Mr. Sandesh Bhure (President – 2017-18)

Mr. Sandesh Bhure

company which he currently leads. Mr. Sandesh Bhure is trained as a Mechanical Engineer from VJTI Mumbai. He started his Air Conditioning career with M/s Voltas Ltd. After a tenure of almost 10 years (in Mumbai & Pune) in Voltas he worked in the middle east for M/s Eros Electricals. He returned to India in late 2003 and started with representing M/s Sekisui Foam International for their thermal and acoustic insulation material throughout India. In 2007 he along with a partner formed M/s THORO BUILDCARE an Insulation solutions.

Mr. Pandurang Salunkhe (President Elect)


Mr. Pandurang Salunkhe is a Mechanical Engineer with a experience of 25 years in the field of HVAC&R. He started his career with M/s Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Ltd. He Started his own firm since 2000, and he is Currently the Proprietor of SOLCON ENGINEERS a Engineering and Contracting firm and service provider for HVACR Industry, Dairy Plants, Food Processing Plants, Cold Storages, Chemical Chilling Plants.

Mr. Santosh Jadhav (Vice President)


Mr. Santosh C. Jadhav is BE (Mechanical) ,DME, with an experience of 15+ years in the field of HVAC& R. He started his career with M/s Kirloskar Pneumatic Co.Ltd., Pune then moved to M/s McQuay ,Dubai . After his last assignment at Carrier, Dubai, he is currently working with M/s. Daikin Air conditioning India Pvt. Ltd Since 2009.


Mr. Pramod Pungaonkar (Secretary, Membership Promotion Co-chair)


Mr. Pramod Pugaonkar has been in this industry for 36 years. He completed his ITI & Diploma in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning. He has worked withYork India ltd, Johnson Controls India ltd, Daikin McQuay Air Conditioning India Ltd. He is currently a authorised dealer for Ingersoll-Rand (Trane) for Five Districts in Maharashtra. He is also State President, Maharashtra for refrigeration and air-conditioning servicing sector society. He is also a member of ASHRAE, ISHRAE, AAR, GCCA, KOPRACA.

Mr. Sanjay Rao (Treasurer)


Mr. Sanjay Rao is BE (Production),MBA(Mktg) with an experience of 20 years in the field of HVAC&R. He started his career with M/s SKF Bearings and then moved to M/s Carrier Aircon Ltd. After his last assignment at Daikin Airconditioning , he is Currently the Director at Apple Aircon Pvt Ltd, having offices at Mumbai and Pune and operating since 2005


Mrs. Anushree Riswadkar (BOG Member, Students Activity Chair )


Mrs. Anushree is an M.Arch (Architectural & Construction Project Management) and has worked in the field of Architecture for over fifteen years, completed various Architectural and Interior Projects in and around Pune. Worked as a Senior lecturer in Marathwada College for eight years. In her last assignment, she was working with Aayojan School of Architecture Pune as Assistant Professor. Currently she is involved in operations of Parag Marketing Services.

Mr. Amit Paigude (BOG Member, GGAC Chair)


Mr. Amit Paigude is BE (Civil) & MBA with an experience of 12+ years and is working with HVAC&R industry for the past 9 years. He started his career with Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd, Pune in Sales and has also worked with Johnson Controls. Currently he is associated with M/s K-FLEX INDIA, Pune as Manager Market Development for West India.


Mr. Akshay Pahade (BOG Member, YEA Chair, Sustainability Chair, Electronics & Communication Chair, Chapter Webmaster)


Mr. Akshay Pahade completed his M. Tech. (Energy systems & Pollution, Batch of 2010) from NIT, Raipur. He is an IGBC AP and LEED Green Associate. He has around 8 years of experience in Green building consulting, Energy Simulation and energy performance analysis. Currently, he is working as a Consultant and Associate Partner for West with Design2Occupancy Services, Jaipur.

Mr. Vikas Kotian (BOG Member, CTTC Chair)


Mr. Vikas Kotian a Mechanical Engineer from Mumbai University having an experience of over 12 years in the HVAC industry in Middle East & India Region. He has been Actively involved in designing of Basement Car Parks for some of the prestigious projects across Middle East & India. He is currently heading Maico India & also a committee member for AMCA Asia.

Mr. Pranav Godbole (BOG Member, Membership Promotion Chair)


Mr. Pranav Godbole has completed his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, USA. He is ASHRAE BEMP, LEED Green Associate, BEE Certified Energy Auditor. He has completed 10 years of experience in India and USA, and is currently working as an independent consultant in energy efficiency and sustainability. He is also a member of the ASHRAE BEMP Exam Subcommittee and has published Research paper in the Heat Transfer Engineering Journal – “Comparison of Void Fraction Correlations for Different Flow Patterns in Upward Vertical Two-phase Flow”.

Mr. Nilesh Khebade (BOG Member)


Mr. Nilesh Khebade a Diploma In Mechanical Engineer from Pune University having an experience of over 17 years in the HVAC industry in Residential & Commercial air condition systems. He has been Actively involved in designing, Planning & Execution of HVAC system of the prestigious projects across Maharashtra & all over India. He is currently working as General Manager Project & project Sales for SAFE AIR ENGINEERS PVT LTD from last 15 Years.

Mr. Yeshwant Karkhanis (BOG Member)


Mr. Karkhanis has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. He started his career in 1988 and has worked with Associated Capsules group for over 15 years and with Comed Chemicals Ltd. over next 4 years. He also worked as Executive Director Sprukfield (UK) during 2009-11. Currently, he is working as Managing Director with Noren Technolgoies, where he represents several innovative solutions for the HVAC industry.



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