– SINGAPORE – Tata Technologies today announced that Warren Harris will be promoted to CEO and Managing Director effective Sept. 9, 2014.
Harris, formerly the company’s President and COO, has had a 26-year tenure with the company. Harris’ responsibilities have ranged from engineer to technical management in multiple geographies around the world. As President and COO, a position he held since 2005, Harris was responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations globally, including accelerating revenue growth and delivering value to customers.
Harris succeeds the retiring Patrick McGoldrick, who spent over 20 years leading the global engineering services and product development company. McGoldrick is retiring at age 65 per Tata group policy, but will continue providing counsel to the Board of Directors in retirement.
Tata Technologies, established in 1994, applies leading technology to help the manufacturing industry create better products. The company has enjoyed a steady global expansion through the strategic acquisitions and integrations of INCAT, iKnowledge Solutions (iKS) and Cambric, as well as by establishing a joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to better serve aerospace clients.
Tata Technologies Board of Directors Chairman S Ramadorai said, “Warren’s appointment ensures continuity of leadership as the Company accelerates growth as a strategic, full-service product development partner for clients in the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery markets.”
“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Pat for his many years of leadership,” Ramadorai said. “The aspiration for Tata Technologies is to create an unbeatable niche for itself amongst world-class competition. I take this occasion to wish Warren the very best in his new role as CEO.”
“Warren is an effective leader who will take Tata Technologies forward in its next stage of growth,” said McGoldrick. “Warren is passionately committed to our vision, unique position in the market, our customers and our people. I look forward to supporting the company in the very exciting years ahead.”
“Tata Technologies is a global company well positioned to capitalize on the continued growth in the engineering services industry,” Harris said. “I’m excited to build on that solid foundation and help scale our business to $1 billion in revenue through intelligently differentiated services for our manufacturing clients around the globe.”
About Tata Technologies
Tata Technologies is a leading provider of engineering and product development IT services for the global manufacturing industry.
The company applies cutting-edge technology and engineering know-how to create competitive advantages for customers in the manufacturing sector. Tata Technologies is a strategic partner for developing complete vehicles, engineering subsystems and components, managing the NPI process and collaborative engineering engagements, and tying together information created and used throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise. Corporate headquarters are in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Coventry). Founded in 1989, the company earned revenue of $400 million in FY2014 with a combined global work force of more than 7,200 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
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