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Our Leadership

The team is led by passionate and experienced industry leaders.

Mr. Prakash Sansare

Managing Director

Prakash is the Managing Director at LabGuard. As a founder of the enterprise, he is one of the cornerstones of the company. He has over 40 years of experience in product design & development. After an active service of two decades in Mazgaon Dock, Prakash started LabGuard to serve the scientific community by providing innovative solutions to their problems. His many achievements include the design of a remotely operated robotic arm for radioactive medicines, India’s first AAS/ICP hood, first ever high-quality metallic fume hood and many more customized and specialized products. He is known as a man of precision and craftsmanship.

Mr. Salil Sansare

Director & CEO

Salil has 25 years of experience in designing fume hoods, complex lab ventilation systems and building labs on a turnkey basis. An industrial engineer from VJTI, he understands the correlation between lab design elements and its effect on user safety, flexibility, and energy efficiency. Building inspiring lab spaces for researchers is his passion. He has been instrumental in LabGuard’s growth since the year 2000. He was, and is, part of various ASHRAE and SEFA standard committees for fume hood and lab furniture standards. He is also a certified fume hood tester as per ASHRAE 110:2016 requirements. He loves reading & exploring new places.

Mrs. Smita Sansare

Director

Smita is the Director of LabGuard and the force behind its seamless processes. She is a teacher by training and holds a BA degree. She is not only a creative person & excellent planner, but also a go-to person for resolving problems. As a human being, she is caring, loving and socially very active.

Mr. Ajay Kanekar

Director- Operations

Ajay is a mechanical engineer by training and holds a Diploma in Industrial Management. He has 25 years of experience in industrial design and development as well as industrial management. He is an expert in lab set-up and is well-versed with international design standards. He was instrumental in developing LabGuard’s lab furniture range. Technology is his passion, and he is forever on the lookout for newer ideas and design innovations.

Mr. Sujay Pawar

Director- Sales & Marketing

Sujay is a postgraduate in physics and has a rich experience of 30 years in sales, marketing, product management, operations, and change management in scientific equipment and the lab furniture industry. He is an inspirational leader and also a turnaround specialist, with a particular interest in business strategy & operations. In the past, he has forged strategic alliances with foreign partners to scale up the business. Sujay is a man of integrity, high patience, tenacity, and has a passion to learn new things and take up unique challenges.

Mr. Parmanand Kumar Sah

Vice President - Projects

Parmanand is a Graduate Civil Engineer and has a rich experience of almost 35 years in project execution, estimation, contracts, tendering, project planning and construction management. He has managed a very large volume of civil & infra projects for government as well as private organization. For the last 8 years he is in the fume hood and lab furniture industry specially in green field, brown field & turnkey laboratory solutions. He is instrumental in fostering a culture of dynamic leadership and cross-functional teamwork. He drives innovation & motivates the teams. He always encourages knowledge exchanges and is transparent and aligned with LabGuard’ s goals. Music & travel is an integral part of his life.

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