Gaurav joined Koso India in 2003 and took charge as the Managing Director in 2007. With finance & management background, Gaurav is an ardent strategist with over 15 years experience with engineering companies and has been instrumental in the growth of Koso India as one of the biggest control valve company in India. In his current role as Managing Director he is responsible for Koso India and Nihon Koso ME operations for Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen and UAE.
Akalp Srivastava - Technical Director
Akalp is a Graduate mechanical Engineer and joined Koso India in 2013 as Technical Director. He has over 20 years of experience in engineering of various types of control valves including severe service valves and desuperheaters. He works closely with Koso Kentintrol, UK and Nihon Koso, Japan for the design & development of Chokes, Control Valves, Metal Seated Ball Valve and Severe service valves and is also involved in handling product development for various other value engineering projects.
Giri Kumar - Technical Director
Giri joined KOSO India in 2012 as Technical Director and is currently responsible for the design of Severe Service VeCTorTM valves and KOSO Japan range of Control Valves which include selection, design developments and release for manufacture. Giri is a qualified Mechanical Engineering & MBA and Certified Six Sigma Green belt. He has extensive valve design and manufacturing expertise, such as Severe Service DRAG®, VLB valves, Desuperheaters, Conventional Forged steel, Cast steel, Ball valves and Large Butterfly valves.
Sanjay Patil - AGM - QC
Sanjay is a graduate chemical engineer and joined Koso in year 2000. Sanjay's remit is to assure the quality and integrity of Koso products and processes by establishing, developing and enforcing quality standards, materials and product verification across the business. He is a qualified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001, member of NACE, qualified NACE Level II coating inspector & various NDT qualifications. He is responsible for Koso compliance with ISO 9001, ISO TS 29001, API Q1, ISO 14001 standards and relevant European directives, such as PED 97/23/EC and ATEX, also responsible for meeting customer-specified standards and requirements for individual projects, materials testing, the implementation of the quality plan, auditing and monitoring suppliers, through to certification.
Pramod Maharshi - AGM - QA
Pramod is a graduate Production engineer with over 19 years' of experience in manufacturing industries handling and auditing Quality Management System. For the past 5 years he is handling Koso India's Quality Assurance department for various international accreditations like ISO 9001, ISO TS 29001, API Q1, ISO 14001, HSE and EU directives such as PED and ATEX. He is also responsible for preparation and review of ITP and customized inspection and test procedures by understanding the project requirements, specifications and relevant standards. He also plays a key role in auditing and implementation of continual improvement plan with the business partners.
Rajan Bhandare - DGM-HR
Rajan is a post graduate in HR with law background and has over 20 years of experience in HR operations, General Administration & Industrial Relations. He joined Koso in the year 2010 and his main role is to ensure employee motivation, controlling attrition and building committed teams. He also ensures compliance with various statutory acts, implementation of staff welfare policies and oversees factory security arrangement, landscapes, canteen and organisation of cultural activities.
Raghu Kotha - Sales Director
Raghu is a Post Graduate Electrical Engineer with over 30 years for experience with valve companies like ILP, IMI CCI. He was involved in many key functions including Design, Purchase, Manufacturing, Project Management and Sales & Marketing. His uniqueness is in his versatility of having worked across all domains in valve industry throughout his career. His hands on experience in both Government undertaking and Private organizations creates an exceptional blend to meet and exceed the expectations of customers. Raghu started his tenure with Koso India in 2017 as Director Sales & Marketing and handles the Indian sub-continent