Executive Committees

Mr. Prakash Dhoka
Chairman

Mr. Prakash Dhoka, born on 6th June 1950, acquired his Masters in Engineering (Metallurgy) from the prestigious College of Engineering, Pune. He is the Managing Director of M/s Industrial Metal Powders (I) Pvt. Ltd, located at Koregoan Bhima, Tal. Shirur, Dist. Pune and has been a member of DCCIA since 2006.

IMP, is one of the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of Electrolytic Iron Powder and Flakes to over 27 countries. The company is an ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certified company and is recipient of the most prestigious G. S. Parkhe award in 2007. In 2011 it was selected by FEDEX for its award. It is also recipient of the Export Excellence Star Award by EEPC for last 6 consecutive years.IMP is dedicated towards CSR since 2005 in form of ‘Wada Punarvasan’ in the village adjoining his factory. Under guidance of Mr. Parkash Dhoka part of the school building has been developed and amenities like benches, cupboards, tables, chair and PA system provided. The new building for Anganwadi for children and residence for employees and other amenities have also been developed by IMP. The various other institutions supported by IMP towards CSR are Sevedham School for mentally challenged children, Seva madal, Nutan Samarth Vidyalaya , Chitanaya Hasya Club and Bharat Vikas Foundation. IMP has also done CSR activities in Koregaon Bhima school and Sanaswadi School. Mr. Prakash Dhoka is a dedicated Rotarian (Past President) with acknowledgment of Paul Harris Fellow and a major donor. Mr. Prakash Dhoka has been a member of the Executive Committee since last seven years and has been deeply involved in all activities of the chamber. He was also actively involved in resolving issues projected by the members industries at state level.

Mr H.P.Srivastava
Vice Chairman

Mr. Hari P Srivastava has been heading the Human Resource & Commercial Departments of Oriental Rubber Industries Limited since last over two decades.He is also heading the South Africa operations of the Company where it has set up a manufacturing unit.

ORIENTAL RUBBER INDUSTRIES LIMITED is a Pune based company which has earned a good name for itself in the International market and presently more than 70% of its total turnover comes from Exports. About five years ago, their second unit has been commissioned as an 100% EOU. They are the largest manufacturer of Textile reinforced CONVEYOR BELTS in India. Oriental Rubber Industries Ltd. is also an ISO 9001- 2008 company and a Govt. recognized “TRADING HOUSE”. In the last fiscal 2014-15, they achieved a turnover of around Rs 330 Crores. They aim to achieve a turnover of Rs 500 Crores in next two to three years.

Mr. Srivastava holds a brilliant academic record. He did his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pune University MBA Programme centre (PUMBA), standing 9th in the merit list of Pune University. Before doing his MBA he did his LLB and Diploma in Labour Laws and Labour Welfare both from University of Pune. While he secured 1st Division and 3rd rank in Pune University in LLB, he topped the University in DLL & LW exams.

Before joining ORIENTAL RUBBER, Mr. Srivastava had a short stint with the technical Cadre of Indian Air Force from where he completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He also had a brief tenure in Bank of Baroda as “Specialist Officer”.

Mr Srivastava has widely traveled to various countries such as USA, Australia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Netherland, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau and Vietnam etc in connection with the business of his Company as well as for pleasure.

Mr. Srivastava is also the Vice Chairman of “Deccan Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture Ltd”, a reputed Trade Chamber of Pune which has about 200 industries, located in and around Pune, as its members. He is also the immediate past“Chairman” of “Export Promotion Council for SEZ and EOUs (WR)” under Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Besides, he also represents the Chamber as an active member of “Permanent Trade Facilitation Committee – Pune Customs”, & “Public Grievance Committee & RAC of Customs and Central Excise Commissionerate - Pune ”.

Mr. Srivastava enjoys teaching. He is regularly invited as a guest faculty by various reputed Management Institutes of Pune. He is also invited as a speaker in various seminars/workshop conducted by reputed professional bodies.

Mr. Srivastava writes on matters pertaining to Exim Policy, Customs and Excise. His articles are regularly published in “Excise Law Times”, a reputed fortnightly on Customs, Excise, Imports & Exports.

Mr. Rathin Sinha
Member

Mr. Rathin Sinha is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, having obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Powai in 1974. He began his Career as an entrepreneur, setting up a Press Shop and a Tool Room namely M/s Precision Pressing...

Manufacturers and M/s Pioneer Tool and Die Company. Soon these companies grew rapidly to become major OEM suppliers to Bajaj, Telco etc. Presently, he is MD of M/s San Stampings Pvt. Ltd., Sanaswadi, which specializes in ferrous and non ferrous sheet metal press parts and sub- assemblies.

He began his Career as an entrepreneur, setting up a Press Shop and a Tool Room namely M/s Precision Pressing Manufacturers and M/s Pioneer Tool and Die Company. Soon these companies grew rapidly to become major OEM suppliers to Bajaj, Telco etc.

Presently, he is MD of M/s San Stampings Pvt Ltd, Sanaswadi, which specializes in ferrous and non ferrous sheet metal press parts and sub- assemblies. He is also Director of M/s Garden Implements India Pvt Ltd, which manufacturers a range of innovative hand operated tools used in home and public gardens, floriculture and horticulture etc, both for the domestic market and for export. Mr. Sinha is also a practicing consultant for Robust Design 'by Taguchi method for engineering industries.

Mr. Sinha, has been actively involved in social service since long, first as member of Poona Mid – town Round Table for 8 years of which, two were as President and last 9 years as member of Rotary Club of Poona Downtown of which, he was the incumbent President for year 2004-05, the Centennial year of Rotary. Besides this, he is also actively involved with the Kalyaninagar Residents Association and has successfully completed a Rain water harvesting System for his society in Kalyaninagar.

Mr. Sinha has been associated with DCCIA since its inception. He was actively involved in various DCCIA programs such as Tree planting, Road building, Kaizen Training, Kaizen Mela, Water shed development etc.

Mr. Surinder Aggarwal, Chairman & MD of Care pack (P) Ltd, Hon Treasurer DCCIA. Mr. Yogesh Vaghani, Founder Director and Member Executive Committee DCCIA:

Mr. Yogesh Vaghani
Founder Member

Mr. Prakash Dhoka, born on 6th June 1950, acquired his Masters in Engineering (Metallurgy) from the prestigious College of Engineering, Pune. He is the Managing Director of M/s Industrial Metal Powders (I) Pvt. Ltd, located at Koregoan Bhima, Tal. Shirur, Dist. Pune and has been a member of DCCIA since 2006.

Apart from being one of the Directors of Milton Plastics Ltd., he is also an avid and active Lean Kaizen Practitioner through his Vedzen Institute, Pune.

At DCCIA, he has been instrumental in getting the chamber grow its influence span from being Nagar Road Industries Association to becoming an influential nodal point for Industries across Pune now. Uniting the companies on Nagar Road was his tipping point towards Peace, Productivity & Prosperity. He still continues to support the chamber in all means.

Shri Vaghani has led one of the most successful Kaizen transformation initiatives in India, by adopting Lean Kaizen Management practices at Milton's Pune Unit for the past 14 years. He is a hands-on practitioner of Lean Kaizen and a committed one, the proof of which lies in the first Global Kaizen Award that was bestowed on Milton.

Masaki Imai San, Lean Enterprise, USA and AME, USA trained him on Lean Kaizen Transformation applications & techniques. He has also been instrumental in bringing about innovative & pragmatic applications of Lean Kaizen such as Kaizen in Everyday Life, Lean Kaizen in Hospitals, Kaizen in Community, Lean in Construction etc. ELC Pune at Lean Management Congress '09 felicitated Mr. Yogesh Vaghani as "Lean Management Guru".

With his penchant for Social Service through his untiring and unending personal efforts, he bagged the Best Project Award 2010 from Rotary Club of Pune Central, Project Parivartan (advocates Gandhian Principles for Social Transformation). He is a Vedantin and his noteworthy spiritual and philosophical inputs are well known for their effectiveness and pragmatism.

He can be contacted at his email: yiv@vedzen.com

Mr. M. S. Kharadkar
Member

Mr. M S Kharadkar is a promoter of Aspha Board Pvt. Ltd. & till recently was a Director of the company, manufacturing Speciality Papers like Electrical Grade Insulation Presspahn Paper, Abrasive Base Paper,

Outer Body Papers for filters. All these industrial grades papers are developed in house by him & his R& D team without any technical collaboration or tie up.

Presently he is associated with Unisource Papers Pvt Ltd , a company mainly in imports of various grades of paper used for packaging from USA , Europe etc. & now has developed paper finishing house , a new concept in India.

Mr. Kharadkar by profession is a paper technologist. After completing education, he joined a Paper Manufacturing company and worked there for 5 years as Assistant Production Manager. In 1979 at the age of 28 years he started a small industry which was paper converting unit making packaging products from paper for industrial packing. In 1983 he added paper trading activity mainly as indenting agent of Kraft paper mills, marketing these papers in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. In 1988 he ventured into manufacturing of speciality grades of papers in Shirur which is approx. 70 kms. away from Pune.

Aspha Board's speciality products are marketed a not only in India but are also exported. Aspha has participated in various International Exhibitions in Singapore, Europe, Korea, etc.

Mr. Kharadkar is a member of Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association and also of Indian Institute of Packaging. He is on executive committee of Deccan Chamber of commerce & Industries in Pune for many years .

Mr. Kharadkar is also a Rotarian and was a President of Rotary Club of Pune Central which is the largest club in Pune. He takes keen interest in community based projects through Rotary.

He is married to Anjali , she is graduate from Pune University .They have a son and a daughter both are married.

Mr. V.L.Malu
Member

Current Assignment ---Executive Vice President at The Supreme Industries Ltd. TSIL is the largest Plastics Products manufacturing Company in India having 20 Plants geographically located all across country with Sales turnover of Rs 2600 Crores during FY10-11.

Mr. Malu is Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from College Of Engineering, Pune and acquired many professional qualifications like Executive MBA, ICWA etc. during his career. He has 30 yrs of rich industrial experience in various fields like Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Business Development, Projects, Industrial Engineering, HR, Marketing and General Management etc. in reputed companies like VIP Industries/ Universal Luggage Limited, Hi- Tech Plast Limited, an Associate Company of Asian Paints Limited and Nilkamal limited. He has 2 yrs overseas working experience as CEO in a reputed Plastic Products company. He has traveled extensively abroad to the host of European, African, South East Asian and East Asian countries.

He has rich experience in General Management and worked as Trouble Shooter and Prime Strategist in framing and implementing plans for Turnarounds, Business Process Re-engineering and speedy business developments in Crises ridden scenarios in different companies.

He has been actively associated with social work through Industry Associations and different social clubs for last several years. He is Founder Director of Deccan Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (DCCIA), formerly known as NRICCA (Nagar Road Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture) and is actively involved in its functioning. He is a visiting faculty for some of the short term courses related to industries, organized jointly by DCCIA and Wadia College.

Lots of paper presentations on Technical, Management and Leadership topics at various seminars and conferences are to his credit.

With wife, two grown up sons and a daughter-in-law, he is a happy family man.

Mr.S.K.Aggarwal
Member

Mr. Anil Goel
Member

Born on May 22, 1948, Anil Goel passed his B.E.(Hons) from Thapar University with a Silver Medal, by standing first in Mechanical Engineering branch in the University. Immediately he was selected by Gabriel India Ltd, Mumbai a company which then recruited only from IITs, or VJTI, as a Management trainee. He worked with Gabriel for six years.

He was promoted to the Managerial level in two years as against a normal period of three years.After a stint of six years, he decided to go on his own, and set up a manufacturing company to manufacture Bicycle Components for OE & Exports in Ghaziabad. The company is now being run very successfully by his younger brother.In 1982 when Mopeds were coming in to the market in a big way, he was invited by the Hero group to set up a Shock-Absorber manufacturing facility in Ludhiana which he did under the name of “Shox India”. Anil Goel has the credit of setting up the first Shock-Absorber manufacturing unit in the country in SSI segment.In 1986-87, he was invited by the Kinetic group to set up Duro Shox Pvt Ltd, at Pune for catering to their Shock-Absorber requirement. In a short period Duro Shox became a major supplier of Shock-Absorbers to Kinetic, Bajaj, TVS, and Hero mopeds, and was the fifth largest Shock-Absorber manufacturer in the country.Duro Shox received a big setback with the decline of Moped industry, and major OEMs setting up their own Shock-Absorber manufacturing companies. Accepting the changed market situation, Duro Shox, ventured into Shock-Absorbers for Industrial and off road application, and is today the largest manufacturer of Shock-Absorbers of this category in the country, exporting nearly 60% of its output to advanced countries like US, Germany, and even China.Five years back, Duro Shox started its Suspension Assembly plant, as a forward integration, and this plant today is producing high end suspensions for its Global customers, and some big OEMs in India. This facility also exports nearly 75% of its output to USA.He has now passed on the reins of his business to his son Anshul, and is actively involved in philanthropic work through Rotary International. He is however still fully available to his team for guidance 24x7.

Mr. Kamlesh Panchal
Member

Mr. KamleshPanchalHe began his career with his family Industry from the year 1986 in Ahmedabad. In the year 2004 he had shifted to Pune with his family and Industry. Presently he is the MD of Jaepan Manufacturing Company.

He is a graduated from Gujarat University Ahmedabad in the year 1987. Jaepan Manufacturing Company is a company specializing in refrigerator parts. We mainly produce refrigerator parts. Business Started in Ahmedabad in the year 1958 and specializing in textile machinery components. Business started in Noida in the year 1999 and specializing in air-conditions copper tubing. Business started in Pune in the year 2004 and specializing in refrigerator parts. He was operating two plants in Pune one is in KoregaonBhima and other one is in Sanaswadi and planning for third plant in Pune.

He has got Level 4 achievements from LG in the year 2012 and several times have got best vendor award from LG INDIA in global level.

Mr. Rajeev Lokare
Member

Mr. Rajeev Lokare is currently the CEO, Classic Auto Tubes Ltd.

He is a graduated from Gujarat University Ahmedabad in the year 1987. Jaepan Manufacturing Company is a company specializing in refrigerator parts. We mainly produce refrigerator parts. Business Started in Ahmedabad in the year 1958 and specializing in textile machinery components. Business started in Noida in the year 1999 and specializing in air-conditions copper tubing. Business started in Pune in the year 2004 and specializing in refrigerator parts. He was operating two plants in Pune one is in KoregaonBhima and other one is in Sanaswadi and planning for third plant in Pune.

He has got Level 4 achievements from LG in the year 2012 and several times have got best vendor award from LG INDIA in global level.

Messages

Mr. Prakash Dhoka , Chairman

On assuming the chairmanship of DCCIA Pune, I wish to extend my gratification to all the members of DCCIA Pune family for their support over the years to have sited this chamber on the industrial globe, as a well “Reputed Chamber”.

Kindly convey my thanks to all your employees.

In this rapidly growing industrial belt the prime responsibility of the chamber is to nurture the upcoming industries and support the already established industries. For that I, with your support plan to take the membership to 300 at the earliest.

Towards increasing productivity the chamber plans to organize training for employees and conduct certificate courses to increase skill of manpower. I request all members to support us by making higher registrations for each course and sessions.

Since all the industries all located in villages, I appeal all of you kindly take up development work in your nearby community or village. This will go a long way to develop mutual trust and confidence.

The chamber functioning is directly related to the functioning of the sub committees. I implore upon the chairpersons and members of these committees to devote their time and professionalism in looking after the respective related issues of the Member Industries

At the end, I on behalf of all the executive committee members and office bearers of the chamber promise all, of our dedicated support at all times

Mr. Prakash Dhoka
Chairman,
DCCIA Pune

Mr. HP Srivastava, Vice Chairman

When I look back today at our journey of over one and half decades, I am overwhelmed by mixed feelings. While I do have a sense of satisfaction that we could successfully transform a small Industrial Association namely “Nagar Road Industries Association (NRIA)” with restricted regional presence into a Chamber of Commerce namely “Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (DCCIA PUNE)” having membership of close to two hundred Industries with much wider geographical presence, I can not escape the feeling that we could have done much more. Nevertheless, I am quite confident that in times to come our Chamber will further grow in strength and with active involvement of all the industries we will be able to fulfill our dream of converting this industrial belt into mini Japan.

The financial year 2008-09 which just ended will go down in the history as a year which saw two extremes in a span of just six months. While the first half of the year witnessed a very significant industrial , economic growth and a very high degree of optimism, the second half was totally in contrast wherein the entire economic scenario changed dramatically and the frenzy buying which was prevailing in the global market disappeared overnight. This unpredictable sudden change caught the whole world off guard. The expansions/ capacity additions/new projects were put on the back burner. Companies which were busy adding man power left right and center suddenly not only applied the brake but switched over to reverse gear wherein layoff/ pink slip became order of the day. The Global financial market experienced tremor as quite a few giant financial institution went bust overnight. The high degree of optimism was replaced by pessimism.

The effect of the global meltdown was felt on our Industrial Belt too. We all know that most of the Industries today are operating at a much lower capacity due to shrinkage of demand and if one compares the result of second half of the financial year with the first half, one can see a huge variation in operation level which says it all . Few economists are predicting that the economy will revive by end of 2009 but a majority of them have opined that worst is far from over.

Against this back drop, what should be we do. Personally speaking, I have always believed that every business or for that matter every economy follows a cycle. There are phases of boom but at the same time there are the phases of gloom too. What goes up must come down is the law of nature. So, while we must enjoy our success and savor good times, we must not forget the lessons which we learnt in times which were not as good. But more often than not we tend to forget this.

Let us use this time in putting our house in order and go back to tactics/strategies such as rightsizing, cost cutting, productivity improving and waste reducing etc which helped us overcome the tough times in past. Those who survive this trying time will once again taste the fruits of success when boom time returns. Before I conclude I would like to share with the readers the following lines, inscribed above the entrance to the Centre Court of Wimbledon, from a poem by Rudyard Kipling whose formative years were spent in India:-

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those Two imposters just the same Yours is the Earth and everything that is in it And – which is more – You will be a Man – my son”

Wishing you all the best in your endeavors!!

HP Srivastava
Vice Chairman,
DCCIA Pune

Mr. Rathin Sinha, Secretary

The last year has seen unprecedented swings in the fortunes of business in general and industries in particular. There is no clear indication as to when the recession that has gripped the economy is going to release its bear like hug. It is in such turbulent times that Nagar Road Industries Chamber of Commerce and Industry is being baptized as Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture Pune or ‘DCCIA Pune’ for short. I have no doubt that the Chamber, in its new manifestation, will emerge stronger and better able to fulfill the aspiration of its member industries.

There are a host of issues which the industries have to cope with on a day to day basis that saps its energy and divert it from perusing more fruitful avenues. Industries have borne the brunt of erratic power cuts, traffic bottlenecks, water shortages, politically maneuvered manpower exodus and host of other irritants which continue to hold it down. The Chamber has always put forth the difficulties faced by member industries to the concerned authorities, many times with positive results. The Chamber is now set to take up a fresh set of initiatives to project the capabilities of member industries in world markets. In this endeavor we are actively collaborating with UNIDO and Chamber of Commerce in other countries.

As the poet has beautifully said “the truest steel comes from the hottest fire.” It is more important now than ever before to don our thinking caps and build a culture of innovation, not only in manufacturing but also in offering of new products and services in new markets, unknown to us before. It is expected that the restructuring of the world economy will change the landscape of international markets and offer Indian companies a never before opportunity to be globally competitive. The future beckons us. Let us all put our shoulder to the wheel and collectively fulfill the aspirations for a developed India with sustainable development and inclusive growth.

Rathin Sinha
Secretary,
DCCIA Pune