Mr. Amol PatelFounder & MD
The head of our Takshi family, Mr. Patel is our founder & Managing Director here at Takshi Auto. Right from the beginning of his career, he was very clear about what he wanted to do and he set out on his journey to discover the entrepreneur within himself. Having started out with Tata Motors, Mr. Patel later on went to establish Takshi Auto in the year 2003. His vision & dedication have seen Takshi Auto expand to multiple locations Pan India & also create an international presence. Being a natural leader, he believes in taking challenges head on & leading from the front. His leadership philosophy can be summed up with the following quote by Peter Drucker – “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes”. All of us at Takshi Auto are extremely proud of Mr. Patel and look forward to scaling new heights under his able guidance.
Dr. Smita PatelCommercial Director
A hard-core entrepreneur at heart, An Alumni of IIM Bangalore, Dr. Patel currently heads the departments of Finance, HR, IR, Legal & Sustainability at Takshi Auto. Having started her career as a qualified Doctor working for Poona Hospital & Research Centre, she later went on to open her own clinic as a General Practitioner. However, her passion was always the corporate world which she entered after completing her MBA in Finance in 2010. Dr. Patel is also an active philanthropist and a freelance trainer for several organizations & women self help groups. She has been closely associated with the Poona Girls Blind School, Nanhi Kali, U B Gujar Foundation, where she works relentlessly to make woman financially independent. She is also a nature enthusiast and all the greenery in our Plants can be attributed to her. She has been a guiding light for all of us at Takshi & we feel extremely inspired to keep on working hard under her able and empathetic leadership.
Mr. Pradeep KondeExecutive Vice President- Strategic Sourcing & Pricing
Mr. Konde has been with Takshi Auto Pvt. Ltd. right from its inception and has played an instrumental part in the growth journey of the company. With a keen eye for detail & the ability to execute the most complex tasks with eminent ease, he is efficiency personified. Mr. Konde has been in charge of corporate strategic sourcing, policy designing & commercial finalization with customer & suppliers for over two decades and is an institution in management himself. He also looks after the VAVE project identification & implementation for Takshi. He has completed his MBA-SCM degree from the Pune University with honours & believes that in order to deliver the best results possible, you have to be passionate about every task you handle. With his trademark consistency & dedication, he is a guiding light for the entire organization.
Mr. Ajay GuptaVice President, Marketing
Mr.Gupta is the man responsible for presenting our efforts effectively to our potential customers. He heads the sales department and is also in charge of the marketing of all plants at Takshi Auto. After his Mechanical Engineering, he went on to complete his MBA from MIT College in Pune. Being a multi-faceted personality, he has also gained expertise in the manufacturing of steel through the CCM process, LRF, VD & Annealing after having undergone extensive training for the same. Mr.Gupta has been with Takshi since 2009 and has helped the company scale new heights in terms of sales during his tenure with us. He is well and truly on the path to realizing his dream of fostering open communication, agile work environment & creating an encouraging workspace a Takshi. He is an absolute workaholic & loves spending his idle time researching new trends in the industry and staying up to date with new innovations. Mr.Gupta is one of Takshi’s most treasured assets and is invaluable to us.
Mr. Mahendra PawarAGM Engineering
Mr. Pawar has been working in the automotive industry for more than three decades in various capacities like PPC, Quality & Engineering. Attention to detail is something he is blessed with and nothing misses his keen eye. Mr. Pawar has been handling all engineering activities at Takshi Auto for more than a decade now and has been a mentor for many of our engineers owing to his rich experience. He has completed a lot of prestigious training courses including 3D printing and applications through CII, Production Management in AOTS Japan & Value Stream Mapping in Spicer India to name a few. He was also a vital contributor in design and development of the E-Axle for rickshaws for which Takshi Auto received the Golden Peacock Award for Innovation. He is a music connoisseur and loves listening to classical music in his idle time. Takshi is proud to have such a dedicated personality with us.
Mr. Sunil PatilPlant Head
Having been with Takshi for the last fourteen years, Mr.Patil is an important part of the think tank and has an overall experience of more than 26 years in different leadership positions.
A natural leader, he is responsible for the entire operations of the manufacturing plant at Takshi and develops strategies to ensure it meets production goals at minimal cost. He lives by the quote “ If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” He believes there is nothing above great customer service and that is the biggest motivation for him. Mr. Patil is a huge sports fan and love his cricket.
Mr. Shailesh NikamPlant Head
With an astounding experience of more than 25 years in the automotive industry, Mr. Nikam has been an integral part of Takshi Auto Pvt. Ltd. for the past decade. At Takshi, he is known for his laser-like focus and ability to bring the best out of his team effortlessly. All the plant activities including planning, scheduling compliance, quality & all cost headers are taken care of by him. Having completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Government Polytechnic in Jalgaon, he has also had a successful 3-month stint with a reputed high-power motorcycle manufacturer, M.V. Augusta based in Italy. He is also a certified champion for Toyota Production Systems by AOTS Japan. Being a farmer at heart, he loves to go back to his native village and take up the plough in his spare time & absolutely swears by the quote “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can definitely change the sail. The end goal is to reach the destination.” Takshi Auto is proud to be associated with such a dedicated personality.
Mr. Vinod MishraGM-SCM
Mr. Mishra is the latest addition to the Takshi family. With an astounding experience of more than three decades in the automotive industry, he brings with him extremely valuable and wisdom to the table. He is responsible for the smooth handling of the supply chain function at Takshi Auto Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Mishra is also a certified Green Belt in Six-Sigma at LG Electronics. Customer satisfaction is his motto and he strives hard to achieve it despite of the obstacles. He is a die-hard India fan and absolutely loves his cricket! Takshi Auto is honored to be associated with such a dynamic personality and look forward to a bright future together.
Mr. Sripad AlgudkarAGM, Quality
A people’s person at heart, Mr. Algudkar has a stellar experience of more than 33 years in the Quality Function and has been associated with Takshi Auto for the past 2.5 years. Having worked with reputed organizations like Force Motors in the past, customer satisfaction and Quality Control at Takshi is taken care of under his supervision. Mr. Algudkar has worked as a Deputy Manager Quality Control on a 3 wheeler machine workshop for Force Motors in the past and has also served a long stint in supplier quality & developed sheet metal & welding, forging, machining, gears, axle shaft & fastener commodities for AAM (American Axle & Manufacturing). He likes to focus on new development activities and guide the team to achieve the desired results. An enthusiastic poet, he loves to write poetry in a number of languages like English, Hindi, Kannada & Marathi. Takshi Auto takes pride in being associated with such a multi-talented personality.
Mr. Praphull SankpalAGM, Takshi Auto
Mr. Sankpal is one of the most experienced members of the Takshi Auto family having been with us for the past 15 years. He has been working in the product development industry for more than three decades and is currently in charge of all the development activity at all our plants. An innovative at heart, Mr. Sankpal has been a guiding light for all of us at Takshi Auto. He is always up for a challenge and loves trying new things. Positive feedback from the client works as a stimulation for him to work harder. An avid cyclist, he loves riding his bike in his free time.
Mr. Prashant PandeGM, Business Development
A master in man management, Mr.Pande has a tremendous experience of over two decades in sales, marketing, business development & has been with Takshi Auto for the past 4 years. Mr.Pande has marketed and introduced revolutionary technology products in the Automotive Industry during his time with Indian as well as Multinational organizations like Wabco, Dana, Tata & Tube Investments of India. He
always believes the best is yet to come and works hard towards continuously raising the bar. An ardent sports enthusiast, he has represented his college cricket team in tournaments & love watching the Indian team play in his free time. Takshi Auto is proud to have him with us.
Mr. Amit KumarHaridwar Plant Head
With a rich experience of more than 19 years in the automotive industry, there is very little in the automotive industry that Mr. Kumar doesn’t know. He has been with Takshi Auto for the past 9 years and has been a real inspiration for the younger generation due to his zeal and enthusiasm towards work. He believes what keeps him going is the fact that hard work and perseverance will ultimately lead to success. According to him, aligning the company’s interests with his own has helped him as well as the company prosper. Mr. Kumar is an avid cricket fan and enjoys a game or two during his free time. Takshi Auto is proud to be professionally associated with such a dedicated personality.
Mr. Ravindra SamudraGM, Operations
Mr. Samudra comes with a wealth of experience and has been a part of multi plant handling in the Auto-Component sector for more than 30 years. Having worked with top organizations like SKF, Maxion, Wheels etc., he is currently responsible for the effective functioning of Plant 3 & Plant 4 & maintaining profitability. Mr.Samudra is dynamism personified with his quick response to crisis situations and his ability to think on his feet. He has had a stellar career in the automotive industry and is an inspiration to all of us. Mr. Samudra was the Kobetsu Kaizen Pillar Chairman for the TPM JIPM Awards in Wheels. He has had the distinction of erecting & commissioning an entire pressing and welding line from Lemmerz Germany during his time in Maxion. He strongly believes his best is yet to come and his earlier experiences motivate him to produce results beyond expectations. He loves books and is an avid reader in his free time.