TR Badarinarayan has been promoted and named as president of the new Potain India. He was previously chief executive of Shirke Construction Equipments Pvt. Ltd., which was acquired by The Manitowoc Company. The new business will operate under the name Potain India Pvt. Ltd. in the future.
Shirke was a Potain dealer for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan and also manufactured cranes under license. Potain India will continue to build Potain tower cranes and sell them throughout the region. Badarinarayan joined Shirke in 1988 and served in a variety of roles and eventually was promoted to the chief executive officer position.