Sebi Joseph to lead Otis India
Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp has appointed Sebi Joseph as managing director, Otis Elevator Company (India) Ltd (Otis India). In this role, he will lead Otis’ business operations throughout India, the world’s second largest elevator market
“Otis has been committed to India since our first elevator was installed in the country in 1892,” said Patrick Blethon, president of Otis’ Pacific Asia Area. “Sebi’s leadership represents the next step in efforts to ensure that the people of India benefit from Otis’ extraordinary service, and quality, energy-saving products. Sebi has a long history with Otis and extensive experience in India, and these experiences will be of tremendous value in his new role.”
This appointment marks Sebi Joseph’s return to Otis India, where he started his career in 1987 as an engineering trainee and spent 16 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, including general manager, Karnataka operations. From 2003 to 2007, he was president and general manager of Otis Philippines and in 2008 he was appointed director, marketing, sales and communications for Otis South Asia Pacific and Gulf Area. In 2009, Sebi Joseph was named general manager, United Arab Emirates and was appointed area director, Gulf Region, in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in Kerala, India, and a master of business administration from the Indira Ghandi National Open University (IGNOU) in New Delhi, India.
“I look forward to leading the over 2,400 employees of Otis India and demonstrating our commitment to deliver safe, innovative and energy-efficient products and services in this most important market,” said Sebi Joseph. “With proven experience gained globally at landmark projects like the Empire State Building, and locally with Kohinoor Square and Kohinoor Hospital, Otis is well-positioned to support India’s exponential growth.”
At the Empire State Building, Otis was selected to modernize all 68 elevators in the iconic structure based upon the company’s energy-saving technologies, innovative scheduling and the commitment of its people. Similarly, Otis India was chosen to supply and install 63 elevators and escalators for Kohinoor Square, as a key part of the complex’s pursuit of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification from the Indian Green Building Council.
“Otis has made good progress in India with our award-winning Gen2 elevator system and our global environmental program, ‘The Way To Green,’ Sebi Joseph noted. “I am confident that together with my team, and Otis India’s valued customers, we will reach new heights in both energy-efficient product innovation and conscientious service in the years ahead.”