2019 Engineering Leader Under 40: Keerthi Duraikkannan, 28
Keerthi Duraikkannan, 28
Albany Site Manager
Panacea Technologies Inc.
East Greenbush, NY, United States
BS Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, MS Electrical Engineering, Drexel University
Keerthi is the type of leader that when the going gets tough he rolls up his sleeves and works right alongside his team. He has led and developed the youngest recruiting class at the system integration firm where he works and helped push them several years past age-related experiences. Keerthi has reverse engineered a coolant system without documentation and un-commented code by studying the mechanical system functionality, creating design specifications, and coding a new system that matched the original functionality with optimizations.
FUN FACT: Keerthi was mocked in college for considering the idea of dancing, so he decided to compete in all the college dancing contests. While he didn’t win any competitions, he convinced quite a few of his dancing skills.