Raman Joshi will head Manitowoc Cranes' operations in the Greater Asia-Pacific region (which covers much of Asia and Australasia, but excludes China). Joshi will report directly to Eric Etchart President, and General Manager of Manitowoc Cranes. His most recent role, which he will continue to occupy in conjunction with the new EVP position, was as vice president of Manitowoc Cranes India. In this role, he oversees the company's factory for Potain tower cranes in Pune, as well as its five sales offices and network of local dealers. Before moving to India he was marketing director of Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, he served as global product manager for Manitowoc crawler cranes, his first role at the company which he joined in 2006.
Joshi's proven experience in the region and his knowledge of Manitowoc in Asia make him the perfect candidate for the position Joshi will continue to be based in India, but will also spend much of his time at Manitowoc's regional headquarters in Singapore. He said he was looking forward to working with a broader customer base across the region. Prior to joining Manitowoc, Joshi worked for the Japanese bearing manufacturer NSK Ltd, latterly as sales and marketing manager for the company's US operations. He is fluent in Japanese and Hindi and has an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the US.