Redington reshuffles senior managers

DQC Bureau
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Distribution major Redington India has recently done a rejig on the channel

front. The company moved KS Nandakumar from the West region to the South, to

handle the larger territory. Nandakumar was earlier taking care of the rest of

West or RoW region (excluding Mumbai) in the capacity of general manager and

now, has been transferred to the South in the same rank. He will be based out of

Bangalore, which is the number three region for Redington in India.


However, Manish Joshipura who was a branch manager in Bangalore and Hetal

Shah, his counterpart in Pune, have been graduated to the posts of regional

manager for West and North, respectively. Joshipura has now moved to Pune and

will take care of the RoW market. Similarly, Shah has now been shifted to

Chandigarh to manage rest of North territory (excluding Delhi).

Tapas Moitra, who was GM-East, based in Kolkata, is now moving to head the

Mumbai region. He will be replaced by Sanjay Saha in the East. In another major

development, the company moved Ramesh Natarajan, who was earlier taking care of

the networking and power business unit,

(SBU) to National Head (sales) for all six IT business units. Natrajan's
graduation to that post is seen as a remarkable development.

Redington is currently on a healthy cliff and growing consistently in the

market. According to market sources, all these moves are part of the company's

strategic initiative to build a strong and robust organization, as the company

is waiting for a big leap forward when it becomes a full-fledged supply chain



“I would say, it is a routine restructuring exercise carried out whenever

some vacancy arises. There was a vacancy in North and while filling in, we made

all these changes, mainly to give seniors first preference and a larger role

with more responsibilities,” said PS Neogi, President, Redington India.

It is also important to note here that during October last, Neogi and Kasturi

Rangan were made president of Redington, when the then CEO Jitendra S Kulkarni

exited the organization. While Neogi takes care of IT business, Rangan is

driving the non-IT part, mainly consumer electronics and telecom products

distribution. The company first signed LG for distribution and later added Sony

and Whirlpool for select markets.

As part of this initiative, the company also appointed Rajesh Khetarpal, who

was handling IT as general manager for South to build the non-IT business in the

region. Khetarpal has been promoted as VP and will be working closely with

Kasturi Rangan. Also, Vidur Sehgal, who was earlier heading the North region as

GM has been promoted to VP of the Microsoft Xbox business, based out of Delhi.

Overall, Redington India is aiming big in the distribution space by

graduating itself into a professional supply chain enabler for a wide range of

industry segments.