Institute of Welding & Testing Technology

Meet The Experts

Satish P Sawant


Satish P Sawant [Director] is in the field of welding since 1987. He is a Welding Engineer and Mechanical Engineer, ASNT Level III, AWS - CWI Certified Welding Inspector, CSWIP - TWI (Cambridge - UK) Certified Welding Inspector, International Welding Technologist (IWT) ,NACE International Paint and Coating Certified inspector, Lead Auditor ISO 9001-2015, Lead Auditor TS 16949, AIAG Supplier Auditor He has an experience of more than 33 years in teaching various subject of mechanical engineering related to weld engineering. He has worked for Advani - Oerlikon Ltd for 5 years and Larsen & Toubro Limited for 16 years and now with Institute of Welding & Testing Technology since 2008. He has conducted number of training programs in India and abroad. [Singapore / Philippines / Thailand / Indonesia/ South Africa etc]

Narendra H Singh

HOD Of The Training

N H Singh (Head of The Training Department) Is retired after 45 years of his nonstop association with the welding education & technology development wing of M/S Ador Welding Limited (formerly known as Advani-Oerlikon Ltd.), worked in a capacity of Chief Manager (Training & Technical Services). He is a Qualified Trainer (welding)-Central Training Institute Mumbai, functions under the ministry of HRD Govt. of India. Qualified Forman & Supervisor - V.J.T.I. Mumbai, the Technical Education Board of Maharashtra. Narendra H Singh Chief Consultant & Trainer Qualified Welding Inspector - Institute of Welding UK. He has also undergone an intensive successful training programme in Thermal Spraying Technology at Melbourne in Australia, organized by M/S METCO Inc. of USA. He was honoured by the company for his outstanding performance with the most prestigious MERITORIOUS MARQUEE AWARD in 2007-08.

Ashok Niphade

Head of IWTT- Nashik

Ashok Niphade(Head Of The Consultancy Department) He is a Degree Engineer – having wide gained 30 years of experience and practices and handling different functions in a German Multinational SIEMENS. He has handled different functions like product/process planning, manufacturing, logistics and strategic purchasing dept., He is the certified ‘Supply Chain Management Learning program’ by SIEMENS Germany, Certified program ‘Effective Personal Productivity’ by Leadership Management International INC, USA, Welding Coordinator Program (Level-II), Welding Technology PG Program, ISO Internal Auditor course, VDA6.3 Standards Program, Environment Management Safety (EMS)- Lead Auditor course and good SAP knowledge. And now with Institute of Welding & Testing Technology since 2017.

Wg Cdr HS Anand

Quality Management Consultant and Trainer

A international Automotive and Aerospace Trainer in 2008.He has an experience of more than 35 years in teaching various subject, He is the First Indian to attain the recognition to an International level Trainer for Certification Body Auditor Trainer for TS 16949 and AS 9100 Standards. He also specializes as a Trainer for AIAG Core Tools like APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP besides an authority on subjects like Benchmarking, 8D Problem Solving, GD & T.

Kumar B. Iyer

HOD Of Inspection

Kumar B. Iyer is in the field of welding since 1995. He is a Mechanical Engineer, Certified Welding Inspector, Dy.Auditor ISO 3834. He has extensive experience in Maintenance & Repair Welding and has several anti-wear Solutions in applications requiring life enhancement of engineering components. With his ability to conceive efficient technology-enabled solutions, project management skills and a deep understanding of business, he has a passion for teaching various subjects of mechanical engineering related to weld engineering. Kumar B.Iyer is a multi-faceted personality with strong analytical and interpersonal skills.

Vijay Jadhav

HOD Of Welding

Vijay Jadhav is in the field of welding since 1976. He is a Vendor Development & Industrial Engineering. He is implementing various technological processes at supplier’s end, along with vendor’s evaluation, rating, education, cost reduction, formulation strategies for procurement of strategies materials, implementing green channel vendor concept, cycle time reduction at vendor’s end to reduce lead times and thereby inventories. He has an experience of more than 43 years. He has complete International Welding Engineering diploma from DVS- SLV Duisburg Germany. Since 2005, he is formulating policy for introducing Welding Technology at various vendors as per International welding standards like ISO 15085 etc. Implement some of the welded cabinets for Indian railway applications: like ECC- Welded Electrical Control Cabinets, WDG4 Inverters- Welded cabinets for locos, Hotel Load Inverters welded cabinets, under slung cabinet for AC Coaches and Auxiliary Cabinets etc. His main focus is on Process Improvements, Cost- Reduction, and Lean Manufacturing, and currently he is with Institute of Welding & Testing Technology.


Manish Samant

HOD Of Development Of Brazing

Manish Samant (Head Of Development Of Brazing) 26 years’ of experience in Development of Brazing & Welding consumables and Process, Product & Process Improvement, ISO activity. Development of new brazing alloys and fluxes: CuPAg, Silver, brass alloys. Aluminium composites, Aluminium brazing fluxes… Collaborative work with B-tu University, Germany for development of Seamless fluxcored wire for corrosion resistance application.   The role of each element in brazing alloys are experienced and studied. w Technical support to production team. Development of various electrodes in specification grades, customer specific, hardfacing Guidance to apprentices for their industrial projects.

Kaunteya Deshpande

HOD Of Development Of Coating

Kaunteya Deshpande(Head Of Development Of Coating) He has an experience of more than 24 years in protective coating , Inspection and supervision in marine. In depth experience of site conditions, Contractor realities and various Practical Complexities. Certified Trainer at NSDC "skill India' for "protective and marine painter " course . He also has more than 15 years experience in shipbuilding coating at south korea and china As Team Leader.

Jawahar Goradia

HOD Of Quality Testing

Jawahar Goradia (Head Of Quality Testing) Level III in Seven Methods with real Hands-on experience of 52+ years. Last 39+ years as NDT Level III in fabrication, petrochemical, oil & gas and drilling equipment inspection industries to train NDT personnel and establish NDT procedures and evaluate results. Also worked for ISO, Safety, Health and Environment. Fabrication, welding/brazing, in-service and post-service inspection experience at Heavy Engineering Workshops of Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Bombay, India; petrochemical, fabrication, oil and gas industries in the Middle-East and drilling equipment industries in the Far-East.