About Us

Our Background & History

The Leadership team at Karmen had earlier founded and managed India’s pioneering Export Oriented Indian Steel Foundry – Sivanandha Steels Ltd, which was set up in 1967 with technology from Demag, Germany and Cronite Foundry Group, UK, Sivanandha was the Top exporter of steel castings for 14 years from 1985 to 1999 and winner of the Govt. Of India’s Top Exporter Award for 10 years.

Our team has vast experience in supplying the global names in the valve & pump industries for over 40 years.


Our Leadership Team

Ramesh Venkatesan (Ramesh)

CEO & Managing Director

Ramesh is a Production Engineer from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He also holds a Master’s Degree from The University of Warwick, UK in “Engineering Business Management and has over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing operations, global sourcing, precision engineering and International sales. At Karmen, he is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the company and ensuring that manufacturing sites are equipped with appropriate capability in terms of manufacturing and quality infrastructure.


R. Marudachalam (RM)

Executive Director

Marudachalam is a Mechanical Engineer from Coimbatore Institute of Technology and has over 40 years of experience in casting technology. He has been closely involved with the sourcing activity of global companies from India and has been trained at Cronite Foundry Group, UK. He has successfully developed hundreds of high integrity parts for customers worldwide. At Karmen, his key responsibilities include appropriate process selection and techno commercial interactions with customers during the product development process.


Divya Biyani Venkatesan

Director and Chief Operating Officer

Divya is an Economics graduate from the University of Madras and holds a Masters in Business Economics. She has been involved with Karmen as operations head since 2005. Prior to joining Karmen, she was National Sales Head for Thomson Reuters and COO at a large process outsourcing company. At Karmen she has passionately built robust management systems and processes that have enabled consistent growth and prepared Karmen for the future.


K. Subramanian (KS)

Vice President - Management Processes

Subramanian holds a graduate degree in Physics and is one of the earliest ANST Level III certified professionals in India. During his career spanning over 43 years, he has built an impeccable track record within the industry as an uncompromising Quality professional focused on NDE. At Karmen he is responsible for maintaining and improving the integrity of quality process both internal and external.