The top leadership of OCM India Limited came together with its all-India sales agents in a major two-day brainstorming session with an aim to discuss the company’s future strategies and upcoming plans and collections.
The meeting was led by Mr. Nitin Jain, Managing Director and President, OCM India Limited, who was joined by Mr. David L. Wax, Managing Director, WL Ross & Co. LLC; Mr. Vikram Mahaldar, Global Sales Head, OCM India Limited; Mr. Sarveshwar Singh, Vice President Manufacturing, OCM India Limited; Mr. Debashis Paul, Head of Marketing, OCM India Limited, and Mr. Ashok Handa, Plant Head, OCM India Limited.
The meeting that also brought together the company’s sales agents from across the country also honored its employees who have enriched the organization through some of their monumental contributions. Prominent among the winners were innovators whose out-of-the-box approach had proved to be valuable for the company.
Among the big winners of the day was Mr. Swarn Singh, an employee at the company’s Engineering Department, whose innovation in repair helped the company save up to Rs 1.5 lakhs at its engineering plant. Mr. Singh, a Fitter, modified the pipeline assembly inside an oil receiver tank using an innovative idea of utilizing the dead spare. Swarn Singh was adjudged the Employee of the Year award for his innovation and valuable contribution to the company.
The ‘Manufacturing Superstar’ Award was given to Mr. Vikash Shukla, Senior Manager, Spinning Department, for inventing the process to ‘Convert Soft Waste from Spinning to Useable Tops’, saving Rs 10 lakh in the year 2013-14.
17 other employees were awarded for their valuable contributions to the company. Honoring the winners, Mr. Nitin Jain said: “We are proud to honor innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. In today’s competitive world, it is innovation and novel ideas that set you apart in the competition. We are privileged to have all of you in our amidst and we hope to keep inspiring such innovators.”
Mr. Vikram Mahaldar, Global Sales Head, OCM India Limited spoke about new products, new extensions, and new channel strategies to be adopted by the company in the upcoming months. He also introduced the upcoming designers to the company including Ettore Piacenza, and Riccardo Camperi, Cibio.
Italian designer Ms Cristina Fedriani, Progetto Stile was welcomed by the leadership as the stylist of Winter 2014 collection.
Fedriani spoke at length about the upcoming Winter-14 collection and its ideation as well as her plans for fabric designing for OCM, which was followed by a launch of the winter collection style book by Mr. David L. Wax.
The two-day meeting also saw Mr. Debashis Paul, Head of Marketing, OCM India Limited, discuss in detail about how to adopt a new approach to marketing OCM products.