Our Board comprises of a mix of Executive and Non Executive Members in the Leadership Team.
Mr. Chandresh S. Parikh, the Executive Chairman holds a Degree in Master of Science (Chemistry). He has played a very important role in the turnaround of the Company and has over 35 years of experience, In India and abroad, in various fields such as product development & commercialization of products developed through R & D etc. He started his career as R&D Chemist in the year 1968 with Suhrid Geigy Limited; Vadodara till 1972. Thereafter he joined in as a Chief Chemist with General Foam Products, Mombassa, Kenya in 1972 and continued with them till 1975. Thereafter he held Senior Executive positions as Technical Director and Executive Director in Banco Products (T) Ltd., Dar Es Salaam from 1975-82. As Technical Director he was in charge of Production and technical matters and as an Executive Director he was in overall charge and management of the affairs of that Company. He was a Managing Director in Aerofoam (Nigeria) Ltd., Lagoa, Nigeria during 1982-88. He came to India for the formation of 20 Microns Private Limited in 1987 and started commercial production from 1988.
Mr. Rajesh C. Parikh, the CEO & Managing Director, has graduated with First Class Degree in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He has also completed the Masters in Business Administration in Finance Stream. He started his career with Jyoti Limited, a Vadodara based Engineering Company, in the year 1994 as a Trainee Engineer and there after he was associated with the Company and held, on part time basis, few assignments for a new project to be established for China Clay. At the age of 27 he joined the Board and was in charge of Technical matters & Marketing of the product of the Company. His exposure to the consuming industries brought in him insight for business and industry.
Mr. Atil C. Parikh, the Managing Director, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University. He then began his career working as a Management Trainee with 20 Microns Limited in 1999-2000. Later, he relocated to USA and completed his MBA with Finance specialization from California. On completion of MBA, he joined a Financial Services firm, The Tax Credit Company, where he held a position of a Management Analyst in 2003 and worked for 2 years contributing to various aspects of the industry ranging from Marketing, Analysis, HR and Operations. In the year 2005, he re-joined the Company as Management Analyst. He contributed in developing certain strategies and revamping few departments within the organization.
Mrs. Sejal Parikh, the Director, holds a Bachelor degree in Production Engineering besides Post Graduation Diploma in Business Administration. She had worked for 2 years as the Trainee Engineer in Planning Department of GMM Pfaudler Limited, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, the Glass lined Equipment manufacturing company. She was also a part of projects related to Heritage Preservation of Vadodara in Maharaja Sayajirao University.
Mr. Ram Devidayal, the Independent Director, holds Master’s degree in Commerce & Management. He has rich & extensive experience in the fields of Agrochemicals of about 35 years of which 20 years in the Senior – 1st Line Management of the Companies to which he has been associated as Director. He is the Vice Chairman of Baroda Citizen Council & involved in Social activities of many NGOs. He has also been actively attached with various Associations, since last over a Decade, like Chamber of Commerce in Vadodara; Federations of Gujarat Industries; Gujarat Pesticides Formulators; etc. He has travelled widely round the Globe and participated in various International Seminars and led delegations several times.
Dr. Ajay Ranka, the Independent Director, is Ph.D. (Polymer Science and Engg), USA besides, a chemical Engineer & Doctorate in Polymer Science & Engineering. He has worked with PPG Industries, USA, as R & D Specialist. He is recognized as a top notch scientist for outstanding pioneering work in Polymer Chemistry & Nanotechnology. He has to his credit many American, European & Indian patents. He is associated with many social, business & trade organizations and a staunch supporter of education through philanthropy. He is presently working as CEO of Zydex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Pravinchandra M. Shah, the Independent Director, holds Master’s degree in Commerce and Bachelor’s degree in Law from the M.S. University, Vadodara. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost and Works Accountant of India. He has an extensive experience of more than 47 years in various fields of Accounting, Finance, Taxation (Direct and Indirect), Company Secretarial Matters, Legal Matters, General Administration, Labour Matters, etc. He started his career in the year 1959 with Textile Appliances & Instruments Co. Pvt. Ltd as Accountant cum Secretary till 1962. Mr. Shah has worked for more than 20 years (1966 – 1986) with Banco Products (India) Ltd and its group in different capacities, lastly as Director (Finance) and from the year 1989 onwards with Transpek Industry Ltd as Vice President (Finance). He has also worked as a consultant for over more than 15 years in the areas of Finance, Accounts, Taxation, Company Law and SEBI Matters, etc.
Mr. Atul Patel, the Independent Director, is Graduate in Textile Engineering from VJTI, Bombay. He is a Managing Director of TARAK CHEMICALS PRIVATE LIMITED, Vadodara engaged in the manufacturing of Oil Field Chemicals & other Specialty Chemicals. He has been deeply involved in the activities of Industrial Association and was closely associated with Federation of Gujarat Industries [FGI, a body looking after interests of the Industries]. He had been President of FGI for 1991 & 1992. He was the President of Vadodara Industrial Employers’ Union for the period 1993-95 and also a Senate member of M.S. University of Baroda. He has also been attached with Charitable Organizations and Educational Institutions, presently the President of United Way of Baroda and the past Chairman of Baroda Citizen Council, a body activist in the development of Baroda City. Besides, he is the Trustee of Gyana Yagna Vidhya Mandir, Atladra – Vadodara and Nar Seva Samaj, Dist. Kheda and also the Chairman of the Baroda Citizen Community Co – Operative Credit Society Ltd., Vadodara.