Mr. Tarak Patel has been the Managing Director since June, 2015 and has been an Executive Director of our Company since 2007. He has also served as Vice President - Sales and Manager - Corporate Development in our Company. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Patel worked with Universal Consulting, a leading Strategy Management Consulting & Growth Strategy Consulting Company based in Mumbai, India.
Mr. Patel has a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester, USA and an MBA degree jointly conferred by Columbia Business School, London Business School and University of Hong Kong (HKU) Business School.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ashok Pillai has been the Chief Operating Officer of our Company since July, 2005. He has been an integral part of our company and has held various positions in Sales and Operations. Prior to joining our company Mr. Pillai has held positions in Sales & Marketing with Larsen & Toubro, GE India and Raychem
Mr. Pillai has a BE (Hons) in Electrical and Electronics from BITS, Pilani and also holds a Diploma in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jugal Sahu has been the Chief Financial Officer since January, 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounts. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Mideast Integrated Steels, Alcan International Network India (Rio Tinto Group), TEVA India, Boots Piramal Helathcare and United Phosphorus.
Mr. Sahu is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has a degree from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Chartered Institute of Management Accounts, UK.
Vice President - Alloy
Mr. Anil Advani has been Vice President – Sales since April, 2012. He has held various positions in our Company during his earlier stint with us from 1989 to 1996. He was instrumental in setting up Pfaudler China and served as their General Manager from 1996 to 2011. Prior to joining our company Mr. Advani has held positions at Jasubhai Credfeld, Davy Powergas and InterNorth (predecessor to Enron).
Mr. Advani has a MS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from University of Madras.
Vice President - Manufacturing
Mr. Chandulal Makadia has been the Vice President – Operations since January, 2017. He has been with the company since 1992 and has held various positions with increasing responsibilities in Manufacturing and Operations.
Mr. Makadia has a Specialize Diploma in Fabrication from BPTI Bhavnagar, and Graduate in Manufacturing and operational Managements from Indian School of business, Mohali, and has been trained in Welding Technology, Lean Manufacturing and Theory on Constraints.
Pradeep Kumar Upmanyu
Vice President - Engineering
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Upmanyu has been the Vice President Engineering since May, 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience in the design and engineering of static equipment. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Upmanyu has worked with ISGEC, McDermott Middle East , Petrofac, Technip, Samsung Engineering & Bechtel.
Mr. Upmanyu is an Engineering Graduate from Aligarh Muslim University.
Ms. Mittal Mehta has been the Company Secretary & Compliance Officer of our Company since October 2010. Ms. Mehta is a qualified Company Secretary and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). In addition to her professional qualification as a Company Secretary, she also holds a bachelors' degree in Law.