10 years of experience leading and managing new product development, process improvement projects in the domain of Truck/Off-road and outdoor power equipment. Proven leadership skills for leading & directing cross functional team across the globe to design and deploy product design best practices. Exceptional problem solving and sound decision making capabilities, coupled with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 20000+ man hours of CAD experience (16,000 manhours in creo and 6,600 man hours in Catia V5).
NPD for Truck and off-highway and Outdoor CAD - Pro-e/Creo, CATIA, Ideas, UG NX
power equipment Solid modeling, surfacing, Kinematics
Process development and improvement Programming: C, VBA
Microsoft Project Planner
Currently holding H1-B visa.
Senior Design Engineer, 11/2012
to Current L&T Technology Services Briggs and Stratton – Vadodara Wauwatosa, India,
Senior design engineer leading team of 10 people responsible design and design support for lawn tractor, snow blower, pressure washer, portable generator and their attachments.
Selected Accomplishments: Low cost design of Electrical assisted power steering Cost reduction programs for tractors and snow blowers resulting in 8-10% cost reduction Unique patent-able detent design for single stage snow blower chute rotation 1000+ ECN activities as a team Standard work instruction and checklist documents generation Productivity improvement program to reduce unproductive activities resulting in overall ~ 10% improvements 97.33% customer satisfaction.
Design Engineer, 04/2007
to 10/2012 L&T Technology Services
Paccar group (Kenworth, Peterbilt, Leyland)) - Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Fixture Designer, 04/2006
to 03/2007 L&T Technology Services Nissan Motors – Vadodara, India,
Working as a team member for Nissan Motors to design final assembly and paint line\'s fixtures & material.
Project was demanding use of various design software to switch between the task such as.
Catia, AutoCAD and Ideas.
Graduate Engineer Trainee, 07/2005
to 03/2006 Adani Energy Ltd - Ahmadabad
Working as Engineer trainee in engineering and planning department.
Responsible for engineering and planing for gas network across Ahmadabad city and industrial area, design calculation for fuel consumption requirement domestic and industries, commissioning of domestic and industrial connection.
Role demands cross functional co-ordination with various teams (sales, operations, vendor, client).
Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering,
2005 BVM Engineering College - V.V.Nagar, Gujarat,
Bachelors in Engineering: Mechanical Engineering,
BVM Engineering College - Vallabh Vidhyanagar,
Co-author of UK patent for dipstick locking (GB2512638B)
White paper publication on LTTS website for unique detent design for snow blower chute rotation
Basic certification in Project Management, R.E.P. of PMI,USA (L&T IPM)