DR. ANANTH S KODAVASAL
Dr. Ananth received his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, and his PhD from Vanderbilt University, USA. At Vanderbilt, he worked under the tutelage of the legendary WW Eckenfelder Jr., the "Godfather" of industrial wastewater treatment. Subsequently, he worked at Hindustan Dorr Oliver and Voltas International Ltd. in Bombay as an environmental engineer, before founding Ecotech in 1986. He is a sought-after speaker on wastewater treatment, and is the author of the "STP Guide" handbook published by the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board. Dr. Ananth is an avid reader and his favourite authors include Bill Bryson and Louis L'Amour.
Ranganath has an M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Civil Engineering. Ranganath is the multi-tasking human dynamo of Team Ecotech. He has more than two decades of hands-on experience in this field and has executed several prestigious wastewater projects both in India and in Bangladesh. In his spare time (if he has any) he prefers to spend quality time with his small family.
Ramananda heads up Operations for our Bengaluru head office with over 75 plants and their support personnel under his supervision, across the metropolis. Ramananda hails from Shivamogga, Karnataka and holds a B.E. in Civil Engineering from JNNCE, Shivamogga and an M.Tech in Environmental Engineering from KLE MSS CET, Belagavi. Prior to Ecotech, he worked as a PHE–Design Engineer at Ralys Consulting Engineers, Bengaluru.
In addition to his daily responsibilities at Ecotech, he led the "Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Training Program", a Skill India (NSDC) initiative led by Green Skills Academy supported by Ecotech and funded by the HCL Foundation to develop vocational skills in the workforce. So far Ramananda has successfully trained 160+ candidates through this program.
Outside of work, Ramananda enjoys photography, writing stories, screenplays, and storyboards for short movies. He also plays football and cricket.
Branch Manager, Pune
Praveensingh has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU). He specialises in Design & Engineering of Wastewater Treatment Plants and Technical audit of treatment plants in need of rectification and/or upgradation. Praveen is leading our expansion into the Pune market. Hobbies include playing cricket, badminton, and travelling.
Branch Manager, Chennai
Dinesh hails from the town of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, now famous as the home of KIA motors. He has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka and an M.Tech in Environmental Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK). Before moving to Chennai in September 2019 to head the Company’s operations in that city, Dinesh was overseeing operation & maintenance of several wastewater treatment plants under the Company’s AMC in Bengaluru, auditing dysfunctional STPs and recommending suitable rectification and upgradation measures. Dinesh is an enthusiastic Trekker. Motorcycle riding is his biggest passion and he is an avid amateur photographer.
Branch Manager, Delhi-NCR
Vaibhav Srivastava was born and brought up in Etawah, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, and currently resides in Ghaziabad. He holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Studies and Resource Management from the prestigious The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry from the University of Delhi. He has presented his research at multiple international conferences. Vaibhav started at Ecotech as an intern during his M.Sc. dissertation and now leads Ecotech's Delhi-NCR Regional Branch serving our customers in the North. He specializes in the design of new STPs and technical audits for rectification of dysfunctional STPs.
Vaibhav is an accomplished national-level Hindi debater and has been awarded/honoured by President APJ Abdul Kalam, the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, and other distinguished organisations.
His hobbies include cooking, reading newspapers, and discussing contemporary Indian polity. He has presided over, and adjudicated various public speaking tournaments and workshops.
DHITOSH KUMAR SAHOO
Branch Manager, Hyderabad
Dhitosh heads our new branch in the City of Nizams, Hyderabad. He hails from Cuttack in Odisha, on the banks of the River Mahanadi, famous for its silver filigree works. Cuttack is the ancient capital of Odisha and is also the twin city of Bhubaneswar, the present capital. Dhitosh has a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering, and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal. Cricket, badminton, and swimming are his passions.
Quality Assurance and Training Officer
At Ecotech, Devaiah has over 25 years of hands on experience in operating and maintaining wastewater treatment plants across a wide variety of industries—Brewery, Textile & Dyeing, Foods and Beverages, Electroplating, Dairy, Tobacco, Cassava starch, etc. STPs are Kindergarten stuff says Devaiah, and you have to believe him. He is the go-to man for challenging trouble shooting jobs at site. Quite naturally, our company’s training portfolio is handled by Devaiah.
Sr. Field and Recruitment Officer
Mallaiah with over 25 years in our company, has grown with Ecotech and has helped the company grow as well. He has the unenviable job of supervising and monitoring over 250 operator-level staff as well as filling vacancies as they arise when more plants come under our care. With his excellent interpersonal skills he is able to attract and recruit the right talent and also retain them over long period of time which forms the bedrock of our AMC services.
Administration and Compliance Officer
Subbu holds a diploma in Afforestation. He started off as supervisor at an ETP for United Breweries in Bangalore. Over 22 years, he has developed himself through dint of hard work and dedication to rise to the post of Admin and Compliance officer of Ecotech. Our Company attaches great importance to statutory compliance matters.
Sr. Field Officer and Quality & Training Officer
Ecotech is also happy to announce elevation of Sr. Field officer Mr. Ranganatha Eranna with additional charge as Quality and Training officer across the city of Bangalore and our branches in Pune and Chennai.
Ranganath holds a BA Degree from TVV College, Mudhugiri, Tumkur District, and joined Ecotech at a young age as an STP operator in September 2002. In the seventeen years since, he has developed skills in operation and maintenance of STPs, ETPs, WTPs, DM Plants, UF systems, RO systems, Biogas plants, and Swimming pools. In short he is an accomplished all rounder in the field of Wastewater Treatment systems, and now is one of the pillars Team Ecotech.
Even in his spare time, he is busy spending time, educating his children and imbibing in them the spirit of inquiry, and learning that never stops. He is computer savvy as well and even the little spare time he has, he spends reading books, expanding knowledge, and watches videos and movies for relaxation.