In a significant development for the Premium electric vehicle (EV) motorcycle industry, Raptee, the innovative startup, has named Mr C Suresh as their Head of Operations. The announcement comes as Raptee gears up for the launch of their highly anticipated electric motorcycle set to debut early next year. Mr Suresh brings with him an impressive track record, with over 25 years of experience in the automotive sector, having worked with renowned brands like TVS Motors, Royal Enfield, Mahindra, Ather, and Ola Electric. He played pivotal roles in the launch of iconic products such as the RE Classic 500, Ather 450, and Ola S1, which received enthusiastic responses from consumers. Suresh’s customer-centric approach, marked by interactive feedback sessions, has been instrumental in shaping new product development.
At Raptee, Suresh will spearhead the creation of a comprehensive operational framework, encompassing manufacturing engineering, quality control, sourcing and supply chain management, as well as project development. His key focus will be on establishing efficient processes and assembling a skilled team to facilitate the forthcoming product launches. Additionally, Suresh will oversee the expansion of facilities to meet the projected demand for Raptee Motorcycles.
Dinesh Arjun, Founder and CEO of Raptee, expressed his excitement about Suresh’s appointment, commenting, emphasising the veteran’s deep understanding of the EV market, and quality management, “We are thrilled to welcome Suresh to our team. His deep understanding of the EV market and expertise in quality, production, engineering, and supply chain management will be invaluable for our company as we prepare to launch our first motorcycle in the market. Suresh shares our vision of creating sustainable and affordable mobility solutions for the future, and we look forward to working with him to achieve our goals.”
Suresh’s career spans more than 13 new product launches, and he has managed supplier relationships across India and international markets, including Vietnam, China, Taiwan, and Europe. His experience in establishing new production facilities at Ather and Ola Future Factory underscores his commitment to innovation, quality, and cutting-edge manufacturing.
Commenting on his new role, C Suresh, Head of Operations at Raptee, expressed “I am excited to embark on a journey that aligns perfectly with my passion for sustainable transportation and cutting-edge technology. My primary focus will be to drive excellence in all aspects of our operations and to enhance the experience of our valued customers, partners, and stakeholders. Championing unwavering quality standards in every aspect of our operations geared towards delivering exceptional products and services to our customers. Our goal is not only to provide high-quality electric motorcycles but also to create a seamless and superior customer experience for all the ICE consumers.”
Raptee is on the cusp of unveiling its first motorcycle, which will enter the market early next year. The company’s premium range of two-wheeled motorcycles is designed and developed in India, boasting over 45 registered patents. These motorcycles are poised to offer an intuitive and intelligent riding experience, equipped with features such as Bluetooth connectivity, advanced throttle mapping, and blind-spot detection to ensure rider safety. Raptee recently secured $3 million in a Pre-Series A funding round and established a state-of-the-art factory in Chennai to support its vision of electrifying the future of mobility.