Satish Jamdar, executive vice-president of Blue Star,
has been elevated to join the board of directors as executive
director with effect from 1 November 2003.
Star is a leader in central air-conditioning and commercial
refrigeration, and offers a wide range of cooling solutions
to a large number of corporate and commercial customers.
Another significant area of business interest to Blue
Star is import distribution and service of professional
electronic equipment and systems.
51, is a mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Powai
and is also qualified in systems management from NIIT
and Management Studies from the UK and the US. He has
over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, materials
management and IT projects, having worked for companies
such as Siemens, BPL-Sanyo and Alstom before joining
Blue Star in 1996 as vice president (manufacturing).
who has received training in factories in the US, the
UK, France, Denmark and Italy, spearheaded the establishment
of Blue Star''s modern state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility at Dadra in 1997. Under his able and competent
leadership, the productivity and product development
capabilities of all three factories of Blue Star substantially
has also been responsible for several new initiatives
in the areas of material management, logistics, contract-manufacturing
and product exports. As executive director, Jamdar will
now oversee manufacturing, international sales and material
management apart from an additional portfolio of the
air-conditioning and refrigeration service business.
is currently the president of the BaaN Users'' Club and
an active member of several industry associations.