BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. MOHAN I. PATEL
D.Sc., (h.c.) F.I.E., Ex-Sheriff of Bombay
Dr. Mohanbhai Patel, after graduating in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Faraday House College of Engineering, London, joined the London office of the Tatas in 1952.
After some six years of technical and business experience with them, he established Lans Metals, Extrusion Processes, Impact, P & R Automation and other companies, known as the Patel Extrusion Group (PEG), of which he is the Chairman. He developed for the first time in the world, the Ophthalmic Nozzle pure aluminium tube.
His group of companies manufacture a wide variety of aluminium-extruded products such as collapsible tubes, rigid containers, bottles, extruded sections and profiles, colour cartons, as also machinery to manufacture these items. PEG plants are located at Mumbai, Vadodara, Vapi, Silvasa, Goa and Halol.
A keen observer and student of Industrial Economics, he realised very early that for India, to progress economically, research in the field of industry and agriculture must be intensified and made relevant so as to make use of indigenously available raw materials and talent. In a country where natural resources are limited in relation to the large population it has to sustain, human ingenuity must be put to work so as to increase per capita output. It was from this desire to promote greater creativity, innovativeness and inventiveness in India that the idea of VASVIK was born.
Arch. of Europe
Lifetime Achievement Rotary Award
Aryabhat Award for Mathematics
Divya Bhaskar Award of The Indian Planetary Society
Shri. NAYAN PATEL
Executive Director, Patel Extrusion Group
Shri. Nayan Patel graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Fachhochshule, Konstanz, West Germany. He had his post-graduate assignment in the field of Impact Extrusion Technology and Industrial Automation with attachments at several reputed manufacturing organizations in West Germany.
Shri. Nayan Patel is the Executive Director of Patel Extrusion Group, manufacturers of Decorated Aluminium/collapsible tubes.
He pioneered the design and manufacture of fully automatic tube manufacturing lines and also setup Packam Controls Private Limited which provides and manufactures Motion Control Devices such as Cam Indexers and Slip Rings.
The time that he can spare from his multifarious industrial activities, he devotes to several other industrial organizations in various capacities. He is actively involved with:
- IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry of which he is the past President.
- Bombay Industries Association, Mumbai (BIA)
- He is also connected with many educational and social institutions. Prominent among which are:
Homeopathic Education Society’s College & Hospital – Mumbai
Shri Vile Parle Kelvani Mandals, NMIMS University – Mumbai
Janseva Samitis’ Mahila College at Malad, Mumbai
Surajba Vidya Mandir at Jogeshwari, Mumbai
Charusat University, Changa, Gujarat
Honorary Consul of the United Republic of Tanzania - Mumbai
Director, Patel Extrusion Group
Shr. Kartik Patel graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bhagubhai Polytechnic, Mumbai, in 1980. Underwent in-plant training at Alfons Mall, machinery manufacturers of Germany.
Shri. Kartik Patel is the Director-in-charge of procurement and production, planning and co-ordination in the Patel Extrusion Group, which is one of the largest manufacturer of decorated aluminium collapsible tubes in the world.
He is associated with various social, educational and industrial organizations and devotes considerable time working for them.