McElroy names Vikrant Sanglikar new Country Head for India office

Vik Sanglikar

McElroy, the leading manufacturer of pipe fusion machines used in the construction of thermoplastic pipelines worldwide, is pleased to announce that Vikrant B. Sanglikar will be joining the team as the new Country Head for its India office. He replaces Bharath Rao, who left to pursue other entrepreneurial opportunities after serving successfully as the Regional Director for McElroy India for more than six years.

Sanglikar is overseeing the market development and business operations in not only India but the surrounding countries including Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. With 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, manufacturing and business development, Sanglikar’s career has given him experience in various industrial segments, including chemical process pump manufacturing, oil and gas, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and agrochemical markets.

“Vik is a seasoned professional, growing businesses from greenfields to highly productive and profitable entities,” said Peggy Tanner, Executive Vice President for International Market Development. “We are excited about our future in India and what McElroy India offers for increased productivity and profitability in the operation of fusible pipeline projects.”

One of Sanglikar’s most important positions was working as the Country Head-South Asia for Edwards Ltd., a leading manufacturer of vacuum pumps and abatement systems which are sold in chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas, power, industrial, defense, solar and semiconductor markets.

Sanglikar looks forward to getting to know clients virtually as well as in person, as permitted by the COVID-19 guidelines. Feel free to contact him at [email protected]. —

About McElroy India

Seeing the trajectory for tremendous population growth in India and the need for better infrastructure, McElroy opened an office and demonstration facility in Bangalore in January 2015. McElroy India assists customers throughout the PAN India region in selecting the best fusion machine for pipe size and a jobsite’s particular requirements as well as productivity and data logging tools to support the operation. With a fully-stocked warehouse, it offers everything from socket fusion machines for polypropylene pipe used in indoor plumbing and mechanical systems to large-diameter tracked machines used to install major polyethylene piping systems for potable water, sewer systems and more.