HFCL adds three senior executives to telecoms industry professionals

HFCL adds three senior executives to telecoms industry professionals

New Delhi India January 7 ANI NewsVoir HFCL Limited HFCL is a leading telecom equipment manufacturer and technology provider and is poised to scale its international business. Andrew Westerman, the vice president of international sales, communication products, has been hired by HFCL in its wholly-owned subsidiary in the Netherlands to lead sales and business development for communication products in global markets.

HFCL has also onboarded Rajesh Jain as the Executive President of the EPC Projects Business.

HFCL has added Santanu Bhattacharyya to the Vice President and Head of FPGA Engineering to strengthen its R&D capability.

Andrew Westerman joins HFCL as Vice President International Sales, Communication Products. Andrew has more than three decades of experience in pre-sales, business development, transmission and networking. Prior to joining HFCL, Andrew was the head of sales, EMEA Region, Mimosa by Airspan, where he was responsible for managing and growing direct sales through service providers along with indirect sales. Andrew will focus on sales and business development for HFCL's entire range of Communication Products in the international market, after holding several leadership positions in renowned organizations like Ceragon Networks, Ericsson and ICO Global Communications. His appointment will strengthen the global leadership team of HFCL.

The Company had recently brought in Dr. Peter A Weimann as CTO of the Optical Fiber Cable business and Jochen Arms as Vice-President Sales for the European DACH Region for Optical Fiber Cables.

Rajesh Jain has been appointed Executive President of Telecom EPC Projects Business. He will help HFCL grow its EPC projects business in both the national and international markets. Rajesh is an MBA and has 26 years of experience in various business sectors, such as Telecom Power, EPC and O&M Projects. He has held senior business and cross functional leadership positions in his career, and built strong relationships with key stakeholders in the government, PSUs and corporate sector. Prior to joining HFCL, Rajesh was associated with A 2 Z Infra Engineering Limited, CEO Whole Time Director, and previously worked with Teracom Limited, Surana Telecom, MPI Group and Vindhya Telelinks Limited.

Santanu Bhattacharyya has joined FPGA Engineering as the Vice President- Head. He will help HFCL address the great opportunities in the 5 G space and build HFCL's products for the global telecom markets. Santanu is an M.Tech., an industry expert in R&D with over three decades of experience. Communications Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Initially he worked with CDOT as a research engineer, but he has worked with organizations like Transwitch, Solarflare and most recently with Xilinx, where he was the Design Engineering Director. His primary responsibility was running the Smart NIC development in Xilinx in collaboration with the global teams at Xilinx.

The 5 G and EPC sector offer a lot of opportunities for an organization like ours, and we aim to make the most of it. I'm delighted to welcome the three industry veterans who will bring us closer to our goal to achieve a manifold growth in our international business, and will lead to HFCL becoming a partner of choice for marquee clients in India and abroad.

Andrew Westerman is a great man who would be instrumental in scaling up the Communication Products business internationally. I also take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Rajesh Jain and Mr. Santanu Bhattacharya in their new roles. I am confident that we will capitalise on the upcoming growth opportunity in this decade of digital transformation that we are seeing across industry verticals. HFCL Limited is a leading technology company that is specialized in setting up a modern communication network for Telecom Service Providers, Railways, and Defence, and specializes in manufacturing high-end Transmission and Access Equipment, Optical Fiber, Optical Fiber Cables OFC.

The Company has state-of-the-art Optical Fiber and Optical Fiber Cable manufacturing plants in Hyderabad, Optical Fiber Cable manufacturing plant in Goa and its subsidiary i.e. HTL Limited in Chennai together with the FRP and ARP Rod manufacturing plant in its subsidiary in Hosur are part of the HTL Limited in Chennai.

The Company has a Centre for Excellence in Research in Gurgaon Bengaluru, along with invested R&D houses and other collaborators in various locations in India and abroad, which innovate a futuristic range of technology products and solutions. Some of the new products developed through R&D are Wi-Fi Systems, Unlicensed Band Radios, Switches, Electronic Fuses, Electro Optics, and Video Management Systems. There are a number of products under development, which include Software Defined Radios, Routers, PON, 5 G Transport and Radio products, Wi-Fi 6 access points, Point-to-multipoint radios and Ground Surveillance Radars among others.

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