Key Personnel

SAMKRG is led by a team of experts with many years of managerial, technological and business experience. Each executive brings special skills, knowledge, and expertise to a dynamic, leadership team that works closely with our clients, with our staff, and with one another. The result is a powerful synergy that assures an efficient, vibrant workplace for our employees and a consistently high level of service for our customers.

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    Mr. S.D. M. Rao, Chairman & Managing Director

    S D M Rao has been the driving force that has made SAMKRG Pistons & Rings Ltd. a highly technologically focused and preferred supplier of pistons and piston rings to the entire 2 & 3-wheeler industry. The idea to set up an independent venture to manufacture pistons came when he was working on a Unido technology transfer project.

    Rao has more than three decades of successful high technology management experience in establishing and building highly responsive, customer-focused businesses that have undergone transformation resulting from reorganizations, acquisitions and internal growth.

    Rao holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Andhra University and M.I.E, F.I.E is also the recipient of Engineers of the year "Bharat Ratna Sir Visveswaraya Award" for the year 1985 instituted by Institute of Engineers & Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.

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    Mr. S. Karunakar - Vice President & Director(Tech.) 

    Karunakar joined the company in 1986 as an apprentice engineer and later was responsible for overseeing various production activities. In this capacity, Karunakar played an instrumental role in identifying and creating new manufacturing techniques and improving the production capacities of the organization.

    He has practiced Best global work practices and undergone training from Japan and implemented in the factory. His integral role in the company's successful growth earned him a prominent position as member of the management team as a whole time Director. Which maintaining business responsibility of R&D project managing and technology development.

    Karunakar holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and is currently the whole time Director of the company.

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    Mr. S. Kishore - Director (Operations) 

    Kishore joined the company in 1990 as an Apprentice Engineer and played integral role in the company's manufacturing operations. He worked his way up and was responsible for overseeing the company's sales and marketing activities while maintaining his core business responsibility of production in the company's piston production units based at Vishakapatnam. His role is instrumental in the successful expansion and growth of SAMKRG. He has extensively toured all over the world and took training in TOYOTA systems and implemented team management. 

    Kishore holds a Mechanical Engineering degree with specialization in Production and Industrial engineering and is currently the whole time Director of the company.