Tufropes Partners with Aimia

Tufropes Partners with Aimia

Over the past 31 years, Tufropes has grown to be a global leader in the manufacturing of synthetic fiber rope and netting solutions. Our dedicated team and valued business partners have built a robust global platform and the time is right for the business to scale to new heights. We believe that Aimia and Paladin are the right partners to captain the next phase of this journey. In changing hands, we have faith that the company will be able to deepen its relationships with all of our customers and develop new markets.

We expect Tufropes’ strong work ethic and culture of teamwork to continue while our company is introduced to new opportunities and diverse experiences and that this new chapter will catalyse our employees’ individual and personal growth. We keenly anticipate the future of this growth story, as we pass the baton to our new partners.

- Arun Goel, Founder of Tufropes

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By Tufropes

Setting milestones of perpetual growth in the market since the year 1992, today Tufropes is the largest manufacturer of game-changing synthetic ropes and nets.

Our vision exceeds the imagination of every other competitor in the industry. With that, we mark a claim that carries the ability to produce at a wide scale with refined crafting quality.

The Ascent of Tufropes

A business is born through a unique and impressive product offering, but an empire is built on the pillars of trust, commitment and a drive to go that extra mile; every single time. We continuously strive to provide excellence and deliver that ‘wow’ factor and that is why, we have indeed created an empire.

Our principles of success are quite simple in theory, but we understand the immeasurable value that they deliver, which is why we never compromise on:

  • Timely deliveries

  • Certified Quality

  • Safety first; always!


With life-long commitment and trusted partnerships that exceed the limitations of formality, our clients are our friends, they are our mentors and sometimes our biggest ideators.

Our extensive industry experience brings about a gradual shift when our partners' trust becomes synonymous to our day-to-day practices. Tufropes, in this manner, customises and curates exceptional deliverables that surpass client expectations.

Our 'Tuf' Team

The evolution of manufacturing solutions across industries begins in the
minds of the most talented entrepreneurs and innovators in the field.

Meet the people behind creating ingenious solutions:

Stuart Janke

Chief Executive Officer

Tufropes is the proud winner of the Largest Exporter Award for Ropes from Plexconcil through the past decade.

Tufropes has won three awards, back to back, by the Sports Good Exports Promotion Council for Sports Netting from India (India Nets, Indore Unit).

Stuart Janke

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Stuart Janke is the Chief Executive Officer at Tufropes. Mr. Janke brings over 30 years of experience in the global synthetic rope industry holding senior leadership and management roles across multiple business functions, in addition to leading the business through multiple transformative integrations.

He spent several years living in Asia Pacific leading an acquisition in Australia, as well as leading business development and marketing activities in the region covering China, S.E. Asia, and India.

He has been instrumental in working with teams to develop new technology advancing the manufacturing of synthetic fiber ropes and their use in critical applications globally. He is on the Board of Directors for the Cordage Institute, and holds a B.A. degree from Western Washington University, USA.

Dr. Navnath Tarle

Chief Operating Officer & Director, India

Dr. Navnath Tarle in his last assignment, served as COO/EVP & whole time Director of Global Autotech Ltd, where he led the company’s profitable growth and transformation journey for the last 4.5 Yrs. Previously, Dr. Tarle Served for Semco / Sigma Electric for 18 years, and his last assignment was as Senior Vice President of Operations based in Jaipur.

Dr. Tarle began his career as Operations Leader among several automotive companies, including Mahindra and Mahindra, JAYA Hind Industry & Ikeil Metals Pvt Ltd.

Dr. Tarle have extensive operations Management of multi plants/Division, Business development, Business excellence exposure of 29 Years in Auto and Non-auto segment and worked with diverse cultural states of India.
He has handled variety of manufacturing process from Metal casting, Machining, electroplating /painting, Tubing, Forging etc.
He Led the Brownfield and Green field plant set up for the integrated manufacturing processes. He is passionate about Lean, Six sigma & Industry 4.0, Green Sustainability and People development and transforming organization for sustainable in long run.

He has worked with Private Equity owned company by Goldman Sachs and Argand partners and participated in various Due diligence processes.

Dr. Tarle has a Doctorate (Honorary), Excellence in Management from YSU, USA & CIAC India. He is a Mechanical Engineer and holds an Executive MBA in Operations Management from Symbiosis Institute of Management. He is Lean Six Sigma Black belt from ASQ & has completed Southeast Asia Leadership Academy by SIBF.

Dr Tarle has actively contributed in various Institutions like CII, ACMA, IIF ,QCFI to share his knowledge and experience for the Benefits of the Industry.

Brian Pettipas

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Brian Pettipas is the Chief Financial Officer at Tuffibres and Tufropes. Mr. Pettipas has served as a senior executive and finance leader for over 20 years across diverse industries with medium to large sized companies. He started his career in public accounting practice, spending over 10 years with Grant Thornton, where he achieved partner status.

Mr. Pettipas has extensive M&A experience, capability in high growth situations, and proven knowledge guiding companies through difficult times such as the 2008 financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. He has worked extensively with private-equity owners, family investment firms and entrepreneurs during his career.

A Chartered Public Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, he also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Venkat Sundaram

CFO India & Company Secretary

Mr. Venkateswaran (Venkat) Sundaram is the CFO India & Company Secretary of Tufropes. Previously, Venkat has served as Vice President of Finance for CG Power Industrial Solutions Limited, an Indian MNC, from 2013 to 2021. Prior to that, Venkat worked for Danfoss, in Chennai for thirteen years; his last assignment was Global Finance Director and APAC Financial Controller.

As APAC Financial Controller Venkat was responsible for the performance of the Business across 14 countries in including China and Pacific through support functions of Finance & IT. As a Global process owner Venkat implemented SAP across APAC, SAP BI Reporting system across globe and training employees in these systems which made a positive impact on Business Decisions.

Mr. Sundaram holds an MBA from Henley Business School, London and a Master’s degree in Commerce (M.Com.), and qualifications of Management Account (ACMA) and Company Secretary ship (ACS).