Management Team

Subhash Kotasthane

Founder & Chairman

Mr. Subhash Kotasthane is the Founder & Chairman of Shriram Rubber Products Pvt. Ltd. He is a Rubber Technologist from LIRI with about 45 years of experience. Having started his career with Swastik Rubber and then gaining experience in the rubber industry, he single-handedly established Shriram Rubber Products in 1975. Growing from strength to strength, Shriram Rubber was incorporated as a Private Limited company in 2001.

Mr. Subhash Kotasthane was instrumental in founding the Pune Chapter of All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) and also served as the Chairman in 2001. He was the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from AIRIA – Pune Chapter in 2014.

Prajakta Kotasthane

Managing Director

Ms. Prajakta Kotasthane is the Managing Director of our company. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Polymer Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Materials Science & Engineering, and has over 15 years of experience. Prajakta is responsible for Operations, Business Development & Marketing. From 2014-2016, Prajakta served as the AIRIA Pune Chapter Chairperson, and is currently the AIRIA Western Region Vice-Chairperson.

Priya Barve

Joint Managing Director

Ms. Priya Barve has 8 years of experience, and is primarily responsible for our Quality Systems, HR and Administration. Priya has a Bachelors’ Degree in Science and a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications. After her post-graduation, she completed a brief stint at Cognizant, a leading IT company.

Sanjay Gurnale

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sanjay Gurnale has been with Shriram Rubber Products since 1986 and has completed 30 years with the company. He is responsible for Finance & Accounting and General Administration. Sanjay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, and has ably worked across all processes and functions in the organization.

Preeti Gopal

Business Development and Customer Relationship Consultant – Europe

Preeti Gopal is our Business Development and Customer Relationship Consultant, based in Munich, Germany. Preeti is responsible for business development in Germany & other regions in Europe. She has been living for the past 20+ years across different cities in Germany, and has over 12 years of professional work experience across mid-sized German and multinational companies in various roles.

Preeti is proficient in German and English, both spoken and written. As a result of living in Germany and working in German and global teams, Preeti has a strong intercultural understanding of German mindset especially at the work place. An MBA by qualification, Preeti has wide range of experience in Supply Chain Management , Strategic Purchasing and Supplier Management, ERP Software Analysis and Design. At the multinational company Philips Healthcare, Böblingen/ Stuttgart, she held the role of Supply Chain Process Expert and Project Manager in Logistics, Warehouse and Inventory Management, Global Order Management, Reverse Supply Chain. Preeti is settled with her family in Munich and is currently also active as a Life and Business Coach.