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PLM Manager

United States
March 30, 2010

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Vijendra R Dhwaraganahalli

**, *** ****** ****** ****, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852  Tel (937) ***-**** e-mail:

Professional Summary

14 Years of hands-on customer facing PDM/PLM/MPM/ERP technical IT Project Management experience [Installation, configuration, implementation, deployment, integration, testing and training] with budgets ranging from 80k to 8 Million U.S. Dollars.

Successfully completed Fixed Price and T&M projects on schedule and under budget promoting industry best practices and Earned Value Management methodologies resulting in various individual achievement and performance awards and earning External Reference from customers.

PMP, ITIL Foundation, Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification of completion.

Active “Secret Clearance” from US Department of Defense.

Versatile team player with excellent communication, strong leadership capabilities and interpersonal skills in diverse culture and work environment.

Technical Experience

DBMS Sybase, dbase & Watcom SQL 4.0, Oracle, Informix, SQL Server

ENVIRONMENT Win-98, Win-NT, Win-2000, Win-XP, Win-Vista, and Unix


LANGUAGES FORTRAN, SQL, Powerscript, C, Transact-SQL, XML

PLATFORMS IBM-PC, NT, Win-2000, Win-XP, and Unix (HP, Sun)

PACKAGES MS Office, MS Project, Clarity, Baan ERP (IV & V), iBaan PLM, IBM PLM [SmarTeam], UGS Teamcenter 9.1.2, Windchill [PDMLink 9.1/Project Link 9.1/ESI], eMPower [MPM] , Federated Data Repository and CAD Packages [AutoCAD, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, Pro-E, Unigrpahics, Catia]

Certification ITIL Foundation V3 Certification from Office of Government Commerce.

PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (PMI).

Six-Sigma Green Belt Certification of Completion - Motorola University.

Master of Teamcenter Engineering System Support Certification.

Certification course in Teamcenter Installation on Windows.

Certification course in Teamcenter Engineering Application Admin MGT.

Certification course in Teamcenter Engineering.

PDM Certification course in Teamcenter Manufacturing.

Certification course in C3P NG Fundamentals.

Certification course in BaaN Logistics & PLM Module.

Education Masters Certificate in Program Management, GWU – WIP.

MS in Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Bachelors of Engineering, RV College of Engineering, Karnataka, India.


PTC May '07 – Feb '10

Cincinnati, Ohio

Global Services Project Manager

Responsible and Accountable for 7.2 Million U.S. Dollar hands on technical project management @ Raytheon including 15-25 On-site/Off-Site PDM Phase-2.0 resources, deployment and implementation of PDMLink/ProjectLink software at enterprise level in the Mutli-site environment.

Headed Implementation of Arbortext Product Portfolio @ Wright Paterson US Air Force

Base, Dayton, Ohio in the Firm Fixed Price Contract streamlining the release and publishing of Task Orders.

Implemented Pro-Intralink 9.0 SW Upgrade, Pro-E & Arbortext software at enterprise level @ Calvert School, Infinite Technologies, Inc, Ingersoll Rand, Federal Mogul, and Motorola.

Spearheaded a team of 40 resources [Developers/Solution Architects/Process Architects/Education Specialist] & influenced generating and managing a budget of

2.4 Million USD @ Lenovo from the project kickoff to UAT/Go Live.

Directed Release and Deployment of PTC Windchill Product Suite [PDMLink 8.1] at

Lenovo at Global Level/sites (Raleigh, China, Japan).

Responsible for hands-On Project (Resource, and Technical) and Product (Requirements,

Enhancements, and Customizations) management.

Facilitated Techno-Commercial Negotiations with the customer for customized solutions.

Handled day to day communication, coordination and deployment of integrated RTM

Solution with SAP using ESI.

Structured Customer support and planned product Workshops.

Hands-on involvement in authoring of Lenovo Global Methods development and business process validation.

Major Project Achievements/Accomplishments

1.Working on Lenovo Global project accelerated & contributed directly to the augmentation

of on-site and off-site team of 4 resources to 40 resources and a budget of 150k to 2.4

Million US Dollars.

2.Rewarded with various achievement & performance awards working on Lenovo project.

3.Earned Reference accounts from Infinite Technologies, Calvert School, Federal Mogul

and Ingersoll Rand because of successful implementation and completion of Projects on

schedule and under budget.

4.Consistently ranked and rated very high [4.5/5] in Independent Project Quality

Assessments from Customers on Project Management tasks.

UGS June '04 – April '07

Allenpark, Michigan

Technical Services Global Manager, C3P NG (Ford Motor Company)

Responsible for Release and Deployment of TCNO (eMPower/TC-MFG) MPM Product Suite

in C3P NG environment at Ford Motor Company at Global Level/sites (FNA, FoE, Ford

Germany, J&LR, and Volvo).

Executed Project (Resource, and Technical) and Product (Requirements, Enhancements, and Customizations) management.

Handled requirements gathering, communication with R&D, installation, testing and deployment of Tecnomatix-eMPower software (Collaboration Context) interface with UGS PLM Teamcenter Engineering/Manufacturing software at Ford Motor Company.

Instituted On-Site Customer technical support procedures and metrics for measurement.

Reviewed Ford Global Methods development and verified business process workflows validation.

PARAM, Inc April '03 - May '04

Dayton, New Jersey

Technical Project/Program Manager, PLM Professional Services

Implemented PLM at Inalfa Automotive, Dana Formsprag, and was responsible for kick-starting the process of preliminary discussion at Technical Concepts, Rudolph Technologies, Baxa Corporation and Zebra Technologies.

BaaN Sept '97 - April '03

(DBA Baan Engineering, Vanenburg Business Systems & c-Ark)

Southfield, Michigan

Technical Services Project/Program Manager, North America

Interviewed & recruited consultants for the implementation of iBaan PLM product suite.

Participated in Techno-Commercial Negotiations with Sales and the customers for customized solutions.

Provided Pre-Sales technical support and presented product demonstration to “C” level executives.

Managed Installation and implementation of iBaan PLM & Federation software on various hardware platforms according to customer specifications and Requirement analysis report.

Led Post-Sales hands-on technical support and project management.

Examined Custom programming requirements from customers.

Major Project Achievements/Accomplishments:

1.Instrumental in successfully presenting and securing the iBaan for PLM projects at TWR

Automotive, Dana Formsprag, Invensys Building Systems and others resulting in

software and consulting revenue generation in the range of 50k to 2 Million U.S. Dollars.

2.Responsible for initiation, Pre-Sales, and Post-Sale of 1.2 Million-Dollar (USD) BaanPDM

T&M project at EMS Technologies Canada limited (Formerly SPAR Aerospace); Montreal

and MacDonald Dettwiler located at Toronto. As a BaanPDM Sr. Technical

Consultant/BaanPDM Project Manager was responsible for overall aerospace project

implementation of BaanPDM module including the project management, implementation,

installation, and customer Training. EMS Technologies is one of the Reference

customers of BaaN.

3.Involved in the successful implementation and hands-on management of iBaan PDM

projects at Lecroy Corporation, Flexfab, Benchmark Electronics, Rodgers Instruments,

Euclid-Hitachi, Dana Corporation, Crown Equipment and Hussmann Refrigeration

Corporation in a multi site user environment.

4.Collaborated in the requirements gathering, use cases development, installation and

implementation of CAD (SolidEdge) to BaanPDM integration.

Integrated Systems Technologies, Inc. June '96 - Sept '97

Novi, Michigan

PDM Engineer

Technical Environment: MS-WINDOWS, HP, Novel Netware, Oracle, Manta, Sun, Informix, BaanPDM.

Provided Pre-Sales technical support and product demonstration.

Investigated Customers Software functionality Needs' and prepared PDM implementation feasibility report for manufacturing and process industries.

Installation and implementation of Manta and BaanPDM software on various hardware platforms according to customer specifications and needs analysis report.

Involved in Post-Sales technical support and project management.

Provided On-Site Post production Customer support including training classes

Responsible for preparation & creation of user training manuals.

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