Honeywell Automation India Ltd. (HAIL), a leading provider of integrated automation and software solutions, today announced the appointment of Anant Maheshwari as the Managing Director of the company. He assumed this role from 1st March 2010. Anant, formerly the MD of ADI-Honeywell Asia Pacific, has over 11 years of experience in the automation and management consulting industries. He has held multiple leadership roles in Honeywell since February 2004.
Commenting on the development, Tom Szlosek, Chief Financial Officer, Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS), said, “Anant has been part of Honeywell for more than six years and has been instrumental in its growth during that period as Managing Director, ADI – Honeywell Asia Pacific and Director South Asia, Honeywell Security Group. I am happy to see Anant in the new role and expect him to take HAIL to new horizons.”
At HAIL, Anant Maheshwari will be responsible for providing direction to the various divisions and for driving Honeywell initiatives and strategies in ACS India. . Over the last five years, ACS India has been growing faster than the industry driven by strong capabilities in industrial automation, building automation and electronic security & safety solutions. Anant will work at enhancing the synergies across all ACS businesses within and outside HAIL, to continue the growth in these areas and contribute further to India’s growth momentum in energy and infrastructure.
Anant’s role at Honeywell prior to this appointment was as Managing Director – Asia Pacific for ADI Global Distribution, a leading B2B distribution business in security, fire & low-voltage automation industries. He has also been Director, South Asia – Honeywell Security (Jan 2005 – Sept 2007) and Director – Business Development, Honeywell International India (Feb 2004 – Dec 2004). Prior to this he was with McKinsey & Company working as a management consultant for telecom & hi-tech, power & heavy engineering, steel and automotive industries,. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical & electronics engineering and a master’s degree in economics from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.