A sports enthusiast, an inter-school handball champion, an enthusiastic traveller and a go-getter, are some of the skills found in HR Executive Shraddha Salunke. After completing her schooling and junior college in a Marathi medium school, Shraddha pursued her graduation in business administration from Pune University in English and has successfully completed an MBA degree in HR.
"Working as an HR generalist and gaining knowledge of various HR functions has been a fulfilling experience for me. The cohesive work culture and disciplined approach are key motivators for me. Furthermore, the women empowerment programme is a great morale booster for all of us here,"Shraddha Salunke
A Quality Executive at Premier’s CNC Machine Division, Manisha started her journey with Premier more than four years ago. She brought with her a rich experience of more than 14 years. Calibration of gauges is a major part of Manisha’s job. Her careful attention to detail contributes to the high
quality machines and results in customer satisfaction. When not at Premier, Manisha enjoys being a mother to two young boys, who apart from excelling in their academics are also hockey enthusiasts.
Apart from a Bachelors Degree in Science, she has completed a certificate course in the German language, as she wished to be a freelance lecturer.
"The bond we share and the support we get from our colleagues as well as superiors is what makes Premier different from other manufacturing companies"Manisha Sheelwant
Anu has been with Premier for more than 37 years. A disciplinarian at heart, she was inclined towards the police services as an adolescent. Anu
compares Premier’s journey to a quote by Vincent Van Gogh: “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never
found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
Lizy started her career with Premier in 1979. On her first day, she reported for duty at the Engineering Division to Mr. KG Rathi, who, 33 years later, still finds Lizy extremely dedicated, systematic and punctual. Acknowledging her sincerity, Mr. Rathi extended her service post retirement and brought her on board as a consultant. An introvert by nature, Lizy firmly believes in the principle of “simple living and high thinking”
Kadambari Paigude, Assistant Manager, HR is a talented and hard-working young lady who is the primary breadwinner of her family. Kadambari pursued her graduation while simultaneously undertaking a part-time assignment, which also helped fund her MBA. At Premier, Kadambari has the sole
responsibility of the company’s entire HR department. Kadambari is also a true all-rounder, being a linguist, an adventure lover, a singer, and a guitarist
"The difficulties in my life have increased my self-confidence and made me a stronger person."Kadambari Paigude - Assistant Manager, HR
Spenta's life is influenced by her maternal instincts; her daughter is at the very core of her being. A behind-the-scenes person, Spenta is organised, a brilliant planner, methodical and rational in her decisions. She treads the line between finding and executing new projects for the
CSR department and the Trust.
"The work I do gives me a sense of satisfaction, which is very important to me."Spenta Shroff
Originally from Orissa, Rashmi Sahoo shifted base to Pune five years ago. With a desire to pursue medicine as a profession, the intelligent and diligent Rashmi, stood 37th in the Orissa state medical entrance test. Due to her constrained financial resources and traditional family background, Rashmi was not allowed to pursue her degree in medicine. However, she obtained a Masters Degree in Science with a specialisation in math, one of her favourite subjects. She has been with Premier for the past four years and is an Executive in the Marketing Department of the Machine Division.
"Premier is my lucky charm. I bought a house and had my first child as soon as I joined the Company, The work flexibility, respect for women and the work life balance, all keeps me motivated and loyal to Premier,"Rashmi Sahoo
Armed with a post graduation degree in commerce, Kavita Nair joined Premier Ltd. two years ago to support the purchase function of the engineering business. Her non-technical background did not deter her from excelling in her field.
"Initially it was difficult to negotiate with the vendors, as I was not confident about my purchase skills, but the encouragement from my seniors and the support of my colleagues have made me a confident Purchase Executive today,"Kavita Nair - A voracious reader, Kavita devours books such as the Ramayana and Shri Krishna.
Ms. Urmila Nagarkar is a single mother and the sole breadwinner of her family. She moved into her own home 15 years ago and has raised her son independently with hard work, determination and wise choices. Her simple attitude, constant quest for knowledge and passion for her work has contributed towards her success as a working woman. Currently, she is pursuing a Company Secretary course, and in her spare time, loves to analyse the stock markets.
“Over the last four years, my close proximity to work as well as our company's policy of getting the job done and leaving on time has enabled me to be there for work and my family.”
Fondly known as 'Shree', Sreedevi Birajdar is the true face of Premier as she charms each visitor to the factory with a welcoming smile. Shree's
‘never-say-no’ attitude makes her one of Premier’s most helpful employees as she single-handedly manages all the administrative activities
for more than 500 officers, from handling the switchboard to making travel arrangements. She is the true 'communicator' of Premier.
"My job gives me complete satisfaction. The family environment, the new challenges I face every day and the flexibility with which I am allowed to work give me a sense of stability and loyalty to Premier."Sreedevi Birajdar - The Communicators
An efficient Industrial Relations executive, Pranali plays the roles of nurturer, support system, agony aunt, and 'go to' person with aplomb. She
forms the link between workers and management, and the maturity with which she handles grievances has earned her tremendous respect. This year, Pranali enrolled for a Diploma in Industrial Relations at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). What few know about Pranali is that she is a true entrepreneur at heart, who, for 10 years,ran her own chaat corner, for which she is still well known in her vicinity.
"Never brood over the past; take it within your stride and move on."Pranali Shinde
Vaishali looks after the purchase of capital equipment for the Engineering Division, compares quotations from different vendors and negotiates large purchase deals for Premier. Armed with a B.E. in Automobile Engineering and an MBA, Vaishali has reached the position of Assistant Manager, Purchase. Flexible working arrangements after her baby was born is just one of the reasons why she won't be leaving Premier in a hurry. Few know that this demure, young mother is passionate about bikes.
"My professional learning in terms of purchase and negotiations also helps me on the personal front in the market, and at times with my husband!"Vaishali Chavan - Assistant Manager, Purchase
Shubhangi, Assistant Manager, Assembly, is Premier's only female engineer to work on a male-dominated CNC shop floor, which makes her possibly one of the few women in the industry to do so! Armed with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Shubhangi works shoulder-to-shoulder with the men in the CNC Machines Division. Soft but assertive, she is an assembly supervisor and efficiently handles manpower on the floor, looks after programming activities, and handles functional checks and material management. Few know that Shubhangi is an expressive writer who is currently compiling an