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Honeywell appoints Ashish Gaikwad As Managing Director

Honeywell Automation India on Wednesday said it has appointed Ashish Gaikwad as its managing director with effect from October 1, 2016

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Honeywell Automation India on Wednesday (10 August) said it has appointed Ashish Gaikwad as its managing director with effect from October 1, 2016.

He will succeed Vikas Chadha, who was recently named President of Honeywell India.

"With more than 25 years of experience in automation, control, and advanced software applications in the process industry, Ashish will strategically lead HAIL to continued growth in the region, and strengthen the brand and its equity with customers and other key stakeholders," Honeywell Automation India Chairman Suresh Senapaty said in a statement.

Gaikwad (47) joined Honeywell in 1992 and has progressed through roles of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as general manager for the Advanced Solutions business for the Asia Pacific region within Honeywell Process Solutions.

He brings to the role a successful track record from a career spanning more than 26 years with a mix of operations, sales, strategic marketing, and general management. Gaikwad has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.

Honeywell was 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.