M N Pai’s association with Achal Industries began in the year 1992. He joined Achal group (Manufacturers and Exporters of Cashew Nuts), Baikampady- Mangalore as Manager-Finance. Currently, he holds the post of General Manager at M/s. Achal Industries and is also the Director of Achal Cashews Pvt. Ltd., a quality cashew manufacturing unit operating in Turkewadi, Maharashtra state. The company is involved in Import of Dry fruits from USA as well.
In the year 2006, Achal Industries, Mangalore became the first ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System certified Cashew Factory in the World. M N heads the team implementing the ISO standards at the company.
M N is a certified trainer for Organic Agriculture. Achal initiated a small holder Organic Cashew Project for farmers growing cashews in the states of Goa and Maharashtra. The initiative had a humble beginning in the year 1995 with 180 farmers and has now grown to about 5000 farmers. These farmers are being trained on organic and bio-dynamic agricultural practices as provided under various standards of farming. The training provided includes demonstration on how to prepare agri- waste compost. These programs have contributed immensely to the farmers’ livelihood. M N continues to be fully associated to the cause of empowering the farming community.
Pai has proudly represented Achal group of industries at various gatherings, both in India and abroad. Whether it is conducting seminars in Germany for his customers or representing Achal at exhibitions in the European market, M N Pai is an unparalleled asset to the organization.