EV motorcycle startup, Raptee appoint Veteran C Suresh as Head of Operations

Kenneth John Published: October 19, 2023, 12:05 PM IST

Chennai-based electric motorcycle start-up Raptee has appointed auto industry veteran C Suresh as the Head of Operations. He will be in charge of developing a comprehensive portfolio of operations in manufacturing engineering, quality, sourcing & supply chain, and projects, with an emphasis on process setup and team building.

Suresh has over 25 years of industry expertise and has previously worked with well-known vehicle manufacturers such as TVS Motors, Royal Enfield, and Mahindra. He has also worked with Ather and Ola Electric, two electric scooter manufacturers.

During his tenure, he was instrumental in the launch of iconic goods like as the RE Classic 500, Ather 450, and Ola S1, all of which received widespread customer praise. His customer-centric approach to product development, which included frequent engagement and feedback sessions, was critical to his success.

Suresh has over 13 new product launches under his belt throughout his career. He has also overseen a wide network of over 200 suppliers in India and overseas markets such as Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and Europe. His involvement in the establishment of new factories at Ather and Ola Future Factory demonstrates his dedication to innovation, quality, and cutting-edge manufacturing.

Raptee is planning to release its first motorcycle early next year. The business is developing a premium line of 2W motorcycles that are technologically advanced and include an onboard charger that is compatible with CCS2 charging stations. Raptee has registered over 45 patents for the motorbike, which was conceived and built in India.

Commenting on his appointment, C Suresh, Head – Operations, Raptee, says, "I am excited to embark on a journey that aligns perfectly with my passion for sustainable transportation and cutting-edge technology. My primary focus will be to drive excellence in all aspects of our operations and to enhance the experience of our valued customers, partners, and stakeholders. Championing unwavering quality standards in every aspect of our operations geared towards delivering exceptional products and services to our customers. Our goal is not only to provide high-quality electric motorcycles but also to create a seamless and superior customer experience for all the ICE consumers."

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