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Our Management Team


Kirit Gala

Managing Director

Kirit is a mechanical engineer and an MBA from Mumbai University. A true leader who led the company on to a fast track growth by globalization. After achieving market leadership status for Gala in three niche market products in India, he successfully led the business in other Asian & European Markets.
As a strong believer in value system backed with scientific management principles, he has developed a highly dedicated management team at Gala. Partnering with Private Equity, implementing aggressive growth plans and creating a win-win situation for all stake holders and partners is his strength.


Balkishan Jalan
Executive Director

A Chartered Accountant, with an experience of more than fifteen years in various areas of Finance, IT, Operations and strategy. Mr Jalan is one of the early professionals to join Gala in 1998.
He has successfully handled operations at Gala for more than 5 years as the Chief Operating Officer for Compressor Valves division & acted as Chief Finance Officer for 3 years, before becoming Executive Director of the current businesses. His business acumen and entrepreneurship combined with management skills of a true professional make him an outstanding contributor to the gala groups success & adherence to core values.


Satish Kotwani
Director - Business Development

Satish is a mechanical engineer and has been with Gala since 1993.
He is a Global player, who has successfully developed Asian & European markets & and also contributed significantly in market & product development strategies. People recognize him as a true team player and an effective leader. He was instrumental in integrating sales and business development functions of Gala’s Compressor valve business with Hoerbiger, an European Multinational.


Rajendra Deshpande
Vice President – Engineering & Product Development – Springs Technology

Rajendra is involved in product development & technology up-gradation projects as he is passionate about continuous improvement in manufacturing technology as well as product performance. He has in-depth knowledge of enhancing fatigue life of springs and is well versed with design & developments. His expertise also includes marketing of capital equipment as well as precision components in India & global markets and understanding customer expectations.
His hobbies include creating awareness about latest happenings on technology front, reading books on entrepreneurial success stories and keeping physically fit through yoga & art of living.


Anand Kaundanya
Chief Operating Officer

Anand is a Mechanical Engineer with Post graduate qualification in Human resource management.
Anand started his career in Godrej & Boyce and brings with him over 16 years of experience in various functions of machine tool business and capital goods industry.
He has done advanced management courses conducted by S P Jain institute of management and also undergone various training programs in the areas of leadership and self improvement.
He believes in open and transparent communication at all levels and knowledge sharing. His hobbies are reading books on Self improvement, Leadership and General Management. He enjoys playing chess and table tennis.


K.Mahindran
Associate Vice President – IT Systems

K Mahindran holds a Master degree in computer application from Madras University, India. He leads the Information Technology team of Gala and is instrumental in initiating and executing all IT related projects.
He has more than 20 years of experience in IT systems and worked in the areas of software development, integration of IT systems, networks and mail systems. He earlier had global responsibility for IT of Galaxy Surfactants Limited, New Mumbai.