T.R. Badarinarayan was named president of the new Potain India, the company said last week. Badarinarayan was chief executive of Shirke Construction Equipment, which was acquired earlier this month by the Manitowoc Co. The new business will operate as Potain India Pvt. Ltd.
Shirke was a Potain dealer for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan and manufactured cranes under license. Potain India will continue to build Potain tower cranes and sell them throughout the region.
Badarinarayan joined Shirke in 1988 and served in a variety of role, eventually becoming CEO. During his 19-year association with Manitowoc Crane Group and the Potain brand, he attended numerous training and orientation courses at company facilities in China, France, Germany and Italy.
In other Manitowoc personnel news, the company named Raman Joshi director of marketing for MCG in the Asia-Pacific region, after serving as global product manager for Manitowoc crawler cranes. Joshi will assemble an Asia-based team of regional product managers, key country marketing managers and regional marketing communications specialists.