Leadership

Kamalesh Shah:
Managing Director

Mr. Kamalesh Shah holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, USA and MBA from Columbia University, USA. He has wide range of experience in engineering, finance and marketing. Under his leadership the company expanded its product range, built competencies in surface finishes like Nickel Chrome plating and Powder Coating and scaled up the manufacturing capacity to meet the customer demands. Under his management, the company also added several OEM customers and established industry wide reputation for Quality & Delivery.

Shrikant R . Marathe:
President (Business Development)

Shrikant R Marathe has been with the auto industry for the last 45 years. He graduated in Mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Pune and did post-graduation in Automobile Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Started his career with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in 1972 and later on moved to TVS Motors in 1981 to hold responsible positions in R&D. Joined Bajaj Auto in 1990 to head Engines R&D and then headed Product Engineering till 2005. He took over as Director, ARAI in 2005 and led the organization on an accelerated growth path. He was responsible for enhancing the focus on R&D and adding several state - of- the - art facilities at ARAI. He retired from ARAI in July 2014.


Mrs. Shubhangi Chiplonkar:
R & D (Electronics)

Mrs. Chiplonkar is an Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with 38 years of aggregate industry experience and 28 years of specific experience in the auto electronics domain. She has worked with Tata Motors and Bajaj Auto. She joined Tata Motors as a graduate engineer trainee in 1974 and left in 1993 while she  was the  Manager of a Development Team in Electronics Division. From 1993 till 2012 she was with Bajaj Auto where she last held the position of  General Manager (Electronics) R&D division. Mrs. Chiplonkar’s core expertise lies in the field of new product development in the auto electronics field. In the course of her career, she has developed  Electronic Ignition System for two/three wheelers, ECUs, Vehicle Power Generators and  Battery Charging Systems, Instrumentation and Signaling Devices and Lighting Systems. While in Bajaj, she led a team of engineers and developed the Battery Auto rickshaw “ECORick”. This involved monitoring the entire life cycle of the vehicle, from inception to field performance and finally to replacement.

Thomas Mathew:
Vice President (Business Development)

A graduate of National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Thomas started his career with Tata Motors in 1995 and held various positions in auto projects planning, product development and strategic & business planning till 2005. In 2002 he went to the UK to acquire an MBA degree from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow on a sabbatical. Subsequently he worked with a management consulting firm in Mumbai where he worked on several assignments on new product introduction in the auto industry. He returned to work with Tata Group in 2008 when he joined TAL Manufacturing Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Tata Motors. At TAL, he headed the Corporate Planning function and was responsible for the long term strategic planning, technology management and collaborations, market research for new products and developing the marketing strategies. Thomas joined Yoshika in January, 2015 and since then has been looking after the Business Development activities.


Kunal Shah:
Vice President

Kunal Shah holds the position of Vice President at our company. He received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Prior to joining Yoshika, Kunal worked at Caterpillar Inc., USA where he was a part of the Leadership and Technical Development Program and then later the Virtual Manufacturing Team. Currently, Kunal looks after all new business development activities and is also part of the strategic planning team responsible for charting out the future growth plans of the company.


Vijay Potdar:
General Manager (Plating)

 Mr. Vijay Potdar has deep expertise in surface finishes like Nickel – Chrome plating & Powder Coating which was built up over the last 38 years by working in the industry. He has worked with Kirloskar Filters and Bajaj Auto. In Bajaj, he was the Section Manager of Plating. Since 2002, Mr. Potdar is with Yoshika and is in charge of the surface finishing plants in Chakan.

Mr. Shiv Mangal Yadav:
General Manager (Manufacturing - Chakan & Waluj plant)

Mr. Yadav has spent his entire career till now in two wheeler industry. He joined Bajaj Auto in 1993 in the Motor Cycle Division and was with them till 2003 in various locations and capacities. He joined Yoshika in 2004 and now heads the wheel rim manufacturing and tyre assembly operations in Chakan and Waluj.