacturer NSK Ltd, and subsequently as sales and marketing manager for the company’s U.S. operations. He is fluent in Japanese and Hindi, and has an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the United States.