Rick Goode, CEO of Columbia Machine, Inc., announced today that Columbia Machine Engineering (I) Pvt. Ltd. has appointed Ramesh Babbar as President. Mr. Babbar comes to CME with extensive manufacturing experience, most recently working as Plant Head for Kobelco Cranes Pvt. Ltd. (a Kobe Steel Company). In addition to his extensive manufacturing background, Ramesh has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management, as well as experience and training with Lean, ISO, Six SIGMA, TQM and Project Management.
“We are happy to have Ramesh join CME. He brings a strong level of experience and proven leadership,” said Michelle Blancaflor, Director of CME. “Ramesh will complement our team of leaders that have made CME a market leader.”
“Ramesh’s experience leading world-class manufacturing facilities and his focus on Quality and Lean will fit our growth plans very well,” said Goode. “I look forward to working with Ramesh and the CME Team as we expand our business in India and the region. CME is an important part of Columbia’s world-wide growth strategy.”
Ramesh will be based at CME’s Vadodara, India Operations.
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