Ulhas Potnis
Director - Group Operations, CEO - BoxTech

Mr Potnis heads the company’s technology providing division - Box Tech Division – that has overall responsibility of procuring and providing complete back-end networking and logistics, billing and accounting of the clients in India and abroad.

Mr. Potnis started as an R & D Engineer in the early seventies in the mainstream manufacturing industry. After a stint of two years, he joined Aplab Ltd., an electronics company who is primarily into UPS and Instruments manufacturing, as a Junior Engineer in their production department.

On deputation, on behalf of Aplab at Singapore, Mr. Potnis created a network of Distributors in South East Asia during 1977 to 1982. He was inducted on the Aplab Board in 1985 as Director Marketing. During his stint as Director Marketing in Aplab from 1985 to 2002, Aplab opened their own outlets in 52 cities all over India, including 6 metros.

Mr. Potnis was appointed as Managing Director of Aplab Ltd. in 2003 with the responsibility of managing operations of Aplab worldwide. Under his leadership, Aplab diversified into fuel dispensers business and is a leading manufacturer of fuel dispensers. He led multi disciplinary professional teams to achieve the set objectives. His man management skills are exemplary. It is Mr. Potnis’s man management skills which ensured not a single production hour was lost due to staff or workers unrest in a span of 33 years at Aplab.

Mr. Potnis hails from Kolhapur and did his schooling there and completed his B.E. (Electronics & Telecommunication), from Pune. He holds fellowship of I.E.T.E., I.E.E.E. USA. He has also completed an import export course in Mumbai.