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Professional Experience

GENERAL MANAGER, BUSINESS & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD, PETROCHEMICALS  (APR'2018 till date)  


 

 

TATA TECHNOLOGIES LTD (2017-2018) 

 

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

6 SIGMA CERTIFIED – GREEN BELT PROJECT LEADER

DOW AUTOMOTIVE : DOW CHEMICAL INTERNATIONAL PVT. LTD, R&D (Nov’06 till Jun'2017) 

Body structures & vehicle crash performance enhancement – using Dow performance portfolio products. 

Project:                 Innovative Safety Device for Under-run Protection, IS-14812, joint development with ARAI

Role:                      Project Lead – Concept-to-Prototype, Innovation, CAE, DFMEA, Optimization, Six Sigma DFSS

Achievement:          Patent filed - TRIZ based concept, 02 internal Disclosures, 10+ concepts

Generated 20% lower cost & 10% lighter, Hybrid solution: steel + structural PU foam

 

Project: Vehicle Roof Crush, FMVSS 216A, BIW Strength Enhancement, Honda USA

Role:                      Project lead – Top Hat enhancement concept, CAE, Optimization, Six Sigma DMAIC

Achievement           50% crush strength enhancement, 2 kg weight saving opportunity, constraint – no modification to existing BIW Top hat design

Innovative hybrid solution: steel + structural PU foam (complementing steel)

 

Project:                 Light weight & cost competitive Energy Absorbing (EA) solution for Side Door Impact,

Chrysler North America, EPS solution versus steel, ePP and plastic

 

Project:                 E-coat cycle thermo-mechanical effect on Epoxy Composite Panels

Role:    Project Lead – Component and Vehicle level effect evaluations using CAE simulations

Additional Achievements:

Repository (Library) setup and ownership:  CAE material model & Knowledge center

Led Operational Enhancements viz. EH&S, Computational Asset Mgmt, Six Sigma & ISO:9001/TS:16949


 
DESIGN CONSULTANT, IN-FINITE SOLUTIONS                                               (Jun’06~Nov’06) – 6 months

Project Title:              Automotive applications & requirements for elastomers, M/s. Mega Rubber.

 


PROJECT ENGINEER, ARAI - AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (Aug’05~May’06)–1 yr

  • Part of team responsible for occupant safety validation of cabin interiors aligned to IS-15223.
  • Led developmental project for M/s. International Cars and Motors Ltd. – Rhino MUV

Project Title:              Identification of failure region and enhancement of head impact performance, ICML India


EXECUTIVE DESIGN & PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA LTD (Aug’01~Sep’04)–3 yrs

  • BIW system design responsible - using CAD+FEA+APQP, in IDAM BIW Group

PROJECTS EXECUTED

Project Title:              Rear Floor Sag performance enhancement, M&M Scorpio

Project Title:              Conversion of Soft-Top UV to FRP Top, M&M Bolero-InvaderProject Title:              Rear Door BIW modification for latch guidance & stopper activation, M&M Scorpio

Project Title:              Scorpio Double Cab – Design of Cabin Back & Cargo Interface, M&M Scorpio


INCHARGE - SERVICE & COLLISION REPAIRS, VITESSE LTD, SUZUKI DEALERSHIP       (Jul’97~Jul’98)– 1 yrProject Title:              Collision repair job order definition and supervision

Project Title:              Customer Satisfaction survey & service center enhancements

 

Academics

Master in Business Administration ( Operations Management ) ’2007     

  • Symbiosis, Pune
  • 1st Class

Masters - Mechanical ( Design Engineering ) ’2006

  • Sinhgad College of Engineering, Pune University
  • 1st Class, College 1st rank, Univ 2nd rank

Bachelors - Automobile Engineering ’2001

  • M.H. Saboo Siddik College of Engineering, Bombay University
  • 1st with Distn, College 1st rank, Univ 3rd rank

Post Diploma - Automobile Engineering ’1998

  • V.J.T.I., Bombay
  • 1st with Distinction

Diplomas:

  • Finite Element Analysis                   K.J. Somaiya Institute of Technical Training & Research
  • IDEAS                                         K.J. Somaiya Institute of Technical Training & Research
  • Industrial Management                   Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management & Research
  • Mechanical Engineering                  M.H. Saboo Siddik Polytechnic, Bombay Board