SPS - Scientific Publishing Services Private Limited
SPS was founded in 1995 as a joint venture between Science+Business Media, Germany and Sharad Wasani, India. Sharad Wasani is a pioneer in the publishing outsourcing business and introduced this concept more than 30 years back.

Started in 1995 with one office and 54 employees SPS today operates from six offices with around 3300 staff. We started by providing pre-media services for STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) book and journal publishers. Over the years it has evolved into one of the top solution provider for the publishing industry around the world.

SPS continues to lead through with its technology, people, and innovation. It has partnered with customers of varied requirements to create value propositions. In SPS we attach equal importance to winning the loyalty of both customers and employees.

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Sharad Wasani
Chairman & Managing Director, Founder
A chartered accountant from the UK with more than 40 years of experience, he had pioneered the publishing outsourcing activities in India. He had been associated with companies such as ICI, Metal Box, and Macmillan Publishing Services, India. He spent more than 20 years with Macmillan India and was the Vice Chairman and Managing Director. He is one of the co-founder of SPS along with Springer Verlag, Germany.

Recognized for his outstanding contribution to the STM community, the International Association of STM Publishers conferred on him the "Lifetime Achievement Award" – the first ever in its history.

He continues to lead SPS into the future with his empowering vision, keen insight and knowledge of the publishing industry. He aspires to take the company to greater heights by shaping its strategies and goals. He is based at Bangalore, India.

Phone: + 91 - 44 - 42197777
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197760

Balasubramanian, R
Fulltime Director (Technical)
An engineering graduate with an additional degree in accountancy from ICWA, India and an MBA from IIM-Bangalore, one of the leading management institutes in the country, he spearheads the systems, technology, MIS, and operational initiatives at SPS. He spent more than 15 years with organizations such as Hindustan Aeronautics, SPIC, and Coats Viyella in various senior roles before joining SPS.

He influences change to deliver technology solutions and is the driving force behind developing strong relationships across teams in a cross-functional environment. He is based at Chennai.

Phone:   + 91 - 44 - 42197766
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197762

Biren Wasani
Fulltime Director (Commercial)

An accountant by training, he was associated with a number of companies in UK before his association with SPS. He has been in various roles looking after accounting, finance, and general management.

He leads the sales and marketing initiatives at SPS apart from managing a few key accounts.

Phone: + 91 - 44 - 42197799
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197790
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Dayalu, S
Finance Director - Springer Indian entities
CFO & Company Secretary - SPS
An FCA, ACS, and AICWA from India with more than 18 years of experience, he is responsible for finance & accounting, taxation, payroll, and corporate governance/compliance of SPS. He is instrumental in establishing SAP in finance for Springer India.

Phone:   + 91 - 44 - 42197788
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197761
Email:   dayalu@sps.co.in

Dominic Prakash
Chief Technical Officer
An engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathidasan University, he has more than 22 years of experience in the prepress and publishing field and has worked with SPi Global, Gulfstream Aerospace and Cadmus Journal Services. He has deep domain expertise in complex publishing technologies, web technologies, infrastructure, operations and production. He is responsible for providing strategic and operational direction in the application and deployment of publishing technologies, developing technology best practices and driving automation initiatives within the publishing group.

Phone: + 91 - 44 - 42197750
Fax: + 91 - 44 - 42197751
Email: cto@sps.co.in

Shanmuga Sundaram, K.B.S
Sr. Associate Director
An engineering graduate in printing technology from the University of Poona with more than 21 years of experience in various domains including printing, marketing and e-publishing. Based at Chennai, he is currently handling two major client accounts. He plays a multi-functional role ranging from Training, Production to Administration. He has a passion for change, leadership development and his interest in innovation makes him lead several unique projects from the production arena.

Phone:   + 91 - 44 - 42197750
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197792
Email:   sundaram@sps.co.in

Venkatesan, M
Associate Director
An engineering graduate in printing technology from the University of Pune. He has more than 15 years of experience in newspaper, magazines, and periodical typesetting. He takes care of new businesses which include magazine and journal production, books, indexing, advertisement creations, and data conversion. He also serves as a visiting faculty in Anna University for printing and publishing academic requirements.

Phone:   + 91 - 44 - 42197750
Email:   venkatesan@sps.co.in

Vivek, V
Senior General Manager - Operations
An engineering graduate in printing technology from the College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, he has 18 years of experience in the prepress and publishing field and has worked with Kasturi & Sons (P) Ltd, a leading newspaper and magazine publisher, before joining SPS in 2004. He manages entire production operations for one of the customer accounts and is based at Chennai, India. He strives for technology-led transformation for greater productivity.

Phone:   + 91 - 44 - 42197750
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197753
Email:   vivek@sps.co.in

Venkateswara Rao, P
Senior General Manager - Operations
An engineering graduate in printing technology from the University of Pune, having more than 20 years of experience in e-publishing and printing industry. His experience includes working at Reserve Bank of India. Currency Printing Press in a managerial cadre. He heads the operational initiatives and manages entire journal production and project management for Springer. He is based at Chennai, India.

Phone:   + 91 - 44 - 42197750
Fax:   + 91 - 44 - 42197763
Email:   v.rao@springer.com

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SPS has been recognized for its activities in various forums and has received various awards and certificates. We are happy to receive the due recognition but our biggest reward is customer satisfaction. Over the past 5 years SPS has been recognized as the "most consistent service provider" by some of the leading publishers around the world.

The Export Promotion Council for Export-oriented Units (EOUs) of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India has given an Export Award to SPS as the best in its class and for its outstanding export performance during the year 2009-10 in the Category – II Product-specific EOU. Our Chairman Mr. Sharad Wasani receives the award from the Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia at New Delhi on 17th May 2012.

Our Chairman Mr. Sharad Wasani has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the STM community, by the International Association of STM Publishers which conferred on him the "Lifetime Achievement Award" – the first ever in its history. This is a fitting tribute to our Visionary.

SPS was awarded by the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce for its "Outstanding Export Performance, 2013" by an Indo-German Joint Venture.

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