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Pollution Control Plant Head

Chandigarh, Chandigarh capital, India
January 17, 2022

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General Manager – Plant Head (API Bulk Drugs)

Mobile: +91-987******* E-mail:

In pursuit of challenging and fulfilling assignments in Manufacturing & Plant Operations/ Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Industry with a growth-oriented organisation of repute


A dynamic professional with over 34+ years of rich experience in Pharmaceuticals, chemicals and Healthcare Industry with well-known organizations.

Extensive background in Manufacturing & Plant Operations; including Plant Management, Manufacturing Operations, New Product Development, Technology transfers, Budgeting & Cost Control, Team Management, MIS & Reports, SAP etc.

Lastly worked with Gujarat Themis Biosyn Limited (GTBL), Vapi – Gujarat as General Manager – Plant.

Previously worked with Sun Pharma Industries Ltd. (Previously known as Ranbaxy Labs Limited).

Trained lead auditor for ISO 14001 Standard 2004, faced many audits by regulating agencies like US-FDA, TGA, MHRA, WHO etc., actively worked with R & D as a CFT member & done many cost reduction projects

Pursued Certification for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 & Integrated Management System (IMS).

Interact easily with people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and professional levels. Excellent understanding of and ability to accommodate individual learning styles.

Highlights of Credentials

Consistently received 8 promotions over the career of 28 years.

Won several awards & appreciations for reducing water consumption, electrical consumption and generating cost saving by switching RFO Fuel of Boiler to solid Fuel.

Strong exposure in setting up and commissioning of green field projects & plants from scratch and in turnaround & expansion of plants

Proficient in promoting an action oriented EHS culture with a sense of urgency that drives commitment to attain “world class” performance

Maintained strong relations with govt. officials such as MoEF, Petroleum Ministry, Pollution Control Board of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat & central Pollution Control Boards


Rich experience in managing technically advanced, cost-efficient and state-of-the-art production systems; skilled in enhancing productivity, improving operational efficiency, quality & process effectiveness and achieving cost reduction

Developing & implementing reliable methods and processes that allow an organization to be 100% preventive in environment, safety and health efforts.


Plant Management Manufacturing Operations New Product Development

Budgeting & Cost Control Quality Management HAZOP & Risk Management

Waste Management Greenfield Project Management CAPEX & Costing

Team Management Brownfield Project Management MIS & Reports

Auditing & training Automation


JULY 2019 – JULY 2020 : Gujarat Themis Biosyn Limited, Vapi ( API manufacturing )– Gujarat as General Manager – Plant ( location head ) reported to PRESIDENT.

Team Size: 350


Spearheaded as General Manager – Plant, VAPI, Gujarat

Headed the location having 9 no. Fermentors each of 50 KL capacity.

Dealing with outside agencies like Liasioning with Govt. agencies, relationship with nearby industries & localities etc..


New product ( Rifamycin- O produced with Fermentation process ) got established & given its yield more than expected. Not even a single batch failed in quality.

Solvent recoveries improved by about 3 % by tightening some parameters.

Water consumption reduced by 100KLD.

GMP & documentation got improved to a greater extent. Sludge generation got reduced by 25%.

Aug’ 82 – Jul’ 13: Ranbaxy Labs Limited, Mohali & Toansa – Punjab- as Senior Manager – Production reporting to Director

Aug’ 13 – Jun’ 16: Sun Pharma Limited ( earlier known as Ranbaxy Labs Limited), Paonta & Sahib – Himachal Pradesh as Senior Manager – EHS reporting to Vice President ( Manufacturing )

Jun’16- Jul’ 19 : Looked after our own family business of sale & purchase of lab. chemicals.

Growth Path with Ranbaxy/Sun Pharma:

Aug’ 13 – Jun’ 16 Senior Manager – EHS, Paonta & Sahib, Himachal Pradesh

Jun’ 10 – Jul’ 13 Senior Manager – Production (Shift Manager) – API, Toansa, Punjab

Apr’ 01 – May’ 10 Senior Manager – Production – API, Mohali II

Apr’ 96 – Mar’ 01 Assistant Manager – API, Mohali I

Jan’ 92 – Mar’ 96 Executive – Production – API, Mohali I

Aug’ 82 – Jan’ 92 Chemist & Supervisor – Production – API, Mohali I

Products Developed: Cephaclor, 7-ACCA (Intermediate for Cefaclor), 7-APCA (Intermediate for Cefprozil Monohydrate), Cefdinir, Cef. Pivoxil, Atorva, Valsatron, 6-APPA, 7-ADCA, Chloroquin, Amoxycillin, Ampicillin, Diazapam, Cephalexin Monohydrate, Doxycycline, Solvent Recoveries, Nalidixic Acid, RIFAMYCIN-S, RIFAMYCIN-O & many more.


Spearheading operations of factory producing 40 metric tons of 05 products, supported by manpower of 400+ workers.

Developing & implementing production plans and ensuring timely accomplishment of production targets; creating budget for factory operations and ensuring strict adherence of final products to set quality parameters.

Monitoring performance of the plant functions including preventive & breakdown maintenance of plant equipment such as Scrubbers, AHUs, Distillation Units & other utilities

Planning & executing process improvement initiatives; implementing value analysis and value engineering initiatives for standardization and reduce costs

Eliminating wastages & losses through ISO, 5S, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing and GMP/GLP regulations.

Establishing process related SOPs; ensuring correct introduction of procedures for revised or new processes

Developing & implementing Health & Safety Management plans, procedures, checklists and inspection forms; conducting regular compliance checks and audits at sites; reporting breaches, non-compliance reports; investigating incidents/occupational health issues and suggesting recommendations

Deploying participative management style in a diverse unionized workforce.

Handled spray drying of many products.

Headed solvents recovery module ( SRU ) for 5-6 years along with the production module and did recovery of Ethyl acetate, Methylene Chloride, Methanol, DIPE, THF, IPA etc. and handled 250-300 KLD


Pioneered set-up of 3 -4 new plants from scratch

Steered acquisition of:

oISO 14001: 2004 Certification for Mohali-2 & Toansa plants

oIntegrated Management System Certification for Paonta Sahib (DF) Plant

Closely worked with R&D, as CFT Member, for reducing cost of molecules.

Successfully faced audits conducted by US-FDA, TGA, WHO, ISO-14001 & OHSAS-18001 and other Customer/Ethical audits. Sedex audits also faced successfully.

Excellent track record of managing 3 nos. of Ozonators of 350 lbs / hrs. capacity for Ozonolysis of 7-ACCA and working on Run Away & critical Reactions like Ozonolysis, Grignard Reactions, chlorination Hydrogenation etc.

Played a pivotal role in:

oReducing cycle time by 15% YOY by taking action on bottleneck and by imparting training.

oImproving productivity by 20% through implementation of the following measures:

(i) reducing cycle time (ii) Automation (iii) Imparted training

oDecreasing cycle time from 25 hrs. to 16hrs. YOY through close monitoring of production processes, by increasing reaction temperature, evaluation of data and corrective actions

oMaximizing utilization of all plant equipment by 90% by proper planning and by motivating the team to produce results to the best of their capacity.

oMinimizing overall cost of operations by Rs. 40 Lakhs per month.

oSAP module got implemented.

oOutside incineration of hazardous wastes got done & not only reduced incineration cost by 40% but also reduced environmental load.

oSA ( Sulphated ash ) in Cefdinir ( new molecule ) was coming more than specification. Taken certain corrective actions & brought within the standard limit.

oA notice from CPCB ( Central Pollution Control Board-Delhi ) to Sun Pharma location at Paonta Sahib ordering them to close down the plant or pay 75 Lac as penalty on failure of effluent sample got revoked.

oAlso headed PDL ( Process Development Labortary ) along with big production modules for about ten years & solved many problems related to quality & yield.

oHaving experience of Enzymetic reaction & fermentation process. Run nine no. of Fermenters each of 50 KL capacity ..


ISO 14001- Standard 2004 Lead Auditor Course from TUV India Private Limited.

Trained first aider

Fully aware of Factory acts & rules.

Competent in handling workers unions.


2018 Ph. D (Management) from NIILM University, Kaithal - Haryana, India

2012 MBA (Operations Management) from Sikkim & Manipal University, Chandigarh, India

2012 Diploma in Industrial Safety from Regional Labour Institute, Technical Education Board, Haryana, India

( Sponsored by Ranbaxy Labs. Ltd. )

1983 M.Sc (Chemistry) from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India

1980 B.Sc ( Non- medical ) from Punjabi University, Punjab, India

IT Forte: Proficient in MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint


Date of Birth : 1st February 1960

Language Skills : English, Hindi and Punjabi

Address : #2107, Sector 38C, Chandigarh 160036

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