Esmech Equipment Board comprises a highly experienced team drawn from HB Esmech and SMS Group GmbH. The day to day management is carried out by Mr. Suresh Joshi (Chairman) and Mr. Vijay Joshi (Managing Director), while the SMS Group GmbH representatives on the board bring with them the necessary strategic, managerial, technological and financial inputs and support.
Mr. Suresh Joshi is the founder of Esmech. He has over 48 years of experience in the Rolling Mills industry, of which around 20 years has been in Rolling Mill operations and 28 years in the area of manufacturing of equipment. His knowledge of design and operational aspects provides invaluable inputs to the design of our equipment.
Mr. Vijay Joshi has around 18 years of cross industry experience, from cement plants, information technology, to Rolling Mill Equipment design and manufacturing.
Mr. Rosenthal is working with SMS since 1979, and has over 37 years of experience in the field of hot and cold rolling and strip processing. Starting in the development department, he rose to the position of head of Research and Development in 1986. He took on the role of Executive Vice President of Hot Rolling Mill Division in 1996. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Managing Board of SMS Siemag (now SMS Group). He is presently responsible for the entire Rolling Mill and Strip Process Business at SMS Group.
Mr. Heising joined the SMS Group in the capacity of Commercial Director of SMS Meer in 2006. In recognition of his organizational and commercial skills, he was given the additional charge of Head-Group wide Restructuring – a very important and strategic activity taken by the SMS Group to respond to future market challenges. He is a member of the Managing Board of SMS Group since 2015.
Dr. Behrens is the Executive Vice President of SMS Group – Strip Process Line Division, which operates from Hilden, Germany. He is highly experienced in the Strip Process Line business, and has been responsible for the execution of many technically challenging projects for the processing of high end products.