About Performix

Enabling Digital Batch Manufacturing

Performix is a Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) and Analytics company founded in 2006 with a singular goal — to drive manufacturing efficiency, predictability, and excellence for our clients in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and specialty chemicals industries.

Driven by an experienced team of business and engineering problem solvers with deep domain knowledge in manufacturing, quality, and compliance, Performix developed its xMES platform to accelerate our clients’ digital transformation and help them move from outdated manual processes to a data-driven, and highly optimized manufacturing ecosystem.

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Management Team

Sham Afzalpurkar

Founder, President & CEO

Sham is the founder, President & CEO of Performix, Inc. In this role, he guides the overall strategic vision and operations of the Company. Sham has over 30 years of experience in developing and delivering manufacturing and supply chain software solutions. Prior to Performix, Sham was a co-founder of Bristlecone, Inc. (Mahindra & Mahindra), a leading supply-chain solutions company where he was Vice President of Supply Chain Practice. Sham helped manage the company to become a leading SAP supply chain service provider. Prior to Bristlecone, Sham worked for SAP architecting and implementing manufacturing and supply chain solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Prior to SAP, he held a number of leadership positions in the area of manufacturing and logistics with companies such as Halliburton. Sham is a frequent speaker at manufacturing and supply chain software events and has published articles in leading journals. Sham holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University (India ) and an MBA and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas.

Winston Gilpin


Winston Gilpin has over twenty-five years of experience in finance and accounting and is the founder and president of Gilpin Consulting, LLC. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and has served in a number of executive management positions for both publicly traded and privately owned companies as well outside advisory roles to several more.

Shripad Lale

Director, Product Management

Shripad is a Manufacturing IT Professional, with 30 years of experience in setting up and running Product Management and R&D teams, building and managing lifecycle of Industrial Automation Software Solutions in O&G, Power, WWW, MMM, F&B, Life Sciences, and Infrastructure Verticals. He has also been involved in providing Manufacturing IT Consulting services to the global market in the area of Industry 4.0, IIOT, MES, Process Control Systems, Manufacturing Intelligence, Advance Process Control and Optimization, and Enterprise Asset Management. Shripad major work experience is with companies like Siemens, Tata Consultancy Services, Performix, and Schneider electric. Shripad holds a BS in Physics and a BS in Computer Technology, both from University of Bombay, India.

Mushtaq Shikalgar

Director, Product Development

Mushtaq is an IT industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in designing, developing and architecting enterprise applications. At Performix, he is responsible for providing leadership, planning, and strategic direction to the new and existing products. He is conversant with latest technologies and architected enterprise applications for clients in Manufacturing and Telecommunication. Prior to Performix, he was with Tech Mahindra and CalSoft as Enterprise Architect. He has B.S in Electronics from Shivaji University, India.

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