Tony Berland Takes Reins at Legrand India With Global Experience of Over 20 Countries
MUMBAI, Nov. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Legrand a global specialist in the electrical and digital building infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Mr. Tony Berland as the CEO and Managing Director for Legrand Group in India. Mr. Berland takes over reins from Mr. Thuard, will be responsible for strengthening India as a strong base for business operations making Legrand the industry leader in the domain of electrical and digital infrastructure.
Mr. Berland has thirty years of experience working in the international electrical industry; He is associated with Legrand Group for over a period of 28 years. He was responsible for leading Legrand operations across markets like Europe, South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Tony has driven strategy-oriented growth across different geographies.
Speaking about the appointment, Mr. Jean-Luc Cartet, Executive VP Asia-Pacific Middle East Africa South America, said, "Tony is a strong, strategic and dynamic leader, given his strong command of our business and proven ability to drive results in international markets. With his breadth of experience across diverse business verticals, we are confident that he will drive Legrand India into the next phase of growth. He has inculcated a growth mindset in the team as well as Partners. We wish him the very best for his new role."
Tony Berland said, "I am delighted to take on the responsibility and lead the team to chart the next phase ofgrowth in India. India is important market for Legrand as it presents tremendous growth potentials and development. From last few years, we have grown from strength to strength and have introduced new products in the market. Our focus will continue to remain on keeping the momentum alive."
Mr. Berland has been associated with the Legrand Group for over a period of 28 years, since 1990 and holds an MBA from France. Starting his journey with Legrand from a Business Manager in France, Tony held few positions in Sales and Marketing for the brand and other group brands (Planet Wattohm and Arnould).
About Legrand Group in India:
A global specialist in the electrical & digital building infrastructure, Legrand is a Euro 6.0 billion group based in Limoges, France. The group has manufacturing facilities in 90 countries and its products are sold in over 180 countries. Globally, Legrand is a leader in wiring devices and cable management with a global market share of over 20% and 14% respectively. Legrand also enjoys leadership positions in at least one of its major business areas in a number of countries including France, Italy, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, China, and of course India.
Legrand India offers a wide range of products in the categories of Energy distribution, Wiring devices, Home Automation, Structured Cabling, Lighting Management Solutions, Cable Management and Industrial application products. It is an undisputed leader in MCBs, RCDs and DBs and a strong No. 2 in wiring devices. Apart from this, the company also holds a leading position in Home Automation, MCCBs and Cable management systems.
The company's geographical reach, across market segments, caters to new requirements of customers with smart solutions that make Legrand a multipolar group. And this multipolar nature, and the philosophy of Advantage Legrand has enabled it to provide innovative and smart solutions. Legrand's products enjoy undisputable brand equity because they have a clear advantage which reflects in the design-engineering that works, in the simplicity of use and in the simplicity of installation. The company strives to make each transaction and each product advantage for every stakeholder.
With an employee base of over 1,000 in India, the company is fast emerging as a leader in its core business by extending products and services that suit every segment in the local market. Headquartered in Mumbai, Legrand operates across India through 26 offices, 600 stockiest, 11500 retail outlets with three state-of-the-art manufacturing units, seven training centres and two R&D centre. Technological innovations, simple and rapid product combinations to form communicating systems, clever installation ideas etc. are the focus of the R&D team at Legrand.
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