Hero MotoCorp makes two key appointments to beef up research and sales

Team OD Published: November 08, 2013, 02:34 PM IST

Hero MotoCorp, the world's leading two-wheeler maker, has continued its bid to strengthen their R&D and sales arms by making two high-profile appointments.

Markus Feichtner has been appointed to head the newly set up Engine Design & Development division. Feichtner, an expert in engine technology, was the executive director of India technical centre of Austria-based engines specialist Anstalt fur Verbrennungskraftmaschinen List (AVL).

AVL is a technology partner of Hero MotoCorp and Feichtner has been working closely with the Indian company's R&D team. He will report to the R&D head at Hero.

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Hero MotoCorp is currently building India's largest two-wheeler R&D centre in the outskirts of Jaipur at an investment of Rs 450 crore.

Hero has also appointed Rajat Bhargava as the head of Strategy & Performance Transformation. Bhargava will report directly to the MD & CEO Pawan Munjal.

Bhargava was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led the purchasing & supply management practice in Asia Pacific and co-led McKinsey's operations and industrial practices in India. At McKinsey, he worked with automotive OEMs, suppliers and other industrial companies on bottom line improvement, strategy and organisation transformation.

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