Suhas Wakchaure is a mechanical engineer with more than 35 years experience in the area of manufacturing and quality control.
He started his carrier in Walchandnagar Industries and worked on various special projects related with space & nuclear applications.
In 1989 he joined Sulzer India (Indian arm of Sulzer Chemtech) and was responsible for the quality assurance department.
In 1993 he established Finepac Structures and has since then helped develop a very respectable reputation for Finepac in the chemical process and associated industries.
Madhuri Wakchaure - Administrative Director
Madhuri Wakchaure is double graduate with more than 15 years
of experience in the area of general management and
She joined Finepac in 2011 and has been responsible for a number
of key initiatives for employee and worker welfare.
Currently an administrative director at Finepac, she is responsible
for planning and organizing the operations of finance and
administration departments at Finepac.
She has played a very influential role in developing a healthy and
supportive work environment at Finepac.
Machindra Yeole - Head of Engineering Design
Machindra Yeole is a mechanical engineer with around 20 years of experience in the
area of manufacturing of process equipment and associated internals design.
He is an expert in the mechanical design of pressure vessels, process columns, column
and separator internals.
An expert in using software like Designers Desktop & Pivilite, he is also experienced in
welding and fabrication of pressure vessels, process columns, column internals &
Virbhadra Karegaonkar - General Manager - Middle East
Virbhadra Karegaonkar is mechanical engineer with more than 15 years of hands on
experience in project management, planning, control and construction projects in the
field of oil & gas, petrochemical,oil refining and desalination projects.
His expertise includes heading projects involving onshore and offshore skids (process
modules), columns/towers, pressure vessels and shop fabricated tanks as per
He bring a wealth of experience to the team having handled a number of reputed clients
including ADGAS (UAE), Total (Russia), Prosernat (France), Peerless (UK), Technip
(UAE) and Petrofac (UAE).
Before moving to UAE, he was part of Finepac from the year 2000 to 2005 and was
handling a number of domestic and overseas clients and now he is again a part of
Finepac heading the UAE operations as we look to expand our operations in the
emerging markets from the MENA region.
Praful Shah (Senior Consultant - Business Development)
Praful Shah is a chemical engineer with more than 40 years experience in the area of process design and marketing of process equipment. He has carried out
extensive work in designing distillation columns and selection of appropriate column internals and packings for critical separation tasks.
His background includes a stint in product marketing at SML Maneklal and later as a process design manager with Sulzer India ( Indian arm of Sulzer Chemtech).
He has been a major driving force in establishing Finepac as a major brand in delivering reliable, innovative and cost effective process solutions for a wide variety of applications.
Dr. Dilip Ravetkar - Senior Technical Consultant
Dr. Dilip Ravetkar is a chemical engineer with more than 30 years experience in the area of process design, process improvement and process optimization.
He earned his chemical engineering education from the Institute of Chemical Technology [ICT], Mumbai (popularly known as UDCT).
He was a senior scientist for more than 24 years in the department of chemical engineering at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune. He is a co - author to 10 technical papers and holds 2 patents.
At present he is associated as a consultant to several leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies and has designed and commissioned more than 80 process columns.
Sunil Naikwadi - Senior Manager – Process & Sales
Sunil Naikwadi is a chemical engineer with around 10 years of experience in the area of process design for distillation and process optimization.
Having earned his degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pune, he
specialises in designing distillation columns, chemical process equipment and selection
of appropriate internals and packings.
He has also carried out extensive work for projects in the oil and gas industry for
providing suitable internals and mist eliminators for liquid-gas separation and gas
Swapnil Landge - Manager-Process design
Swapnil Landge is a chemical engineer with more than 8 years experience in the
area of process design and optimisation for distillation and absorption columns.
His expertise mainly revolves around development of process design packages including
material and energy balances and detailed equipment designs for new and existing
He excels at performing process simulations having developed a number of such
process design packages for different applications and also has extensive experience in
column revamping and troubleshooting projects.
Vijay Jagtap - Manager - Production
Vijay Jagtap is a mechanical engineer with around 8 years of experience in the
field of production planning and process equipment manufacturing.
graduation he joined Finepac as a trainee engineer and has since then risen
through the ranks to become the head of manufacturing at Finepac.
His area of
expertise include manufacturing process equipment, columns, column internals
and heat exchangers for a variety of applications and processes used in the
pharmaceutical, oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
Michael Kirk - Business Associate
Michael Kirk graduated in 1978 from the University of Surrey with a bachelors degree in chemical engineering.
In 1895 he established KCC Process Equipment Limited and under his chairmanship KCC rapidly established itself as a market leader in separation and gas dehydration technologies and built an excellent track record for supplying state of the art separation technologies to countries globally including Brazil, Nigeria, Norway, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, India, Malaysia and China. Between 1994 and 2009 Mike served on the Board of the Energy Industries Council trade association, latterly in the role of Chairman of the Performance & Remuneration Committee.
In 2009 he established Kirk Process Solutions and subsequently signed an agreement of association with Finepac to optimize separator vessel designs and selection of appropriate separator internals to ensure performance requirements are met across the full operating range specified by customers.
Santosh Lohar - Senior Manager - Finanace
Santosh Lohar holds a post graduate degree in finance having
graduated from the North Maharashtra University in 1993.
He is an expert in accounting, taxation practices and company law
and this year will complete 24 years with Finepac.
Currently he manages and supervises all finance and accounting
related activities at Finepac.