Indian mobile phone company LAVA appoints new chief manufacturing officer

By Glen White
Indian mobile handset maker LAVA International has appointed Sanjeev Agarwal as its Chief Manufacturing Officer. In a statement the company said, &ldquo...

Indian mobile handset maker LAVA International has appointed Sanjeev Agarwal as its Chief Manufacturing Officer. In a statement the company said, “Sanjeev will play a key role in providing fillip to company's plan of starting a manufacturing unit in India.”

Prior to joining LAVA, Agarwal worked at companies such as Celetronix, LG Electronics, Sony India and Moser Baer.

“Sanjeev brings with him around 24 years of rich experience of working in the operations and manufacturing sector which will help in augmenting LAVA's manufacturing capabilities and also focus on starting domestic production of LAVA's mobile devices in India,” Hari Om Rai, chairman and managing director, LAVA International said. 

Lava International is one of the fastest growing Indian ‘phone and tablet manufacturers. Lava were founded in 2009 and are on target to become a $1 billion company by the end of next fiscal year. They manufacture a range of feature phones, smartphones and tablets, including the IRIS series running Android. They have an in-house product testing facility in China with research and development in India (they’re the only Indian smartphone manufacturer to have in-country research facilities).

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