Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Labsphere, Inc.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 10:00 AM IST (04:30 AM GMT)
Editors: General: People; Business: Accounting & management consultancy services, Business services; Healthcare
Labsphere Appoints Indian Sales Manager
Makarand Wadhavekar to provide in-country sales and service

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Thursday, November 17, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — Labsphere, a global leader in light metrology, has illustrated its commitment to the Indian lighting market with the appointment of India Sales Manager Makarand Wadhavekar.

Based in Mumbai, Wadhavekar will serve Labsphere’s customers and distributors throughout India. His technical expertise will add value to Labsphere’s existing strong distributorship in India by providing a local point of contact for technical and business inquiries. This will enable Labsphere, through its distributors, to more quickly provide the right solution for all customer applications.

“Adding Makarand to the Labsphere India team further strengthens our ability to meet the technical needs of our Indian customers and provide them local support. His strong technical and sales experience will be of great benefit to both Labsphere and our valued customers,” says Vikrant Mahajan of Labsphere.

Labsphere’s product line includes LED/SSL test and measurement solutions, remote sensing, coatings and materials, reflectance standards and targets, spectroscopy, as well as OEM capabilities. Wadhavekar will manage the training of Labsphere’s Indian distributors on this wide range of products and assist customers by attending industry conferences, seminars, and tradeshows.

Makarand has extensive experience, including 17 years of growing businesses in India. He has been selling high quality premium engineering products into the Indian market, specifically: industrial sectors, government departments, institutions, and contractors. He joins Labsphere from Chetas Control Systems, and before that Saisanket India, where he worked as the General Manager for Business Development. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years with Vijay Engineering, Mumbai.

He is a mechanical engineer with qualifications in Business and Marketing Management and is currently pursuing an MBA in International Marketing Management from UBI Belgium.

Makarand can be contacted by email at, or by phone at 022- 67080400.

About Labsphere

Labsphere (, a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c., is world leader in light testing and measurement and optical coatings. The company’s products include LED, laser and traditional light source light measurement systems; uniform light sources for imaging device calibration; spectroscopy accessories; and high diffuse reflectance materials and coatings for applications in backlit panel displays, computed radiography, and system calibration.

About Halma

Halma p.l.c. ( is an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. It is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has over 4000 employees in over 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma’s subsidiaries make products that protect lives and improve the quality of life for people through innovation in market leading products which make its customers safer, more competitive and more profitable. These subsidiaries are assisting India’s economy in areas such as manufacturing, health, energy, water and waste treatment, the environment, construction and transport.

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Makarand Wadhavekar, Labsphere India Sales Manager, Halma Trading and Services India Pvt. Ltd., +91 (22) 67080400,
Mr Santosh Sen, Halma India, +91 (22) 67080400/ +91 9820247680,


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