Ather Energy hires senior executives to oversee manufacturing, procurement

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Ather Energy has appointed Sanjeev Kumar Singh as the senior vice president of manufacturing and Harendra Saksena as the chief procurement officer.

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Electric scooter maker Ather Energy has appointed Sanjeev Kumar Singh as the senior vice-president (SVP) of manufacturing and Harendra Saksena as the chief procurement officer (CPO) to oversee its fast-growing manufacturing and supply chain.

Singh, a former employee of German company

who comes with 18 years of experience, will lead the manufacturing vertical and oversee current and future production facilities. He will be crucial in scaling up Ather’s manufacturing to 400,000 units and beyond from the existing capacity of 120,000 units. In December 2021,
Ather announced its second facility at Hosur that would take its capacity to 400,000 units from the existing 120,000.

Saksena will be responsible to strengthen and lead Ather Energy’s supplier management function. With a diverse and extensive background in managing various supplier environments, his appointment will be crucial to building strong supplier relationships, the company said.

“Over the last couple of years, Ather has seen growth and we are scaling up our manufacturing and supply chains to meet the growing demand. Towards this, we have Harendra Saksena joining us as the CPO and Sanjeev Singh joining us as the SVP – manufacturing,” Tarun Mehta, CEO & cofounder of Ather Energy said after the appointment.

“Both Sanjeev [Singh] and Harendra [Saksena] will play a crucial role in strengthening and transforming the end-to-end supply chain, purchase & procurement, manufacturing, and our overall industrial strategy for Ather. Their experience and expertise will bring better quality, and operational efficiency to Ather’s manufacturing and supply chain operations.”

Singh joins Ather Energy from

having led various functions leading large teams, handling continuous and discrete manufacturing, relocation of products and processes from Europe, and successful new product SOPs. Meanwhile, Saksena joins the firm from Johnson Electric Hong Kong, where he spent the last 20 years assuming various responsibilities across procurement, commodity strategy, supplier quality & development, compliance, industrialization, people and product development, indirect procurement, and material planning

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In May this year,
Ather Energy raised $128 million (Rs 991 crore) in funding led by the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and

.

The company has expanded its retail footprint to 35 cities with 41 retail stores and plans to expand to 150 experience centres in 100 cities by 2023.

Jul 15, 2022, 05:09 AM IST

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