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Expert in Optimization of Compressed Air, HVAC, Pasteurizer, Refrigeration, Heat Recovery & Process Utilities

Expert ID: 722828 Ohio, USA

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Prior to starting his company, Expert was the Director of Industrial Solutions for a Fortune 500 regional utility company. A graduate of IIT Mumbai, India and later the University of Illinois at Urbana, he was the Vice President of Engineering for a National Mechanical Service Contractor. He has served as Application Specialist and Industrial Market Manager for Performance Contracting with a Fortune 200 controls company. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of ASHRAE. He has served as Director of Professional Services for an engineering consulting firm and as Development Engineer for Heat Exchange and Process Optimization for a major oil refining and petrochemicals company.

With over 25 years of experience in energy conservation for industrial process and institutional facilities systems, Expert provides niche expertise for supporting sustainable energy conservation, from energy management benchmarking, setting of key performance indicators and accountability, to niche technical expertise, implementation and tracking metrics that demonstrate results.

Expert’s expertise is in facilitating energy teams and developing creative long-term solutions for achieving sustainable energy conservation. His focus is on a phased implementation approach, moving projects from concept through implementation with accountability for results. He is experienced in the evaluation and optimization of compressed air systems, industrial ventilation systems and process cooling systems. We have developed, managed and implemented Master Plans for optimizing large District Heating and Cooling Plants for Colleges and Universities, including thermal storage and demand side strategies.

Energy is an global commodity and its conservation is a universal goal. He is well-positioned to provide his services nationally and internationally to a wide range of market segments including food and beverage, pulp and paper, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical, research laboratories, petrochemical, automotive and institutional. He has a proven record of delivering value to his customers in each of these segments and have been their partner in implementing their vision for energy conservation while increasing their profit.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Year: 1979 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: IIT, Bombay, India

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: He specializes in energy data evaluation, monitoring and benchmarking to support sustainable energy conservation primarily for industries and large institutional customers. He provides systems expertise and value added solutions to improve the efficiency of compressed air, process cooling and heating systems, pasteurizer system, ammonia refrigeration, heat recovery, HVAC and industrial ventilation. He also offers energy modeling and analysis services, monitoring services and training.
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: Cinergy-Vestar Inc Title: Director, Industrial Solutions Department: Responsibilities: He developed and managed a team consisting of recognized experts in industrial systems such as compressed air, process optimization, waste water reuse, heat recovery and controls. He was responsible for quality of solutions, design concepts and management of detailed engineering. He developed implementation drawings for design-build projects for industries. Projects included recovery from heat treatment furnace, optimization of HVAC systems, refrigeration systems controls and compressed air system upgrades.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: Honeywell Inc Title: Vertical Market Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for a vertically integrated team (sales and operations) focused on mechanical systems upgrades for the industrial and institutional customers. He delivered $2.1 million in revenue in the first year. He completed upgrade of cooling plant including design engineering of a chilled water thermal storage system for a large pharmaceutical company. He had P&L responsibility for the market and exceeded profit goals for each of the three years.
Years: 1993 to 1995 Employer: Honeywell Inc Title: Performance Contract Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for technical concept development, construction scope definitions and costs estimates prior to contract, and detailed engineering and commissioning aspects of implementation.
Years: 1989 to 1993 Employer: ZBA Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio Title: Director of Professional Services Department: Responsibilities: He led Mechanical, Electrical and Architectural Departments. He was responsible for staffing, training and quality control. Major customers were large colleges and universities and industrial customers such as IBM, P&G and GE.
Years: 1986 to 1989 Employer: ZBA Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio Title: Development Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He managed design teams to complete fast track industrial utilities renovation projects such as cooling, heating, compressed air, DI water and other industrial gases, under budget and on time.
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: Shell International Petroleum Maatschappij, The Hague Netherlands Title: Development Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for engineering design and optimization of process heat exchange and heat recovery. He optimized refinery distillation processes to achieve 30% reduction in capital costs and 10% reduction in energy consumption through application of cutting edge approaches for heat integration.
Years: 1981 to 1982 Employer: ZBA Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio Title: Mechanical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He designed boiler plant and heating ventilating and air conditioning systems for laboratories and industries.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASHRAE
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer
Awards / Recognition
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" - a nonprofit association dedicated to growth and success of small businesses nationwide, Expert was awarded the SCORE Client of the Year.
Publications and Patents Summary
Made presentations two years in succession (2004-2005) at the Ohio Energy Management & Restructuring Conference
Presented a topic on Industrial DSM at Association of Energy Services Professionals seminar
Two papers scheduled to be presented at the ACEEE Summer 2005 conference

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English English is the preferred language and is the one he is most proficient in
Hindi Having lived in India he has good communication skills in Hindi

Fields of Expertise

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