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Manager Plant

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
May 21, 2018

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Srikanth V.K

Greenbelt, Maryland 443-***-**** LinkedIn

Energetic and experienced Sr. Professional with 20+ years’ success leading operations management / manufacturing experience in ceramic tile / building material industry from Concept to Sale

Results-oriented, versatile, and hard-working plant manager with a proven history of managing operations, production, manufacturing, and new projects in India, Oman, and Bangladesh. A dynamic leader and team player with exceptional interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills to plan, execute, and control multiple operations within budget. Adept at streamlining operational processes through implementation of creative lean solutions. Well-versed in all aspects of production, including inventory management, quality improvement, safety programs, scheduling, and maintenance. Expert in cultivating partnerships and building lasting relationships across all business sectors.

Highlights of Expertise

Strategic Business Planning

Plant Operations Management

Health and Safety Compliance

Quality Control and Assurance

Material Handling

Cost Reduction

Budget Management

Expansion and Capacity Building

Continuous Process Improvement

Production Management/Manufacturing

Team Building and Leadership

Project Management

Career Experience

X Ceramics Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh

Spearheaded operations of wall and floor ceramic tiles plants with annual turnover of US$ 130 million.


Planned, directed, and coordinated day-to-day operations to obtain optimum efficiency and profitability. Developed policies and strategic plans for future growth, set production schedules and goals, and measured results against set schedules to identify areas that need improvement.

Developed and implemented production schedules to streamline the production process while improving daily average production by 8% from 34,663 m2/day to 37,389 m2/day.

Introduced preventive maintenance to increase the useful life of machinery and enhanced safety systems to reduce the risks of accidents.

Reduced gas consumption by 10% from 848 kcal/kg to 745 kcal/kg by using advanced production techniques and technologies.

Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co. SAOG, Muscat, Oman Jet Granito Ltd., Rajkot, India

Established and reviewed production schedules for all manufacturing departments to ensure orders are filled on time while operating at the highest efficiency possible.

PLANT MANAGER (2007 to 2014)

Directed overall manufacturing operations, administered plant repair and maintenance, and supervised cross-functional team. Developed and implemented a capacity building plans, estimated and prepared investment budgets, procured machinery, and managed expansion projects from planning to completion. Determined staffing requirements, hired and trained new employees, devised work schedules and assigned specific duties, and ensured compliance with workplace health and safety regulations and policies.

Consistently introduced cost reduction initiatives to enhance organization competitive edge resulted in savings US$: 857,734, US$: 809,484, and US$: 1,355,250 from 2012 to 2014 respectively.

Added a 12,000 m2/day in manufacturing capacity in the shape of setting up plant-5 and overcome the natural gas shortage by conversion plant-3 from wet grinding to dry grinding.

Within a short period of one week set-up the plant-4 and optimized the plant production to 12,000 m2/day within a month in 2012.

Spearheaded the implementation of lean management practices to identify changes needs in processes to improve efficiency and quality.

Led and trained cross-functional team of 30 managers and 300 operators in managing five floor and wall tiles manufacturing plants (Sacmi machinery) with a total manufacturing capacity of 55,000 m2/day and 200 million Sq.Ft / Annam.

Successfully developed and implemented plans to establish Green Field Plant for 6,000 m2/day vitrified tile plant at Jet Granito Ltd.

H & R Johnson India Ltd. (Sentini), Vijayawada, India

Played a pivotal role in enhancing the plant capacity by 28,000 m2/day by optimizing and establishing the Line-2 with B&T Technology within a weeks’ time.


Managed and supported plant managers for the successful day-to-day operations of all manufacturing facilities. Planned and executed capacity expansion plans and monitored project’s progress to ensure timely completion within budgets. Sourced for alternative manufacturing technologies to process efficiency, assisted management in machinery purchase, and built and maintained relationships with contractors and vendors.

Addressed the natural gas shortage problem by establishing coal based hot air generator.

Increased the spray drier output from 18 tons/hour to 25 tons/hour.

Al Anwar Ceramic Tiles Co. SAOG, Muscat, Oman

Significantly contributed towards turning around the loss-making unit into a profit center (loss of USD 117,270 in 1999 to a profit of USD 3.3 million in 2004).


Planned and controlled production schedules, assessed materials and resource requirements, and estimated and developed production budgets. Oversaw production processes, performed material selection and purchase, and managed stocks. Devised and executed staff training programs, organized the repair and routine maintenance of production equipment, and monitored compliance with quality standards to improve organization’s product quality.

Participated in improving the quality standards as 1st grade quality from 79.1% to 93% from 1999 to 2004 resulted in increasing the production quality from 69% to 82% while decreasing the rejection rate from 10.5% to 2.2% in the pressing to packing department.

Reduced direct variable costs from $1.5 per m2 to $0.9 per m2 from 1999 to 2004 and participated in implementing a system to resolve customer complaints.

Reduced annual machinery downtime from 588 hours to 149 hours in 2003 and received the Chairman’s Award including Cash Reward.

Within a period of two years from 2000 to 2002 optimized the utilization of plant -1 from 90 % to 138 %.

Additional Experience

Senior Executive Production Eid Parry (I) India Ltd., Pondicherry, India

Assistant Manager, Production Modi Champion Ltd., Alwar, India

Education & Credentials

4 Year College Diploma in Ceramic & Glass Technology

Government Ceramic Institute, Andhra Pradesh, India

Professional Development

Safety Training Program – With Imreys, Japan

Training Program for Lead Quality Auditor with BVQI – Muscat, Oman

Technical Training (Sacmi Machinery) – Sacmi( Imola), Itally

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