Kyoto Group keeps on growing and strengthens the team with four new signings.Pankaj Verma, Sharat Pathi, James Brown and Simen Valåmo will join Kyoto to develop and evaluate the Heatcube activities and support Kyoto's operations.
Sourcing Manager to improve the procurement process
To help with streamlining the procurement process, Kyoto has recruited Pankaj Verma. He works as Sourcing Manager and is responsible for identification and development of new vendors to meet the project requirements and the reduction of CAPEX cost.
Pankaj is a graduate in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Post Graduate in Power Plant Engineering, and has over 11 years of experience in procurement planning for annual overhauling of power plants, as well as in CAPEX and OPEX procurement. Before joining Kyoto Group, Verma worked as Procurement Manager at Jindal India Thermal Power Ltd. and was looking after the procurement work for 2X600 MW Power Plant in India.
Test Lead to take care of key Heatcube processes
Sharat Pathi joins the Kyoto team as Test Lead to evaluate and understand key processes related to the Heatcube operation, and also to contribute to the design of next generation’s heatcubes. He is passionate about green technologies which is reflected by his education and experience. Pathi has a PhD from the Technical University of Denmark where he worked on a project related to CO2 capture from cement and power plants in collaboration with FLSmidth A/S. He has over 13 years of work experience from different process industries, like oil&gas, mineral processing or cement. He worked on a heat storage device by carrying out CFD simulation at Danfoss, Denmark, and as a research and development engineer at The Quartz Corp., Norway. Sharat has also experience in process modelling using multilevel flow modelling for Kairos Technology AS to evaluate failure modes and its consequences.