Endress+Hauser, a Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company, announced the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 October 2017. Kailash Desai has been promoted to this position and will take charge of the India business. In his stint with Endress + Hauser since 2003, he worked in various management roles focusing on marketing and sales, while also gaining experience in human resources and the projects business. Following an assessment of more than 100 applicants for the job (including both internal and external applicants) Kailash Desai, Sr. Vice President- Sales was finally selected and appointed by the Endress+Hauser Group Executive Board.
Kailash Desai completed his studies with a Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation) and received a post graduate degree in Marketing Management. Having gained experience at Pepperl+Fuchs and Emerson Process Management in India, then joined Endress+Hauser based at Aurangabad as Marketing Director- Southeast Asia in October 2003, where he was in-charge of product marketing for India and Southeast Asia for 5 (Five) years. Later in October 2008, he was transferred to Endress+Hauser(I)Pvt. Ltd. and was based out of Mumbai as Head of Projects and then was subsequently moved to the senior level as Vice President- Marketing until July 2014.
Endress+Hauser which holds 6000 patents in the area of water management and energy conservation. The company is active in India for last 2 (TWO) decades and has more than 50 years of Global experience in the areas of Municipal Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater, and Potable Water. Endress+Hauser India plant is located in Aurangabad which caters to India market and also exports to South East Asian Countries, South Africa and Australia.