Profile of Shri. S.B .Bhad - 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 (Maharashtra)

  • 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 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 M.K. Patel Vice President (Gujarat)

Born in a farmer’s family on 2nd June, 1954 in Vanskui, Surat , Gujarat. Mr. Mansinhbhai Kalyanji Patel completed B.Com Graduation. During his college days, he was actively involved in Youth Movement and after graduation he joined politics and co-operative movement.

As a true co-operator by nature he was inspired by the work and literature of Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and others. He had long and cordial relations with with ex-member of Parliament late Sh. Chhaganlal Kedaria. Influenced by the above personalities, he continuously strived for the upliftment and helping the down-trodden feeble people of the area.

At the young age of 35 years, Mr. Patel was elected as Director of Shree Mahuva Pradesh Sahakari Khand Udyog Mandli Ltd. Bamania (Mahuva Sugar) on 19.09.1989. After span of 5 years as Director, he was elected as Vice Chairman on 07.05.1993 of Mahuva Sugar.

He was elected as a Chairman on 26.06.1993 and continued his chairmanship upto 22.12.2017 and again from 11.01.2021 to till date. He has completed successfully 24 years span of Chairmanship of Mahuva Sugar Factory.

During his tenure as Chairman, the crushing capacity of Mahuva Sugar was expanded from 2000 TCD to 3500 TCD and the year 2004, a 35 KLPD Distillery Unit with 30 KLPD Ethanol plant was commissioned.

Mr. Patel has also served as Director in SUMUL Dairy, Surat from 28.12.2010 to 11.11.2011 and from 25.03.2011 he was elected as its Vice Chairman. He became its Chairman from 12.11.2011 to July 2015. In 2020 in SUMUL once again elected Mr. Patel has its Chairman.

Mr. Patel has also rendered his services as Chairman to Gujarat State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd., Gandhinagar from July 2001- 2016.

Mr. Mansinhbhai Patel also got elected as Member of Legislative Assembly of Gujarat from Mahuva-Valod Constituency in 1990 and during the period 1994 to 1995 hold the responsibility of Deputy Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly. In 1999 he also got elected as Member of Parliament from Mandvi Constituency from Bhartiya Janta Party till 2004. After seeing his dedication towards the work assigned to him, Bhartiya Janta Party made him President of Surat District which he served from the period September 2005 to January 2010.

Mr. Patel is also the Vice President of Deccan Sugar Technologist’s Association (India), Pune and Member of Advisory Council of Bhartiya Sugar, Pune. He is also recipient of the “Life Time Achievement Award” given by Bharatiya Sugar, Kolhapur in July 2016.

Mr. Patel has widely travelled to various sugar producing countries of the world and participated in several seminars/conferences/workshops in India and abroad.

SHRI S.D.Bokhare Vice President (Technical)

Experience ​:

  1. 1980 worked under research
  2. project in Marathwada Agri. University.
  3. From 1981 to 1990 worked in sugar factories as a lab chemist, manufacturing chemist and Dy. Chief chemist at Purna SSK & Manjara SSSK ltd respectively.
  4. From 01/10/1990 to 2000 worked as chief chemist at Manjara SSSK ltd.
  5. From 2000 to 2015 Managing Director at Vikas SSK ltd.
  6. ) from 2015 to 2018 Technical Director at Gokul Mauli Sugars Ltd ( Most Modern Sugar plant in India)
  7. From 2018 to 2019 Technical Director at Rajlaxmi Petrochem Pvt Ltd
  8. From 2019 till date Managment Advisor at Bhaurao Chavan group

Technical papers presented ​: Total 20 papers have been presented till date.

Awards received ​:

  1. Bhartiya Sugar Entrepreneur of the Year Award , 2017 , awarded by Bhartiya Sugar
  2. Best MANAGING DIRECTOR award for season 2012-13, awarded by VSI Pune.
  3.  Best chief chemist award for season 1996-97 awarded by VSI Pune.
  4.  Best paper award for paper entitled “ status of cooling & condensing system at Manjara   SSSK” by STAI.
  5.  Best paper award for paper entitled “ Filtrate treatment in short retention clarifier” by DSTA.
  6. Best paper award for paper entitled “short retention clarifier factory scale trials ” by STAI.
  7.  Best paper award for paper entitled “ Judicious use of hydrogen peroxide for better quality sugar ” by STAI.
  8. Best paper award for paper entitled “ Judicious pan modification ” by STAI.

Representation on committees of different organization:

  1. Member “ Mission Industry interaction group” of sugar technology mission constituted by    Govt.of India.
  2. Member of “ ad-hoc board sugar technology” under faculty of engineering & technology Marathwada University (1992-94)
  3. Member of committee constituted by commissioner of sugar for the purpose of “ classification of sugar factories”
  4. Honorary secretary of DSTA (from 1997)
  5. Convener of manufacturing committee of DSTA( from 1995)
  6. council member of DSTA ( from 1995)
  7. Member “ chief chemist committee of VSI.
  8. Commissioner office pune : store  norms committee member.
  9. Railway : station consultative committee member.
  10. Swami ramanand Teerth Marathwada University Nanded : Member board of studies in     Education
  11. Member on research and investigation committee of STAI
  12. council member of DSTA
  13. Member of committee for Specification for modern sugar plant by DSTA

Membership of Technical Org ​:

  1. Life member of STAI
  2. Life member of DSTA
  3. Life member of SISSTA

Important factories visited:

Sr No Name of the factory Specialty
1 DSM Rosagaon (U.P.) Pressure evaporation
2 Andhra sugar (A.P.) Diffuser
3 Sarvorya sugars (A.P.) Aspiration system
4 K.C.P. Laxmipuram (A.P.) All continuous pans, no factory building central control system
5 Ganganagar sugars (Rajasthan) sugar beet processing
6 Karnal co-op sugar ltd (Hryana) Efficient factory
7 Ugar sugar works (Karnataka) Cogeneration

International conference Attended I.S.S.C.T. workshop held in 1994

Countries visited for study of sugar industry: 1) BRAZIL 2) CHINA 3)AUSTRALIA