George Verghese

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Oct 2009

Project Manager - Die Casting

Honda of Canada Mfg. - Die Casting and Machining Department

Provided technical direction, formulation of design alternatives, and assessment of technical risks.Headed cross-functional product development teams composed of 8-10 members from engineering, purchasing, manufacturing engineering, cost accounting and quality assurance divisions. Charged with product design, technical analysis and mechanical architecture layout, ensuring adherence to project timelines and product requirements while maintaining quality. Performed risk assessments to reduce any potential risk to equipment and personnel and reduce cost in equipment design stage.

Engineering/Operational Highlights:

  • Selected as a member of a high performance team of engineers from Japan and United States to deploy Honda of Canada Mfg. - Engine Manufacturing Division. Total project valued at US $400 million.
  • Lead Project Manager for Heat Treat System Installation encompassing 11 robotic cells. Total project budget US $15 Million.
  • Supervised and Coordinated multiple suppliers and round the clock construction crews to ensure equipment installation was completed on time and within budget.
  • Realized cost savings of US $550,000/year by implementing automatic 2D part tracking system to eliminate quality outflow from improper processing of parts and maintaining FIFO inventory control.
  • Developed the architecture and implemented automatic Quality Collection Systems throughout the Die Cast and Machining Department.
  • Designed and implemented automatic downtime data collection system to streamline equipment efficiency improvements.
  • Enhanced management effectiveness by developing automatic daily shift reports detailing production results to ascertain gaps and develop future business strategies.
  • Designed machine guarded robotic cells in compliance with CSA standards and RIA standards to ensure safe operating environments for production and maintenance.
May 2005 - Aug 2007

Electrical Engineer

Honda of Canada Mfg- Final Assembly Department

Served as liaison between Electrical and Mechanical Engineering groups in development of PLC control system and as point of contact for all electrical aspects of electrical drawings. Reported to Electrical Engineering Leader.

Engineering Highlights:

  • Developed and maintained engineering specifications for electrical systems
  • Minimized quality data mining operations by developing Access Databases.
  • Designed lift assists and mechanical jigs to reduce ergonomic injuries.
  • Implemented PID loops to optimize fluid fill systems
  • Conducted FMEA analysis to control systems.
May 2003 - Aug 2004

Electrical Engineering Intern

Honda of Canada Mfg- Bumper Paint Department
  • Updated engineering (electrical and mechanical) drawings.
  • Implemented Ethernet based automated lighting control system to reduce energy waste by 20%.

Education

Education
Sep 2000 - May 2005

Bachelor of Engineering Science

University of Western Ontario

Skills

Skills

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Embedded control systems: NI Labview PLC Systems: Mitsubishi, Omron, Seimens Robotic Systems: Motoman, Fanuc, ABB Troubleshooting knowledge: Variable Frequency Drive’s (VFD’s), I/O Controllers, 2D barcodes, AC/DC Motors, PID Loop, Thermo-couples, pressure sensors. Communication Protocols:  TCP/IP, PROFIBUS, MODBUS, CC-Link, MELSEC Net-10, Ethernet Programming Languages – JAVA, Assembly, C, C++, VBA. Relational Database: MS Access, MySQL. Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/ME and XP, Engineering Software – MATLAB, SIMULINK, Electronic Work Bench and Photoshop. 2D and 3D drawing software: CATIA, AutoCAD 2008, Solid Edge. Regulations and Standards: Ontario Occupational Health and Safety, WHMIS, MSDS, RIA (Robotics) Standards, CSA Standards.  

Summary

Results-driven technical leader with a proven track record of enhancing the performance and profitability of diverse manufacturing operations. Elevate organizational productivity and efficiency through expert process quality and project management practices. Perform ROI studies and perform risk assessments to develop responsible business plans. Manage entire project life cycles, liaising with suppliers throughout all project development phases to align organizations needs and requirements with final project implementation. Ensure quality of product as well as on-time and within-budget completion. Leverage strong communication and leadership skills to spearhead multi-disciplinary teams dedicated to achieving the corporate mission.

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Energy Conservation • Project Management • Total Quality Management • Lean Manufacturing • Change / Priority Management • Systems Design • Control Systems • Team Leadership

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Interest

  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario - EIT Member.
  • Active in squash, golf and general fitness activities.