Corporate Profile

Corporate Profile

Solitaire Machine Tools Ltd. strives to maintain an environment and structure that encourages productivity and respect for its customers and employees.


Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Late Mr. P.J. Sheth

Mr. Praful J. Sheth was the founder of Solitaire Machine Tools Ltd. He guided the Solitaire team as the Chairman for 23 years and gave his valuable inputs and ideas to the team. He was a visionary with a knack for business. He built a strong foundation for Solitaire Machine Tools based on hard work, good work ethics and social responsibility.


Mr. Sheth completed his B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from VJTI, Mumbai and M.Tech. in Production Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He also held a Master’s degree in Business Administration from VJTI, Mumbai.


Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Ashok J. Sheth

Mr. Ashok J. Sheth has completed his B.S. (Mechanical Engineering) from University of Oklahoma, USA. He has an experience of 43 years in the field of machine tools.  He took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Solitaire Machine Tools Ltd. in the year 2010. He has been heading the team with his dynamic and futuristic approach.


Vice Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Hemandra J. Badani

Mr. Hemandra J. Badani has done his Bachelors in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He has extensive knowledge in the field of machine automation and computer programming gained through an experience of over 35 years in this field. At Solitaire, he mainly focuses on PLC and CNC related programming and troubleshooting. Besides technical contribution, he is also looking after Administration and Human Resources.


Whole Time Director

Mr. Harsh Badani

Mr. Harsh Badani is a B.Tech. (Production Engineering) from D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai. He completed his MBA (Marketing) from MS University, Vadodara. He was appointed as the Whole Time Director in the year 2010. At Solitaire, he is in charge of the production department. As a young director, he has brought a fresh outlook to the company with his new and innovative ideas.



Ms. Shilpa Taneja

Ms. Shilpa Taneja operates an advertising agency in Mumbai and has an extensive experience in the field of marketing and management.



Mr. A.J. Kothari

Mr. Kothari was working with Kirloskar Copeland Ltd. as Senior Vice President and retired after 35 years of service. He is currently a consultant to various engineering industries around Pune.



Dr. Amita S. Shah

Dr. Amita Shah is a PhD. in Biochemistry from Cancer Research Institute, Mumbai. At present, she is working in the field of education with a Gurgaon based company, Stones 2 Milestones.



Ms. Rashmi Desai

Ms. Desai is a senior practicing advocate in civil matters in Vadodara. She is also on legal panels of various banks and insurance companies.



Ms. Padmaja K. Mukundan

Ms. Mukundan is a senior manager in banking industry and currently working with the securities division of one of the largest private banks in India.