Mr Anand Damle – aged about 60 years – is the JV Partner and Managing Director of the Company since its inception on 18th December 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and an M.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Bombay. He has 5 years’ service experience and over 23 years’ experience as Managing Director of Damle Clay Structurals (P) Ltd., Pune in providing clay testing service and technical consultancy services in design, erection, commissioning and management /operation of brick manufacturing plants based on soft mud, extrusion and dust pressing processes and a variety of clay preparation and material handling equipment and continuous kilns. He has played a key role in the introduction of several new technologies in the Indian brick industry, such as ‘berry-type’ soft-mud moulding machine and vertical shaft brick kiln as also in setting-up of brick plants based on industrial waste materials. He is an experienced trainer in brick making and apart from India has working experience in Nepal, Vietnam, Cameroon and South Africa. Mr. Damle is a member of Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata and ‘Research & Development Cell’ of All India Brick & Tile Manufacturers’ Federation, New Delhi. There are many research papers to Mr. Damle’s credit and he has been a member of the Editorial Committee of Tile & Brick International Manual – world’s most reputed publication on heavy-clay industry being published from Freiburg, Germany – now based in Dusseldorf.
Mr. Damle looks after marketing / sales, finance, budgeting (including strategic planning), human resource development, administration and statutory compliance functions of the Company.
Mr. Anish Jain – aged about 55 years – is General Manager - Operations of the Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Calicut (now NIIT). He has 12 years’ service experience (including 7 years with the Company) and 16 years’ experience in owning and running a small scale industry engaged in the manufacture of monoblock water lifting pumps and providing repairs and maintenance services to Indian Railways and Hospitals.
Mr. Jain’s core responsibilities in the Company include planning and co-ordinating production (including vendor development) at the shop floor and erection/commissioning activities at the customer sites. Quality control, cost estimation, sale of spares, troubleshooting, undertaking major maintenance and technology up-gradation jobs at site are also looked after by him.
Mr. Milind Kaduskar – aged about 51 years – is Design Manager of the Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT Engineering College, Pune. He has 27 years’ design experience in a variety of reputed manufacturing, automation and robotics companies in Pune.
Mr. Kaduskar’s core responsibilities in the Company include preparing 2-D/3-D manufacturing/assembly drawings for shop floor/vendors, developing new products/concepts based on feedback received from existing customers and market and providing continuous design back-up to shop floor and site activities. Quality control, cost estimation and preparing machinery layouts suited to different sites are also part of his responsibility.