Fan Services Team

 FAN Services Metallurgical Lab Team

 

Our Team Bios

Padmakar G. Bhase
Founder and CEO


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) – Chemistry, University of Pune 

Mr. Bhase, Founder and CEO of FAN Services-Metallurgical Laboratory, has over 35 years of diverse industrial experience in materials testing and analysis. His expertise is in the field of Failure Analysis, Corrosion Analysis, Chemical Analysis, Metallurgical Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Electro-Plating Bath Analysis, Materials Analysis with respect to American, German, Indian, British, Russian and Japanese Specifications.

He has conducted over 1500 failure analyses, performed more than 20,000 chemical analyses, and performed more than 15,000 mechanical testing and over 10,000 microscopy projects in the past 35 years. He has also immensely contributed towards the business development of various industries through technical development.

In the past he has also worked with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology (NIFT), Taparia Tools, Gogate Steels where he gained significant experience in the field of materials characterization. He has BS in Chemistry from the University of Pune.

He has also provided consultation for various fortune 1000 companies including Siemens, ABB, Glaxo, Bosch, Atlas Copco, Indian Oil, Pferd Tools, Lear Corp., Mahindra & Mahindra, Crompton Greaves, Essem Tips, Drill Bits International and so on.

 

Bhalchandra S. Ekbote
Senior Metallurgist

B.E.Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pune

Mr. Ekbote is a very senior officer and a leading expert in the field of metallurgy and brings in more than 40 years of experience specific to materials testing and analysis. He has vast experience in failure analysis, product development, corrosion analysis. He has also provided materials consultations specific to client’s service conditions and applications.

In the past Mr. Ekbote has served as a Quality Control Manager at various industries including Indian Tools Mfrs Ltd, Taparia Tools Ltd, S.S.Miranda, Pittie MTA Division, Needle Roller Bearings, Fit Tight Nuts and Bolts, Assotex Engg Industry (Stovec).

Abroad Visit for Materials Analysis

  •     AB BAHCO, Sweden
  •     Bofors Heat Treatment Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
  •     Wedevag Cutting Tools, Sweden
  •     Fagersta Steel Works, Sweden
  •     Helleforce Steel Works, Sweden
  •     Rigby Metal Components Ltd, England
  •     Few Heat Treatment Centers in Leicester, England

 

Kamlakar G. Bhase
Chief Commercial Officer


Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com), University of Pune

Mr. K.G. Bhase has been with the company since the inception of the company and looks after all the commercial aspects of the company covering following areas

  •     Pricing strategy
  •     Corporate Relations
  •     Corporate Finance
  •     Company Financial Accounts Liasioning with customer for testing contract.
  •     Registration of incoming and outgoing testing items.
  •     Controlling records pertaining to commercial department.
  •     Reviewing the reports of internal / external audits and minutes of management review meetings.
  •     Ensuring timely completion of actions pertaining to commercial department.
  •     To review contracts or request.
  •     To communicate corrective action to customer.

 

Pradip M. Patankar
Senior Metallurgist

 
B.E. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pune
Diploma in Management Studies, Mumbai University

Mr. Patankar brings in over 35 years of interdisciplinary experience. He has experience in various fields including Quality Control, Process Control, Production, Marketing, and Liason. He has also worked in steel plants for more than 10 years. Some of his responsibilities are as mentioned below

  •     To ensure that the quality system is implemented and followed at all times.
  •     To control quality system documentation and its changes.
  •     To monitor and control management reviews and post management review activities.
  •     To plan, organise, record and analyse internal audits.
  •     To report findings of internal / external audits to management.
  •     To follow up for timely closing of findings of internal / external audits.
  •     To monitor corrective / preventive actions.
  •     To review nonconforming work in Metallurgical Department
  •     To control records pertaining to the quality department.

 

Parijat P. Bhase
Technical Manager & Business Development


M.S. – Materials Engineering, University of Florida, USA
B.E.  - Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India
DME – Mechanical Engineering, Government Polytechnic.

Parijat has worked in different corporations spanning Global Software Companies, Manufacturing Industries and Scientific Labs. After completing his Master’s in Materials Science & Engineering from The University of Florida, USA, he worked as a Materials Engineer for a couple of years in the US Materials Testing Labs.

Presently, he serves in the field of Materials Engineering and deals extensively in characterization of various Engineering Materials including Polymers, Composites and Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Materials.

He also serves as the Managing Director for Criterion Scientific LLC, a US based company and serves in the field of Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Foreign Trade, International Collaborations, Strategic Business Alliance formations, Business Growth and Technical know how.

 

Hrishikesh P. Bhase
Materials Scientist & Business Development


Ph. D. – Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida, USA
M.S.    – Analytical Chemistry, University of Florida, USA
M.Sc.  – Analytical Chemistry, University of Pune, India
B. Sc.  – Chemistry, University of Pune. India

PhD Thesis Title: Study of Supported Lipid Bilayers and Membrane Proteins Using Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 and Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

In this study, our goal is to enhance the NMR sensitivity and selectivity by using hyperpolarized (HP) Xenon gas to study the membrane proteins aligned in its native biological environment. Polarization transfer from HP 129Xe to the membrane protein nuclei will help to enhance the S/N of low abundant membrane protein nuclei such as 13C and 15N. This will help in making solid-state NMR a robust technique to study more biologically interesting systems and their various functions.

MS Thesis Title: Formation of calcium phosphate crystals under lipid monolayers
This study looks at the precipitation of calcium phosphate crystals at phospholipid Langmuir monolayers. Hyperoxaluria, elevated oxalate concentration in the kidney, is a condition frequently associated with individuals suffering from kidney stones. This condition causes the breakdown of membranes and creates free radicals at the cellular surface which results in hydrolysis of phospholipids. These products of lipid hydrolysis are examined for their effect on calcium phosphate precipitation. It is found that a ternary mixture of phospholipid (DPPC) and its hydrolysis products, a lysolipid and a fatty acid, cause a significant increase in heterogeneous calcium phosphate precipitation

One of his goals is to expand FAN’s analytical department with advance instruments and techniques further facilitating R& D work and product development work for various industries.

 

B.P. Khairnar
FAN Centre for Innovation in Testing


Mechanical Testing Department

Mr. Khairnar has been working for FAN since the past 30 years. He is one of the most innovative members in the team He brings in expertise with respect to the following

  •    Supervising and performing tests covered in Mechanical Section
  •    Fixture arrangements for a variety of testing.
  •    Vendor Assessments and vendor base development
  •    Performing metallurgical analysis, weld evaluation, coating and plating analysis
  •     Selection, approval and commissioning of testing methods.
  •     Management and training of staff.
  •     Evaluation and sign-off of staff competency.
  •     Management of laboratory equipment and facilities.
  •     Attention to matters relating to impartiality and confidentiality.
  •     Responsibility for the technical validity of results.
  •     Liaison with the Quality Manager in relation to quality matters affecting testing.
  •     To execute the authorities of the Quality Manager in his absence in Mechanical Section.

Anil G. Joshi
Senior Engineer


B.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune

Mr. Joshi has over 30 years of experience. Before joining FAN, he owned a non ferrous casting plant producing precision as well as heavy machinery parts. He plays some of the key roles in the organization and some of his responsibilities are mentioned here under

  •     To establish organizational structure.
  •     To lay down quality policy and objectives and procedures as per the requirement of ISO/IEC 17035.
  •     Providing appropriate resources to the laboratory.
  •     To review nonconforming work in Mechanical Department
  •     Analyzing customer complaints.
  •     Liasioning with external agencies (Accreditation Bodies).
  •     To review periodically, the continuing suitability and effectiveness of quality system.

Harshali Jagtap
Chemist


Master of Science (M.Sc) Organic Chemistry, University of Pune
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Chemistry, University of Pune

In the past Harshali worked with a pharmaceutical company named “Cure Medicines (I) Pvt. Ltd., Pune” as a chemist in quality control department. By bringing her pharma experience she makes our team a truly interdisciplinary and helps us target pharmaceutical and heath care industries. Some of her responsibilities are as below

  • To perform chemical analysis, failure analysis, deformulation work.
  • To check test reports before authorization of Technical Manager.
  • Effective handling of technical work in the laboratory as per quality system documentation.
  • Implementation and maintenance of
    •  Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
    •  Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
    •  Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs
  • Providing feedback to the Technical Manager on the
    • Nonconformities
    • Deviations
    • Areas for improvement
  • Selection, approval and commissioning of testing methods.
  • Management of laboratory equipment and facilities.
  • Attention to matters relating to impartiality and confidentiality.
  • Responsibility for the technical validity of results.
  • Liaison with the Quality Manager in relation to quality matters affecting testing.
  • To execute the authorities of the Quality Manager in his absence.

 

Amita Sambrekar
Lab Report Specialist


Bachelors of Commerce (B.Com), University of Pune

Amita looks after lab reporting system covering its maintenance and day to day operations, data management system, record keeping and other office related activities. Amita has over 12 years of experience and has notable contribution towards the organization. Some of her responsibilities are

  •     Assisting Chief Commercial Officer.
  •     Financial Accounts Liasioning with customer for testing contract.
  •     Registration of incoming and outgoing testing items.
  •     Assisting in controlling records pertaining to commercial department.
  •     Assisting in reviewing the reports of internal / external audits and minutes of management review
  •     Ensuring timely completion of actions pertaining to commercial department.
  •     Assisting in reviewing contracts or request
  •     To communicate corrective action to customer.

 

Vishwas S. Bhor
FAN Centre for Innovation in Testing
Chemical Analysis Department

He brings in extensive experience related to analytical chemistry and serves in the chemical laboratory section. He has the expertise in elemental analysis of a wide range of materials including but not limited to aluminum alloys, brass and copper alloys, steels and other ferrous and non ferrous materials. He also looks after lab inventory system, chemical section’s documentation and control. Some of his responsibilities are

  •     To perform chemical analysis, failure analysis, deformulation work.
  •     To check test reports before authorization of Technical Manager.
  •     Effective handling of technical work in the laboratory as per quality system documentation.
  •     Handling, storage, packaging, preservation and delivery of the testing items, equipments.
  •     Handling of customer complaints as per instructions from Technical Manager.
  •     To prepare and maintain work order (Raw Data).
  •     To perform intermediate checks.
  •     To assist Technical Manager in calculating measurement uncertainty.
  •     Management of laboratory equipment and facilities.
  •     Attention to matters relating to impartiality and confidentiality.
  •    Liaison with the Quality Manager in relation to quality matters affecting testing.

Khatod
Gardening Incharge

He looks after overall maintenance of the entire organization. He has 2 people working under him as assistants. He has been with FAN since past 12 years and has developed and maintained a good indoor and outdoor collection of plants, trees and medicinal herbs at our factory location.

 

 

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