Pune: Sakal Media Group (SMG) Chairman Pratap Pawar on Thursday announced the appointment of Director (Technology) Bhausaheb Patil as the SMG Director (Operations).
Pawar made this announcement at the Board of Directors meeting. Sakal Media Group Managing Director Abhijit Pawar and other senior board members were present.
Patil, who holds a degree in electronics, has held various positions in Sakal Media Group in the past 29 years.
He has visited various countries, including the United States and Germany to study the latest technology used in the digital and electronics media.
Patil has gained experience in implementation of several people-based improvement programmes. His practical and theoretical knowledge is adding a great advantage to the SMG.
He oversaw the integration of all the improvement initiatives underway and proposed within the organisation.
This work was successfully completed in conjunction with the implementation of SAP and Digital Transformation for the organisation.
He provided major inputs into the development of the Production Planning process and Maintenance Management aspects of the media business operation.
Patil has headed the Six Sigma project as a Deployment Leader and led the entire team of Champions, Black Belts, Green and Yellow Belts. The project has achieved the set goals.
He was instrumental in the Sakal Media Group receiving the Quality Control Award instituted by World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN-IFRA and other international prestigious technology-related awards. He also played a key role in implementing environment-friendly technologies in the SMG.