Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A.P. Jayanthram

"The basic problem that plagues Indian business, be it manufacturing or marketing, is the knowing-doing gap. This is caused by the presence of more generalists than specialists, among managers at all levels. A consequent problem is the 'chalta-hai' attitude, which results in indifferent quality."

A.P. Jayanthram, Vice President Regional Operations, Empire Industries Ltd, Chennai

January 2, over lunch

1 comment:

Murali said...

About Jayanthram...

Experience 1982–2007(till date) Empire Machine Tools Chennai,
Vice President-Regional Operations.

Handling Business Development, marketing and customer networking in south India, for promoting the business of metal Cutting, Metal Forming and Metrology equipment and Auto industry capital goods from reputed foreign companies, by managing a team of engineers and commercial and administrative staff.
Involved in the development of business plans and product introduction plans on a national or regional basis. Conducts/organizes the cross functional activities related to training, documentation, sales, marketing, service, and logistics.
Successfully applies complex knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of specific area of specialization of technical marketing and applies knowledge of customer organization’s business practices and issues.
Played a significant role in making the present company, the largest Machine Tool marketing company in India.
Involved in the thinking process of the company by being an active member of the 6 member restructuring group.
Involved in HRD function by creating and producing training videos for the sales team.

Sales Training abroad-Record:

Carl Zeiss , Obercochen and Esslingen,Germany.
Trumpf, Ditzingen, Germany.
Friedrich Deckel, Munich, Germany.
Friedrich Deckel,Singapore.
3D Systems,Germany.
Fagor Spain
MCP HEK Germany
Thyssen krupp-EGM Germany
ALD Germany

Fluently read and write English, Hindi and Malayalam.
Literary qualifications in Hindi.

Working knowledge of German Language.

Can speak Tamil and Telugu also.

Interests and activities: Accomplished Public Speaker-Won a large number of prizes during college days.
Well entrenched in soft skills like emotional intelligence, and communication skills and have been acknowledged as one of the best in idea creation, analytical approach, presentation techniques and negotiation skills in the present organization.

Flair for analysis, writing and communicating with insight.

Rational in disposition. Uncomfortable with “Intelligent Design”

Disagreed with Michael Hammer+ James Champy, Chan Kim+ Renee Mauborgne, and even Jack Welch in their heydays.