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The organisation is run by highly qualified professionals having deep knowledge of the industry and market with their experience in there respective fields.

 

 
1 :

Dr. A G Naik Kurade(Chairman)

   
2 :

Mr. Sagar Kurade (Managing Director)

   
 
Dr. A. G. Naik-Kurade
 
NAME Dr. A. G. Naik Kurade
AGE

70 Years

SUMMARY  

45 years of professional experience, mostly as a Managing Director of India's leading consulting firm within the food processing industry. Well versed with all aspects of project development, industry issues, implementation, and intricacies of marketing a product.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Name of the employer

Position held

Duration

Job responsibility

University of Massachusetts , Dept. of Food Technology, Amherst , USA .

Assistant Professor

3 Years

Teaching and Research.

Dr. Writer Chocolate canning Co. , Mumbai, Maharashtra .

Chief food technologist

1959-1962

Production, Quality control and development

M/s Allahabad Canning Co., Allahabad , UP.

Chief food technologist cum Production manager

1962-1969

Setting up of fruit processing factory. Production and quality control.

M/s Indo Balgar Food, Ghaziabad , UP.

Chief Executive (Technical)

1968-1971

Setting up of fruit processing factory. Production and quality control.

M/s Suman Project Consultant Pvt. Ltd. (Formerly Suman Food Consultants)

Managing Director

1971-Current

Guiding the Company to be India 's leading consulting company in Agro and Food Processing sector.

EDUCATION

Name of degree

College and university

Specialization

Year of passing

B. Sc. Agriculture

Pune University

Agriculture

1954

M. Sc. In Food Technology

University of Massachusetts ( USA )

Food Technology

1956

Ph. D. in Food Technology

University of Massachusetts ( USA )

Food Technology

1959

SOCIETIES

Sigma Xi (Honorary Society for Science)
Phi Tau Sigma (Honorary Society for Food Science)

ASSOCIATIONS
  • President, All India Food Processors Association (1986-87)
  • President, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (1985-86)
  • Fellow, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (1988)
  • President, Confederation of Indian Food Trade &Industry (CIFTI) (FICCI Undertaking) (1996-1998)
  • Vice-Chairman, Processed Food Export Promotion Council (ex-APEDA) (1985-86)
  • Director, North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd. (Govt. of India) (1988-98)
  • Chief-Editor, Indian Food Packer (1984-88)
  • Governing Council, National Association of Consulting Engineers (NACE) (1985-87and 1989-90)
  • Member, Bureau of Indian Standards Committees
  • Member and Examiner, Universities, Institutes and Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Member, Kolhe Commission for Fruit and Vegetable Processing in Maharashtra State.
AWARDS

Gold Medal, All India Food Processors Association (1976)
Industrial Achievement Award (1989) , Association of Food Scientists and Technologists

ACHIEVEMENTS

Has executed and commissioned over 50 Food Processing Industries and more than 200 studies on Food Industries as CEO of Suman Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (SPCL). Please refer to Company profile of SPCL for details.

MEMBER

Most of the Association in Food Industries and Technology in India and Abroad. Including
All India Food Processors Association; Association of Food Scientists and Technologists; CIFTI (FICCI), Consulting Engineers Association of India, Member of Bureau of India Standards, and many more.

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NAME Mr. Sagar A. Kurade
DATE OF BIRTH

13/07/71

SUMMARY  

Fifteen years of professional experience in marketing and finance and Industrial Consultancy, most recently with Suman Project Consultants as a Director. Expertise in strategizing, project management, product development, product management, undertaking feasibilities, marketing research / studies, market survey, financial analysis, forecasting, and pricing analysis.

EDUCATION
  • MBA, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, May 1996. Major - Finance, Minor - Int'l Business.
  • Masters of Commerce (1 yr.), Osmania University, India, 1993.
  • Bachelors of Commerce, Goa University, India, 1992.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Project Management, Time Management, Managing Business Interactions, and Entrepreneurial Development

EMPLOYEMENT HISTORY

Suman Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd (Formerly Suman Food Consultants), New Delhi, India.

Executive Director 02/00 - Present

  • Responsible for Executing and commissioning projects undertaken by the Company.
  • Responsible for hiring activities within the Company.
  • Managing a staff looking into business activities of the Company.
  • Responsible for supervising financials of the Company.
  • Undertaking business development activities of the Company.
  • Giving shape to Market survey’s undertaken by the Company.
  • Represent the company in various Industry expositions and seminars.
  • Provided insight to clients on how best to employ the company resource.

SNET / SBC , CT

Product Manager 11/96 - 11/99

  • Responsible for managing Co.'s Prepaid Phone Cards and Calling Cards. A business worth $35 million.
  • Developed business case supporting the restructure of Prepaid Phone Card business. Implemented the restructure that led to 40% reduction in cost.
  • Led a Prepaid Phone Card process team that developed a database, which tracked the usage and cost on the programs, billed the client, and accounted it to the appropriate business unit.
  • Employed sophisticated technologies to support the product(s).
  • Worked with marketing units to develop collateral and set up various programs for clients.
  • Introduced new Product features based on market research and customer input.
  • Evaluated regulatory and competitive environment for potential impact on the   product.
  • Developed Inventory control methods and procedures
  • Negotiated contracts with various vendors required to support the Product.

University of Hartford , CT 05/94 - 09/96

Graduate Assistant to University Treasurer , 01/95 - 09/96

  • Evaluated & monitored budgeted income & expenses of the University.
  • Prepared monthly income statements & balance sheets. Coordinated these among   various designated departments.
  • Prepared quarterly investment / endowment reports.

This has helped the University to cut its deficit by 30% during the fiscal year1995 - 1996.

Graduate Assistant to Marketing Department, 05/94 – 05/95

  • Responsible for ongoing research & projects on marketing communication, consumer behavior & critical thinking in marketing. The results were beneficial to the department faculty for presentation of their papers on manufacturing industry.
  • Evaluated undergraduate term papers and exams.
  • Tutored undergraduate and graduate students in international marketing

Suman Food Consultants, New Delhi , India .

Project Manager 08/92 - 04/94

  • Prepared project feasibility reports resulting in commissioning of the various manufacturing facilities ranging from potato chips to Beer.
  • Prepared market segmentation Analysis
  • Represented the company in various Industry expositions and seminars.
  • Provided insight to clients on how best to employ the company resources.

SKILLS / ACTIVITY

Computer:
Expert on software such as WordPerfect, Lotus 123, MS office (Front Page, Visual Basic, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, and Project), and Lotus Notes. Familiarity with SAS, D-base IV, Freelance Graphics, HTML, & TCPIP. Developed personal Web   Page.

Products:
Working Knowledge of ACD, CO-ACD, Directory Assistance, Prepaid Cellular, Telecommunication networks, and various billing systems such as Millenium, BOSS, BRITE

Languages:
Well versed in English, Hindi, and other dialects from India.

Activity:
President, Indian Student Association, University of Hartford.                              (08/95-05/96).

Company Representative, Federation of Indian Chamber of    

Commerce and Industry (2002- Current)

Chairman Task-Force, All India Food Processors Association

President Delhi Chapter, Association of Food Scientists & Technologists.

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