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Old 15th June 2015, 14:52   #1
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Another Exit at Tata Motors - this time from the CV division.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/47669289.cms

Tata really needs to get a full time CEO for the company who can rally the troops. It currently feels like Tata Motors is just living on the benefit of owning JLR.
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Another Exit at Tata Motors - this time from the CV division.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/47669289.cms

Tata really needs to get a full time CEO for the company who can rally the troops. It currently feels like Tata Motors is just living on the benefit of owning JLR.
Vinod has been with Tata motors through some of it toughest phases and the CV business is in a very strong position unlike what the report claims. Its sells more than M&M as well as Ashok Leyland combined and leads in every segment it is in.

Times is one of the most lopsided news sources out there and is easily evident in how they twist news in favor of certain groups in comparison to others.

Vinod has been in the position for 6 years and more or less hit the glass ceiling until and unless a president in the board leaves. To get an understanding, R.Ramakrishna who is presently serving as Vice President of Commercial vehicles is a 20+ year veteran as compared to 10 years Vinod has been with Tata. His departure is a loss for the company but lets look at things in perspective rather than use the hypothetical theories Time group conjures up thus earning it the reputation as 'T****t paper of India'!

He has made a career move into a very challenging but promising role. Lets not forget Mahindra's position in the industry isn't a very pretty picture either. Its struggling in selling HCVs, MCVs, motorcycles, scooters etc. The only dominating position it has is in the tractor market and generating losses everywhere else. So if it was struggles that Vinod feared (as per ToI) then becoming CEO of Mahindra two wheeler is the last thing he would step into. Mahindra just about sells in a year what Hero does in a week or so. Pretty obvious then this is a career progressing move albeit a demanding one. Within a decade into his career Vinod has stepped into CEO shoes and all the best to him for the same.

As a collective this forum is and should always be much smarter than the gibberish made up in some of India's media groups.
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Vinod Sahay, head of marketing for intermediate and medium and heavy commercial vehicles of Tata Motors, has resigned from the company. His last working day will be June 30. Rajesh Kaul, business head of CVLCV and SCV Cargo will take Sahay's place.

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Sahay was also leading several other strategic initiatives of the commercial vehicles business unit, including key account management, analytics project, scenario planning, sectorial as well as telematics and loyalty programmes. He was one of the persons responsible for the creation and execution of the company's turnaround strategy for the light commercial vehicles business in 2003-2005. He has more than 15 years of experience in the automobile industry in areas of strategy, business management, sales and marketing, product management, and channel management. He has been a member of the steering committee of a few subsidiaries which guide and supervise the medium- and long term aggregate strategy.

Vinod Sahay will join the two-wheelers division of Mahindra & Mahindra as Chief Operating Officer in July. His responsibilities will include sales, marketing, product planning, exports, manufacturing and quality.

While Tata Motors has seen several executives leaving its passenger vehicles business in the recent past, this is the first high-profile exit in the commercial vehicles business.

Source: Economic Times

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Tata motors opening up the VRS scheme to all its employees recently to improve its bottom line, and such high profile exits could be related. I feel such an atmosphere could trigger more exits at the top. The 2014-15 has been at the lowest for Tata with the commercial and pcv segment accumulating more than INR 5000 crore in losses.
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I wouldn't think this has anything to do with the high profile exits of Tata's passenger car business.

Tata is the undisputed BOSS of commercial vehicles in India, controlling a whopping 2/3rds of the market. It's stronger in CVs than Maruti is in hatchbacks or Hero in motorcycles. That's an enviable position to be in, and I'm certain the success resulted in great professional satisfaction. Vinod Sahay has also been with Tata Motors since well over a decade, so he was pretty much at home.

I wish him good luck as he's obviously a genius. However, he's in for a heck of a challenge, moving from a segment leader to a segment loser (Mahindra 2-wheelers? Most people don't even know their bikes & scooters).
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Vinod has a thorough understanding of the CV business, no doubt. I have known him for some time now and completely trust his abilities to run the show at Mahindra 2 wheelers as well.

The challenges I see for him are the lack of products, brand perception and a completely different consumer mindset.
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