Mr. Anand Sundaresan elected as the Chairman

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The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC), promoted by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA), and subsidized by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) today, appointed Mr. Anand Sundaresan, Vice-Chairman& Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India as – Chairman of the IESC at the 11th Governing Body Meeting held today. Prior to taking over the IESC, Mr. Sundaresan is the immediate past President of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA).

Mr. Anand Sundaresan, will be taking over from Mr. Vikram Sharma, CEO of Kobelco as Chairman of the IESC. Mr. Aravind Garg, Executive Vice President & Head - Construction & Mining Machinery Business at Larsen & Toubro Limited has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman of IESC. The term of office will be two years.

As part of this new role, Mr. Anand Sundaresan will be responsible in introducing progressive initiatives that will benefit the skilling industry in the country.

On being appointed as Chairman of IESC, Mr. Anand Sundaresan, Vice Chairman& MD, SCHWING Stetter India Pvt. Ltd, said “In India, we have always had a deficit in manpower especially in the infrastructure and construction industry. As the Government has been focusing on introducing and implementing policy reforms that will create huge employment opportunities, we at IESC hope to take a region-wise approach and ensure that the benefits of skilling, reach all parts of the country. We seek the support of other equipment manufacturers for providing trainers and the user industry in proactively deputing their employees for skill training. Moreover, if the Government makes it mandatory to employ only skill-certified operators in the industry it will help to increase performance standards and instill safety practices while handling construction equipment.”

Mr. Anand Sundaresan comes with over three decades of experience in various Indian and multi-national companies. He joined SCHWING Stetter India, in 1999 as Executive Director and became Managing Director in January 2002 and Vice-Chairman & Managing director in 2013. As a transformational leader, he steered the business of SCHWING Stetter India forward by introducing best-of-breed products for the Indian construction industry. Previously, Mr. Sundaresan was also the President of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) & the President of the Employers Federation of South India (EFSI).

About SCHWING Stetter India Pvt Ltd:

Incorporated in June 1998, and commencing its manufacturing operations in 1999, SCHWING Stetter India is a 100% subsidiary of SCHWING Group of companies, an 850-million Euro German Concrete machinery manufacturer and a part of XCMG group. SCHWING Stetter is a pioneer in manufacturing equipment for concrete preparation, placement, transportation and recycling. SCHWING Stetter (India) Private Limited manufactures concrete batching plants, concrete mixers for transporting readymade concrete to construction sites, concrete pumps, concrete placing booms, tower cranes, self-loading mixers and recycling plants. It caters to infrastructure developers and also acts as an OEM supplier to various cement companies who offer Ready Mix Concrete. SCHWING Stetter has its manufacturing units in 11 countries including Germany, Austria, USA, Brazil, Russia, China, Ostrava, India, sales and service centers in France, Netherlands, Austria and Sweden as well as representations in more than 145 countries worldwide.

About Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council(IESC)

The Infrastructure Equipment Skill Council (IESC) is a 'Not for Profit' sustainable organisation promoted by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) and subsidized by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to spearhead, skilling of workforce in the Infrastructure Equipment Sector with primary focus on training and certification of operators and mechanics.The Council with 18 founding members from the ICEMA was formed in Jun 2014 with the Memorandum of Association being formally charted and approved. In Aug 2014 the Council was registered at Delhi under the Societies Registration Act 1865, and later in Nov 2014 established its Head Office at Bengaluru (Karnataka).

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