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Management Team

AllyGrow is led by a team of industry veterans with each one of them having a strong expertise in product development, manufacturing and engineering services industry. Together, the team has a proven track record of working with customers globally, scaling up the operations within a short span of time and continuously adding value to the end customers through focused efforts on moving up the value chain.

Prashant Kamat

Chief Executive Officer

Prashant is the Chief Executive Officer at AllyGrow Technologies. An accomplished executive with proven track record in operations, finance, strategic marketing, business expansion and new product development. Post his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai, Prashant started his career in the year 1994 assuming a technical role in a large multinational corporate. Over the last 21+ years his career is characterized by significant accomplishments and increasing responsibilities. During this period he has successfully enabled product & services companies to fulfil their growth imperatives both organically and inorganically through differentiated offerings that deliver value, new market entry, mergers, acquisitions and alliances.

Manfred Weissensteiner

Chief Operating Officer

Manfred is the Chief Operating Officer at AllyGrow Technologies. After his degree in Mechanical Engineering in Austria (Graz), his career started as product design engineer in the automotive industry. Since more than 30 years, Manfred has led senior management positions across Europe. Prior to setting up his own venture (AE Automotive Elements GmbH), he was a board member in one of the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive parts and modules with responsibility for Product Engineering & Design. As a managing director and CEO of AE Automotive Elements, he established the company as a niche engineering service provider in the auto interiors & exteriors domain.

R. Krishnan

Chief Financial Officer

Krishnan is the Chief Financial Officer at AllyGrow Technologies. A dynamic finance professional with around 30 years of rich experience, he has been the CFO in different companies specialized in IT/ITES space for about 20 years. While focused at developing strategies for sustainable value creation, he is also equally adept in implementing process improvement initiatives in procurement, pricing and other areas of cost optimization / innovations that add value to the company. His rich work experience includes working in established blue-chip manufacturing companies such as the Mahindras, Ashok Leyland, DCM Hyundai as well as VC / PE funded start-ups in IT/ITES/BPO domains.

Vishal Pawar

Global Head – Marketing & Strategy

Vishal heads the marketing & strategy function at AllyGrow Technologies. A mechanical engineer with masters in marketing management, Vishal started his career in 1999 as an R&D engineer in a multinational conglomerate. Prior to AllyGrow, he has played a similar role for a leading engineering services company. His marketing role involved extensively working on analysing competitive landscape, lead generation, branding and developing industry specific service offerings. As a part of the strategic role, he was responsible for devising the corporate & business level strategy along with driving its implementation across functions. Additionally, he was also given the responsibility of developing & managing key accounts, entry into new geographies and M&A.

Anand Paranjape

Global Head – Business Development

Anand leads the global business development activities for AllyGrow Technologies. Prior to Allygow, he has managed sales, presales and business development activities for a leading engineering services company. During this period, he has worked with a variety of industry segments and business partners across multiple geographies, driving business growth and diversification. He was also instrumental in setting up key business accounts with highly reputed blue chip automotive companies. Anand began his carrier with an automotive OEM and carries a total industry experience of more than 20 years.

Amit Joshi

Global Head – Operations

Amit is responsible for the delivery organization at AllyGrow Technologies. After his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University, he started his career in 1997 as an R&D engineer with a leading name in Indian automotive industry. His career is exemplified with rich experience in core engineering across varying industries. Over the past 18+ years he has worked in various capacities spanning across engine design specialist, Key Account Manager, Delivery head and Practice head with well-known OEMs and Service Delivery Organizations.

Mangesh Sawant

Global Head – IT & IS

An accomplished IT professional having extensive experience in the IT industry with demonstrated expertise in the IT&ES sector. Prior to AllyGrow, he has worked in a wide variety of areas such as program, management, technical presales, business and IT strategy alignment, acquisition integration, information security, and IT operations management across multiple geographies. He carries a total experience of over 16+ years in the industry.

Felix Grass

Global Head – Program, Process and Systems

Felix is a Graduate in Industrial Engineering with a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Got 10 plus years of extensive experience in Software and Engineering businesses including assisting the management board, administration, finance, process and systems. He is responsible to drive and implement Program Management, Process and Systems at AllyGrow group level and supervise the finance function for Europe region

Kenneth Sutphin

Head - Manufacturing Engineering, USA

Ken is Head of our North American Manufacturing Engineering Business Unit. He brings over 30 years of Manufacturing Engineering experience having commissioned complex Tooling, Assembly and Material Handling programs in roles that include Lead Engineer, Program Manager, Practice Head and Company Executive.

As a Manufacturing Engineering business owner and subject matter expert, Ken has successfully developed regional and global engineering teams that have executed concept-to-commissioning projects in nine countries spanning three continents.

Valentin Pock

Technical Head, Germany

Valentin has over 30 years of rich experience in design and development of automotive programs. Known for his technical expertise and handling of complex design programs of automotive interiors/exteriors for various prestigious customers.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Valentin is responsible for Delivery Excellence of Product Engineering group, Europe and also provides organization wide direction for competency development in his role as a Technical Director.

Yogesh Bhosale

Head – Product Engineering, Pune

Yogesh holds a Post Graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and has around 21 years of experience in Automotive domain. His experience spans across Design, Engineering, Program Management, Testing & Homologation in Automotive Seating, Interiors & Exteriors, Wheel rim areas. He is responsible for the Product Engineering operations in Pune

Jim Smith

Head – Vice President, USA

Jim carries 25 plus years of manufacturing engineering experience in Automotive and Industrial Engineering industries. Proven track record in building superior onshore/offshore engineering teams for various customers in North American markets, delivery management and operational excellence.
Jim is responsible for Manufacturing Engineering operations in USA.