Experts’ Panel

NCTS The Team

Mr. Sham H. Arjunwadkar
Chairman, IIF-NCTSMore than 38 years of experience in managing Iron foundries as Entrepreneur Managing Director, expertise in Energy Conservation systems for foundries. At present Director of M/s. Preciso Metall Pvt. Ltd.
Sham Arjunwadkar
Mr. Satish P. Sohoni,
Director, IIF-NCT More than 30 years of experience in Casting Mfg. and new projects. Has worked in Executive capacity at foundries, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Ghatge Patil Industries Ltd., Neosym Industries Ltd.
R. V. Newadkar

MEMBERS

A) Foundry Technology and Management

Dr. Shashi Bhushan Singh
Ex- Director, DRDO. A specialist in Research & Development (R & D) Management, with progressive experience of 35 years in DRDO.with leadership proficiency in project planning & management with extensive experience in Material Science, Metallurgy, Industrial Engineering, welding technology, heat treatment, Composites, Rapid prototyping, Failure Analysis. Product and Process design.
Dr. Shashi Bhushan Singh

B) Ferrous Group

I) GREY IRON AND S.G. IRON

Mr. D. B. Ghate
CEO, Mahindra CIE, PuneHands on experience on S. G. Iron foundries over 30 years; Specialisation in establishing quality norms and Expert in all processes of Casting making.
Mr. D. B. Ghate
Mr. S. Subramanian
Ex. DGM (Foundry Div.) Tata Motors Ltd., Pune,More than 35 years of Grey Iron, S. G. Iron and Al. foundry experience in Tata Motors, Pune, Specialisation in Sand and Metallurgical Controls
Mr. S. Subramanian
Mr. R. S. Sabnis
Ex. COO, Menon & Menon Ltd., KolhapurMore than 40 years’ experience in grey iron foundries like Cummins India, Menon & Menon and others. Specialist in quality systems & Training.
Mr. R. S. Sabnis
Mr. R. N. Bhome
Consultant, PuneOver 40 years of experience in automotive foundries producing Grey, S. G. Iron and various nonferrous alloys; specialist in quality audits
Mr. R. N. Bhome
Mr. Parag Bhandare
CEO, AKP Ferrocast Pvt. Ltd., BelgaumExperience of 20 years in Grey iron and S. G. Iron foundries; specialist in management of medium sized foundries
Mr. Parag Bhandare
Mr. S. G. Pawar
Ex. G.M.- Foundry, Tata Motors Limited, PuneMore than 35 years of experience in managing large foundry producing Grey iron, S. G, Iron and aluminium castings; specialization in automotive sector.
Mr. S.G. Pawar
Dr. K. Gnanamurthy
Management & Foundry Consultant, BangaloreMore than 40 years of experience in LMW foundry, Coimbatore, specialization in Wind Mill castings.
Dr. Gnanamurthy
Mr. R. Gopal
consultant, ChennaiMore than 30 years of experience in organisations like India Pistons and others;Specialisation in setting up new S. G. Iron facility.
MR. R. Gopal
Mr. S.S. Bhasin
Ex. GM., Tata Motors Ltd., Pune.More than 43 years of experience in large automotive foundry producing Grey / S. G. / Al. casting, specialized in devising maintenance schedules for automated foundries.
Mr. S. S. Bhasin
Mr. Balraj Seth
Consultant, Jalandhar40 years of experience in small & medium foundries, all round foundry expertise mainly in Grey iron with Cupola Melting.
Mr. Balraj Seth
Mr. S. Kuppusamy
V.P, PSG Foundry Division, CoimbatoreMore than 30 years of experience in Iron Foundry. All round experience in maintenance, molding and melting.
Mr. S. Kuppusamy
Mr. Anil Agashe
PuneMore than 40 years of experience in foundries like Tata Motors, DCM engineering, Kulkarni Engineering. Ex. Director IIF-NCTS.
Mr. Anil Agashe

II) Steel

Mr. M. B. Panse
Consultant, NasikMore than 40 years of experience in steel foundries like CIMMCO Ltd., Gwalior,Nitin casting, Thane, Titan Alloys & others. Expertise in gating systems for steel Castings
Mr. M. B. Panse
Mr. Umesh Sakhavalkar
Consultant, NasikSpecialized in development of superior steel alloys & well experience in chrome Iron, Hadfield steel etc. Worked as Executive for Foundries in India & Gulf.
Mr. Umesh Sakhavalkar

C) Non- Ferrous

I) Aluminium

Mr. A. G. Bam
Consultant, PuneMore than 20 years of hands on experience of manufacturing Al. castings of various grades in sand as well as die casting methods; specializations in methods for Al. die casting
Mr.A.G.Bam
Mr. R. D. Chavan
Proprietor, Raviraj Enterprises, PuneMore than 35 years of hands on experience in non ferrous castings by various processes. Specialization in low pressure Al. die castings.
Mr. R.D.Chavan
Mr. M. Thirugnanam
Worked as Executive at M/s. Sundaram – Clayton foundry DivisionChennai for 38 years. Trained and worked at reputed foundries in Korea & Japan. Expert in all manufacturing processes for Aluminium alloy casting.
Mr. M. Thirugnanam

D) Equipment, Tooling, Miscellaneous

Mr. D. N. Navangul
Director, Dhanprakash Indl. Corporation, MirajManufacturer of high quality refractory materials and heat treatment furnaces;
specialization in Al melting furnaces and soft ceramics.
Mr. Dhananjay Navangul
Mr. S. G. Khanolkar,
CEO,Metalcraft Industries, PuneHands on experience of 38 years in tooling and tool design in organisations like Tata Motors, Pune and KFIL, Hospet; specialization in manufacturing tooling for intricate components like cylinder block for automobiles.
Mr. S.G. KHANOLKAR
Mrs. S. S. Karkhanis
Proprietor, Foundry Friends, PuneHands on experience in design and installation of Cupola Furnaces; numerous installations all over the country; specialization in modern Divided Blast and Hot Blast Cupolas – Design and installation.
Mrs. S.S.Karkhanis
Mr. Rajendra Newadkar
More than 30 years of experience in foundries like Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Greaves Cotton Ltd., Ghatge Patil Industries Ltd., Neosym Industries Ltd. etc. Ex. Director IIF-NCTS.
Mr. Rajendra Newadkar

E) Process Control and Lab Equipment

Mr. V. S. Kale
Managing Director, Vijayesh Instruments P Ltd., PuneManufacturer of electronic instrumentation systems required in foundries; specilisation in temp. measuring and process control equipment.
Mr. V. S. Kale

F) Foundry Chemicals

Mr. Sanjay Karkhanis
Director, Samarth Metallurgicals, KolhapurMore than 23 years of experience in foundry materials like Foam Filters Inoculants and others; specialization in Resin Coated Sand.
Mr. Sanjay Karkhanis
Mr. Madhav Athavale
Ex-Foseco India ltd. PuneMore than thirty five years of hands on experience in developing products for various applications in ferrous and non- ferrous foundries; has been product head for coatings; coal dust substitutes; filters and inoculants; has special insight into Process Control systems for non-ferrous melts.
Mr. Madhav Athavale