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At Hontrel, we are committed to continuously applying advanced technologies in the core engineering space and re-thinking the conventional methods of engineering to bring innovative and sustainable solutions which adds value to our customers, stakeholders and ultimately improves the human experience.

Leadership Team

Prakash is the Founder and MD of Hontrel Technologies. Prior to Hontrel, he was working as Sr. Director of India Operations, Director of Engineering and as Product Engineering Manager at Evoqua Water Technologies. Earlier he was working as structural engineer at Applus K2, mechanical engineer at Alfalaval and started his career as engineer & trainee. Prakash got close to two decades of experience in project management, engineering, automation, software development for products and systems which are part of the power plant, marine, oil & gas, water & wastewater treatment industry with geographies covering ASEAN, USA, & India. Prakash holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from Anna University and a master’s degree focused on advanced computation from National University of Singapore. 

Dr. Shyam has joined as the co-founder & Chief of AI from early 2024, and he has more than 15 years of experience in data, analytics and data science across various types of organizations, from startups to consulting and technology companies. In his career, he has built data science teams from the ground up multiple times. After graduating as a mechanical engineer from PSG Tech (India), he moved to Singapore to pursue his research in developing advanced numerical methods (Computation Fluid Dynamics). He holds a M.Eng and Doctorate from National University of Singapore. His focus has since moved away from academia and into applied areas, where he works to directly benefit businesses. He is driven by his passion to unlock value through data, and has held leadership positions in data & technology in various domains including digital advertising, IT consulting (data science practice), global ag-tech, oil & gas and food delivery sectors. Shyam is based of out of Singapore office.

Dr. Rahul Damodar has joined hands with the vision of Hontrel as Engineering Director from Feb 2023. He takes responsibility on engineering design, including variety of municipal water, recycled water (ZLD), process water, wastewater and ultrapure water related projects involving initial tender review, process design, detail engineering and costing. Apart from this he has engaged in resource management and team building. He has done his PhD and master’s in chemical engineering from IIT Madras with specialization in water and wastewater engineering field and B Tech in chemical engineering from Mumbai University. He has a rich experience of over 18 years in R & D, Process Design, Process Execution and Commissioning. His core interest in membrane technology and biological wastewater system design. He is technically strong in providing valuable and cost-effective solutions to customers. He is having working experience in national and international companies and teams. Prior to this he worked as Process Manager at Evoqua Water technology ( Chennai), as Project Manager at Konark Group ( Mumbai), as a R&D head at Centre for membrane technology (Taiwan) and as Trainee at Hiyoshi Corporation (Japan). He has published several research papers in national and international journals.

Palani is the Engineering Director of Hontrel Technologies. Prior to Hontrel, he held a Mechanical Engineering Manager role at Evoqua Water Technologies and a Lead Mechanical Engineer at WEG and GE, he has also worked as a CAE Engineer with Valeo and Parametric Consultancy Services. He works globally and has a domain expertise which includes Water & Wastewater treatment, Oil & Gas, Power, Automobile with geographies spanning USA, UK, EUROPE, APAC, & INDIA. He has a diversified experience in engineering and management, with more than 20 years of extensive experience in team building and management, project management, proposal engineering, process and detail mechanical engineering, piping design, order execution and delivery, new product development, standardization of products, product engineering life cycle maintenance, cost reduction of products, design of rotating machines, static equipment design, structural engineering, computer aided engineering (FEA/CFD), and CAD data management (PDM/PLM). Palani earned his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bharathiar University and a Master’s degree in Computer-Aided Mechanical Design from Sathyabama University.

Advisory Team

Ken is one of the founders and a managing member of Vichek Solutions. He has had prior experience as Vice President of Engineering with Micronics Engineered Filtration, Director of Engineering at Evoqua Water Technologies (previously Siemens Water Technologies\USFilter), and earlier experience as a Engineer at Prince Machine and Johnson Controls. In his past careers, Ken has led the product development and design of water and wastewater filtration including dewatering, sludge dryers, reverse osmosis, deionization (DI), electrodialysis reversal (EDR), and wastewater treatment systems. In addition to new product development work, Ken has led teams on improving both engineering and business processes; developing and deploying best practices, targeted design for value programs, software automation projects, and strategic development. Ken received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute (Kettering University, formerly General Motors Institute of Technology).


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