29 March 2020

Executive Connect

Schwing Star 

Since he joined SCHWING Stetter India in 1999 as Executive Director there has been no looking back both for him and the Sriperambudur based company. Seen as a transformational leader, three years ago Anand Sundaresan was elevated to Managing Director. As Vice-Chairman & Managing Director he has steered the business of SCHWING Stetter India forward by introducing best-of-breed products for the Indian construction industry. He was a major catalyst in setting up a design center to cater to the requirements of the entire SCHWING Group. Sundaresan, a veteran with over three decades of experience in various Indian and multi-national companies, has previously worked with the R&D wing of Larsen & Toubro’s Heavy Engineering Group, Greaves Cotton & Company Ltd. Anand and a multinational company M/s Hoesch Rothe Erde. Sundaresan, a chartered mechanical engineer with an additional qualification in electrical engineering, is also currently the Vice-President of the Indian Construction and Equipment Manufacturing Association (ICEMA) and the President of the Employers Federation of Southern India.




Growth Leader


With over 20 years of professional industry experience Pankaj Soni has worked in a variety of senior management roles for highly respected international engineering firms. A trained mechanical engineer and an MBA, Soni joined Victaulic, the world leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, as Country Manager for India in 2011. He is presently in charge of around 50 regional staff and his team continues to expand along with the business. In just under three years Soni has been involved in a period of rapid growth at the company with Victaulic opening its first dedicated operations centre in India in 2012 leading to bolstered distribution capabilities to the more recent unveiling of an extensive visitor area in 2014 and the assemblage of parts from the company’s Pune facility, offering time-savings, increased supply chain efficiencies and even faster deliveries. Soni has also been involved in some major customer wins, including with Tetra Pak, GE, Schindler and Bosch.




Top Marc

With a strong background of over 15 years of in-depth experience of business practices and serving global leadership roles across manufacturing industry in Asia, Marc Jarrault is a thought leader in his industry domain.  As Managing Director, Lapp India Pvt. Ltd, he is responsible for spearheading the robust growth and profitability of the business and building the undisputed leadership of Lapp India in the control cables market with over 20 sales offices across India and 2 state of the art manufacturing facilities.  Under his leadership Lapp India is looking to lead the market.  Prior to joining Lapp India, Jarrault was with Lafarge Cement, Indonesia playing a huge role in its development and also participated in acquisitions for the cement major. He has also held key roles in global construction major Vinci in Mexico and South Africa. The France born engineer-MBA has extensive knowledge of leading multicultural teams internationally which has enabled him to be a leader with great insight into varied markets.




Chemicals cZar

With over 35 years of national and international experience and exposure in Construction Chemicals, Rehabilitation Strategies and Injection Systems,  Samir Surlaker is currently the Managing Director of MC-Bauchemie (India) Pvt Ltd, a joint venture with MC-Bauchemie, Germany which manufactures over 200 construction chemicals.  He has been associated with advanced research in R&D lab for testing compatibility of admixtures with various cements, inter admixture compatibility testing for other cementitious materials like Fly Ash, GGBSF, Micro Silica etc. Surlaker is Chairman of Indian Concrete Institute, Mumbai Centre, Director Indian Chapter of American Concrete Institute and President, Construction Chemicals Manufacturers Association and is associated with several national and international organisations  The civil and structural Engineer from VJTI has delivered lectures in Building Chemicals, Repair and Rehabilitation, Concrete Admixtures, Industrial Floorings at Seminars, is associated with training programs, and has over 100 technical papers published to his credit, and is a recipient of several awards for his outstanding contribution to concrete technology.


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