Autodesk announced the appointment of Varun Gadhok as head of its Manufacturing (MFG) business, for its India and SAARC operations. In his new role Gadhok will be responsible for driving Autodesk’s growth and increasing adoption of its offerings in the manufacturing sector in India. With the country’s strong focus to develop the manufacturing economy, growth of SMEs and policy initiatives such as ‘Make in India’ that aim to make Indian economy competitive globally, manufacturing is a key business and growth opportunity for Autodesk in India.
An industry veteran, Gadhok brings more than 18 years of experience in Technical, Sales and Design roles in the manufacturing sector. In his previous role, Varun was responsible for driving Fujitsu India Pvt. Ltd.’s sales and business growth in automotive sector as the Country Head of Automotive Business and also as Regional Sales Director.
He also worked with Dassault Systemes as Senior Regional Sales Manager where he drove sales of Dassault’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions in North & East India. Prior to joining Dassault Systemes Varun worked as the Business Relationship Manager and Team Leader for Technical Marketing at Tata Consultancy Services. He started his career with Intelmac group (New Delhi) as a Sales & Application Executive and then in Escorts Ltd., R & D Centre, Faridabad as Asst. Manager for Design.
Commenting on the appointment, Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, Autodesk, India and SAARC said, “We are glad to welcome Varun to the Autodesk India team. India is a key market for our manufacturing business and Varun’s rich experience in strategic planning, sales, and business development will help us make a significant impact in the manufacturing economy. I wish him all the best in his new role and am confident we would be able to drive our business to greater heights in India.”
Sharing his initial thoughts on his new role at Autodesk, Varun Gadhok said, “India offers lot of opportunities in the manufacturing sector. Our cutting edge design and visualization technologies for the manufacturing industries help our customers to create bring better quality products to market faster and deliver a complete solution that can completely transform their businesses. I look forward to take on the business challenges of the region and excited about the huge opportunity that exists for 3D Design tools in Indian manufacturing.”