After graduating from Pune University in 1997, Vaibhav spent 2 years working with non-profit organizations in developing low-cost housing in Chhattisgarh, India. Vaibhav moved to Canada in 1999 to pursue his post-graduate studies and after completing his M.Sc. in 2003 from University of Manitoba, he decided to make Winnipeg home. Vaibhav became a professional member of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba in 2004 and worked with Wardrop Engineering/Tetra Tech for 14 years. During that tenure, he was involved in some of the most iconic projects in Winnipeg, including the Provencher Bridges, Fort Garry Bridges, Disraeli Bridges, and Osborne Street Bridge. In 2016, Vaibhav joined the City of Winnipeg’s Public Works Department as a Bridge Projects Engineer in its Engineering Division. His focus is now on managing large capital projects with the aim of making Winnipeg one great city.
 
He served on Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba’s Academic Review Committee for four years. Through International Centre, he continues to mentor internationally educated immigrant professionals to renew their professional status in Canada. Vaibhav also served as the Chair of CSCE Manitoba section and as Speaker's Bureau Coordinator for Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of Manitoba (ACEC-MB).
 
Vaibhav is one of the founding members of India Chapter and served as Vice-President (Communications) in its inaugural year. Subsequently, he completed a two year term as the President (Chair) of the Chapter.
 
Vaibhav is a devoted husband, a loving father and is passionate about cricket and table tennis.
 
  
Vaibhav Banthia, P. Eng.
Past President 
Dr. Jitendra Paliwal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from G.B. Pant University (India) in 1994; and then M.Sc. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Biosystems Engineering both from the University of Manitoba. He is now a Professor of Biosystems Engineering and Associate Dean (Graduate Programs) - Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, at the University of Manitoba. His research deals with developing techniques to modernize and automate post-harvest handling and storage of grains, oilseeds and pulses. Jitendra’s research group has developed hardware and software solutions that are widely referred to by the designers of grain quality monitoring and assessment instruments. These include low-cost NIR analyzers, integrated Raman-NIR instruments, grain bin monitoring systems, and techniques to detect precursors to spoilage and non-invasively monitor grain health.
Jitendra became a professional member of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba in 2002 and chaired its Experience Review Committee until he got elected to the Council in 2017. To recognize his service to the profession of engineering, he was inducted as a Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2016. His other achievements include the Association’s Early Achievement Award (2008) and Technical Excellence Award (2017).

He is also a member of the Canadian Society for Biological Engineering (CSBE) and American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. He is an Associate Editor of CSBE’s journal Canadian Biosystems Engineering and the winner of its John Clark Award for 2017. Jitendra is also serving as Vice-President (Technical) of the Association’s India Chapter.


Jitendra Paliwal, Ph.D., P.Eng., FEC
Past VP Technical

Ketan Joshi has more than 25 years of experience in field of Electrical Engineering. Currently he is working at Manitoba Hydro as an Interface Lead Engineer, Riel Converter Station. He has Master of Business Administration (MBA, Finance) from University of Manitoba. He served as a President of Gujarati Cultural Society of Manitoba during 2012-13 and also serves at Gujarati Language School.

Ketan Joshi, P. Eng.,
Past VP Finance 

Mr. Nishant Dhruve has a Master's of Science and Bachelor's of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

For the last five years, he has been working at StandardAero Ltd as a Software Developer with their Central Engineering team and primarily works with their Engine Test Cells. Before that, he worked at Norscan Instruments Ltd where he was an embedded systems designer with their engineering group.

Nishant is an active volunteer with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba where he sits on their subcommittee. He also volunteers with the Gujarati Cultural Society of Manitoba and the Gujarati School of Language, Culture and Arts.

Nishant Dhruve,
VP Communications 

 Siloni Goel is graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (1995) and then with a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering (2000) both from the Thapar University (India); she has completed her educational credentials under IEEQ program (2008) from University of Manitoba. She has worked with AECOM from 2010 to 2013, then she was with KGS from 2013 to 2018 and, she is currently working with Stantec Consultants since 2018. As an Engineer in training (EIT) she has gained a wide range of experience in the field of municipal, geotechnical and environment. She was involved in different types of projects like Water and Sewer Renewal and New Construction, Alley Construction, Spillway Replacement Projects etc. with variety of responsibilities. Siloni is serving as a VP-Communication with the Association’s India Chapter.
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Siloni Goel
Councillor 

Anand Birur is a registered professional engineer working in the Aerospace sector in Manitoba since 2005. He received his Bachelors degree (B.Tech) from National Institute of Technology, Warangal (NITW) India (1997). After working for two years in Indian manufacturing industries, Anand went on to obtain a Master of Science (MSc (Engg)) degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (2001) and Master of Science (MSc) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba (2008).
Anand is currently employed as a Senior Repair Development Engineer at StandardAero Winnipeg, aerospace industry’s largest independent Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provider. His work includes formulating innovative methods using established industry practices to repair gas turbine components. He has been one of the key members in establishing a state of the art technological hub, Center for Aerospace Technology and Training (CATT), a joint venture between StandardAero, Red River College and various levels of government.
Anand became a professional engineer in 2011 and has been a member of the experience review committee since 2012 and a voting member of the Indian chapter of Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba since May 2017. He has also been associated with Manitoba Cricket Association and has been playing outdoor and indoor league cricket since 2002.



Anand Birur, P. Eng.
Past Councillor


​Asit Dey has a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, India, and Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyala, West Bengal, India. Asit is currently working with Sustainable Development as an Environment Engineer. In addition, Asit volunteers in Bichitra- Bengali Association of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Government Engineers, and India Chapter of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.    
Asit Dey, P. Eng., Ph.D
Councillor


Mr. Krishnamurthy Vijayan has a Post graduate degree (ME) in Engineering with specialization in High Voltage Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India. He is a certified Professional Engineer, a member of IEEE, and has a total 38 years of experience with 15 years in Canada. Most of his experience is in the Design Engineering of Large power transformers, EHV Shunt reactors, Phase shifting transformers and Mobile transformers. He is currently working as Chief Engineer in PTI Manitoba Inc. Winnipeg.
He has significantly contributed in the development of: 420 kV Shunt reactors, 750 MVA 3 phase Autotransformer, 200 MVA 1 phase GSU transformer, 650 MVA 3 phase GSU transformer, 200 MVA Phase shifting transformer, 600 MVA Universal spare GSU transformer, 230 kV Mobile transformer. He has authored more than 12 technical papers on transformers. 
Krishnamurthy Vijayan, P.Eng.
Councillor


Mr. Godse is the President of R.M. Godse and Associates Ltd., R.M. Godse and Associates (Alberta) Ltd. and R.M. Godse and Associates (Sask.) Ltd. and a registered Professional Engineer in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers (U.K.) and Fellow of Engineers Canada. He has over 45 years of experience in consulting structural engineering, working in a multidisciplinary environment. His expertise in the design, analysis, construction, investigation and restoration of structures extends to residential, commercial, architectural, institutional, heavy industrial and pharmaceutical structures in steel, concrete, masonry, wood, including foundations in permafrost areas. Mr. Godse is an internationally recognized structural engineer who introduced Hollow Steel Structural Sections to Canada for the first time (Mr. Godse’s design of the former Canad Inns Stadium).

His experience includes projects for the Health Sciences Centre, Medical Arts Building and a wide range of project types and sizes. He is noted for his innovative designs. He has worked on all aspects of structural engineering services in India, England, Germany and United States.

Ramkrishna Godse, M.Sc.(Eng.); C.Eng., F.I.Struct.E.(U.K.), FEC, MCSCE, P.Eng.
​Past Advisor

Mr. Arun Ogale has  degrees in Science and Electrical Engineering from Pune University and Masters degrees in Electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India and Carleton University, Ottawa.

He had 3 years of work experience in thermal power stations with Tata Power Companies in Mumbai, India before moving to Canada in 1966. He worked full time at Teshmont Consultants in Winnipeg for 41 years principally in High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power transmission systems with technical expertise in control and protection systems and in HVDC project management. His experience has involved work on large HVDC transmission projects such as Bipoles I, II and III in Manitoba, Itaipu in Brazil, Rihand-Delhi in India, Thailand-Malaysia Link and projects in China, as well as many smaller projects including back-to-back systems.


Since retirement in 2009, he continues to be employed on a part-time basis by Teshmont Consultants as Senior Consultant. He is a Life Senior Member of IEEE and his outside interests include Tennis and other racket sports.    
Arun Ogale, P. Eng. 
Past Advisor
Madhav Sinha serves as founding president and CEO of the Canadian Society for Quality and chair of the Canadian Quality Congress held annually at different university campuses across Canada. He has worked with Manitoba government as chief of engineering and head of quality program for the Engineering division of the dept. of Labor and helped establish and teach at the University of Manitoba’s quality management certificate program that was hailed a country’s ‘first’ in the late 1970s.
A holder of BSc. (Bihar University), MSc (BHU) and PhD (U of Manitoba, all in Engineering), Dr. Sinha is a recognized educator, practitioner, academic entrepreneur and author in the field of quality and innovation management. For over 40 years, he has contributed extensively from bringing about quality awareness in Canada to teaching at the university level courses in quality, to contributing in the development of quality and innovation related standards (through UL, CSA and ISO) and establishing several self-help groups and non-profit organizations.
He is the author, co-author and editor of 10 books (including a ‘first’ textbook written on management of quality assurance, Wiley, NY, 1985), 50 research papers, 160 conference presentations and guest editor of two journals published by Emerald Publishers and serves as member of the editorial board of TQM and Business Excellence Journal.
Among his 35 honors, awards and medals (some received as first-time ever by a Canadian) are: a highest honor, the gold medal, three pioneering achievement medals and four golden quill literally excellence awards from the American Society for Quality, the selection as a first Canadian Academician member at the International Academy for Quality, a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II; and the praises in the Parliament of Canada that he received for 25 years of dedicated voluntary work as director of quality assurance in a world-wide historic project of the compilation and publication of the 11-volume, 7,200 pages long, Encyclopedia of Hinduism that took 25 years to complete. 

Madhav Sinha, Ph. D, P. Eng.
Past Advisor
Mr. Gupta joined Manitoba Hydro in 1967 as a Professional Engineer and retired in 2000. He worked for approximately 5 years as a Resident Project Engineer in Nigeria. His experience is in Power Plants Earthworks construction, Quality Control and Project Management. He amassed international experience from 2000 to 2004 in Thailand, China, India, Nigeria and Malaysia conducting Dam Safety Project Reviews and Project Management. Ramesh is a past Board Director, Canadian Dam Safety Association, 1992-94, and the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee, Canadian Dam Safety Association’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg, 1994.
He has been an active member of the Professional Development Committee of Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba for several years.
Ramesh is the Founding President of the India Chapter of Engineers Geoscientists of Manitoba, 2016/2017.
Ramesh has been very involved in Community Service since the late 1960’s including being the Past President of the India Association, the Founding President for India Pavilion at Folklorama and a founder of the India Room at the International Centre. He was also one of the Directors of the Citizenship Council of Manitoba and the Provincial Steering Committee on Multiculturalism in early 1970s, the past Chair Nominating Committee of the Hindu Society, the past President Winnipeg Sai Centre and the Assistant National Service Coordinator of Sri Sathya Sai Baba International Organization of Canada. He coordinated the Canadian Service Projects and the Blood Donation Clinics in India in 2008 and 2014.
He has been a previous Member of the Citizenship Equity Committee of the City of Winnipeg and the past longstanding Trustee, Winnipeg Sai Centre. Ramesh still volunteers as time permits at Siloam Mission and Winnipeg Harvest.
Ramesh resides in Winnipeg with his wife Asha.

   

Ramesh Gupta, P. Eng.
Past President of India Chapter