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Track record of continuously improving revenue and EBITA growth in dynamic and challenging markets.
Proven achievements in Agricultural tractors, steering & suspension parts, automotive rubber parts, brake and friction products industries.
30 years of experience in Production, manufacturing engineering, Project management, plant operations and in business head role.
P& L responsibility for 13 years.
Heading the sales, applications and finance apart from plant operations for 9 years.
In-depth knowledge of product costing, standard costing, budget preparation and driving teams to achieve business objectives through balanced score card.
Launched products in domestic and overseas, competing Global players in a challenging business environment.
Current assignment is with Federal- Mogul Corporation in India. Responsible for business development and plant operations. From 5th March 2010, as General Manager.
Whole time director for the legal entity from 2012 Additional roles
Responsible for Pune BU till 2014
Supported Thailand Plant for improving EBOTDA
Independent director of F-M Bangalore TP Rings BU till 2017 Mentor for the China BU manager
KRA is to launch auto components in the Indian market successfully and ensure business growth.
Role –Friction products plant, business development of other vehicle safety products and launch in Indian market.
Yazaki wiring technologies as Senior General Manager –Operations for the Chennai Operations (Two plants). From July 2009 to February 2010. Responsible for Plant operations. Manufacturing, quality assurance, maintenance, Manufacturing engineering, HR, Planning and SCM functions are the reporting functions. Key deliverables are Customer satisfaction for quality, cost and delivery. Plant performance indexes in terms of productivity, cost reduction, employee morale and safety.
Team of 30 officers and 800+ workmen.
Federal-Mogul -2009 March to June – Planned project in India for manufacturing braking products was stopped due to recession and left F-M . Fenner (India) Limited, Sriperumbudur From 2006 to 2009 GM –Operations
Leading a team of 32 officers and 200 workmen for manufacturing the automotive oil seals and moulded rubber products with complete responsibility for plant performance including the P&L. Reporting functions are Manufacturing, HR, Maintenance, Technical, Quality assurance, tool room, plant accounts and purchase. Highlights:
TS 16949 certified plant supplying to all auto majors in India and has started catering to the international OEMs.
Established the manufacturing system bench marked against the best in world for similar products and appreciated by all visitors as a “World class plant”.
Significant reduction in Labour productivity, cycle times, material usage, rejection % and production lead time.
Rane (Madras) Limited, Chennai From 1996 to 2006
Deputy General Manager
Team of 15 officers and 175 workmen
2001- 2006 Heading the manufacturing for an EOU of safety critical parts and the end users are major auto OEMs like Daimler Chrysler and Ford.
Developed the business from start and took to the level of making US$ 10M /Annum.
Implementing TS 16949, ISO 14001 and OHSA Systems and ensuring effective utilization of SAP.
Manufacturing system design, equipment, mistake proofing and the systems implemented were of world class.
2000-2001 Heading the manufacturing engineering department which is responsible for new product introduction, process design, capital equipment, jig and fixture design and procurement, tool room.
1996 -2000 : Implemented the SBU concept and played key role in re-engineering the engineering the organization with the know-how of LE&S-UK. Highlights:
Exposure in overseas technical and system know how from TRW,Chrysler and GM in US and Germany.
Established plant with best of class facilities and systems.
Significant improvements achieved during the re-engineering exercise in “Measures of performance”
Played key role in reduction of cycle times, upgrading the equipment, NPD-Lead time reduction.
Having sound knowledge of APQP and PPAP systems, trained by TRW on Product introduction and project management.
TI Cycles -Chennai Dec’94-Nov’96
Project planning and control.
Equipment procurement and commissioning
Re layout of facility in cellular concept
Tractors and farm equipment limited Jan91 to Dec94 Senior engineer
Played key role in setting up two new units for tractor assembly, aggregate assembly, paint shop etc.
Project planning, equipment procurement, process planning and equipment commissioning are the responsibilities.
Indigenisation of hydraulic pump.
MICO-Bangalore as Graduate apprentice in process planning. 1989-90. Precision and Fabro as shift supervisor 1988-89.
B.E –Mechanical from Nagarjuna university
Diploma in Production management from Anna university
Post graduate diploma in operations management –IGNOU
MBA – Alagappa university
Supply chain management from Anna University.
Lead auditor –TS 16949 from Omnex.
Lean six sigma
Certified business process re-engineering professional from AOTS –Japan On Job training by Professor Yosheeda of JKC Japan on Toyota production systems. Apart from many seminars, workshops on manufacturing and the best practices, following are some of the training programs attended. Training in Project management and Global supplier quality requirements conducted by TRW-US.
Training on Re-engineering and material flow management conducted by LE&S-UK. Enhance managerial effectiveness: A monthly once, 9 months’ program for self- development using various psychological tools.
Speaking with impact: 3 months training conducted for the senior managers in Rane group.
Team building: An outbound program conducted by Pegasus Bangalore A workshop by Prof. Goldratt
Date of Birth: 14-06-1963
Languages: Telugu, English, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, German Academic details