Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt Ltd (TKAP) today appointed K N Prasad as the Managing Director. Having said that, Mr. Prasad will be responsible for the strategic direction of TKAP’s operations in the country. Currently, he is serving as senior vice president in the company. He will be taking the charge from K G Mohan Kumar. He was elevated to the Managing Director’s position by the Board of Directors in the meeting held in January 2022.
“I am grateful for the support and cooperation extended to me during the tenure at TKAP by our employees, customers, share-holders and supplier partners. We took large strides to achieve global competitiveness through our focus on continuous improvement, localization, people development and environmentally sustainable manufacturing operations. The automotive industry is in a disruptive phase that necessitates change in product and process technologies. I am delighted to welcome Mr. Prasad to drive this transition at TKAP and wish him the very best for the future,” as commented by K G Mohan Kumar, Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts.
Talking about K N Prasad, he comes with a rich experience in diverse areas covering engineering, production, and quality. He has in-depth sector knowledge and a deep understanding of the evolving industry scenario. Thus he will be contributing to the overall growth of the company at this critical juncture. Lastly, he comes with a total experience of 33 years and over 20 years of experience at TKAP.
“I am extremely excited to shoulder this opportunity and lead TKAP. I am eagerly looking to take forward Toyota’s core values, build competitiveness and contribute towards the company's growth along with business sustainability. Customers and employees are at the heart of everything we do at Toyota, and we will enhance our efforts to enrich the lives of our people and give back to society and communities around us,” as commented by K N Prasad on his nomination as Managing Director of Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts.
K G Mohan Kumar, on the other hand, joined TKAP in 1998. He was responsible for localization of parts, equipment, and developing engineering talent for all product lines of the company. His key achievement has been to showcase Indian suppliers’ competitiveness and manufacturing capabilities thereby enhancing export opportunities.