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Quality Manager Technical Specialist

Bloomfield Hills, MI
March 12, 2022

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Ram Emmadi PE

Powertrain Platform Quality Manager – International. [retired]

Mobile phone : 248-***-**** e-mail :

Education: B.S. [Mechanical Engineering] University of Madras

M.S. [Industrial Engineering] Wayne State University

M.B.A. Wayne State University

Other Credentials: P.E. [Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan]

Black Belt Certified.

Work Experience: at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Powertrain Platform Quality Manager – June 2016 to December 2019

International – Transmissions and Drive line. Coordinate issues resolutions. Serve as a key contact for international issues for 9-speed transmissions. Asia Pacific, Europe & Middle East, and Latin American regions.

Identified powertrain integration process issues and assisted in providing corrective action in place. Organized and lead the rework operations at Changsha and Guangzhou plants in China, coordinating with the local rework company, Tipton Transmission Plant, and engineering. This rework operation resulted in $10+ millions in savings.

Customer Satisfaction Team Senior Specialist - January, 2009 to June 2016. Purchased transmissions.

-Identified quality issues and coordinated all efforts to find root cause and provide permanent corrective actions. Customer Satisfaction Team member: Identifying quality issues of purchased transmissions and coordinate all efforts to find the root cause and provide permanent corrective actions. Worked closely with Supplier Quality team.

-Provided Dodge Dart launch support activities for Powertrain Quality including process development and execution for Fiat’s C635 manual, C635 DDCT automatic, and PowerTech 6-speed transmissions.

-Organized surveys and provided timely information in identifying the issues. Assisted several Driveline issues for resolutions.

-Assisted Transmission and Driveline engineering and/or Powertrain manufacturing quality with resolution of potential or systemic quality issues.

-Provided powertrain component installation processes to the Field Engineers to verify during the launch of Dodge Dart, both at the Android and Belvidere assembly plants.

Vehicle Assembly Plant Quality: 2006 – 2008. New Model Launch support [Vehicle assembly operations -Trim Chassis Final Area. Supported four new model launches [Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, Jeep Cherokee, and Dodge Ram] in Jeep and Truck Operations. Implemented pre-production quality initiatives such as providing Quality Verification Stations and error mistake proofing the processes. Team Leader in Station Direct Run Loss initiative in reducing quality issues. Provided training in several processes leading to improved vehicle quality. Implemented the best practices at the vehicle assembly plants to improve the Powertrain adaptation processes to reduce warranty and car plant pulls.

Powertrain Manufacturing Quality: 1993 to 2006. Transmission plants.

Worked with Customer Advocate Group, and transmission manufacturing plants in Kokomo, IN [Kokomo Transmission Plant, Indiana Transmission Plants 1 & 2, and Tipton Transmission Plant] to develop the improved warranty indicators for automatic transmissions.

Coordinated all efforts to improve the manufacturing quality of the automatic transmissions through cross-functional activities. Consistently achieved warranty reduction goal of twenty percent per model year since 1995 for RWD automatic transmissions manufactured at Kokomo Transmission Plant. Coordinated root cause analysis and initiated appropriate corrective action plans. Continuously improved present processes to reduce warranty through several mistake and error proofing initiatives. Participated in Shainin methodology group activities to find root cause and provide corrective action. Black Belt certified.

Engineering: Transmission Design & Development – Total of 9 years

Advanced transmission design & development – 5 years

Torque converter development supervisor – 2 years

Technical specialist – 41TE 4-speed automatic transmission – 2 years

Ford Motor Company:

Engineering: Transmission Design & Development. 10 years

Advanced RWD transmissions with overdrive - Livonia

CVT design concept – with Scientific Research Group in Dearborn, Michigan.

Tractor transmissions at Ford Tractor Operations – Manual transmissions.

Two patents in transmission clutch controls

Overseas Experience in India:

General Manager – Escorts - Corporate Research and Development Center.

Tractors and Industrial products - 2 years

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