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Timken appoints Ajay Das as MD for its India business

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The Timken Company, which provides friction management and power transmission products and services, has announced the appointment of Mr Ajay Das its new managing director for its business in India, headquartered in Bangalore.

In this new role, Mr. Das will oversee the continued growth of the company's business in India, including the Timken Engineering Research Institute, the global R&D and engineering facility at Bangalore, operations at Jamshedpur and Chennai, as well as sales, marketing and all supporting functions, a Timken press release said.

"I am optimistic about returning to India and the significant growth opportunities we have in this region. Timken has created the 'best in the industry' engineering, manufacturing, sales and services capabilities to serve a growing customer base in India. We will continue to focus on leveraging those capabilities to improve the performance of our customers' operations, and to deliver additional value to them," Mr. Das said.

During his 17 years with Timken, Mr Das has served as national sales manager of the automotive business in India, and later as the director of manufacturing of the Jamshedpur plant between 2001 and 2005.

In 2005, he relocated to Shanghai as director of new business development, and in 2007 he became the general manager of Timken's wind energy business unit based in Canton, Ohio, United States of America.

Mr Das has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur and a post-graduate diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur, the release added.

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