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.
DR. JANARDHAN KODAVASAL
Head of Marketing and Strategy
Dr. Janardhan Kodavasal holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NITK Surathkal. He spearheads our marketing and strategic efforts. Work experience includes Cummins Inc., Columbus, Indiana, USA, as Technical Manager (Engine Systems), Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago (US Dept. of Energy), Bosch Gasoline Systems USA, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (California). Over 25 international conference/journal publications with >700 citations. He has four US patents in the area of advanced engine systems and controls. Outside of work, Dr. Kodavasal is a certified Yoga instructor and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Chief Financial Officer
Manish Shroff joined Ecotech as Chief Financial Officer in January 2023. Originally from Kolkata (La Martiniere, St. Xavier's), he comes to us with over three decades of experience in Financial Management and Financial Accounting, which includes over 20 years in International Financial Leadership roles. Manish is a qualified Indian Chartered Accountant (ACA), Cost Accountant (ACMA), and a Company Secretary (ACS). Over his career, he has built and led large, high-performing teams, and worked to transform and grow businesses across multiple industries ranging from IT, Pharma Packaging, Real Estate and Mortgage, and Power and Infrastructure (EPC) working with the Board and Big 4 audit firms. He has served as a Business CFO and Company Secretary for various companies in diverse industries and has worked at RPS Consulting (acquired by NIIT), Bilcare, Teamlease, Sobha Group (Global), Xilinx (acquired by AMD), X-IO Tech (acquired by Violin), Toshiba (powergen EPC), and ITC.
Sr. Manager, Projects
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 is based out of Bangalore and leads our Service function (O&M, AMC). He provides oversight to our 300+ strong O&M team of operators, supervisors, mechanics, field officers, and quality officers supporting over 100 STPs to ensure 24x7 performance for our customers.
Additionally, Ramananda leads STP operator training that Ecotech delivers through Green Skills Academy funded by the HCL foundation. He has trained over 10 cohorts over the years, and this is part of Ecotech's strong commitment to CSR.
Ramananda holds an M.Tech in Environmental Engineering from KLE MSS CET (Belagavi), and a B.E. in Civil Engineering from JNNCE, Shivamogga. In his spare time he enjoys photography, writing, and playing football an cricket.
Technical Solutions Manager (West)
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.
Technical Solutions Manager (South)
Dinesh heads Sales for the South Region. He 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).
Prior to his current Sales role, he headed the Company’s operations in Chennai,
Dinesh is an enthusiastic Trekker. Motorcycle riding is his biggest passion and he is an avid amateur photographer.
Technical Solutions Manager (North)
Akhil Krishnan is our Technical Solutions Manager (North). Based out of the Delhi-NCR region, Akhil serves Ecotech's clients in North India. He has an M.Tech in Environmental Engineering from NIT Agartala and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the University of Calicut. Prior to Ecotech he was Deputy Manager in a waste management firm where he was in charge of operations and billings. Before that he was a Consultant Engineer with the Oil Industry Development Board, a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. In that role he led O&M of an STP and water softening plant and was tasked with preparation and evaluation of tenders, estimating, costing, etc.
Being a Civil Engineer, he is an aficionado of the Indian Railways and loves travelling. In his free time he enjoys listening to Carnatic music and enjoys playing violin. He is also a cricket enthusiast.
DR. SHILPA HIREMATH
Executive Technical Assistant
Dr. Shilpa Hiremath holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University Belagavi, and an M.Tech in Industrial Pollution Control from NITK Surathkal. She has over 15 years of experience across industry, R&D, and academia in India and abroad. Prior to joining Ecotech, she was a Project Assistant in the Biogas division of ABO Wind AG, one of Europe's leading project developers for renewable energies, based in Wiesbaden, Germany. Additional work experience includes Executive, Projects at Eternis Fine Chemicals, Pune, and Process Analyst at Ingenero Technologies, Mumbai, in the areas of process and project engineering, wastewater treatment and process safety analysis.
As an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at R. V. College of Engineering, she has taught several theory and laboratory courses and guided bachelors and masters students for their projects. Her primary research focus was synthesis and application of nanometal oxides in wastewater treatment. She has published several papers in national and international conference/journals and has over 250 citations. She holds two Indian patents on nano-materials. Dr. Shilpa loves to listen to music and sing, and she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
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 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.
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.