Tata Motors appoints Rajendra Petkar as CTO

Mumbai, Mar 23 Tata Motors has appointed Rajendra Petkar as its chief technology officer’ and a member of the executive committee, effective April.
Petkar has been officiating in this role since November 2017 prior to which he was the head of power systems engineering. Till a replacement is found, he will continue to oversee this vertical as well, the company said in a statement today.
As the CTO, Petkar will be responsible for leading the product development & engineering function at Tata Motors, that involves design and development of a vast range of vehicles and components for the product portfolio.
He has been heading the power systems engineering division since October 2013 and was responsible for design & development of engines, transmissions and advanced powertrains. An alumnus of IIT Bombay, he joined Tata Motors in 1989.
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