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Avlock management team strongly believes that the key opportunities of our business do not come from just the increase in number of customers but also how we continue to enhance the value of our platform for our customers. Our team is driven by the following:

Robert Tomlin


Robert Tomlin is on the Board of Directors as well as the C.E.O. of Avlock International. He is also a Director of Avlock International India Private Limited. Robert reports to the Company Board and is accountable for ensuring the sale of the company’s product range and managing customer relations across different channels staying abreast of industry development and monitoring competitive threats. He defines sales budgets in line with the objectives of the company and monitors the company’s top customers. Robert has 40 years’ experience in the fastener industry. He enjoys cycling, golf and hiking.

Sameer Bulchandani


Sameer Bulchandani is the Director and business leader at Avlock International India Private Limited. Sameer reports to the Company Board, and is responsible for leading the company’s strategic planning, implementation and business development initiatives. He has been involved with Avlock International (SA) since 1998 thru his association with the Avdel group of companies. Sameer leads an innovation think-tank that guides the group through a changing economic landscape seizing opportunities to establish new businesses and as well as exit opportunities for existing ones.

Sameer remains actively involved in Avlock India’s (A) Organic Growth as well as Mergers & Acquisitions, (B) Post Acquisition Integration; (C) Capital Allocation and Financial Review; (D) Business Development; (E) Vendor Development (F) Team Building, and (G) Performance Measurement. Sameer has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Engineering from Brown University, Rhode Island. He enjoys music, art, travelling, golf and skiing.

Nishant Bagwe

Country Manager

Nishant Bagwe joined Avlock International India Private Limited in the year 2015 and remains actively involved in Avlock India’s Sales and operations activities.  He is leading Heavy Engineering Division in Avlock India and also involved in day to day operations activities.   He has over 20 years of experience in Fasteners Industry sector and before joining Avlock India, he held various positions in the  Avdel India Private Limited and Stanley Engineered Fastening India Private Limited.

Nishant is Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with additional qualification of Diploma in Industrial Electronics & MBA in Operations.

In his free time Nishant likes playing cricket and watching TV.

Prashant Deshak

Joint Country Manager SFC Division

Prashant Deshak joined Avlock International India Private Limited in the year 2016. He looks after the business operations of SFC Koenig Sealing & Flow Control division and is responsible for strategic planning, marketing & technical support for SFC Koenig Indian customers.

His past experience with Fastener & hardware includes 25 years at Avdel India & 3 years with Bollhoff India where he administered as Manager for automotive business on an all India basis.

Prashant is a post-graduate in science from Pune University. He enjoys traveling, active social work & reading.

Lachhman Kewalramani

Advisor - Sales & Operations

Lachhman is graduate in mechanical engineering (BE mechanical honors) in the year 1963 (Mumbai University) from the most famous Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, also acquired a Post-graduate diploma in Production Engineering from Bombay University in the year 1970; with total of 55 years of experience, 25 years of shipbuilding, ship repairing & ships ancillary equipment manufacturing company & subsequently with Avdel group & its associate companies for 29 years in various positions.

He is well versed with engineering products including fasteners & installation equipment. He has been associated with Avlock since their foray into India in 2006 where he played an important role in introducing Avlock products in Indian Railways. His past experience includes Avfast & Stanley engineering in an advisory capacity. Lachhman enjoys listening to music & travelling in his free time.

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