Executive Director and CEO of AGI Milltec in India, Rajan Aggarwal, has won the prestigious “CEO of the Year for Manufacturing” award issued annually by India’s leading financial daily, the Economic Times Ascent, Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) recently announced. The ceremony, which took place February 17 at Taj Land’s End in Mumbai, honours India’s top trend-setting and innovative business leaders.
The Economic Times Ascent award recognises individuals who have consistently and significantly increased their revenue and bottom line in difficult market conditions while improving operational efficiencies.
“We are overjoyed to recognise Rajan Aggarwal’s recently bestowed honour and well-deserved distinction. Rajan and our team in India have delivered exceptional sales growth and operational success under his leadership,” said Paul Householder, AGI President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have already installed AGI products in over 15,000 mills in India, and we see a bright future providing our rice milling solutions to customers in South-East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Latin America,” Paul added.
AGI’s operations in India began in 2019 with the acquisition of Milltec Machinery and the launch of a range of equipment solutions under the AGI Milltec brand that facilitate rice milling, pulses, seeds, maize, and multi-commodity processing. AGI Milltec provides end-to-end turnkey solutions for rice processing activities in India and beyond, backed by a dedicated R&D team that drives innovation and a customer support centre that addresses the entire value chain.
AGI Milltec’s most recent cutting-edge technology installations have been implemented in Honduras, Nigeria, Oman, and Dubai. Future expansion plans include bringing world-class grain storage and handling solutions to India, APAC, and Australia, as well as providing livestock feed and pet food processing solutions to Indian companies.
On the recognition, Rajan Aggarwal said, “This award recognises and promotes AGI’s product and brand strength, which continues to grow substantially and profitably in India and beyond. We can provide unrivalled quality and end-to-end confidence through AGI Milltec, which combines internationally proven product leadership with on-the-ground customer intimacy. This award recognition, I believe, attests to the team’s sincerity, hard work, and commitment.”
Rajan joined Milltec as Executive Director and CEO in 2016, prior to the company’s acquisition by AGI, and has been leading the company’s India operations. He is a highly regarded mentor to many colleagues, is frequently recognised as a business trendsetter, and was previously recognised as CEO of the year at the 2019 Food Show India.
During the Times Ascent 21st Global and 6th Edition-India “Business Leader of the Year” presentation, Rajan told participants that the award symbolises AGI’s leadership team’s “trust and faith” in him. “This would have been impossible without AGI’s unwavering support. Thank you to AGI and my Milltec team for your encouragement, faith, and trust. We thrive together,” Rajan said.
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