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Management Team

Katale Shipyard Pvt. Ltd. is promoted by Mr. Dilip Baing & Mariner Dilip Bhatkar who are renowned personalities and natives of Konkan region. Mr. Dilip Baing is engaged in many business and social activities at various places all over India and overseas . He is running many educational institutes and few social working trust in Konkan region.

Mr. Dilip Bhatkar is Chief Marine Engineer by profession and has undertaken many shipping and social activities in Konkan region for last 25 years.

Board Of Directors :

Mr. Dilip Baing - Chairman & Managing Director

Global Operating - Successful at building high-performance executive team and leading sophisticated service organizations. A strategic visionary with clear sense of purpose and urgency when faced with diverse situational challenge during period of both declining sales and rapid growth. Skilled at establishing operations within culturally diverse environment, translating conceptual models into specific growth strategies and planning/executing multi faceted global business development campaign design to improve market shares, gross revenue and EBITDA. 33 years experience in Infrastructure development, Land bank management acquisition, development and sale of land, SEZ development, International trading, Agriculture/Horticulture and Marine industry. In 2011 he recognized the huge untapped potential that India has in the Ship repair sector and set up Katale Shipyard Pvt. Ltd. (KSPL) on the country's west coast in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. He has a clear vision to transform India into a Global Ship repair hub.

Mariner Dilip Bhatkar - Director [ D.M.E, B.E. ( Mech. )]

Mariner Dilip Bhatkar is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, who passed 1st class Engineer (Motor) Examination (M.O.T.), passed Internal Auditors course of ISM(International Shipping Management) completed pre sea training course at Mazagon Dock Ltd. He worked as lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Govt. Polytechnic, Ratnagiri. He worked on Foreign going and Cargo & Passenger ships with M/s Mogul Line Ltd. and worked as Chief Engineer with M/s Chowgule Steamship Ltd. He had prolonged experience in ship repairs, dry docking, new construction shipbuilding works, ships surveys, port operation and cargo handling works etc in major Indian Ports i.e. Mumbai, Cochin, Kandla, Goa, Bhavnagar, Mangalore & also in Spain, Italy, Bahrain, Malaysia, France, Sri Lanka, Finland, Singapore, Poland, etc. He does successful erection, commission and operation of projects of “Lavgan Drydock” of M/s Chowgule Steamship Ltd. at Lavgan site in Jaigad Creek as well as project of multipurpose port terminal "United Dockyard" of M/s Marine Syndicate Pvt. Ltd. at Katale.
Position Held and other memberships -
He is at present working as Vice President with M/s Lavgan Dockyard Pvt. Ltd.
Member of Maharashtra Economic Development Council. ( MEDC )
Member of Indian Society of Environment Science & Technology.
Member of District Advisory Committee, working under Ministry of Non Conventional Energy Source, Govt. Of India.
Director, vocational services & Ex- president, Rotary Club of Ratnagiri

Mr. Pradeep Baing - Director

Mr. Pradeep Baing Mr. Pradeep Baing is a qualified Marine Engineer, who passed 1st class Engineer (Motor) Examination (M.O.T.). He has 5 years sailing experience as Chief Engineer with Oil/Chemical tanker of 4500 DWT owned by d’Amico Tanker, Italy. He has 11 years Sailing experience with bulk and general cargo carrier of Denholm Shipping, Glassgow. He worked in Hyundai, STX and Daewoo Shipyards for taking deliveries of newly built Oil/Chemical tanker on belahf of Ship owners. He worked as General Manger (Engg.) with Bharti Shipyard Ltd., Dabhol for one year. He has a specialization in installation and testing machineries onboard jack up rig to coordinate main & aux. Machineries and inspection with Class. He handled various Shipbuilding projects as well as maintenance and operation of Floating Dry Dock.

Operational Team :

Mr. S Krishnakumar - (Cheif Executive Officer)

Highly experienced Naval Architect backed with 32 years of experience in versatile fields such as Operational Managements, Strategy Planning, Material and Subcontract management and Commercial Management in Ship Building and Ship-repair industry. Previously was associated with L&T Shipbuilding Ltd., Dry Dock World Singapore Pvt. Ltd., Chokhani International Ltd., and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd.

Mr. B S Patro - (General Manager-Yard Operation)

Sailed as Chief Engineer on Fishing Trawlers and Offshore Supply Vessels. 14 years Sailing experience. 7 years as Service Engineer with Wartsila, India. 12 years in ABG Shipyard. Previous position held was in ABG Shipyard as AVP (Projects)

Mr. Amit Kumar - (Yard Manager)

Worked with Indian Coast Guard for 12 years. Previous position held Adhikari (Radio). Enterpreneur for 10 years specialising in Hull Block fabrication and Erection, Living Quarters and Electrical work.