Ramesh Paranjpey

Mr. Ramesh Parashuram Paranjpey

B.E. Mech., M. Tech (Refrigeration), IIT Bombay-1966

Professional Experience

  • 27 Yrs.: Vice President, AC&R Division, Kirloskar Pneumatics Ltd. Pune (1967-1993)
  • 4 ½ Yrs.: Managing Director, Carrier Refrigeration Ltd. Bangalore & Singapore (1993-97)
  • 6 Yrs.: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Voltas Air International Ltd., Pune (1997-2003)


  • Fellow Life Member ASHRAE - Since 1971
  • Fellow Life member and Chartered Engineer, Institution of Engineers, India
  • Ex-President, ISHRAE, Pune Chapter year 1998-1999
  • Ex-President, ASHRAE Western India Chapter 2001-2002
  • Member Association of Ammonia (AAR) - Since 2012

Conducted corporate training programs on National level at Honeywell, Alfa Laval, Voltas, Blue Star, Thermax. Emerson, Tata Motors, LG, and ISHRAE, ASHRAE forums in various cities and on international level in the USA, Singapore, China and Germany etc.


  • Distinguished 50-Year Member Award 2020
  • Elected and appointed as committee member on ASHRAE handbook-Fundamentals for 4 years from 2013-2017
  • Danfoss ICE Award for "Lifetime Engineering Award". -2012
  • Invited by German Chamber of Commerce to deliver lecture in Germany on "Ammonia Pump Circulation Systems for Low Temperature Applications", Year - 2008.
  • Presented paper at IIR conference in Macedonia on Energy saving techniques in ammonia pump circulation systems - April 2011
  • Winner of “Bry-Air Systems Design Award”, Year – 2009
  • Jury member of CII for Scale Awards (Supply Chain 7 logistics excellence)
  • Appointed as Refrigeration Specialist on NHB (national Horticultural board) panel-Govt. of India
  • The Doyen of HVAC&R Industry Award-2022-NCRAC
  • Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-coopted as expert in the panel on "Closed circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems"
  • ISHRAE Journal best paper Award-March 2023- for “Carbon dioxide as a refrigerant in the Indian context
  • Have executed more than 700 projects for cold storages, Ice cream making, process plants, fish and meat freezing as well as air conditioning such as international air ports, office buildings, and shopping malls.
  • In last 5 years after retirement from Voltas Air International, doing consultancy and consultant to following projects/companies
    • Gadre Narine Exports-Ratnagiri/Veraval
    • Silver Star Exports –Porbandar
    • Sonia Fisheries –Taloja
    • Forstar Fisheries-Taloja
    • Blue fin Fisheries –Taloja
    • Tasty Bite –Pune
    • Danfoss –India
    • Emerson India
    • Ingersoll Rand –Bangalore- Srini Food Park/Gravis Dairy
    • Alfa Laval India
    • Libran Sea Foods Taloja
    • Jangipur Mega Food Park consultant to ETA
    • Mapro for Snow Amusement Park and Freezing & cold storages for strawberries


I have been associated with many organisation for technical guidance and written books for them. The original books can be obtained from respective organisations.



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Address :
3A-A1-11, New Ajanta Avenue,
Paud Road, Kothrud,
Pune - 411038, India.

Email : ramesh.paranjpey@gmail.com
Tel : +91 20 2543 6142
Cell : +91 98223 98220