Mr. Sudheendra Gumaste

Founder and Board Member
  • More than 30 years of experience in Product Development, Engineering Services and Business Strategy
  • Expertise in establishing and growing Global Engineering Centre (GEC) of MNC’s from idea to implementation through continuous improvement and performance management
  • Extensively worked in Special Machinery, Off Highway and Automotive area
  • Currently based in Pune, India

Mr. Cecil Varghese

Founder and Board Member
  • Mechanical engineer with MBA in Marketing, leading the Sales and Marketing initiatives at Eckstein
  • Expertise in developing and managing key accounts, entry into new geographies through consultative customer engagements and value propositions which can be translated to concrete business outcomes
  • Extensively worked on analysing competitive landscapes, lead generation, developing customer specific engagement models and offerings
  • Currently based in Stuttgart, Germany

Mr. Eberhard Weiss

Board Member and Advisor
  • Former Senior Vice President Bosch Packaging (now Syntegon), CTO of Business Unit Food
  • More than 35 years of leadership experience in various business units of BOSCH
  • Business advisor and mentor to Eckstein building global company mindset
  • Guiding Eckstein towards next level of competencies required for Business sustainability and growth

Mr. Christoph Held

Board Member
  • Industry leader with expertise in the special machinery segment with experience in engineering and manufacturing
  • Managing Director at Optima Consumer
  • Guiding Eckstein for special machinery segment

Dr. Christoph Mueller

Board Member
  • Combining disciplines of international business administration & mechanical engineering with focus on finance and controlling topics
  • Expertise in due diligence process for SME’s
  • Managing Director at Optima Auslandsbeteiligungen GmbH
  • Supports Eckstein in building and maintaining best practices in finance and accounting