SafeAI, a global leader in autonomous solutions for heavy machinery, has announced that Sudhanshu Singh has joined the company as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Operations. Backed by decades of experience in heavy industry, Singh will oversee SafeAI’s best-in-class operations and customer success team to support the scaling and growth of SafeAI’s business and customers.
Singh brings more than 30 years of experience in mining, quarry and construction equipment at companies like Terex, Bucyrus and Caterpillar to the team. Prior to joining SafeAI, he was part of Caterpillar mining team, most recently as General Manager of the Mining Center of Excellence in Caterpillar Resource Industries and prior to that for nine years as Global Product Manager for Caterpillar Large Mining Trucks. In this role he was instrumental in the launch of a number of new electric drive, Tier 4 and autonomous trucks – the electric drive models being the new 794 AC, 796 AC and 798 AC. He also played an instrumental role in the company’s sales and marketing efforts to introduce these new vehicles to the market.
“Sudhanshu brings unparalleled industry expertise to SafeAI and to our customers. He knows this industry, he understands our customer’s pain points and he’s passionate about helping them solve their most urgent challenges,” said Bibhrajit Halder, Founder and CEO of SafeAI. “He will be instrumental in helping us serve our customers with best-in-class operations and customer support.”
Singh also brings deep experience overseeing global operations at his previous companies to his new role. As SVP of Global Operations, Sudhanshu will lead the successful end-to-end deployment of SafeAI technology for its customers worldwide. He will also support SafeAI teams to identify and pursue new opportunities for growth as demand for autonomous heavy equipment continues to grow.
“Across the heavy machinery industry, there’s an urgent need for OEM-agnostic and simple autonomous solutions,” said Singh. “So many construction and mining companies want to optimise mixed fleets with backward compatible state of the art new technology retrofit kits for any make or model of machines. I was drawn to SafeAI because it addresses this need head on and meets the customer requirement for existing fleets, as well as new fleets of machines.” He will help scale and grow a rapidly-expanding SafeAI team that has more than doubled in size in the last year.
Singh is not the first hire for SafeAI with a background steeped in large mining trucks – in late 2021, Ken Lesko joined as ; Lesko was a key part of Hitachi’s mining business for some years, including as Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing, which is headquarted in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.