Director's Profile

Mr. Sachin Agarwal
Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Sachin Agarwal, the Chairman and Managing Director of PTC Industries Limited was born in Lucknow, UP where he spent his early years. For his higher education, he proceeded to the United States where he obtained an MBA in Operations from the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma and an M. Sc in Finance from Boston College, Massachusetts. He returned to Lucknow in 1998 as Director, Corporate Planning for PTC and developed an ERP software along with e.Soft Technologies Limited, a company that he co-founded in 1999. After firmly establishing e.Soft's name in India and abroad, Sachin went on to re-engineer the casting manufacture processes in PTC. His creative approach towards the business led him to experiment with many new and promising technologies for this age old industry.

When Sachin took over as Managing Director of PTC in the year 2006, he was only 34. Under his leadership, PTC began to grow at an extraordinary pace. His explorations with new technologies continued and by this time he had succeeded in developing and commercializing the Replicast® Technology. Due to his efforts, PTC became the only foundry in India to successfully indigenize this technology and received the 'National Award for R&D Efforts in Industry' by DSIR which was presented to Sachin by Dr. Krishnamurthy and Dr. Mashelkar, renowned personalities in the field of science and technology and advisors to the Prime Minister at that time.

Sachin's worked on the development of new technologies and metallurgies for production of components required for various super-critical applications like oil & gas, energy and marine . He added customers like Rolls Royce, Emerson and Wartsila to the Company's already impressive portfolio. His management approach has been exemplary and his track record includes driving the Company's casting business to develop innovative technologies and expand significantly. It is his vision which has led PTC to new heights, and he continues to constantly introduce new technologies, build capabilities and inspire the workforce with his zeal and enthusiasm.

Sachin is a Past Chairman for CII in UP and in this role he has worked tirelessly to showcase UP in many parts of the country. With his association with CII, he has been working towards policy advocacy for the industry. Within his own organisation also, he institutes various welfare funds for the benefit of his workers thus providing support to them in times of need for education and their medical needs. He is committed to bringing an improvement in the lives of all the members of his company through creation of a better and safe work environment and better quality of life.
Mr. Alok Agarwal
Director, Quality & Technical

Mr. Alok Agarwal began working with PTC Industries in the year 1994, nearly 21 years ago. He is a Whole-time director designated as an Executive Director on the Board of the Company. Mr. Alok Agarwal has done his B.E. in Metallurgy from premiere engineering institution, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur.

Over the years, he has held various senior positions in the Production, Quality, Technical and Co-ordination areas. He spent a number of years at the Ahemdabad Plant, and was deeply involved in the design, project management and commissioning of the unit. Being a person with a strong penchant for analytical work and high technology skills, he was chosen to head Lucknow Plant 1 and the Quality & Technical divisions of the Company. He has done extensive work in improving the quality standards in the Plant and obtaining various ISO and other quality certifications for the Company. His responsibilities also include Environment, Health and Safety compliances for the Company.
Mr. Priya Ranjan Agarwal
Director, Marketing

Mr. Priya Ranjan Agarwal joined PTC in 1992 and has been working with company for the last 23 years. He is a Whole-time director on the Board of the Company. He has made a substantial contribution in creation of a wide base of customers in the domestic market. Mr. Priya Ranjan Agarwal is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical).

He is primarily responsible for business development in key infrastructure projects and domestic marketing activities and has contributed largely for PTC to become a well known and respected name in the country. Earlier, he handled Heavy Engineering division and is now also responsible for the activities of Lucknow Plant 2. In addition, he continues to shoulder several other corporate responsibilities. He has been instrumental in the execution of several large project orders received by PTC from companies like BHEL and BEML.
Mr. Krishna Das Gupta
Independent Director

Mr. Krishna Das Gupta joined the Company in July 2008 as an Independent Director on the Board. His educational qualifications include M.Com, LLB, M.Phil and Masters in Public Administration. Mr. Gupta is an ex-Commissioner of Income-Tax with the Government of India. He is a director on the Board of various other companies.
Mr. Rakesh Chandra Katiyar
Independent Director

Dr. Rakesh Chandra Katiyar joined PTC in April 2007 and is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company. He educational qualifications include M.Com, Ph.D, FICWA, D.Literature and he is a professor at the Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj University, Kanpur. He is a well-known and respected person in his field.
Mr. Ajay Kashyap
Independent Director

Mr. Ajay Kashyap joined PTC in April 2007 and is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company. He is also a director on the Board of various other companies. Mr. Kashyap is a Bachelor in Technology (Chemistry) and has a Masters in Science (Chemistry). He has a vast experience in the engineering Industry.
Brij Lal Gupta
Independent Director

Mr. Brij Lal Gupta's educational qualifications include B.Sc from Meerut University, IRDA and CAIIB. Mr. Brij Lal Gupta has retired as General Manager from Punjab National Bank after 40 years of experience in banking. He holds the position of panel head in interview board of IBPS and serves as guest faculty in various Bank Training Colleges. He is presently also associated as Business Associate with BRICK (Risk Rating company). His experience includes the areas of sales, marketing operations, control, strategic planning and banking operations, recovery in NPAs.
Mr. Ashok Kumar Shukla
Executive Director

Mr. Ashok Kumar Shukla joined PTC Industries Limited in 2003 (and was appointed as director with effect from October 1, 2017) and has been working with the Company for the last 14 years in various capacities. He is an Executive Director of the Company. He is a Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical). He has over 28 years of experience in the foundry industry with a specialization in investment castings and Replicast®.

He has made a substantial contribution for the implementation and achieving business plan directives, implementation of policy matters, boundary management, charting growth plans, increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility, while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards in respect of the Mehsana Plant.
Mrs. Smita Agarwal
Director and Chief Financial Officer

Smita Agarwal, Director and Chief Financial Officer, PTC Industries Limited qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997 and has worked with Price Water house Coopers in their New Delhi and London offices between 1994 to 1998. Smita has also completed her Diploma in Information Systems Audit from ICAI. As her first project, she helped to set up e.Soft Technologies Limited, one of Lucknow's leading software development and business process Consultancy Company which today has offices in New York, Mumbai and Lucknow. She began to take an active leadership role in PTC nearly 7 years ago and steered the management of a foreign direct investment backed by International Finance Corporation and the Commonwealth Development Corporation into the company in 2013. She was also the winner of the 2017 Women Achiever Awards by LMA in the corporate category. Recently, she was also recognised by NITI Aayog as one of the top 60 women entrepreneurs in the country at their Women Transforming India Awards 2018.

Smita served as Chairperson for CII Young Indians Lucknow Chapter and spent her year in office by working tirelessly towards promotion of youth leadership and social awareness in Lucknow through many programs, workshops and awareness activities. She held the position of National Chair – Project Masoom at CII Young Indians heading the vertical for 40 chapters across the nation doing measurable and extremely impactful work in area of prevention of Child Sexual Abuse by sensitising children and adults against this evil. She is now the Northern Region Chair of CII Young Indians and also a member of the CII UP State Council and the CII Northern Regional Committee.