Ather & Ola Electric Veteran C Suresh Joins Raptee as Head of Operations

Highlights :

  • Raptee, Suresh will be heading Operations including manufacturing, quality, sourcing & supply chain.
  • Suresh will be in charge of setting up the new plant and set up processes to meet the projected demand of Raptee motorcycle.
Ather & Ola Electric Veteran C Suresh Joins Raptee as Head of Operations

Premium EV motorcycle Startup Raptee has announced the appointment of C Suresh as the Head of Operations.

At Raptee, Suresh will construct a comprehensive portfolio of operations in manufacturing engineering, quality, sourcing & supply chain, and projects with a focus on setting up the processes and building a strong team. One of the pivotal roles will be to plan and roll out the products in the near future. Suresh will focus on constructing additional facilities to cater to the projected demand for Raptee Motorcycle.

Suresh, comes with over 25 years of experience and has worked with major auto brands like TVS Motors, Royal Enfield, Mahindra, Ather, and Ola Electric.

Suresh played an integral role in rolling out the iconic products like RE Classic 500, Ather 450, Ola S1.

Commenting on Suresh’s appointment, Dinesh Arjun, Founder, CEO, Raptee, said, “Suresh’s deep understanding of the EV market and expertise in quality, production, engineering, and supply chain management will be invaluable for our company as we prepare to launch our first motorcycle in the market. Suresh shares our vision of creating sustainable and affordable mobility solutions for the future, and we look forward to working with him to achieve our goals.”

Suresh has managed supplier relationships across India and international markets, including Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and Europe, overseeing a vast network of over 200 suppliers.

On his new role, C Suresh, Head – Operations, Raptee, says, “My primary focus will be to drive excellence in all aspects of our operations and to enhance the experience of our valued customers, partners, and stakeholders. Championing unwavering quality standards in every aspect of our operations geared towards delivering exceptional products and services to our customers. Our goal is not only to provide high-quality electric motorcycles but also to create a seamless and superior customer experience for all the ICE consumers.”

Raptee is gearing up to launch its first motorcycle by early next year. The company is building a premium range of 2W motorcycles that is tech driven and comes with an on-board charger that is compatible with CCS2 charging stations. The motorcycle is indigenously designed and developed in India and Raptee has registered over 45 patents so far. The premium motorcycles will be intuitive and intelligent, with features like bluetooth connectivity, throttle mapping and blind-spot detection to ensure maximum safety for the riders. The firm recently raised $3 million in Pre-Series A round and has established a new factory in Chennai.

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