ENER-G's Minesh Patel is rising star of manufacturing and engineering
Minesh Patel, Business Project Manager for ENER-G, has been recognised as one of the North West of England's rising young stars of manufacturing and engineering.
He has been shortlisted in the prestigious Insider Young Professionals Awards – one of only three talented young people in the manufacturing and engineering category to reach the final.
Minesh, aged 32, works with engineering consultants and energy managers to specify energy saving projects using ENER-G's Salford-made combined heat and power (CHP) systems. He is also involved in the push to introduce innovative technologies, such as battery storage.
As a qualified mechanical engineer, Minesh shares his specialist cogeneration knowledge with the wider energy industry by delivering seminars and as a regular technical blogger.
In the past 12 months, he has worked closely with a major retail customer to deliver 2,086 tonnes of equivalent CO2 savings, which would equate to the CO2 offset by a 1958 acre forest.
Chris Marsland, Head of Cogen Product and Technology for ENER-G, said: "Minesh is highly deserving of this honour. His enthusiasm for learning is impressive and he readily shares his knowledge with more junior colleagues and the energy industry. He is never satisfied with delivering an 'average' solution and seeks to find the best or new way to specify CHP projects. His willingness to question the norm means that he brings new challenges to ENER-G's R&D team to drive continued innovation."
The awards final will take place on 20 April 2017 at the Lowry Hotel in Salford. Other young professionals shortlisted for the manufacturing and engineering category award are Athena Livesy of WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff and Rishma Remtulla of Laila's Fine Foods.