BOARD OF DIRECTORS

S K Welling
Chairman

Mr. Welling has rich and wide industrial experience of over 35 years spanning several functional areas such as Strategic Planning, Corporate Restructuring, Industrial Engineering, Project Management, Technology Management, International Marketing and Human Resources Management. Mr. Welling is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Leeds, UK. He was the former Executive Director of HMT Limited and HMT (International) Limited.

Aditya M Gokarn
Managing Director

Mr. Gokarn has varied experience in business development, project execution and new product development. He has been instrumental in executing the capacity expansion and technology upgradation programmes of the company over the last 10 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from RV College of Engineering, Bengaluru, and a Certificate of Business Excellence from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Gokarn joined the Company as Manager of Business and was subsequently inducted on the Board of Directors in 2005 in the capacity of Executive Director.

Mrs. Anuradha M Gokarn 
Non-executive Director

Mrs. Gokarn took over the reins of the company at a time of crisis when her husband and the Founder Managing Director, Mr. M V Gokarn passed away. She served as the managing director of the company for a period of 26 years – from 1986 to 2012, during which she successfully steered the company to a market leadership position and built a strong foundation on which the company continues to grow till date. Her in-depth knowledge of the business and her ability to build employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders ensured that under her leadership, Triton remained continuously profitable and grew at a CAGR of over 14% over two and a half decades. Mrs. Gokarn holds an M.Phil in English Literature from the University of London.

Dr. B R Pai
Independent Non-executive Director

Dr. Pai is an expert in the field of combustion, heat transfer, air-breathing propulsion systems and Computational Fluid Dynamics, who has several patents and over a hundred papers and publications to his credit. Dr. Pai completed his B.Tech from IIT Madras and went on to obtain a Ph.D. from Imperial College, London. He holds an M.Sc in Engineering and a Diploma from the Imperial College. Dr. Pai started his career as a research engineer at English Electric Company, UK, and later moved to International Flame Research Foundation, Holland, as a Senior Research Investigator before joining the National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) in 1975. He retired as Director of NAL in the year 2004.

Tamhant Jain
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Jain is the co-founder of Northwest Executive Education which provides executive education in leadership and management in collaboration with globally renowned international institutions like Chicago Booth, Yale and Berkeley. Mr. Jain completed his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur. He had a distinguished academic record at IIT and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. Previously, Mr. Jain served as Chief of Strategic Planning at Future Group, India’s largest retailer and also served as CEO of Adonis, where he developed Sales, HR & IT capabilities.