Global Leadership Team

Naresh Kumra
President & Chief Executive Officer

Naresh joined JMATEK in 2013 through a management buy-in. Previously, Naresh spent 6 years with McKinsey & Company in New York area. Naresh started his career with Schlumberger’s electronics business, and held several positions in France and India over 6 years. Naresh has a B.Tech. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and an MBA from Darden Business School at University of Virginia (UVa).

Melvin Yan
Chief Financial Officer

Melvin joined JMATEK in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining, Melvin was CFO Asia for Tai Ping Carpets, a Kadoorie family company listed in HKEX. Previously, Melvin spent 17 years with FedEx with roles as Regional CFO for North & South Pacific regions, CFO China Region, CFO of a China-US JV, CFO Asia Supply Chain Services. Melvin graduated from the University of Southern California with Bachelor and Master Degrees. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Hong Kong.

Horace Chan
Vice President - Operations

Horace Chan joined JMATEK in July, 2016, as Director – Quality & Customer Satisfaction for Portable ACs and Dehumidifiers business. In October, 2017, Horace was promoted as VP – Operations, and took on responsibility for all our product operations, including, engineering, manufacturing, quality, customer care, shipping & logistics. Prior to joining JMATEK, Horace was Regional Quality Assurance Director for Lowe’s since 2011. Lowe’s is a large home improvement and appliance retain chain in North America. Previously, Horace was Director of Quality with Jarden Consumer Solution, a large US company with strong consumer brands in outdoors and home appliances. Before that, Horace worked with Pericom Technology (US semiconductor company) for 6 years and Motorola for 8 years in senior manufacturing quality roles. Horace has a Master’s in Quality Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Gaurav Tejpal
Vice President – Business Development And Strategic Global Initiatives

Gaurav joined JMATEK in December 2013 as the VP of Global Supply Chain & Sales Operations. Prior to joining JMATEK, he was working with Belden Inc., (NYSE listed company). At Belden, Gaurav led results in various sales and marketing roles across Asia Pacific and has extensive process development experience in the field of Market intelligence, Market Mix Strategy, Go-to-Market approach, Pricing Management and Sales Funnel Management. Previously, Gaurav also worked at AC Nielsen Org Marg India, a leading Business Consulting firm where he was Manager, Consulting & Services and at Synygy Inc. as a Business Analyst. Gaurav holds an Engineering degree and also got his MBA in Marketing.

Giacomo Calzavara
Managing Director, North America Region

Giacomo serves as the head of JMATEK’s North American Region. He has been in this role since 2012. Prior to that, he spent 30 years with De’Longhi with leadership roles in Italian headquarters Production, US Operations, Latin America Sales, and National Sales roles of Comfort Appliances in the US. Giacomo’s achievements at De’Loghi included the opening up of the Mexico market. JMATEK recruited Giacomo in 2012 to start the company’s North Amercia Region. Giacomo studied Electro & Mechanical Engineering in Instituto Giogi – Treviso Italy

Ravi Melwani
Senior Vice President Sales - Latin America

Ravi joined JMATEK in 1990. His achievements include opening-up and establishing the group’s market in Chile, Argentina, and Mexico before restructuring into distributor-focused strategy today. Ravi developed strong partner relationships with distributors in previous markets and also new markets in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and other Central America markets. He is a founding employee of the company.

Anand Vyas
Senior Vice President Sales - Asia Pacific

Anand joined JMATEK in October 2006 as a product manager and was appointed Vice President of Sales for Southeast Asia in September 2011. Previously, he worked in India with Symphony, Reed Elsevier, UTV and the Indian Express Group. Mr. Vyas holds a Bachelor of commerce degree, an Executive Diploma in Marketing Management from Nirma Institute of Management and a Diploma in Corporate Communications from Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA).

Nishant Kapoor
Business Director - Quilo

Nishant joined JMATEK in February. His primary deliverable in this role is to build the Quilo business globally with a Direct-to-Consumer, Digital-First business model. He shall have full responsibility for all aspects of the business to deliver desired financial results. He works closely with many of our team members globally, and especially in Hong Kong and USA, to drive initiative successfully.

Pu Yi
Associate Director-Product Development & Engineering, Evaporative Air Coolers

PuYI joined parent group of JMATEK in May 2017. He will have full responsibility from concept to commercial delivery of new products and subsequent ongoing improvements during product life cycle.