Global Leadership Team

Naresh KumraManaging Director & CEO

Naresh joined JMATEK in 2013 through a management buy-in (MBI) to help build a global leader. In 2012, Naresh founded La Rochelle Ventures, an investment & advisory firm focused on building highperforming, innovative companies in Asia. During 2006-12, as President-Asia Pacific, Naresh led transformation and building of a highly successful Asia business for Belden Inc., an NYSE-listed technology company. 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), where he received the prestigious William Michael ShermetAward for academic excellence. Naresh is actively engaged with several organizations to promote entrepreneurship and improve access to quality education for all.

Melvin YanChief Financial Officer

Melvin joined JMATEK in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Jmatek, Melvin was CFO Asia for Tai Ping Carpets, a Kadoorie family company listed on HKEX. Previously, Melvin spent 18 years with Federal Express Corporation with roles including Regional CFO for North Pacific region & South Pacific region, CFO China Region, CFO of a China-US JV, and 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.

BM HirweChief Technology Officer

BM first joined JMATEK in February 2009 as General Manager Manufacturing, Quality Control and Customer Support. He left JMATEK in June 2012 for a 1-year sabbatical, and re-joined in July 2013 as CTO. His primary focus is on Evaporative Air Coolers. Previously, Mr Hirwe held multiple positions with a number of leading consumer electronics and appliances companies in India. He has significant experience in manufacturing, product development, quality assurance, sales and customer support. He has hands-on experience working with many products such as air coolers, air conditioners, CTV and other audio video products, deep freezers, conveyor ovens and coffee machines. BM holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunications from the College of Engineering Pune (COEP).

Gaurav TejpalVice President Global Supply Chain & Sales Operations

Gaurav joined JMATEK in December 2013 as AVP Sales & Marketing Operations, and was promoted to his current position in 2014. Prior to joining Jmatek, he worked with Belden Inc., [NYSE: BDC] in various sales and marketing roles across Asia Pacific. Gaurav has extensive process development experience in the field of Market Intelligence, Market Mix Strategy, Go-to-Market Design, Pricing 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.

Horace ChanDirector – QA & Customer Satisfaction

Horace joined JMATEK in July 2016 with overall responsibility for field quality and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining JMATEK, Horace was Regional Quality Assurance Director for Lowe’s, a large home improvement and appliance retail chain in North America. Previously, Horace was Director of Quality with Jarden Consumer Solutions, a large US company with strong consumer brands in outdoors and home appliances. Before that, Horace worked with Pericom Technology Inc. (a US semiconductor company) for 6 years and Motorola for 8 years in senior manufacturing quality roles. Horace has a Master degree in Quality Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

Anand VyasSenior Vice President Sales – Asia Pacific

Anand joined JMATEK in October 2006 as a Product Manager. He was appointed VP of Sales for Southeast Asia in September 2011, and was promoted to his current position in July 2013. Previously, he worked in India with leading consumer appliance and media companies. Anand 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).

Giacomo CalzavaraManaging Director – USA & Canada

Giacomo joined JMATEK in March 2012. Previously, he held multiple positions with DeLonghi for a period of 30 years in different roles including production, operations and sales. Giacomo studied Engineering in Italy and now lives in New Jersey, USA.

Mukesh PawVice President Sales – EMEA

Mukesh joined parent group of JMATEK in July 1998. He transitioned full-time to JMATEK in 2013 to lead sales in Europe. In July 2014, his role was expanded to include Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mukesh has many years of experience in Electronics/Electrical products markets. He was a pioneer in launch of Evaporative Air Coolers in the UK, and continues to promote their use. Mukesh grew up in Uganda, and now lives in London, UK.

Ravi MelwaniSenior Vice President Sales – Latin America

Ravi joined parent group of JMATEK in 1990. He transitioned full-time to JMATEK in 2013, and was promoted to his current positon in April, 2015. While at Jmatek, Ravi’s achievements include opening up various new markets across the region, including, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and other Central America markets.