Rakesh Mahajan, CEO
Rakesh Mahajan, CEO of Ranal, is a Mechanical Engineer with
a Masters degree in Robotics from Cornell University, New York. Rakesh was ranked as one of the five "Heroes of American Manufacturing" by Fortune Magazine in 1997.
Rakesh started his career with General Motors as a Systems Engineer in
the Robotics area. He left GM to set up his first company, Deneb Robotics Inc. in 1985 and served as CEO. He spearheaded the sales and marketing efforts, developed an international network for marketing, sales, customer support and service, worked on the functional simulation designs and
served as a consultant for robotics issues worldwide. In 1997 Deneb was sold to Dassault Systemes
Rakesh's proven track record helped him successfully start and manage many high-tech companies worldwide.
Rakesh is also considered one of the authorities on computer
graphics applications, robotics and manufacturing engineering. He helped
global automotive organizations by providing technology solutions, published papers, and gave lectures in conferences.
Ramesh Chandra, MD - India Operations
A Mechanical Engineer with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with
a CAD major from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Ramesh spent over 24 years in CAD/CAM/CAE applicable to
automotive and other mechanical engineering industries. Ramesh began his career with Ranal
Group by starting a software R&D and international support center for Deneb Hitech India Pvt. Ltd in 1992, as a subsidiary of Deneb Robotics Inc., USA. He played a key role in the growth of Deneb’s international operations
until 1997 when Deneb was sold to Dassault Systemes.
Since joining Ranal, Ramesh has set up many technology marketing, development and service organizations in India catering to CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM, Digital Manufacturing, Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Software Development and IT software development.
Prior to joining Ranal,
Ramesh was one of the founding members of the first CAD/CAM department in TELCO (now known as Tata Motors Ltd), the largest Indian automotive manufacturer owned by TATA Group.
He developed many CAD/CAM/CAPP/CAE application software specific to automotive, machine tool design and manufacturing applications. He also served HCL-Hewlett Packard for a short period from 1989-92 to set up its CAD/CAM solution providing,
technical services and support operations for southern
area of India.