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 MSc 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.
Head, Pune Office
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.
Head, Chennai Office
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 the month of 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 Bangalore, auditing dysfunctional STPs and recommending suitable rectification and upgradation measures. Dinesh is an enthusiastic Trekker. Bike Riding is his biggest passion and he is also
an avid Amateur Photographer.
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 Dt., and joined Ecotech at an 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.