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Summary

  • Dynamic professional with 20 years’ of 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.
  • Experienced working with global engineering centers - GM North America, Europe, South Korea & China team (SGMW, SAIC & PATAC) during the development of Beat, SAIL & Enjoy vehicles for Indian Market.
  • Headed the Emerging market spec developmental team for India which in turn supported for the global program development.
  • Setup first in kind of HVAC bench at GM Technical center, India for HVAC software testing
  • Started & set up the CFD / Heat transfer team in the area of Aero, Thermal, and HVAC/PTC & PTI in GM India.

Work History

Nov 2009Dec -2016

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
  • Worked closely with the global partners in GM North America, Europe, South  Korea & China team (SGMW,SAIC & PATAC) 
  • Led the HVAC/PTC Design team for supporting GM Europe
  • 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
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.
  • Supported all HVAC & PTC simulations for GM Korea & GM North America.
  • Received management award for developing HVAC /PTC Centre of excellence in GM Technical Centre India.
  • Received BOM excellence award for developing " Aero shutter algorithm for global programs"
  • Technology focused area: External aerodynamics, Passenger compartment cooling & Thermal studies in under hood / Under body.
Jan 2002Oct 2004

Project Leader - Mechanical Systems Controls CFD Team

GE Aircraft engines ,JFWTC, 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
Mar 2000Jan 2002

Project Leader-Combustion CFD Team

GE Gas turbines, JFWTC, 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 255MW-Gas turbine - Best project award on Engineers day - 2001
  • Technology focused area: RCA on End cover, Fuel nozzles, Conjugate heat transfer in combustor Liner,  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.
Feb 1998May 1999

Pump Design Engineer

Texmo Industries-Pumps, Coimbatore, India.,
  • Pump Design Engineer Designing of centrifugal pump impellers  volute casing & diffuser by using CFD.
Oct 1993Jul 1996

Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering

A K Collage of Engineering , Srivilliputhur,India
  • Fluid mechanics, Hydraulics ,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.