Management Team

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

Late Mr. P.J. Sheth
Founder & Chairman Emeritus

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.


Mr. Ashok J. Sheth
Chairman & Chief Financial OfficerMr. 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.
Mr. Hemandra J. Badani
Vice Chairman & Managing DirectorMr. 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.
Mr. Harsh Badani
Whole Time DirectorMr. 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. Bharat V. Shah
Independent Director

Shri Bharat V. Shah did his B. Tech (Electrical) from IIT, Bombay in 1971 and joined a German MNC in Motor Design Department. Then in 1975, he established his MSME unit manufacturing Special Purpose Motors in Vadodara.

During subsequent 43 years, the factory developed motors for Machine Tools, Textile Machinery, Chemical Plants and then for Navy, Starting from warships up to Nuclear Submarines. Many Import Substitute Designs as well as motors for Exports to leading countries were manufactured.

He was appointed President for All India Electric Motor Manufacturers’ Association (affiliated to CII). He was also appointed on various Technical Committees on Motors – Bureau of Indian Standards (ISI marks) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). He also edited two Industrial Journals – Electric Motors Association and Vadodara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, for many years. He was appointed as an Independent Director for Solitaire Machine Tools Limited in the year 2019.

Ms. Kesha K Thakkar
Independent DirectorMs. Kesha is a commerce graduate and pursuing for Chartered Accountant. She is currently associated with Niyogin Fintech limited in Mumbai. She has wide experience in the field of Audit and Finance.
Ms. Nishita G Rajput
Independent DirectorMs. Nishita has done Masters in CSR field besides other educational achievements. She is a Social Worker in Vadodara and has been operating an NGO for Girl Education.