The team is led by passionate and experienced industry leaders.
Mr. Prakash Sansare
Prakash is Managing Director at LabGuard. As a founder of the enterprise, he is one of the cornerstones of the company. He has over 40 years of experience in product design & development.
After an active service of 2 decades in Mazgaon Dock, Prakash started LabGuard to serve the scientific community by providing innovative solutions to their problems. His many achievements include the design of a remotely operated robotic arm for radioactive medicines, India’s first AAS/ICP hood, first ever high quality metallic fume hood and many more customized and specialized products.
He is known as a man of precision and craftsmanship. He has special interest in relevant rural technology and non-conventional energy systems. He has been recipient of India Design Mark award for years 2014, 2016 & 2017.
Mrs. Smita Sansare
Smita is the Director of LabGaurd and force behind the seamless processes. She is a teacher by training and holds a BA degree. She is not only a creative person and excellent planner but also a go-to person for resolution of problems. As a human being, she is caring, loving and socially very active.
Mr . Sujay Pawar
Director- Sales & Marketing
Sujay is a postgraduate in physics and he has a rich experience of 30 years of sales, marketing, product management, operations, and change management in scientific equipment and the lab furniture industry. He is an inspirational leader and also a turnaround specialist, with a particular interest in business strategy & operations. In the past, he has forged strategic alliances with foreign partners to scale up the business. Sujay is a man of integrity, high patience, tenacity and passion to learn new things and take up unique challenges. He has high adaptability to new technologies. He has successfully worked in multicultural environments. He was conferred with the prestigious 100 Most Impactful Healthcare Leader's award by World Health & Wellness Congress in the year 2019 for his immense contribution to the Healthcare sector.
Sujay has actively played and follows Cricket, Volleyball and is an avid listener of all types of music.
Mr. Ajay Kanekar
Ajay is a Mechanical Engineer by training and holds a Diploma in Industrial Management. He has 25 years of experience in industrial design and development as well as industrial management. He is an expert in lab set up and is well versed in international design standards. He was instrumental in developing LabGuard’s Lab Furniture range. Technology is his passion and he is forever on the lookout for newer ideas and design innovations. His unique talents have helped him develop a number of solutions that enhance user experience of our products and help in cost reduction. As a person, Ajay has a warm and friendly personality. He is always ready to help and is easily approachable. His qualities have earned him a vast circle of friends.
Mr. Salil Sansare
Director & CEO
Salil has 20 years experience in designing fume hoods, complex lab ventilation systems and building labs on turnkey basis. An Industrial engineer from VJTI, he understands the correlation between lab design elements and its effect on user safety, flexibility, and energy efficiency. Building inspiring lab spaces for researchers is his passion. He was instrumental in LabGuard’s growth since year 2000. He is and was part of various ASHRAE and SEFA standard committees for fume hood and lab furniture standards. He is also a certified fume hood tester as per ASHRAE 110: 2016 requirements. He loves reading & exploring new places.
Salil is a part of the Stanford Seed Transformation Program, a yearlong, on-the-ground leadership program for established founders and CEOs in emerging economies focused on growing their businesses and increasing the positive impact they have in their communities.