He is the promoter of Lokesh Machines Ltd, with more than 46 years of vast experience in the machine tool industry. He has started his career with KCP Limited in 1965 and after a brief stint joined Hindustan Machine Tools Limited (HMT) in 1966. while working at HMT for almost a decade, Mr. Rao has obtained a methodical understanding and insight of the manufacturing industry. the manufacturing insights supplemented with the entrepreneurial abilities prompted Mr. Rao to start Lokesh Machines Limited.
Mr. Rao with his sheer hard work coupled with managerial abilities built up a strong team and established world-class facilities. He was also the past president of Indian Machine Tools Manufacturers Association (IMTMA).
He has more than 30 years of vast experience in the areas of manufacturing and machine tool building. His career started in HMT as trainee Engineer and is presently Executive Director of Lokesh Machines Limited. He is the operational head for all the divisions. He joined in LOKESH in the year 1985 and has worked in the various departments' right from shop floor, designs, planning, production, assembly, Purchase and application engineering and he has also been trained in various countries.
He has been with LOKESH for more than 20 years since completion of his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from USA. He has under gone training initially in the designs and manufacture of SPMs. He is actively involved with the various facets of the company assisting the functional heads and directors in multiple disciplines.
He has more than 18 years' experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering and has been with LOKESH since completion of Bachelor of Engineering at Osmania University. He has undergone training initially in the designs and manufacture of General Purpose Machines. He is presently heading the General Purpose Machines (GPM) Division of LOKESH.
He has more than 45 years of vast experience in designing and engineering of Machine Tools, Jigs & Fixtures etc. He started his career with HMT during 1964 and after a long stint in all its divisions, became the Chief Engineer in-charge of its design department during 1978 to 1983. Mr. Krishna Swamy, during his stay at HMT had received training under experts in the Design field including Cross Company Inc., USA, the then collaborator of HMT. He has designed a number of machines notable among them being Rotary Indexing Machines, Linear Transfer Machines, Line Boring Machines etc. based on a deep knowledge in designing machines that suit the requirements of customers.
Mr. Krishna Swamy has been associated with LOKESH for more than three decades and is presently Technical Director and has contributed significantly to the growth of LOKESH.
He has considerable experience in chartered accountancy practice and more than three decades of standing in the Profession. He worked as Partner & Associate of M/s Sastri& Shah, Chartered Accountants, Madras and Hyderabad for a period of 12 years from 1976 to 1988. Presently he is a Senior Partner of M/s. Mahesh, Virender&Sriram, Chartered Accountants, Hyderabad, since 1988. He involved in handling Internal and Statutory Audits of various Public & Private Sector Organizations andrenders Management Consultancy and Systems designing for clients. Other areas of expertise includes Company Law Matters, Public Issues,Various levels of tax representation matters, Tax Audits, Project Finance and Funds Structuring, Arbitration Proceedings and general professional advisory matters, Legal drafting of Documents including Foreign Collaboration Agreements. He has handled a number of foreign assignments and has widely travelled.
Young and passionate mechanical engineer from PSG College of Technology, Ms. Likhitha completed her Masters from University of Hartford (US). Since 2019 she began her entrepreneurial journey as a Women Director on Board of M/s. Lokesh Machines Limited.
Leading the company’s diversification and growth strategies, Ms. Likhitha is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to creating and achieving the Vision & Mission of the company and making Lokesh transform into a future ready and vibrant brand.