Our Leadership

Rajendra Bagwe

Co-founder and Director
 
As a whole-time Director, Mr. Bagwe helps evaluate new business opportunities, provides strategic direction and helps construct a robust strategy execution system at Reliable.
 
He is a Mechanical Engineering from VJTI and has experience working in the R&D division of Mahindra & Mahindra for 4 years after graduation. He has also completed Executive Education courses from IIM Ahmedabad and a three-year Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School.
 
He is the founder and chief mentor at the Teaching Learning Community (TLC), a group of over 500 entrepreneurs who have come together to share and learn from each others knowledge and best practices.
 

Devendra Bapat

Co-founder and Director
 
Mr. Bapat is a whole-time Director at Reliable. He heads the Finance & Administration functions and looks after Legal Compliance of the company.
 
He is a Mechanical Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai & has experience working at Premier Automobiles for three years.
 
In the year 2004 – 2005, he served as the President of the Nashik Industries Manufacturers’ Association (NIMA), a body representing over 2000 industrial units in & around Nashik. He is a co-founder and Managing Director of Nashik First, a section 25 Private Limited Co., working towards improving the quality of life of the citizens of Nashik.
 

Amol Chitnis

Co-founder and Director
 
Mr. Chitnis is a whole-time Director at Reliable and leads the Marketing, New Business Development and Purchase functions of the company.
 
He is a Mechanical Engineer from VJTI, Mumbai and has worked in R&D division of Mahindra & Mahindra for 4 years after graduation.
 
He is involved in various charitable activities in Nashik.
 

Shaji Verghese

Nominee Director – BTS India
 
As a Nominee Director, Shaji brings 16 years of experience in financial services industry, including over 10 years in venture capital and private equity industry to Reliable’s Board.
 
At EQ India Advisors, he is responsible for sourcing deals, executing investments, engaging with portfolio companies and planning & executing exit strategies. Over the span of ten years, he has led 11 investments in early stage ventures across sectors and executed exits from 2 investments. Prior to EQ India Advisors, he was associated with Gujarat Venture Finance, where he led early and growth-stage investments in knowledge-technology based industries.
 
He is an engineering graduate from Kerala University and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (India).
 

Anil Patil

Director Technical
 
He is a Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai with first rank. He joined Reliable in 2005 with 33 years of experience in the automotive sheet-metal parts and assemblies manufacturing sector. In the past, he has worked for a reputed Japanese die-maker and has the experience of setting up and managing a modern die shop for an automotive OEM in India.
 
He is engaged in honing the company’s die-making technology, skills and processes.
 
His interest range from traveling, video-making to kite-flying.
 

Mahendra Solunke

Division-1 Head (Stamping and Welding)
 
Mr. Solunke is associated with Reliable from 2003. He is dealing with people from last 18 years in manufacturing.
 
In the past, he has worked with Mahindra Sona, Mahindra CIE and other companies. He is a mechanical engineer from Pune University. He has attended training on TPM in Japan.
 
He is interested in reading of inspiring stories of discoveries and legends. Astrological imagination is a hobby.He feels happy when is in action on playing ground.
 

T. V. Thombre

Division-2 Head (Stamping, Machined Components & Welded Assemblies)
 
Mr.Thombre heads Reliable’s Division-2 comprises RAPL2 & RAPL5 Units and is responsible for operations management & business growth of division.
 
He has 23 years of experience in quality assurance, manufacturing and has trained and implemented quality systems across several organizations.
 
He is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune University and is a certified 6σ Black Belt, Lead Auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.
 
His interests include computer programming, teaching and playing chess.
 

Vilas Pawar

Division-3 Head (Stamping, Machined Components & Welded Assemblies)
 
Mr.Pawar heads Division-3 comprises RAPL3 & RAPL7 Units and is responsible for operations management & business growth of division.
 
He has 16 years of experience in Stamping, Welding & Machining.
 
He is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune University.
 

Sachin Durve

Division-4 Head (Tool and Die Division)
 
Mr. Durve heads Reliable’s Tool and Die Division as complete Business Head for this function.
 
Mr. Durve began his association with Reliable in 2005 and has over 30 years of experience working in the tooling design industry. In the past, he has worked at Bajaj Auto, Fuji Technica and Mahindra & Mahindra.
 
He spends his leisure time traveling with friends.
 

Vikram Shinde

Division-5 Head (Stamping & Welded Assemblies)
 
Mr. Vikram Shinde heads Division-5 at Sanand-Ahemadabad comprises RAPL6 Unit and is responsible for operations management & business growth of division.
 
He has 19 years of experience in Development, Operations, Project Execution, manufacturing.
 
He is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune University.
 
His interests include Travelling and sports(Cricket, Football)