Profile of Shri. Shripad Gangavati -President


Educational Background
  • B.E. (MECH.) Hons. 1967. Stood 4TH Rank in the University
  • 2nd Rank in the HSC Board.
Programmes attended
  • Management Development Programme of Indian Institute of management –Ahmadabad india
  • Advance Management Programme held at Cambridge University UK
Currently also holding the position as
  • Advisor( Sugar & Energy Projects – Corporate ) to Walchandnagar Industries Ltd (The Well-known High Tech Heavy Engg Project Execution Company )
Professional Background & Positions Held
During 52 years ( and Continuing) association with Walchandnagar Industries ltd have held various Key Positions as:
  • Chief of Engineering / Chief of International Division, / Head of Marketing and Projects for the entire company.
  • Profit Centre Head & Divisional Head for/ Business Division Head of Sugar Machinery Division Cement machinery Division/ Mineral Processing Division.
  • Head of Strategic Planning & Market Research
  • Travelled extensively to more than 50 countries. Frequently visited countries in Europe, USA, South America, Caribbean, South East Asia, Far East, Middle East and many African countries.
  • Was posted for extended periods in, Indonesia, Tanzania, Malaysia, Kenya, Nigeria etc.
Past / Current Association /Membership of Industry Associations
  • Past Chairman of CII Sugar Machinery Division
  • Vice President ( Maharashtra) DSTA
  • Vice President ( Technical) DSTA
  • Patron Member of DSTA
  • Life Member of Bombay Management Association
  • Life Member of Sugar Technologist’s Association of India
  • Life Member of South India Sugar cane & Sugar Technologist’s Association of India
Awards & Recognition
  • Life Time Achievement Awards from Sugar Technologist’s Association of India
  • Life Time Achievement Awards from Deccan Sugar Technologist’s Association.
Research Papers Published
  • Have Published more than 17 Research Papers in various Sugar Industry Related Forms and Publications
Have held more than 3 patents

Profile of Shri. S.B .Bhad -Vice President


  • Shri.S.B.Bhad is a First Generation Entrepreneur par Excellence ,Who dared to dream and transform that dream in to reality by establishing in 1987 the Company S.S Engineers and which has grown under his leadership and guidance in to a hugely successful company offering the entire range of Sugar Plants from 500 TPD to 10000 TPD
  • The company has achieved spectacular growth in a short period of time and are now an Rs500 Cr Company and apreferred destination for Sourcing the Complete Sugar Plants as well as sugar Machinery & Equipments, not only in India but also in various sugar producing Countries across the world.
  • Coming from an humble background and initial education in a small village named Goudgaon, located in theDistrict of Solapur, Maharashtra. He displayed qualities of a creative thinker and doer right from his school days. He completed in the year 1972 his graduation in engineering from renowned College of engineering Pune ( COEP)
  • During the initial phase of his career, he worked with Walchandnagar Industries Ltd. as design Engineer and later on closely worked with the legendry Shri J. P. Mukherjee in the consultancy firm of J.P.Mukherji &Associates. Who were engaged in offering of Technical Consultancy for various New as well as expansion, modernization Sugar Plants.
  • During his association with Ms. JPMA he was instrumental in Design and development of Sugar machinery and equipment as the most innovative member of JPMA Team
  • As a Technocrat and having risen from the grass roots, he knew the pulse of Sugar Factory owners as well as that of farmers, who are the ultimate beneficiaries of any technology related interventionin the sugar industry of their needs.
  • With a strong belief in his concepts and ideas of design innovations and anintense desire to make available the latest Technologies for significantly enhanced efficiency and productivity at affordable prices for the benefits to not only for Sugar factory Owners but also to the farmers who are the ultimate beneficiaries, He visualized the larger picture of the need to set up factory which shall offer such Technologies and Services.
  • With This primaryobjective coupled with his entrepreneurinstincts heestablished in 1987 hisown companyM/s S.S Engineers at Bhosari, Pune.Since its inception M/s S.S.Engineers has put its focus on quality, good design and performance, these continue to be part of Core belief of S. S. Engineers.
  • Leading a team of specialiststhe company offers entire range of machinery and equipments and services for not only Sugar industry but also distilleries. With focus on innovation, enhancedefficiencies and Productivity and cost reduction in production.
  • Shri Bhad is not only a successful business person but also a philothropists ,who also continues to nurture his core strength of being a technocrat. In recognition to his immense contribution to sugar industry as well as Technology Innovations,
  • For his dedicated service to Sugar industry he has been conferred with many awards. Some of these include
    • Life Time Achievement Award for his Contribution to the Sugar from Sugar Technologist Association of India
    • Outstanding Contribution to engineering exports during the year 2008-09 by Reserve Bank of India
    • Life Time Achievement Award for his Contribution to the Sugar from Deccan Sugar Technologist Association of India
    • Life Time Achievement Award for his Contribution to the Sugar from National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Limited, New Delhi
    • Best Industrial EXCELLENCE -Conferred (by NISSTA & NSI, India)
    • Life Time Achievement Award for his Contribution to the Sugar Industry by Bharatiya Sugar Organization
    • Award and Citation for Record setting highest performance achieved with an S.S.Engineers supplied 30”x60’ Milling Plant.
    • Best Co-Generation Performance Award for Co-gen Plant Engineered and Supplied by S.S.Engineers

Profile of Shri. Sohan Shirgaokar- Vice President DSTA


  • Mr. Sohan .Sanjeev. Shirgaokar comes from the illustrious family of Shirgaokar Brothers, who were amongst the pioneers in the field of Sugar Industry in India. His Grandfather Shri S.S.Shirgaokar as well as His Grand uncle Shri V.S.Shirgaokar are the Past Presidents of DSTA. He brings with him their legacy of spirit of entrepreneurship, business acumen and drive to leave a mark in every area of business or social work he is associated with.
  • At the age of 37, Mr. Sohan Shirgaokar is the youngest Vice President of DSTA in its history of 83 years.
  • Currently Mr. Sohan. Shirgaokar is the Joint Managing Director of S B.Reshellers Pvt. Ltd.; the flagship companies of Shirgaokar Group They are the world’s third largest Sugar- Mill Roller Manufacturers.
  • In this capacity. He has successfully expanded the company’s exports to more than 22 countries across the world.
  • Mr. Shirgaokar also serves as Joint MD, Synergy Green Industries Ltd, which specializes in castings for Wind Mill and Mining Industry.
  • With an M.B.A.in finance and the domain expertise in legal and financial matters related to Companies Act and Income Tax Act., Mr. Sohan Shirgaokar’ s primary responsibilities in both the above companies include finances and overall Management.
  • As a Certified Corporate Director, duly awarded by Justice M N Venkatachaliah - Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India. Mr. Sohan Shirgaokar is a Director on the Board of many Shirgaokar Group companies and which includes M/s Ugar Sugar Works Ltd (amongst the largest daily crushing capacity plant in India), Tara Tiles Pvt. Ltd, and Founder-Directors of The Sadashiva Sugars Ltd.
  • Mr. Sohan Shirgaokar is actively associated as an office bearer of many Industry specific related organizations. These Include, as Director of the Kolhapur Engineering Association, Director of “SMAK” i.e. Shiroli Manufacturer’s Association, Committee member of Indo American Chamber of Commerce, Pune Chapter., Life Member of IOD (Institute of Directors), convener of Family Business Networking of CII Southern Maharashtra Zone, member of CII Western Region Subcommittee on Family Business Network (FBN), which includes Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa States.
  • As an extension of his multifaceted personality Mr. Shirgaokar devotes his time to a number of social Causes. He is a director of Avani Sanstha which mainly works on the issue of education, shelter and food for orphans. He is also associated with “Ekti”, an organization extending helping had for respectful rehabilitation of abandoned women on street. As working committee Member of “SWAYAM School”, this is a school for special children run by Indian Red Cross Society.
  • In the field of Education, He was a visiting faculty for final year MBA students of Chintamanrao Management Institute and Research, Sangli. He has guided the students on subjects based on cognitive thinking processes like Consumer Behavior and Sales Marketing as specialization subjects. He was also a panel member for 3 years on Shivaji University, for selection of their MBA students.
  • Mr. Sohan Shirgaokar is an avid reader and widely travelled to more than 25 countries.

Shri. Vikramsingh.P. Shinde -Vice President (Technical)


  • Chairman & Chief Editor ( Bhartiya Sugar Industry )
  • Vice President-Technical(DSTA)