Leadership Team

Hill K. Nandi, P.E.

Mr. Nandi has 35+ years of experience in Engineering Analysis, Process Simulation, Plant Automation, and IT in manufacturing. During this time he has designed, built, and installed several Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for thermal process industries, including development and implementation of model-based computer control systems for Industrial Furnaces. His wide range of experience started with Field Service Engineer at Surface Combustion. Later he worked as Thermal Application Engineer at Salem Furnace, Senior Process Engineer at Davy-Dravo, Controls/Automation Manager at Tippins and Consulting Engineer at Bricmont.

In 1993 he formed Comp Analysis, a consulting firm, a predecessor to FurnXpert, developing simulation software and plant automation systems for fortune 500 companies. He wrote the initial business plan for FurnXpert as part of the entrepreneurship program at Carnegie Mellon University's Graduate Business School. CMU named Mr. Nandi Manufacturing Entrepreneur for his work. In 1998 he formed FurnXpert, to implement the award-winning plan.

Besides an MBA, Mr. Nandi holds MS degree in Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer from University of Miami and BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania. As a member of ASME, ASM, he regularly contributes articles on Heat Treating and Process Control in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Heating, Powder Metallurgy and Heat Treating journals.

Roger Schreiber

Mr. Schreiber has 39 years of business experience, including 10years in corporate finance and strategy. He comes to FurnXpert from a global industrial manufacturer, where he was responsible for strategic and financial planning, mergers & acquisitions and a wide range of special projects. His prior experience includes analyzing international investments for a leading technology firm, and managing complex power projects. Mr. Schreiber holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh. At FurnXpert he is responsible for Administration and Finance.

Sutapa Dutta

Ms. Datta has 25 years of experience in Engineering and IT. For the first eight years after her graduation she worked for Dastur International a world renowned consulting engineering firm in India. There in their thermal division she worked on projects related to heat treating and reheating processes. In that capacity she was directly involved in sizing of reheat and heat treating furnaces, design of furnaces for foundry and forge shops, and simulation of continuous annealing lines. As a thermal engineer her other responsibilities included selecting combustion systems and specifying refractory materials.

After a successful carrier in engineering she moved to IT, where she has been working for 11years on IT Enabled Services related to software development. Her primary involvement is in System Development for MIS (Management Information services) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) using VB and Java to develop User Interface with Oracle database on the back end. She is also involved in developing User Interface for Engineering Applications. She has a Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur

Pankaj Gupta

Mr Gupta has 15 years of hands on experience in designing and developing SCADA software and Control System Applications for several product-lines. He started his carrier as a Production Engineer in a Power Transformer Manufacturing Firm in India and later moved to Information Technologies. His prior experience includes working in the area of Heat Treating Systems, Automobile Assembly Automation and various Networking Technologies. In the past he worked with companies like IBM and Stanley works. He holds Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.