"Don't worry about failures. Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."
This way of thinking, propounded by Jack Canfield, is what drives Rajesh and inspires him to be entrepreneurial.
Rajesh’s vision for Pidilite is to ensure that the company attains a leadership position in the industries they serve.
Prior to Pidilite, he held the position of President South Asia and Managing Director for DyStar in India, in 2009.
For 14 years, he worked for BASF at several locations in Asia Pacific handling Regional Marketing, Innovation and Strategy functions for the Performance Chemicals Division. His last role was as Marketing Director of Performance Chemicals and Functional Polymer Divisions of BASF in Bangladesh.
He was also Chairman of the Board of Texanlab in India and is credited to be the Founder of the Advanced Academy for Development of Textile Technologists (AADTT) in co-operation with Alok Industries Limited and Consortium of Green Fashion (CGF) with Maharishi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune.
Rajesh holds a Bachelor of Science, in Chemistry, from Mumbai University and has a Technology Degree in Textile Chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
Rajesh is a sports enthusiast and loves travelling, music and photography.
An open-minded and highly experienced paint technologist, Mr. Kotekar believes that building trust is essential for holding a team together and inculcates a culture of bonding among employees that helps them achieve the impossible as a team.
Previously, he held different key positions including that of Business Manager and National Trainer in various verticals, and has around 19 years of experience in working with transportation industries. Having started his career with Kansai Nerolac, he worked for a number of multinational companies including 3M and DuPont.
After acquiring a B. Tech degree in Paints, Mr. Kotekar completed the postgraduate Executive Program from IIM, Calcutta.
Pravin is a business leader with over 24 years of diverse experience with demonstrated history of success in Consumer & Industrial goods industry. Skilled in Operations management, Business development, Sales management, Strategy and Supply chain management, he brings with him strong program and Project management experience.
Prior to Joining Pidilite, Pravin was Executive Director, Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. After completing his Production Engineering from Mumbai University & Master’s in management studies from Chetana’s Institute of Management, he joined Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd. as a management trainee, worked on varied National & International projects in different functions. He was later appointed as board director in year 2008. Pravin was responsible for growth and profitability of industrial business comprising of Automotive, performance coating, Powder coating and refinish paint. He derives immense satisfaction in seeing new divisions and products perform at its best.
He is passionate about people development, believes in empowering teams and bring best out of them.
He enjoys swimming, Squash and travelling.
Inspirational Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi"
Rajeev brings with him more than two decades of experience in sales and marketing of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals servicing industrial customers in Paints & Coatings, Construction Chemicals, Carpets & Specialty Applications in both domestic and international markets.
Prior to joining Pidilite he was with Jubilant Organosys Ltd. in different roles in sales and business development for their Polymer division. Rajeev holds Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from HBTU, Kanpur. He believes in a healthy lifestyle and practices yoga and meditation.
Having joined Pidilite in 2015, Ashok Narayan brings with him over 20 years of valuable experience as a Chemical Engineer at companies of global repute such as Henkel, and Berger.
He is keen on fostering a culture of innovation and creativity within Pidilite. He believes this can be achieved within Pidilite's Industrial Products Business by breaking down functional barriers and minimising the impact of hierarchies so that a seamless flow of ideas is possible. He also believes that PIL-IP can gain a sustainable and competitive advantage in the markets it serves through strategic global partnerships.
Mr. Narayan holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.
An explorer at heart, Vijay Mistry joined Pidilite in 2016 and believes that 'Where there is a will there is a way'. He has lived this dictum throughout his career by taking up challenging jobs involving pioneering work.
He started his career at Tipco Industries in composites manufacturing. Prior to joining Pidilite, he gained experience in sales and business development at Astral Polytechnik Pvt. Ltd., Atul Ltd., and Henkel. He spent a significant part of his career at Henkel in the adhesives business in various roles across segments and geographies including international markets based out of Dubai.
Mr. Mistry holds a B.E. degree in Plastic Technology from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, and an MBA from B. K. School of Business Management, Ahmedabad.
GHANSHYAM JAWAHARLAL MISHRA
Ghanshyam has 26 years of rich experience in Textiles Production (processing) and Marketing, covering entire gamut of fabrics in the Industry with intimate knowledge of fabric processing, coating application and digital printing segments.
Prior to Pidilite, he worked with well-known MNC’s such as BASF and DyStar India Pvt Ltd as a Business Manager for South Asia.
He is a Science graduate from Mumbai University and completed Technology qualification from VJTI and holds a Diploma in marketing Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
He is passionate about building cohesive teams at work, whereas travelling and listening to old songs are his hobbies.
RAJAN RAMESH ARORA
Mr Rajan brings vast technical and sales experience of more than 21 years with the career stints in sales and manufacturing functions in the textile industry with organizations like Archroma, BASF, Apcotex, Raymond etc.
He completed his B.Sc. Tech – Textiles from U.D.C.T Mumbai in the year 1996.
He is passionate about building cohesive teams at work, whereas travelling and listening to music are his hobbies.
Arun brings with him more than two decades of experience in sales and marketing of Leather Chemicals in both domestic and international markets.
Prior to joining Pidilite he was with BASF, CLARIANT in different roles in sales and Marketing. He is highly enthusiastic and passionate about the Art of Leather making.
Arun holds a bachelor’s degree in Leather Technology.