Executive Office Team

President : Vinod Neelakantan


Secretary : George Jacob

Vice President : Philip Mathew

Mr. Philip Mathew P.E. received his M.Tech from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He is from Chengannur and has been living in Chicago since 2008. He worked as a lecturer in Kerala and also worked for BP & CITGO oil refineries in the past. Currently he is working with Sargent & Lundy LLC, as a mechanical engineer. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Illinois, LEED AP O+M, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, experienced in design/thermal analysis, specialized in ASME/API Codes & Standards.

Philip is married to Christina Mathew and lives in the Chicagoland area. He is involved with MEANA and other community development activities. He enjoys time with family, loves to travel, and volunteers in church. In his spare time, he  tutors and plays musical instruments.


Treasurer : Jose Thomas

Jose Thomas received his BSEE from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He is from Cochin and has been living in Detroit, the Carolinas and Chicago since 1986. He worked for GM, GE, Ameritech, Lucent and Abn Amro bank in the past and he completed his MS in Computer Systems in 2001. Currently he is working for IBM, on a client company divestiture project as the Sr. IT Architect lead. His specialty is in Infrastructure solutions such as Cloud computing, Virtualization and Data Center Consolidation.

 Jose is married to Dr. Mary Thomas and lives with their two children in the Chicagoland area. He is involved with the MEANA because he feels that “MEANA has given me the opportunity to give back to the community”. In the little free time he has, Jose enjoys traveling and spending quiet time with his family and close friends, watching his kids play sports and the White Sox.

PRO : Shaji Edat

Mentor : Sabu Thomas


Abraham Joseph
Bobby Jacob
Jacob George (Jayan)
Jacob Nainan
James Manimala
Luke Thachet
Koshy Vaidyan
Mathew Daniel
Nitish Tharakan
Reji Tharakan
Sinil Philip
Steby Thomas
Ninan Thomas
Tom Pullukat
Tony C John

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