Mr. V.K. Bafna is the Founder and Managing Director of TCR Engineering Services, Mumbai, India, a partner at TCR Advanced Engineering Services in Baroda, India and a JV partner of TCR Kuwait and TCR Arabia, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Bafna started TCR Engineering Services in 1973 and successfully led the company with outstanding year after year financial results. A visionary with sound material sciences experience, strong business acumen and relentless sincerity, he is the father of this organization and the key management executive to mould and mature the organization. With clear sense of purpose and urgency, realizing the need of the industry TCR became India’s reliable and leading ISO 17025 accredited materials testing & contract research firm.
Through hard work, dedication, integrity and love for his field, Mr. Bafna gained 35 years of practical experience in the areas of corrosion detection, chemical analysis, mechanical testing, failure analysis and materials characterization. He has introduced innovative methods for Corrosion Studies, Non Destructive Testing and is a pioneer in showcasing the advantages of XRF-based positive material identification to the industry.
With strong domestic and international management experience driving market share, revenue, profit growth coupled with specialized material sciences knowledge, Mr. Bafna´s leadership has resulted in exceptional annual growth rates. Under his direction, TCR continues to build a seasoned management team and organically expand across multiple geographies, verticals, and practice lines. TCR today has two test laboratories in Mumbai - India, a state-of-the-art laboratory in Baroda – India, another testing laboratory in Dammam, and a Sales Office in Maryland, USA. His superior strategic aptitude has widened the horizons of TCR to include RoHS, Inspection Services, Material Sciences Training Institute and Resource Outsourcing.
Building a customer base of Fortune 1000 companies with trusted leadership and advice, Mr. Bafna has developed and defined a new approach to the material testing, research and inspection services delivery model that increases the speed and efficiency while maintaining the high quality standards of the laboratory.
Mr. Bafna, is a gold medalist from the University of Indore and has two masters degrees to his credit. He has done Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada and Master of Industrial Management from the Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, New York.
V.K. Bafna is a member of various professional organizations such as American Society for Testing and Materials, Institute of Standard Engineers, ASM International, NACE, Non Destructive Testing Society of India, and Indian Institute of Metals. He is an ex-committee member of ASM India chapter.
Mr. Bafna’s vast expertise in the field of laboratory testing has brought numerous laurels to TCR notable amongst them is an award of appreciation from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the company’s contribution to the Project ASLV. He has conducted workshop on “Value Driven Maintenance and Reliability for Process Industries" at International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) at Abu Dhabi, UAE in Sept. 2006 as well as conducted a seminar on “World Class Laboratory Management” at the Asia-Pac Conference, Mumbai, India in June 2006.