Mayank Pareek is the new President of Tata Motors' passenger vehicles unit
Ever since Mayank Pareek quit Maruti Suzuki, the streets in the Indian auto industry were rife with rumours of him joining Tata Motors. Today, we've got confirmation\: Pareek is now the President of Tata's passenger vehicles unit.A business management as well as engineering degree-holder, Pareek, after starting off with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited in 1982, became a part of Maruti Udyog in 1991. Initially in charge of handling sales and dealer development up north, he rose through the ranks, and after well over two decades, he was Chief Operating Officer (COO) when he quit the company a couple of weeks ago.As COO, Pareek was in charge of... *deep breath* domestic marketing and sales, dealer and product development, the used car business, outbound logistics, spares and accessories, after-sales service as well as international marketing and sales. These are so many sections just to note down, and he handled them all. Over 23 years, Pareek led new leasing and financing schemes, as well as the used car business. It's safe to say that most Marutis have been rolled out under his watchful gaze.But that's now in the past, and it's time to look ahead. He will be taking over the reins from Ranjit Yadav, who will now head Tata's international passenger and commercial vehicle unit. As President of Tata's passenger car business, Pareek will now be calling the shots as far as passengers cars go, and will also be a part of the 'Corporate Steering Committee'.Having endured choppy waters, Tata Motors would no doubt benefit from the wealth of experience that Pareek will bring along.