India's first focused event on Refrigeration and Cold Chain Industry by ISHRAE and NuernbergMesse India
Arvind Surange, Fellow ASHRAE, is one of the senior most Cold Chain Consultants of India. He is the CMD of ACR Project Consultants Pvt Ltd., He has held various prestigious positions in ISHRAE, ASHRAE, NCCD and Rotary Club.
He has majorly contributed to the growth of Indian Cold Chain sector by introducing various innovative technologies, contributing to formation of Technical Standards for Cold Chain projects for NHB, and promoting 'Green Cold Chain!’ and 'Net Zero Energy Cold Storage’ across the world.
Of the many prestigious honors & awards that he has won, major ones include Bry-Air and Emerson Cup awards, ASHRAE “FELLOW” Award, Lifetime contribution in Energy Saving and Consultancy Award, LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD from ISHRAE and Doyen of HVAC & R Industry Award.
Mr. Dilip Sarda is Post Graduate in Engineering and qualified and certified Energy Auditor. Fellow ASHRAE Member having more than 45years experience in Design, Project, operation and maintenance in Refrigeration and food Industry. He is Director of Synergy Agro Tech Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad.
He has worked for various companies like Vadilal Ice-cream.
Mr. Harshal Surange is Director & CEO of ACR Project Consultants Pvt Ltd, Pune which is into Cold Chain and HVAC&R Consulting since 1971 and the company has been promoting ‘Green’ Cold Chain at a Global level.
Harshal has been awarded the prestigious ‘Bry Air Award’ for Excellence in System Design and was a part of the team that won Emerson Cup for Refrigeration design at South East Asia Level.
He is the Chair of the ISHRAE Refrigeration Handbook Committee and is also the National Chair of the ISHRAE Refrigeration Committee. He is a member of the Refrigeration and Energy Committee of the Global Cold Chain Alliance.
He is the Founder President of IIAR Western India Chapter (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration) who have set up Chapters outside of Americas for the first time.
Mr. KK Mitra is a Science Graduate with Post Graduation and Master in Business Administration. Has 28+ yrs experience in the field of Thermal Insulation and working as Vice President in Lloyd Insulations (India) Limited.
Member of ISHRAE & ASHRAE and presently President of ASHRAE India Chapter.
Has been member of the Core Committee of Experts for drafting ECBC 2007 and presently member of various committees of Thermal Insulation at Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India.
He is a member of technical committee for standardization of Cold Store specifications by NHB / NCCD, Govt. of India and Acoustical Society of India.
Recently presented paper on Building Insulation during ASHRAE Winter Conference at Las Vegas. Also visits Educational Institutes / Colleges regularly to deliver lectures on Thermal Insulation System for Green and Energy Efficient Buildings.
Mechanical engineer with international experience in the HVAC industry
Executive Master of Business Administration
2019 SDA BOCCONI , Milan, Italy
BSc in Mechanical Engineering
2005-2008 UNIVERSITY OF PADUA, Padua, Italy
BA in Mechanical Engineering
1999 – 2005 UNIVERSITY OF PADUA, Padua, Italy
01/2017 - FRASCOLD SPA Italian company producing compressors for HVAC industry., with production based in Italy, covers the world market with sales offices in US, India, China and Australia., Rescaldina (MI), Italy
Developed marketing strategies and created link between global and local marketing strategies in a 3-yr product development life span
Coached a team of 7 people about new technology using carbon dioxide as new refrigerant contributed to sales increase of new type of compressors by 50%.
2013-2017 BITZER REFRIGERATION TECHNOLOGY. Chinese production facility of German company BITZER
2008-2013 REFCOMP SPA. Italian company with producing compressors for HVAC industry
Manjunath M S heads his Advisory business under the Innovation In-Sight & Cold Chain Consulting in the field of Cold Chain Infrastructure and Perishable produce transportation.
He is a graduate Electrical Engineer from the Karnataka University with over 30 years of industrial Marketing, Product Management, Business Creation & Innovation experience.
He recently completed an Innovation Masters’ course at the Ingersoll Rand University.
He is a Life Member of ISHRAE. He has served on the National CII Cold Chain Task Force and Case Studies.
He has worked as Vice President at Rinac India Limited where he held several positions in Cold Chain Product Management and Marketing.
In 2010, he Joined INGERSOLL RAND as the Innovation Leader and led several Innovation projects in the geographies of China, USA, Middle East in the areas of Cold Chain & Air Conditioning.
In 2012, he was awarded the National Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cold Chain.
Mr. Parth Thakkar is B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University and MSc in Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy from Brunel University London
He is working as Director at Polfrost Aircon Pvt. Ltd. Since last 4 years & Partner at Fluorobond Industries, specializes in manufacturing of customized Refrigeration Solutions for Cold Storages, Refrigeration units, Refrigerators & Freezers for Labs & Kitchen, Blast Freezers & Process Chillers.