Jan 13, 2012: Sescoi Appoints a New Head of Operations for India
To further boost the success of its WorkNC CAD/CAM software and WorkPLAN ERP and job management solutions in India, Sescoi has recruited a new head of operations for the country.
Frederic Benoliel is a French national and holds an international law doctorate from the University of Montpellier, France. He was based in Asia for nearly 30 years (Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam), and has held a number of senior level positions at companies such as Rhone-Poulenc, Rhone Merieux and Biomerieux. More recently he was Director of International Relations for the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) in France.
He speaks several languages and is an expert on Asian cultures, and has been a counsellor on international strategy with the French Foreign Trade Ministry since 1986, receiving several decorations and distinctions for his work.
The new appointment will enable Sescoi to build on its achievements in the subcontinent, where it has a close relationship with the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association and TAGMA, the Tool & Gauge Manufacturer’s Association of India. Their joint aim is to promote learning and expertise amongst Indian engineers through a series of highly popular road shows across the country and the IMTMA’s Digital Factory in Bangalore.
Sescoi is also collaborating with the SolidWorks channel in India, enabling users of the CAD system to take advantage of the advanced automated CNC programming available in WorkNC and the improvements in administrative efficiency, production flow, cost reduction and the accuracy of quotations possible with the WorkPLAN suite of software.
Major companies within the country use WorkNC, including Bharat Forge, the second largest forging company in the world, and part of the $1.2 billion Kalyani Group; and Sermo ARRK India, part of the €1.8 billion ARRK Group; as well as smaller mold making companies such as ALPS, which demonstrated the quality and speed of machining that it achieves with WorkNC at a joint seminar with Agie Charmilles at its Technical Centre in Bangalore.
Frederic Benoliel says, “Sescoi has already built some very valuable relationships in India and has some highly prestigious clients. There is a fantastic opportunity to expand the use of the software across the country, which has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and which is hungry for the implementation of advanced technology.”