Group President and CEO
Dr. AK Kala leads the overall group business of Brasten, head quartered in Thailand, with wide foot prints across Asia Pacific and USA. The group business serves customers in the process, hybrid, and discrete industries with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service capabilities with a team of experienced professionals. Dr. Kala founded this organization in 1990 with his solid experience in process control instrumentation, project planning and work experience in some of the leading blue-chip organizations.
Dr. Kala earned Master degree in Engineering and Management from Assumption University, Thailand and a Doctorate in International Business from USA. He is also a Computer Science and Technology Master Degree holder from a premier institution in India.
A seasoned Technocrat and recipient of various prestigious awards for Innovation, Establishing joint ventures and Augmented sales. Senior member of ISA and AWWA, USA. A philanthropist with an initiative in mind for the goodness of people and Quality of life, which he accomplishes from one of his group companies “Bhima Cares Foundation” established by him in 2019.
Group Finance Director
Oversees Finance and Accounting for the Brasten Group. Ensures that all of the company's financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislations. Neerja Kala holds Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Assumption University, Thailand. She plays a vital role in the philanthropy, ranging from volunteering and provide support to the Group President by participating in the non-profit workforce.
General Manager – Global Business
Responsible for global business development initiatives for Brasten Group Core Business Units. Main focus areas include Sales, Business Development, Branding and Marketing, Appointing Resellers and Agents, and Strategic Planning.
Prior to joining Brasten, Murali worked for Emerson Automation Solutions for nearly 25 years in various capacities, out of which 7 years in General Management role in Emerson (Thailand) Limited, responsible for Indochina. Started his career working with Masoneilan (India) Limited – manufacturers of Control Valves and Level Instruments.
Murali holds Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Czechoslovakia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, specialization in Marketing Management from the University of Madras.
General Manager Sales– Brasten Analytical
Responsible for Brasten’s Global Analytical Business. Ray oversees all Analytical Brands, Supplier Relations, Analytical Sales and Solutions, Strategic and Tactical actions relating to the Analytical Business, as well as all related post sale activities.
Ray brings over 27 years of Sales, Sales Management and Sales Operations experience to Brasten Analytical. Prior to joining Brasten Analytical, Ray worked for the Xerox Corporation in the USA, for a total of 17 years, in various Sales Management capacities, including 8 years at Corporate HQ, as a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Xerox’s North American Office Products Business. Ray also has several years' experience as a COO for an Inter-Brand Retail organization (Time Deco Corporation) in Thailand, as well as Consulting Experience with IDC Asia Pacific.
Ray holds Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, as well as a minor in Industrial Engineering.
Director & Bio-Medical Wellness Expert
Dr. Kamaljit Singh is an active member and plays an advisory role in Operations of the Bhima Cares Foundation, catering to South East Asia and India. A Brasten Group Company, which is a Non-profit Organization to take care, love and improve the quality of life for the destitute elderly people and under privileged children.
Dr Kamaljit is a Ph.D scholar and a M.D in Alternative Medicine from one of the premier institute of India. In addition to that, he possesses various degrees and diplomas in Acupressure and Magneto Therapy and serves as a consultant. He was a Physiotherapist for the Punjab Cricket Association.
A profession spanning 40 years in various fields, primarily being a Doctor, Consultant, Motivational speaker, he started his career with the prestigious Indian Navy as the Naval Police
Technical Director, Operations
Shringi spearheads the Operations, Lifecycle Services and Human Resource portfolio for Brasten Group of Companies. He brings in 40 years of overall experience in various fields, out of which 20 years in Thailand.
Prior to joining Brasten, Shringi was the Associate Vice President for SRF Industries. During the 20-year tenure with SRF Industry, he led various portfolios in Production, Engineering, Quality Control, Projects and Systems.
In India, he was the Head of Instrumentation for leading chemical companies like DCL Polyesters and JK Synthetics in a career spanning 15 years.
Senior Technical Manager
Fanu Jethi takes care of the Badotherm Far East Co. Limited for product sales and the post sales activities.
Customer focus, dedication and willingness to go beyond his normal role are his key attributes and remains to be key resource for Badotherm Far East Co Ltd.,
Fanu has an overall 20 years of experience in the field of Instrumentation and have worked with Polyester film plant in Thailand, prior to joining Brasten in 2007. He earned Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from India.