Mack Valves, a joint venture between Herose GmbH and the Ador Group, has announced new senior level appointments within its Indian operations at Mack Valves India.
Chitaranjan Jain will join the company as its new Managing Director, while Bjoern Stoll has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Mack Valves India.
The appointments come soon after the partnership between Herose GmbH and Mack Valves, announced in October 2017, and appear to bring together cultural DNA of the Ador Group and its German counterpart.
Jain brings a strong heritage of operations and financial management experience, having previously worked in various senior roles within the Ador Group, including company secretary, chief financial officer, head of procurement and his latest role, as head of commercial management & risk.
Meanwhile, Stoll brings significant experience in production and operations management, quality management and implementation and also vendor development, having previously been based at Herose in Bad Oldesloe (Germany) where he worked as the head of production planning, controlling, and logistics. Stoll successfully implemented a number of production efficiency and lean related projects in his time at the company.
Investments being made in capacity enhancement and enlargement of the product lines being produced in India will be the core focus of the management team in India over the next 18 months, gasworld understands.
Future focused organisation
The Herose Group and Mack Valves revealed investment in the latter in October 2014, bringing together two leading players in the valves business and the unique cultures that each business has developed through their shared 170+ years of history.
This investment entailed Herose taking a majority 51% equity position in the company, with the Ador Group’s investment now at 49%. Mack Valves has been part of the Ador Group, the largest welding equipment and consumables manufacturer in India, since 2014.
The new partnership aims to leverage the synergies and footprints of Mack Valves and Herose to create a future industry focused organisation capable of meeting – and exceeding – the challenges of its customers and wider industry alike, including realising the clean energies transition.