Business

December 14, 2012

Boeing appoints Pratyush Kumar to lead Boeing business in India

Boeing Dec. 13 named Pratyush “Prat” Kumar as president of Boeing India, effective Dec. 14.

He joins Boeing with significant business leadership experience and insight into the Indian market, having served in senior executive positions at GE Transportation since 2003. Kumar succeeds Dinesh Keskar, who earlier this year returned to Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a senior Sales leadership role.

As the company’s senior in-country leader, Kumar is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Boeing India strategy. He will coordinate business activities; align priorities; expand the Boeing presence; and develop, maintain and enhance local relationships and in-country partnerships with India’s business and government stakeholders.

“Prat has a distinguished business career and brings considerable experience and success in the Indian market to Boeing,” said Shep Hill, president of Boeing International and senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy. “Prat will focus on growing our business and will build on Dinesh Keskar’s outstanding accomplishments as president of Boeing India.”

Kumar was Delhi-based president and CEO, GE Transportation for South Asia. Previously, he led GE Infrastructure businesses in India, which included Aviation, Transportation, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Water business lines. Before joining GE in 2003, Kumar founded a biotech start-up in Boston,. He began his career as a McKinsey & Company management consultant in its Atlanta and Delhi offices.

He is co-chair of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s Infrastructure Committee. He is also chair of American Chamber of Commerce India’s Infrastructure and Energy committee and a member of The Energy & Resources Institute advisory board.

Kumar earned a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge) doctorate in materials manufacturing in 1994 and holds an Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi) Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering.

The close relationship between Boeing and India dates back 70 years to when Tata Airlines first flew DC-3 passenger aircraft. India entered the jet age on the wings of Boeing commercial jetliners, and Boeing jets continue to be the mainstay of the country’s domestic and intercontinental commercial fleets.

New opportunities for partnership have developed in the areas of defense, industry and technology. The government of India has selected the P-8I to fulfill its long-range maritime reconnaissance and antisubmarine requirements. It is also acquiring 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic transport aircraft. In March 2009, Boeing opened the Boeing Research & Technology center in Bangalore to advance aerospace innovation.

In addition, Boeing is focused on creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector. The company has developed important relationships with suppliers in India and is actively pursuing technical and business partnerships with Indian companies and institutions. Boeing is uniquely positioned for growth in the burgeoning aircraft services and support market.

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. The company employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Northrop Grumman signs long-term agreement with Raytheon

Northrop Grumman has entered a long-term agreement with Raytheon to supply its LN-200 Inertial Measurement Unit for Raytheon optical targeting systems. The long-term agreement with Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business extends through 2018. The LN-200 provides camera stabilization on optical targeting systems that conduct long-range surveillance and target acquisition for various...
 
 
AAR-Textron

AAR awarded new contract from Bell Helicopter Textron to support T64 engines

AAR announced April 22 that Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. awarded its Defense Systems & Logistics business unit a contract providing warehouse and logistics services in support of upgrading T64 engines for the Bell V-280 Val...
 
 

Pratt & Whitney’s engine wins Gold Edison Award™

Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine has been awarded Gold in the transportation- aviation category of the 2015 Edison Awards. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. “Our dedication to innovation and identifying ways to continuously improve is in our blood at Pratt & Whitney,” said Greg Gernhardt, president, Pratt &...
 

 

Boeing names Space Launch System VP

Boeing has named John Shannon to be vice president and program manager for the Space Launch System, which will provide NASA with heavy-lift capability to send people and cargo into deep space. Boeing is designing, developing, testing and manufacturing the core stages and avionics for SLS. Shannon succeeds Virginia “Ginger” Barnes, who is retiring. He...
 
 

Germany’s Jenoptik, Raytheon partner to produce new generators for global Patriot

Raytheon is partnering with the Jenoptik subsidiary Lechmotoren, a part of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division, to produce advanced power generators for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. Under terms of this new contract, Jenoptik will build power plants, power generators, test equipment and spares for one of Patriot’s global partners. Raytheon...
 
 

Boeing tops first quarter profit forecasts, airplane deliveries rise

Boeing delivered more commercial airliners in the first quarter, offsetting sluggish results in the defense side of its business and pushing its first-quarter earnings up 38 percent. The profit topped Wall Street expectations, but revenue was below forecasts, and production costs of the Boeing 787 jet continued to pile up. The shares fell about 4...
 




One Comment


  1. […] Link to Article Like this:LikeBe the first to like this. This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged India. Bookmark the permalink. ← Boeing demonstrates unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army […]



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>