Kunwar Harricharran VP of Operations
email@example.com LinkedIn URL 614-***-**** La Feria, TX
Result-driven operations executive with extensive strategic planning, manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and general management experience acquired in multiple industry-leading companies. Detail-oriented professional skilled in providing leadership and overseeing critical risk management and process implementation functions. Exceptional communicator focused on developing relationships with diverse clients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
Client & Risk Assessment
Strategic Planning & Development
Team Building & Leadership
SPELLMAN HIGH VOLTAGE Hauppauge, NY 2014 – 2018
Vice President of Operations / General Manager
Designed and implemented vertically integrated strategy to enable the manufacturing of high quality products in areas of medical imaging, security scanning, semi-conductor inspection, scanning microscopy, and laboratory analysis. Leveraged expertise to integrate new methodologies including FMEA 5-step, DRBFM, and Agile; reduced product development cycle and time to market. Established corporate continuity planning in collaboration with global site leaders. Led team building efforts to recruit, train, and develop top performing personnel. Maintained compliance with all safety/quality standards.
Spearheaded efforts to achieve corporate KPIs by leveraging agile manufacturing methodologies; delivered a 25% OTD increase, 30% productivity and 35% efficiency increase, and raised FPY by 15%.
Directed global process improvement initiatives focused on applying lean principles to successfully achieve $35M in cost avoidance over two years.
Established and integrated a global supply chain strategy that emphasized flexible manufacturing, enabling company to successfully respond to a 45% increase in unplanned client demand.
Successfully reduced operating cost by $3M, decreased warranty returns by 15%, and improved inventory accuracy by 10%.
COORSTECH MEDICAL Dayton, OH 2013 – 2014
Director of Corporate Quality
Created and managed implementation of company medical quality strategy as well as related policies and procedures. Partnered with cross-functional units to define quality KPI targets. Managed recruitment and training of high-performance QA team to drive the achievement of domestic and international quality objectives. Collaborated with clients to address FDA complaints; maintained compliance with all applicable medical regulatory requirements and quality standards. Led new implementation of APQP, PPAP, PFMEA, FMEA, and DFX methodologies.
Engaged with quality experts to adopt proven process and quality control methodologies; enhanced product verification and validation outcomes resulting in an increase in customer satisfaction.
Oversaw efforts to define and manage vendor qualification and quality performance processes involving a $200M contract manufacturing supply chain.
Successfully reduced customer complaints by 50% and warranty returns by 25%; lowered past due CAPA by 75%.
Guided development and integration of a new production introduction process (agile-based) utilizing iterative gate reviews versus waterfall gate reviews.
BATTELLE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS Columbus, OH 2008 – 2013
Directed a manufacturing operation with 1,500+ domestic and international personnel. Conducted analysis and review of $850M production portfolio to identify problem areas within numerous business units and implement corrective actions to ensure successful delivery of products, on-time and under budget. Provided leadership and coaching to staff teams in order to drive target achievement across domestic and international site operations. Delivered training on the application of lean principles with a focus on enhancing efficiency and productivity within commercial and defense production units. Continuously applied TQM and Six Sigma methodologies to improve CTR, a service life extension program for the Army and Air Force Rotary Fleet, resulting in multi-million-dollar production awards.
Analyzed and presented manufacturing options to numerous divisions of United States Department of Defense and Department of Energy in support of the nation’s security requirements.
Led successful transition from a service-based approach to a production-based strategy, delivering $1B of production revenue over five years.
Continuously delivered company’s medical device solutions on-time and in accordance with all cost, delivery, and quality objectives for a $200M Health and Life Science program.
Implemented Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Flexible NPI prototyping methodologies for over 40 products across numerous Battelle managed national laboratories.
Oversaw team effort to successfully launch into production a R&D 100 award-winning Liquid Scanner (LS10) used for hazard detection at airports.
Delivered a revenue increase of $650M during tenure with company; increased operations contribution margins by 10% and on-time delivery by 40%.
Chief Operating Officer Accuspec Electronics Manufacturing Erie, PA
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NPI Manager Rockwell Automation Mayfield Heights, OH
Design & Development Engineer Siemens Automation Johnston City, TN
Education & Training
Graduate-Level Electrical Engineering Coursework
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Science; Electrical Engineering
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA Mobile, AL
Associate of Science; Engineering
GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE Panama City, FL