New Delhi, Mar 23 (IBNS): Automobile giant Tata Motors on Friday announced the appointment of Rajendra Petkar as the 'Chief Technology Officer’ and a member of the Executive Committee (ExCom).
Rajendra Petkar will take charge of the new responsibilities effective from Apr 1.
He has been officiating in this role since November 2017.
The replacement of Petkar as the “Head of Power Systems Engineering (PSE)” will be announced in due course. In the meanwhile, he will continue to oversee the PSE related scope of responsibility.
As the Chief Technology Officer, Rajendra Petkar is responsible for leading the Product Development & Engineering function at Tata Motors, that involves design and development of a vast range of vehicles and components for the TML product portfolio,the company said in a statement.
He has been heading the Power Systems Engineering (PSE) Division at ERC of Tata Motors since Oct 2013.
In his role as Head - PSE, he was responsible for design & development of engines, transmissions and advanced powertrain concepts for value chain of TML products.
Additionally, Petkar represents Tata Motors at various automotive bodies and is also the TML nominated Director on the Board of Tata Cummins Ltd.
An alumnus of IIT Mumbai, he commenced his journey with Tata Motors in 1989 as PGET. With a career spanning over 28 years of automotive research & development, he has held key positions and led critical projects at Tata Motors’ ERC. He holds many patents and research papers to his credit.