Shankar started GPE with the clear vision to modularize process plants and harness India’s engineering and manufacturing talent for the world market. He has over 40 years of experience in the global process industry and is a mechanical engineer from IIEST (B.E.College) and MBA from IISWBM. He was JV partner and Indian Managing Director of Neuman & Esser (NEA), Germany and setup their Indian operations as well as a Global Engineering Centre in Pune. He started his career in Atlas Copco and rose up the ranks to Divisional Manager for Gas & Process Division responsible for reciprocating, Oil Free Screw and Turbo Compressor Packages. He was trained on process calculation & simulations at the Atlas Copco (Linde AG) plant at Sürth, Germany.