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New Office Bearers

The Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Association (India) (TMMA) has elected its new Office-Bearers for 2017-18 at its First Meeting of the Executive Council held in Mumbai on September 22, 2017. Mr. Mehul Trivedi, Mr. Vallabh S. Thumar, Mr. Pratik Rajnikant  Bachkaniwala and Mr. Prashant Mangukia have been elected as Chairman, First Vice Chairman, Second Vice Chairman and Hon.Treasurer respectively.

Mr. Mehul Trivedi, Director, The Indian Card Clothing Co. Ltd. (ICC), Pune and CEO of the parent Company which owns ICC, Multi Act Industrial Enterprises Ltd.  He has been the Member of the Executive Council of TMMA since 2007-2008. Mr. Trivedi is a LLB (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science.  Also he did Professional Course for Solicitors, College of Law, UK.   Before becoming the Director at the Indian Card Clothing Co. Ltd., Pune, he was a Trainee Solicitor at Amhurst Brown Martin & Nicholson, UK, and subsequently practiced as a Solicitorwith S J Berwin and Co. London. Mr. Trivedi has attended a number of Management Programmes at different universities overseas from 1994 to 2012 on various Management topics. Mr. Trivedi is a Member of The Willingdon Sports Club & WPO/YPO.

Mr. Vallabh S. Thumar, Chairman ofAlidhra Weavetech Pvt. Ltd., Surat has been the member of the Executive Council of TMMA since 2008-2009. Mr. Vallabh Thumar, a Mechanical Engineer by profession, is the founder of Alidhra Weavetech Group of Companies and has over 40 years of rich and diverse experience practicing Entrepreneurship in the fields of Textiles, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Real-Estate as well as Agriculture. Among his many startups, Weavetech Engineers Limited, a company dedicated to manufacturing textile machineries has moved on to become the top most Textile Engineering companies in its respective field in India. Prior to his entrepreneurial journey, Mr. Thumar has served on important posts of TATA Chemicals, a Fortune 500 TATA Group Company. Today he serves on important positions in local as well as national organizations & associations related to his vast industry experience & business fields along with a very active role in  NGO’s and local Chambers of Commerce & Industries. Mr. Thumar is a keen follower of industry movements especially related to textiles & agriculture.  His hobbies include helping local engineering & business education institutes to provide in-depth information & exposure to wide variety of opportunities in Textiles & Agriculture.

Mr. Pratik Rajnikant Bachkaniwala, Director, Palod Himson Machines Pvt. Ltd., Surat has been the Member of the Executive Council of TMMA since 2009-2010.  Mr. Pratik is the third generation entrepreneur and a family member of the Surat based Himson group. Mr. Pratik is a Commerce Graduate from Sydenham college of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai in the year 2001. After graduation, he had opted for a Post Graduate Diploma course at Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad.  His course there was PGD in business and Entrepreneurship management with a specialization in Family Business Management. Before becoming the whole time Director at various group companies at Himson, he had taken work experience for purchase & vendor development, production planning and marketing & customer services from 2002 to 2004.  He has been managing 3 units of the group independently since 2004. Mr. Pratik had been instrumental in acquisition of two companies which are now part of the Himson group portfolio. Mr. Pratik has traveled extensively for business and is associated with European and Chinese companies at various levels. Mr. Pratik has been a sports house captain in school and has represented his school in basketball at All India Inter Public School conferences for 2 years. He also plays tennis regularly. Mr. Pratik is the Vice Chairman of Textile Association of India - South Gujarat unit. He is also a Steering Committee member of India-ITME society.

Mr. Prashant Mangukia, Director, Yamuna Machine Works Ltd., Vapi has been the Member of the Executive Council of TMMA since 2011-2012. Mr. Prashant Mangukia is a Master of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering with an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering.   He is the Director of Yamuna Machine Works Ltd., which produces entire range of Processing and Finishing Machinery.  Established in 1990, “YAMUNA” has ranked among the leading manufacturers of machinery for textile processing, finishing and associated branches of industries.  The Company has sales and after sales service branches all over India with headquarters at Mumbai.  With back up of excellent sales services network, marketing with technical know-how ensures satisfactory techno-commercial services. This has enabled “YAMUNA” to build excellent reputation within the industry in short time, which is reflected in their ongoing relationship with customers whose satisfaction has generated high level of repeated orders.  Yamuna’s wide range of products is specially designed for the global market.  They specialize in Hot Air Stenters, Hydraulic jiggers, singeing machine, coating plants, Denim Finishing Plants, After printing dryers, Carpet Back coating lines, Special machines for technical textiles and various dryers and special machines for non-wovens.