Key Persons


Mr.Kannan has diversified experience in the power sector in technical, project management, marketing, finance and administration.

Mr.Kannan, a Mechanical Engineer, had a long career in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and a stint in Sugar Industry before associating with Shin Nippon Machinery, Japan.

In association with Shin Nippon, Mr.Kannan pioneered the growth in Co-generation power projects in India and STDE has won awards for introducing Shin Nippon’s innovative design and technology to sugar industry.

Mr. Kannan is also involved in social causes that drives education, health and other civic amenities.


Mr. Yutaka Yamauchi is a Mechanical Engineer from Ehime University and started his career with Shin Nippon Machinery Co Ltd Japan.

After specializing in Design of steam turbine, its auxiliaries and Layout of STG system, he had a stint in Services Dept mainly for trouble shooting in SNM's overseas projects.

He was a core member of the team developing market for SNM in India. Mr.Yamauchi successfully developed vendors in India to suit Shin Nippon’s quality plans.

Mr.Yamauchi is associated from initial stages of STDE and as a Director-Technical he helped indigenization of a few components for STG and also introduced Axial Exhaust Steam Turbines in India.


Mr. Muneer Ahmed is a mechanical engineer from College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai and a distinguished technocrat with vast experience in manufacturing, erection and commissioning of steam turbines and auxiliary equipments with over 30 years of expertise.

After working for 10 years in manufacturing sector of sugar and cement machinery, he joined Shin Nippon Machinery Co., Ltd., Japan (SNM) AND Co -founded STDE along with Mr.Kannan as Director – Turbine Services.

Mr.Muneer has undergone full-fledged training in turbine design, manufacturing, assembly and troubleshooting at SNM, Japan for a period of 1 year. Subsequently he took up the erection and commissioning of turbines in India under SNM banner and established the turbine services team. He has been involved in the commissioning of 150+ steam turbine units in India and abroad.

His team has been awarded the Best service provider by ARS Metals and has received many accolades from all other clients for his efficient service support. He has also been the recipient of Safety Award for AT Bio Project, Thailand for the successful safe execution of the project.


Mr. Balu, VP (Services) is a Mechanical Engineer with over 32 year experience in manufacturing sector. An expert in turbine troubleshooting and commissioning, he has undergone special training at SNM Kure Works Japan. He is widely experienced in manufacturing of machine components, especially gears and other rotating equipment.

He is a widely travelled technocrat and is overtly communicative and is the face of services team.

In his capacity as Vice President, he also plays a cross-departmental role which covers all strategic technical issues and is responsible for QA department and for the development / implementation of a company-wide service strategy.

He heads a team of service professionals and caters to all clients in India and abroad on 24×7 basis throughout the year.


Mr.Syed Mohammed Irshad has over 20 years of varied experience in front-end engineering and design, detailed engineering, procurement and project management for various Indian and international projects. He has worked with various international design codes API, HEI, NEMA, ASME etc.

He is a graduate in mechanical engineering and provides technical expertise to establish appropriate engineering guidelines and specifications along with the technical review to marketing department and ensures that engineering processes and tools are effectively integrated and optimised.

He has an in-depth knowledge of the power sector and is specialized in design of Steam Turbine and STG auxiliaries. His area of expertise includes System Engineering of Power cycle, design of Steam Turbine, Heat Exchanger (Condenser and coolers), selection and sizing of balance of plant (BOP).

In addition to the technical expertise, key roles of Mr. Irshad includes
  • ISO implementation.
  • Team building and Motivation.
  • Measurement and feedback regarding staff competencies, skills, and training.
  • Market study and trends to strategize the business needs.
  • Technical expertise in the development of new products.
  • Customer relationship