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Summary

  • Dynamic professional with 20 years’ experience in product development of various Automotive & Energy products.
  • Strong experience in team development, Innovation & people management with long term vision and strategy.
  • Experience in complete product development life cycle – Design, Release, Integration, CAE and quality.
  • Regional Head for HVAC/PTC & Thermal at GM India – Responsible for component design, release, integration, CAE, quality, localisation and field management.
  • Headed the Emerging market spec developmental team for India which in turn supported for the global program development.
  • Managed vehicle system engineering capex & supplies budget for GM Tech center.
  • Started & set up the CFD / Heat transfer team in the area of Aero, Thermal, and HVAC/PTC & PTI in GM India.
  • Developed the GM India Aerodynamics team from scratch and synergized as compelling partner with Global – GM North America.
  • Setup first in kind of HVAC bench at GM Technical center, India for HVAC software testing
  • Developed conceptual designs in GE-Air craft engines mechanical system by using multi-phase flow CFD techniques and combustion CFD techniques in GE-Gas turbine.

Work History

Nov 2009Present

Senior Engineering Manager-HVAC/PTC &Thermal Integration SMT

GM Technical Center , Bangalore, India
  • Regional Head for HVAC/PTC & Thermal at GM India – Responsible for component design, release, integration, CAE, quality, localisation and field management.
  • Brought on board 30+ engineers in a span of one year and grew the team in HVAC/PTC release, and Thermal Integration.
  • Managing the workload forecasting, resource planning, recruitment and project execution
  • Experienced in supplier management and working with global partners for thermal component selections and target setting
  • Led the global launches of SAIL, SAIL UVA, ENJOY, Major programs of BEAT, SPARK, TAVERA and other mid cycle enhancement programs
  • Set up the thermal test lab for India to conduct A/C & Powertrain cooling trails & developed HVAC bench in India to validate the HVAC software.
  • Led the emerging market specification team and implemented IHX for improving the A/C system performance
  • Support the innovation & AVDC activities in the thermal area - Aero shutter development, PCM evaporator & cool seat
  • Received BOM excellence award for developing “aero shutter algorithm project” from GM Global vice president
Oct 2004Nov 2009

Engineering Manager- Aero, Thermal, HVAC & Chassis CFD simulation Team

GM Technical Center, Bangalore, India
  • Brought on board 25+ CFD engineers in a span of 9 months and grew the team in External Aero, Thermal, HVAC & Chassis CFD technologies.
  • Synergized GM India team as compelling partner to GMNA in the area of aero simulations and aero enablers’ studies.
  • Conducted co-relation development studies with aero wind tunnels and CFD simulations in drag prediction.
  • Pursued CFD business development activity with US further by visiting GM Technical Centre- Warren, Detroit, leading collaborative engineering efforts involving design & analysis.
  • Technology focused area: External aerodynamics, Passenger compartment cooling, Component level CFD analyses & Thermal studies in under hood / Underbody area.
  • GM India focal for US team for all CFD activities. Participated in several internal/external Symposium/conferences.
  • Received management award for developing HVAC /PTC Centre of excellence in GM Technical Centre India.
Jan 2002Oct 2004

Project Leader - Mechanical Systems Controls CFD Team

GE Aircraft engines ,John F Welch Technology Center, Bangalore, India 
  • Project Leader for 10+ CFD engineers focused towards multi-phase flow physics in the aircraft engines sumps, seal, bearing & nozzles. 
  • Developed conceptual design methodology for resolving oil leakage issue from carbon seals towards the labyrinth seal in the Bombardier aircraft engine B-sump area
  • Technology focused area: Multiphase flow physics with MRF, Immiscible flow studies in Aircraft engines, Sumps (A, B, C, and D), bearing, seals Gear box & Nozzles.
Mar 2000Jan 2002

Project Leader-Combustion CFD Team

GE Gas turbines, John F Welch Technology Center, Bangalore, India 
  • Project Leader for a team with focused towards advancing combustion heat transfer technology.
  • Executed lifing analysis projects in the area of combustor End cover for 24 KCI program of 255MW-50Hz-Gas turbine. This project selected as the best technical excellence project in Engineer Recognition day conducted by GE Power system –Year2001
  • Technology focused area: RCA on End cover, Fuel/Air ratio study in Fuel nozzles, Conjugate heat transfer study in combustor Liner, cooling holes’ optimisation studies in Flow sleeve & Transition piece.
May 1999Feb 2000

Product Development Engineer, R&D

Jyoti Ltd ,Vadodara, India
  • Project coordinator for submersible pumps series development.
  • Designing of centrifugal pump impellers, volute casing & diffusers.
  • Checking the test bed results & predicting the pump performance and validating with CFD results.
Feb 1998May 1999

Pump Design Engineer

Texmo Industries-Agricultural & domestic Pumps, Coimbatore, India.,
  • Pump Design Engineer Designing of centrifugal pump impellers, volute casing & diffusers Flow analysis of impellers & casings by using CFD solver CFX. 
Oct 1993Jul 1996

Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering

A K Collage of Engineering , Srivilliputhur,India
  • Fluid mechanics, Hydraulic Machinery,Turbo machinery & CAD &CAM

Education

19961998

Master of Technology (M.Tech)

Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Thermal Engineering - Hydroturbo machinary
19881992

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng)

Madurai Kamaraj University
Mechanical Engineering 

Recognition & Papers

  • BOM excellence award for developing “aero shutter algorithm project” from GM Global vice president (2010).
  • Published 3 SAE international & 2 Indian conference papers in Aero & Thermal domain.
  • Published 7 papers in the GM CAE conference & instrumental for getting 3 ROI in the area of Aero/ thermal Management (2009).
  • Engineering Recognition Day Award (ERD), Best Technical Excellence Project Award, for the project “9FA-End Cover CFD analysis”, GEPS-2001 (Global Award)
  • Received Black certification for Six Sigma initiatives.