Pelican Products, the global leader in design and manufacture of both high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable LED lighting systems, is expanding its network to better serve the Indian market. The New Delhi-based office will be managed by Rajesh Hakhu, who was recently appointed country manager of India.

Hakhu will be responsible for developing all facets of Pelican’s business in the Indian marketplace. “We are pleased to be opening Pelican’s sales operations into such a dynamic economy. As an emerging economic player, India will no doubt prove a key strategic area for our business as we continue our aggressive international expansion,” said, Scott Ermeti, vice president of international business at Pelican Products. “I look forward to working with Rajesh to leverage his experience and knowledge of the Indian marketplace.”

Rajesh Hakhu brings more than 15 years of manufacturing and sales management experience to his position. Prior to joining the Pelican team, Rajesh worked as a sales engineer for Lovejoy India, (producers of mechanical couplings), as well as varied sales and sales management roles for ITW India (a Chicago-based company dealing in multiple industrial products). Most recently he worked as regional manager for energy projects, Middle-East for Hilti (a European MNC based out in Dubai and previously in India).

Hakhu holds a Bachelors of Engineering in Production Technology from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University in Aurangabad, India, and is currently pursuing an executive business management program certification from the Indian Institute of Management.