TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announced Vish Ananthan as the new Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Industrial business unit. He succeeds Lars Brickenkamp, who is leaving the company. Ananthan will report to Kevin Rock, President of Industrial Solutions.
Ananthan was previously general manager of the Device sub-vertical in TE Industrial. He joined TE in 2011 and has held a variety of leadership roles. Prior to joining the Industrial business unit, he was general manager of the Surgical & Imaging sub-vertical in TE’s Medical business unit.
“I would like to welcome Vish in his new role,” Rock says. “Vish has deep knowledge of TE and a proven track record of formulating and executing strategies which transform and deliver results. His strategic capability and focus on execution have positioned him well to take on this new challenge.”
Ananthan joined TE 8 years ago. Earlier in his career, he held product management and business development roles at Tata group. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from College of Engineering – Guindy in Chennai, India.
“I am excited about the possibilities in front of us,” says Ananthan. “Our leading market position gives me great confidence in our ability to meet customer demands and deliver on our strategic plan. We will continue to focus our teams on technology leadership, operational efficiency and best in class service to achieve our goals!”