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operations manager, production mananger

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
May 19, 2017

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Work Authorization: US Green Card

Project Management * Plant Operations * Business Development Result-oriented, motivated engineering professional with over 30 years of experience in Plant & Production Operations, Business development, Quality Management, Project Management, Maintenance, Commercial Operations and Manpower Management. Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, troubleshooting and negotiation skills with proven track record of utilizing a process-oriented approach towards the accomplishing service & organizational goals. Strong team player who also excels in developing and mentoring new employees.


• Die Casting

• Business Development

• Technology Transfer

• Operational Excellence

• Quality Management

• Project Management

• P&L Management

• TQM and TPM

• New Product Development

• Certified Internal Auditor

• Manufacturing

• Freight Wagon Manufacturing

• Lean Sigma

• Value Stream Mapping

• MS Office and MS Project



February 2014 – April 2017

Die Casting Operations (Senior Management)

Handling the total operations of Aluminium Die Casting, CNC Machining of state of the art facility at Noida, India, catering to customers like Pierburg, TRW, Maruti-Suzuki, Honda, Magna, KSPG, Jetek-Sona, and NSK-Rane.

• Developed nine products for KSPG, Magna, Honda, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Jetek Sona and TRW, USA

• Recognized by Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India under Best Export Performance category ESCORTS AUTO PRODUCTS, Faridabad, India August 2012 – January 2014 Shock Absorber Operations (Senior Management)

Reported directly to the CEO and astutely handled entire gamut of plant operations for manufacturing of shock absorbers for OE, Exports and Indian Railways.

• Significantly enhanced production from 12,000 shockers per day to 15,000 shockers per day

• Played a key role in introducing 54 new models of shockers in replacement market

• Served as a key member of Escorts Manufacturing Excellence Team AMTEK AUTO LIMITED, New Delhi, India August 2008 – August 2012 Freight Wagon Project and Operations (Senior Management) Deftly established state of art Green Field Project at Punjab, India worth $66 Million for manufacturing of Freight Wagons for Indian Railways. The project was implemented as a Joint Venture with American Rail Car Industries, USA.

• Established complete project including designing, construction, equipment selection, procurement and commissioning

• Involved in the manufacturing of Open, Closed and Tank Freight Wagon prototypes for approval from Indian Railways

• Successfully got all approvals related to the project from Centre and State government DIE CASTING OPERATIONS AND PROJECTS, India September 1997 – July 2008

(Senior and Middle Management)

Key achievements:

• Handled plant operations consisting of Aluminium High Pressure Die Casting machines from 125T to 1600T capacity, machining centers, paint shop and assembly shop for manufacturing auto components such as wheel assembly, hubs, brake assembly, crankcase and covers, that were supplied to the likes of HMSI and Suzuki Motorcycle

• Plant in-charge for Die Casting and Machining of VE Pump Housing, Stop Housing and Covers for Mico Bosch

• Independently handled setting up Aluminium and Zinc alloy production plant of capacity 22,000 tons/annum

• Successfully implemented TS 16949, OHSAS-18001 and ISO-14000 norms

• Implemented TPM, TQM, Kanban and Lean Manufacturing practices under the guidance of JIPM

• Engineered manufacturing process improvements through “Poka-yoke” and “Shigeo Shingo” mistake proofing disciplines GREEN FIELD PROJECTS AND ENGINEERING, India August 1986 – August 1997

(Middle and Junior Management)

Key achievements:

• Established a $75 million project for producing Army Tanks at Ordnance factories

• Established Greenfield project for producing PVC and Rubber trims in collaboration with Nishikawa company of Japan

• Established six Greenfield projects for manufacturing footwear with a production capacity of 80,000 pairs per day

• Handled technology transfer from AVL, Austria for Diesel Engines at Escorts, India EDUCATION

MBA (Operations) from Amity University, India

2003 - 2005

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Gold Medallist) from Thapar University, India 1982 - 1986

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