Bosch division Building Technologies names Ramesh Jayaraman Senior Vice President & General Manager, Business Unit Communications

Appointment leverages Jayaraman’s international multi-industry experience into global growth strategy

 Burnsville, MN, May 17, 2021 – Bosch division Building Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramesh Jayaraman as Senior Vice President & General Manager, Business Unit Communications. Effective immediately, Jayaraman assumes global leadership for the Bosch Communications family of professional audio and communications brands – Bosch conference and public address/voice alarm, Dynacord electronics and software, Electro-Voice loudspeakers and microphones, RTS intercom systems, and Telex aviation headsets & radio dispatch solutions.

“It’s exciting to be joining the Communications team during this time of change and opportunity,” says Jayaraman. “It has been particularly energizing to see how Bosch has proactively adapted to the new challenges brought about by COVID – one of my first priorities is to build on this momentum, leading our business into new areas for growth in alignment with our customers’ evolving needs.”

 Jayaraman brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to his new role. Before joining Bosch, Jayaraman served as Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific for HARMAN Professional Solutions. Prior to his time at HARMAN, Jayaraman was Managing Director of Asia Pacific and Executive Director at Ariston Thermo Group. Preceding that, Jayaraman was in progressive roles at Tyco Fire and Security, based in the US, Asia Pacific, China and India. He started his career as a consultant in Europe, and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Illinois.

Jayaraman plans to bring his international perspective into play via a global expansion strategy for the Communications family of iconic brands. “I’m impressed with the passion of our team members – the strength of the culture here is clear,” he says. “It all starts with the customer, and I see great potential for our continued growth into new markets, driven by increased brand awareness and focusing our deep engineering expertise and resources into products that make sense for today’s end users. I’m looking forward to working closely with our customers, partners and colleagues around the world, gathering input to achieve these goals.”

Jayaraman will be based at Business Unit headquarters in Burnsville, Minnesota.

The Bosch division Building Technologies is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. In selected countries Bosch offers solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency and building automation. About 8,800 associates generated sales of 1.9 billion euros in 2020. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video security, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Building Technologies develops and manufactures in its own plants in Europe, Americas and Asia.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 395,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2020). The company generated sales of 71.5 billion euros in 2020. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.

As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 129 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 73,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 34,000 are software engineers.

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