R.Madhavan on Saturday took charge as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the state-owned Indian aerospace and Defense Company headquartered in Bengaluru. Madhavan (56) took over from incumbent T. Suvarna Raju for the next five years. He was earlier heading the HAL’s Accessories Division in Lucknow as an Executive Director.
Madhavan joined HAL as a management trainee in July 1982. The HAL statement said, “his diverse skill-sets in varied fields like production, quality, customer services and management fetched him key positions within the organization”. Madhavan was born in 1962. He did his Mechanical Engineering from the NIT Raipur and is an M.Tech from IIT Madras. Madhavan has contributed to “Make in India” drive by developing MSME vendors for aerospace manufacturing. His focus would be on Design and Development, order book position and product mix to meet customer requirements.