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The Team at TCR
Whether it be the numerous countries and states they represent, the passion and vision they bring to the job each day or the enthusiasm and excitement they have for being a part of this company, our people create and give TCR Engineering Services its expertise, synergy and culture. TCR´s management team has a stellar track record, with several years of material testing and inspection services experience and has worked primarily with large enterprises and global multi-nationals.

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V.K. Bafna
, was the Chairman Emeritus and Founder of TCR Engineering Services, Mumbai, India, a partner at TCR Advanced Engineering Services in Baroda, India and director of TCR Arabia, Saudi Arabia. He left for the heavenly abode in November 2013. His visions and ideal continue to guide the TCR team.

Mr. Bafna started TCR Engineering Services in 1973 and successfully led the company with outstanding year after year financial results. A visionary with sound material sciences experience, strong business acumen and relentless sincerity, he is the father of this organization and was the key management executive to mould and mature the organization.

Working with Fortune 1000 companies, leading enterprises and multiple small businesses, Mr. Bafna had developed and defined a new approach to the material testing, research and inspection services delivery model which increases the speed and efficiency while maintaining the high quality standards of the laboratory.

With strong domestic and international management experience driving market share, revenue, profit growth coupled with specialized material sciences knowledge, Mr. Bafna´s leadership had resulted in exceptional annual growth rates. Under his direction, TCR built a seasoned management team and organically expand across multiple geographies, verticals, and practice lines. Through hard work, dedication, integrity and a love for the field of materials science, Mr. Bafna had expanded TCR's operations with the opening of state-of-the-art laboratories in Middle-East. The company also has a sales office in USA.

Mr. Bafna was a materials specialist with over 40 years of practical experience in the fields of corrosion detection, chemical analysis and mechanical testing, failure analysis and materials characterization. He has introduced innovative methods for Corrosion Studies, Non Destructive Testing and a pioneer in showcasing the advantages of XRF-based positive material identification to the industry.

Mr. Bafna´s vast expertise in the field of laboratory material testing has brought numerous laurels to TCR notable amongst them is an award of appreciation from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the company´s contribution to the Project ASLV. Mr. Bafna is a past committee member of the India chapter of ASM. He had conducted a workshop on "Value Driven Maintenance and Reliability for Process Industries" at International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) at Abu Dhabi, UAE in Sept. 2006 as well as conducted a seminar on "World Class Laboratory Management" at the Asia-Pac Conference, Mumbai, India in June 2006.

Mr. Bafna was a member of various professional organizations such as Institute of Standard Engineers, ASM International, NACE, Non Destructive Testing Society of India, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Indian Institute of Metals. He was an ex-committee member of ASM India chapter.

Mr. Bafna was a gold medalist from the University of Indore, India and has two masters´ degrees to his credit. He had done Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada and Master of Industrial Management from the Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York, USA.

Leadership Team Members
We are dedicated to the belief that people are our most important asset. Whatever the nature of the challenge, whether meeting the quality assurance needs of our customers or the training needs of students, it is our passionate, committed and empowered people who ultimately make the difference. Trust is at the core of all ethical business dealings. Trust that others will do as they say and trust that we will live up to our commitments.

One key to building trust is being transparent in the way we communicate with others, and by providing timely and accurate information. TCR´s diverse and experienced professionals work together toward a common goal of excellence in every aspect of the business.

Our engineers, chemists, metallurgists and technicians have the qualifications, the education and the experience to meet the most rigorous standards in the testing field, whether serving the private and public sector, government or the military.

We welcome service and technical inquiry to our leadership team, from simple questions to more involved interpretations of codes and specifications.

Key Personnel

S.S. Shanbhag, Chief Metallurgist

Ganesh Sonawane, Quality Assurance Manager

Vishal B, Mechanical Laboratory Dept. Head

Mukesh Kumar, Sr. Metallurgist

Arjun Sail, General Manager

Jaidev Patel, NDT Level III

Lalit Surve, Chief Accountant

International and Other Representation

Rohit Bafna, Director, TCR World, USA

Paresh Haribhakti, Managing Director, TCR Advanced Engineering, Vadodara, India

Amit Bafna, Middle East Manager, TCR Arabia, Saudi Arabia
V.K. Bafna, Managing Director TCR
V.K. Bafna
Chairman Emeritus


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