Shri R. Madhavan is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Raipur and also holds post graduate degree of M. Tech from IIT Madras.
Shri R. Madhavan joined Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) as a Management Trainee (Technical) in July 1982 and has been associated with HAL for over 36 years. He was elevated to the position of Executive Director, Accessories Division, Lucknow in July 2017. Prior to his elevation, Shri Madhavan had served in various key positions across the different verticals within HAL.
Under his leadership, Accessories Division, Lucknow (ADL) had overcome multiple challenges and emerged much stronger by doubling up its topline within a span of 3 fiscal years besides consistently meeting annual targets of all financial & physical parameters during last 4 years. During his tenure, ADL was also awarded the best performing Division (Customer Services) award in company-wide competition during January 2016.
Shri Madhavan with his rich and varied experience had provided solutions related to intricate technical problems and strategic issues. He provided valuable inputs as a member of Tri-service committee for high altitude operation of Helicopters and had overseen successful launch of export of Engine sets to USA while in Engine Division, Bangalore, which led to considerable improvement in the Division’s process to meet the international standards. Under his leadership, the Quality team at Corporate Office bagged the prestigious Platinum Technology award for the company at Berlin. He spearheaded successful absorption of technology for production of Su-30 Airframe & Engine accessories from raw material phase, at HAL Accessories Division, Lucknow. He had also extensively contributed to GOI’s “Make in India” strategy by developing MSME sector vendors for Aerospace Manufacturing, and had set roadmap for enhancing self-reliance & self-sufficiency through indigenisation efforts for obsolescence management and for developing alternate technology leading to product improvement & reduction in cost.
Shri Madhavan had also taken several e-initiatives, implementation of which have brought in systemic changes, transparency & process improvement.
An avid reader and active in professional societies, Shri Madhavan is a member of Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI).