Milind Mainkar

Vice President
Global Facilities

A true leader at heart, Milind Mainkar bridges global connectivity through developing and leading a group of refined, team-oriented professionals with one goal in mind: making the world a better place.

With a variety of experiences under his belt, including a 12-year expatriate assignment, Milind has developed a unique and expansive skill set that has proved to be incredibly valuable throughout his 20-plus years of service. Milind leads the Mumbai, India, office while dually supporting global facilities, aviation and federal initiatives. His optimistic spirit and creative energy embody our culture, while his mentorship mindset helps those around him flourish.

What inspired you to pursue your career?

One inspiration is my firsthand experience working in the Indian manufacturing industry, which taught me a lot about the company culture I’ve sought to create and support. The second is my time in the U.S. attending school and working at this company. My dream was to create an organization like Burns & Mac in India so I could provide a respectable environment for my fellow citizens who could deploy their creative energies for betterment of society. 

How do you and your team make the world a better place?

Together, we are working to develop a culture where core values like honesty, sincere drive for developing better products, hard work, true team spirit, respect for fellow humans and penchant for collective success are cherished. Creating such a working environment provides equal opportunity for everyone to fulfill their dreams while achieving collective success for fellow employees and the entire organization. In my opinion, this is how we make the world a better place. 

What excites you most when you look at the future of infrastructure?

The integration of technology in the infrastructure industry is the most exciting aspect for me. This includes technologies used to make the infrastructure smart and sustainable as well as the technologies used to efficiently build such infrastructure.  

What superpower would you choose and why?

The art of letting go. Being able to master this would reduce the wasteful use of time spent in sweating on things of least importance only because we cling to these insignificant things instead of letting them go. 

What’s important to you in professional partnerships?

I am a person who likes to develop relationships based on mutual respect and trust. I believe that everyone is honest unless proved otherwise.