Board Of Directors:
Mr. Srinivas V. Kudva: Son of our founder Shri. Vaman Srinivas Kudva was born on 8th April 1933 in Mangalore. After attending Canara High School Mangalore, he obtained his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from St. Aloysius College, and a MS in Metallurgical Engineering from Lehigh University in U.S.A. He came back to India to join his father at The Canara Workshops Ltd., and helped him set up one of the first mini steel plants in the country consisting of a 5MT arc furnace and the country’s first vertical continuous casting machine.
He was able to put his knowledge into practice to produce produce superior quality steel from the mini steel. He took over the management of the company on the demise of his father, and guided it towards the path of progress. In this he has been instrumental in installing computers in the company very early on in the 80s. He is personally responsible for creating the software on which the various systems of the company now run.
He is presently the Chairman and Managing Director of The Canara Workshops Ltd. and was the Chairman of Canara Public Conveyance Ltd., the pioneer transport organisation presently known as CPC Logistics Ltd.
He was the founder director of the All India Automobile Ancillary Association and Metal Scrap Trading Corporation, and two term President of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mangalore. He was nominated by the government as founder President of the Kanara Stock Exchange later renamed as Mangalore Stock Exchange, for a period of three years. He was President of the Mangalore Management Association (Affiliate to the All India Management Association) from 1985-1997 for a period of 12 years. Widely travelled, he has wide knowledge of various industrial activities in many developed and some developing countries.
He is the president of the Canara Foundation and founder of the V.S. Kudva Foundation, both of which assist education and other social projects. He is also a versatile speaker in both English and Kannada and can deliver extempore lectures. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Mangalore and now a member of the Rotary Club of Mangalore Midtown were he has served as its President.
Mr. Premnath S. Kudva:Grand son of the Founder Late Shri. Vaman Srinivas Kudva and son of Mr. Srinivas V. Kudva our present Chairman & Managing Director, is an Engineering graduate from Manipal Institute of Technology and also holds a post graduate diploma in management from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal . He joined Canara Workshops Limited in 1986 and completed his initial stints at various managerial levels till 1992. He was inducted to the Board of Directors of The Canara Workshops Limited as Executive Director on 9th June 1992. From then on, he has devoted his time and managerial skills to develop and strengthen the company in all its activities to reach the pinnacle of success. He has a keen acumen for perfection and has guided his team towards this perfection which has made CANARA SPRINGS the market leader in all four states of Southern India. The fact that, the Company’s turnover which was at 5.5 Crores when he joined the company had grown steadily and has reached 40 Crores in the recently concluded financial year speaks volume of his effort.
He is the charter president of Rotary Club of Mangalore Central and was the youngest chartered President at that time. He actively involves in the club activities regularly apart from rendering his services to other social activities. He is a vivid reader and has a large collection of books.
Mr. U. Mohan Mallya: holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering ( Mechanical), from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has had a wide experience in the machine tool industry during his long career in Mumbai.
Mr. M. Venkatesh Pai: holds a degree in Bachelor of Architecture from the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. He is one of the leading architects from our City of Mangalore, and also the Chief Architect for the new Canara Engineering College that has come up near Mangalore .
Mr. V. Mahesh Kamath: holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial Production) from the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Enterpreneurship) from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal, M.B.A. (International Business) from University of Luton, U.K. He has experience in Engineering Project Services and Construction Equipments.