INNATE LEADERSHIP SKILLs, and THOROUGH EXPOSURE IN HIS FIELD MAKES MR.
PUNEET GUPTA ONE OF THE INEXTRICABLE PERSONALITIES IN THE INDUSTRY
Mr. Puneet Gupta, our Managing Director, has over 23 years of experience in industries
like Paints, consumer durables and Kitchen Appliances. He has worked with Kansai
Nerolac Paints for 11.5 years and Whirlpool for 11 years in various functions and roles
like sales, marketing, marcom, logistics, IT & business role. His expertise runs across
sales excellence, category management, marketing, strategic planning, market research,
key account management, brand management, cross functional team leadership,
managing large teams, operations management amongst many others."Turning around”
businesses and making them sustainable and profitable is his passion.
He is a professional who possesses the rare uncommon gift of common sense backed by
an instinctive understanding of creative that can make a difference to the brand image
as well as bottom line. He has always been working on one winning campaign or
another. The other remarkable thing about him is his conviction and ability to make the
impossible, possible. He has the ability to balance practicality with leaps of faith.
He has always been a long-term player who loves to contest and win hard battles. Spirit
of winning is a MUST for him with no short cuts. He believes in empowering teams,
inclusion & decentralisation is his mantra. As per him, it’s the people who help a brand
be ahead of the curve. He is a staunch follower of an open door culture across
hierarchies & verticals.
One of his favourite acronyms is CWM, which stands for Come What May,” and his
favourite self-explanatory quotes are: What mind can perceive, body can achieve &
all complicated problems have simple solutions.
OVER 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ACROSS INDUSTRIES AS DIVERSE AS FMCG,
CAPITAL GOODS, AND AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS
Vinayak Choudhary joined Franke Faber on 10th December 2016 as Director, Finance.
He has over 25 years of experience across industries as diverse as FMCG, capital goods,
and automotive components. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has also
done his MBA from Kelly School of Business, Indiana University.
He has worked in companies such as UDV India (now, Diageo), Cummins India, TACO,
and Kolbenschmidt Pierburg (KSPG). He is a team player and has strong process
orientation. He believes in open and transparent communication and encourages
dialogue amongst peers and subordinates.
Franke values of action, entrepreneurship, and accountability are very dear to him.
MR. PANKAJ JAISWAL IS HIGHLY ORGANISED WITH ABILITY TO HANDLE COMPLEX TASKS
Energetic, “take charge” professional with 18+ years of rich experience in HR.
Demonstrated ability to handle HR function at multiple locations; domestic, as well as
international. Trained in hay job evaluation, evidence based interviewing, and
psychometric assessment. Graduate in Law and Global/US HR. Certification in SPHR &
GPHR. Expertise in all facets of HR – Transactional, Tactical & Strategic. Established
people centric organisation & has excellent operational expertise. Worked for the most
admired Indian & Multinational companies like –Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited,
British Petroleum, Cummins India Limited, ACC, and Lafarge Holcim. In national and
global roles, Pankaj is a team player and possesses strong interpersonal skills, robust
communication skills, and planning & organising skills. Widely travelled internationally,
and has a good amount of working experience with expats from the US and Europe.
Pankaj fits into a mould which makes him a good fit with the Business. He reaches out to
people, understands HR and other issues from "their" angle as well as business
imperatives. He is sharp in assessing situations, captures the essential pulse, carries his
own analysis before coming up with ideas and solutions which are robust and
implementable. A very humble HR leader who will go miles on his leadership journey.
He has a strong HR, legal, and business knowledge. Enabling people by inspiring
commitment, energy, and a desire to excel and bring one’s best contribution to the
organization's mission and goals. The quality which really jumps out is his high
orientation towards interpersonal sensitivity.
MBA/ PGDPM - XISS (Xavier’s Institute of Social Service)
LLB ( Bachelor in Law) - Pune University
BSc (Hons.) Geology - St. Xavier’s College.
CERTIFICATIONS: GPHR® (GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES)
SPHR (SENIOR PROFESSIONAL IN HUMAN RESOURCES) - HRCI, USA
DIPLOMA IN TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT - ISTD, NEW DELHI.
Mr. Sunil Mehta, our Director of Service & Quality, brings with him over 20 years of
experience across industries like Telecom and Broadcasting among others. He brings in
his expertise in team management, project planning, CRM, business strategy,
telecommunications, and operations management.
As one of his clients rightly put it, Mr. Mehta comes with a great clarity of thought and is
able to execute his ideas in a meticulous manner.
Previously employed at Videocon d2h, Videocon DTH and Tata Sky, Mr. Sunil Mehta is a
BE in Electronics from the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University.
Mr. Vishal Raman is our Head of Sales for both Franke and Faber. A Seasoned and
Result-driven professional, having 15+ years of experience in the entire spectrum of
Sales, Business Development, Key Account Management, Distribution, Team
Management and Training & Development. He has a rich experience of work in the
Consumer Durable Industry in companies like Whirlpool and Electrolux. Mr. Raman has
a Masters degree in Business Management and is a graduate of Delhi University.
Mr. Hardesh is Director Brand Marketing and Product development with Franke Faber India Pvt. Ltd and has been in the industry with a total experience of more than 16 years of various FMCG as well as Consumer Durable brands.
Mr Anuj Sharma is our operations head at Pune, Sanaswadi factory. He holds a bachelors degree in Electronics and PGD in "Advance Embedded System Design" from Pune University. He is a technocrat by Nature and Master of LEAN methodologies. With a total diversified experience of 11 years, he has worked in automotive sector with OEMs like Minda Group and Varroc Group of companies. Being there he has worked for big automotive giants like TATA Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ashok Leyland, Nissan, Volvo and Bajaj Auto.
He is associated with us since 2011 and handled multiple responsibilities at the same time. Before heading Plant Operations since March 2017, he has headed our Design and Development function for more than 5 years. He has also worked as LEAN coordinator and implemented Franke Production System In Pune Factory. While working with us, he also worked for other Faber Group companies and has global experience of handling virtual teams at multiple locations.
Localization, Invention, Product Design, Quality improvement, Process improvement, VA/VE and team building are his core strengths. He is a firm believer in " It Can Be Done...Differently". "Act Entrepreneurial" and "Deliver Solutions" are two Franke values which he firmly believes in.