The promoter of the company, who earlier worked as a Banker, Teacher, an active Social Worker & past President of The Builders Association of India Kalyan chapter. He came to Nashik and ventured into this cottage industry as a job work provider for different types of industries. During his college days, he was elected as "General Secretary" R. A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics Matunga in 1974. This dynamic & versatile personality originally hails from Satara district of Maharashtra and is son of a Banker. He had a strong desire to contribute to the field of agriculture, & hence further ventured & specialized into the field of Micro Irrigation. He is well known & respected, by the Industrial Fraternity, because of his deep profound knowledge & experience, as an expert in the field of Micro Irrigation.
The man with a vision and a strong desire is a graduate in Agriculture Sciences, from Maharashtra. Belonging to a farming family, he started his career in agriculture firms, for a short period. Later, he ventured into real estate business in Nashik, and earned an excellent individual reputation, handling a large Business volume. He is also a Board Member in different agriculture based industries. In addition to this, he is working as a Managing Trustee of a NGO named "Gram Samridhi which is working for poor and needy farmers, in and around Nashik District.
Managing Director a Postgraduate with Marketing from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and Bachler in Industrial and Production Engineering from Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar, by qualification and professional businessman by acumen, Mr. Shyam Sundar Dash is presently heading the business operations of R M Drip, Nashik, in the capacity as Managing Director of the Company. He started his career with Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited and ended as Head Operations for Micro Irrigation Division, before joining R M Drip. During his 22 years of experience in Micro Irrigation business he has established different manufacturing facilities around the country with the collaboration with lot of Multinational Companies like MetzerPlas, Lego, Plasim of Israel, Maillefer of Switzerland, Crussmaffei of Germany and Davis Standard of USA. With his vast experience in the business of Micro Irrigation, he has a vision and is committed to elevate R M Drip as one of the leading Micro Irrigation Company in India and abroad.
Arjunbhai Ramji Makani (Patel) originally hails from Kutch area of Gujarat. He shifted to Nasik almost 45 years back. He initially worked as a Civil Contractor, and soon developed as a reputed Builder / Developer. Today, he owns a Construction Company, which has several Construction Sites to its credit in Pune and Nashik areas. Mr. Makani is also active in the Social Field and is connected with several Social Organizations.
Kewal Handa, aged 64 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since June 28, 2017. He is a qualified Company Secretary and Cost and Works Accountant and also has a Masters in commerce degree from Bombay University. He has been Managing Director of Pfizer Limited, India since 2005. Prior to this, he served as Executive Director- Finance, Pfizer Limited. Recently was appointed as non-executive chairman and part-time nonofficial director of Union Bank of India. He is recognized as an industry expert on issues concerning the pharmaceutical sector. As the Vice President of the Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), he has been at the forefront of the industry's efforts to resolve issues pertaining to the pharmaceutical sector.
Madhav Ganpule, aged 55 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He has been on the Board of our Company since June 28, 2017.He holds Bachelor of Commerce degree from Pune University. He is a Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountant of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Ulka Kulkarni, aged 55 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. She has been on the Board of our Company since June 28, 2017. She holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degree from Poona University. She is a practicing Company Secretary by profession and is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
We all consider ourselves as fortunate that we happen to be in the field of micro irrigation. Though the challenges are there and ever increasing, which include factors such as erratic and unpredictable rainfall, decreasing underground water levels, non-availability of skilled and unskilled laborforce and increase in demand for industrial, agricultural and drinking water applications, make this subject more challenging. We in our small way have decided to play our role. We understand the complex nature and have still chosen to work for possible solutions in this field of micro irrigation. Our mission is to provide good Quality and reasonably priced Drip and Sprinkler solutions to the farmers at their door steps. We have been continuously working to further enhance the quality of our products and services. We also look forward to receiving direct feedback from our Customers. We assure, to take necessary steps to make the products more user friendly, and for this purpose, we look forward to the active support and co-operation from all concerned.