The Avalon’s ship is guided by experienced leaders.
With our collective cross industry experience in the vertically integrated manufacturing industry, our executive leadership and board of directors, bring together the knowledge and expertise to support our teams and customers.
Bicha has been pivotal in the establishment of Avalon and has served as our guiding light for over 3 decades. His exemplary career has included the Chairmanship of prestigious institutions such as Travancore Cements Ltd and Transformers & Electricals Kerala Ltd, India. He has also held Directorship roles at Travancore Cochin Chemicals Ltd and Travancore Titanium Products Ltd. A distinguished philanthropist, he holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Kerala, India.
Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
KB is the founder of the Avalon Group of Companies. His pioneering entrepreneurial and leadership skills have been instrumental in the growth of the organisation for the past 25 years and counting. His passion for entrepreneurship has led him to build a fully integrated EMS enterprise of repute. He holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University and BE in Mechanical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, India.
Bhaskar is the co-founder of the Avalon Group of Companies. A passionate entrepreneur with 25+ years experience in Business Development & Supply Chain, he has been a driving force to develop the North American market for the group. Prior to Avalon he served at Applied Materials and 3Com during the early part of his career. He holds a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University, an MBA from Cochin University India and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Wichita State University, USA.
Seshukumar hails from a distinguished entrepreneurial family. He is the founder and former CEO of the award winning digital learning and training solutions company: Emantras. True to his roots, he has been a serial entrepreneur having built and sold multiple companies. Among his former entrepreneurial credits are Hindustan crucibles (Family Business) and Natureworks. He holds a BA in Sociology & Economics and an Executive Management Certificate from the Indian School of Business (ISB).
Luqman is a dynamic, innovative and performance driven entrepreneur, whose leadership is an inspiration to Avalon. He is the founder and owner of Dhafir Technologies L.L.C, Abu Dhabi (setup in 1992). Dhafir has grown to hold a prominent position among major EPC contracting companies in the UAE. He is also the Chairman of Bison Valley Resorts at Munnar, Kerala, India. A philanthropist at heart, he hold a B-Tech ‘Hons.’ in Mechanical Engineering from Calicut University, Kerala, India.
Our Executive Team
Chief Operating Officer US Operations
Mike is an electronics industry veteran with over 40 years of global operations experience. Prior to Joining Sienna in 2009, he held leadership positions with Motorola at its Energy Systems Group and Companion Products Division. He has also led two start-up’s, namely My-Tec Inc. and Vconect, LLC. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA.
R M Subramanian
Chief Financial Officer
RMS brings more than 25 years of experience in Finance across industry segments (Energy, Infrastructure, Manufacturing). Prior to joining Avalon, RMS has served in multiple leadership roles such as CFO at Greenstar Fertilizers and VP Finance at Essar Oil, besides heading the Treasury functions at Sembcorp India, Cairn India and the Sanmar Group. He holds a BE in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani, India and an MBA in Finance from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.
Vice President India Operations
Kesavan brings with him over 3 decades of experience in EMS Manufacturing Services and has been leading the India operations of Avalon since 2000. His breadth and depth of experience in the EMS segment, along with people management skills has been crucial in the evolution of the company. Prior to joining Avalon, he has served in various capacities at Quest Smartec, Sun Fiber Optics and Mini Circuits, a Sanmar Group Company. He has an educational background in Electronics Engineering.
Vice President Business Development
Shamil has been instrumental in leading the Business Development initiative of Avalon from 2002. He is focused on Strategic, Emerging Markets and drives customer programs across the company. He started his career in semiconductor equipment manufacturing at Applied materials Inc, USA and subsequently joined Avalon. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University, India and Post-Graduate education from SJSU, USA in Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Vice President Corporate Strategy
Arjun has been steering our Metal, Aerospace and Plastics division since 2015. Prior to joining Avalon, Arjun has served in various capacities at Panasonic, General Electric Power Controls, General Motors and the Standard Products Company. His experience in the manufacturing sector spans close to 20 years. He holds a MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from UT at Austin and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vice President Sales, North America
TR Schilb started his career as a Field Application Engineer with Western Digital before eventually migrating to Sales. He spent the last 23+ years in a variety of individual contributor and leadership roles in the EMS Industry. He has worked at Solectron, Sanmina-SCI, Foxconn, Celestica, and Plexus. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from North Eastern University and an MBA From Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Vice President Supply Chain
Morgan brings with him over 30 years of manufacturing and Supply Chain experience. He has been instrumental in leading the Supply Chain at Sienna Corporation for close to 22 years. Prior to Sienna, Morgan has served as an SAP Consultant for Maars Software and his past experience includes a significant stint at Royal Enfield Motors Limited. He holds a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.
Vice President Business Development
TM brings with him over 30 years of Manufacturing, Engineering and Operations experience. He has been with Sienna for the past 17 years leading both operations and strategic customer development. His past experience includes stints in Global Supply Chain at US Robotics, Program Management at 3Com and operations at ITW Group, USA. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University, India and MS in industrial Engineering from Wichita State University, USA.
VP & Head of PCB & Semi Conductor Engineering
Sathish brings with him over 30 years of experience in ‘Electronics Design Automation’ with a focus on PCB design engineering and analysis. He served as Director and COO of ECAD Technologies from 2001 to 2009. Subsequently, he has been leading the organisation as its CEO. He has been instrumental in establishing US/Canadian customers for the company. He holds a BE in Electronics & Instrumentation from Annamalai University, India.
Vice President Design & NPI
Savitha brings with her 30 years of experience in the electronics design & analysis and turnkey design to manufacturing solutions. Her past experience includes stints at Karnataka Telecom and BEL. She is a Technical Advisory Committee member of IPC India, Representing Asia Pacific on design leadership committee for IPC global. She holds an MTech in Digital Communication and Networking from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.
Vice President Engineering
Harry brings with him over 30 years of experience in electronics and product design. He has been with Sienna for the past 15 years. He has extensive experience in the Automotive domain as a supplier catering to Honda America Manufacturing as well as Tier 1 Suppliers such as Denso, Delco Electronics, Nippon Seiki and Yazaki. He has the distinction of having served the United States Marine Corps. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern College of Technology, Georgia, USA.
General Manager Quality
Sowmya has over 22 years of experience in Quality and currently serves as the head of Corporate Quality at Avalon. She has been with Avalon since 2001 and is the recipient of ‘Working Women Achiever’ from Ooruni Foundation, India. Her meteoric rise in the organization is testimony to her contributions in putting Avalon at the forefront of Quality. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in ECE from ‘The Institute of Engineers, India’ and an MBA from Institute of Chartered and Financial Analysts of India.