Anand Bhagwat is Technology & Quality Manager at Minova USA Inc., a ground support company for the mining industry. He was previously plant manager at FENIX, LLC, a subsidiary of Seneca Wire Group. He was managing director of WAI Wire and Cable Services, Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India from 2006 to 2009. He has experience in wire manufacturing processes, quality, product development and failure analysis, and development of steel rod suppliers. He holds an M.B.A. degree and an M.S. degree in Materials Science, both from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and a B.S. degree in metallurgy from the College of Engineering, Pune, India. He also holds six patents in wire and tire reinforcement technology.