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Ritesh S. Gupta

Engineering Manager at Caterpillar Inc.

Summary

  • Specialized in Establishing World Class Engineering Operations with focus on Time, Cost and Quality.
  • Successful Track Record: Lead Engineering Teams to enable site autonomy for construction.
  • Define and develop Caterpillar Inc. Mobility digital product portfolio.
  • Lead team for developing digital strategy to increase engagement with small business owners in 2015.
  • 1 year of co-located stay at Peter Kiewit in Omaha and working with 5 small business owner panel in Illionois, USA.
  • Deep domain experience in construction industries.
  • Hands on experience of collecting, drafting marketing requirement, ideation of concepts, pilot, deployment and review/feedback of end product.
  • 14+ years experience in heavy earth moving industry 

Current Job Role

  • Engineering Manager for Construction Industries Productivity and Autonomy Solutions.
    • Leading a team of 270+ engineers to:
      • Design, develop and support productivity solutions for Quarry, Heavy Civil and Heavy Highway contractors. Currently solution is used at 100 + sites across North America, Europe and Australia.
      • Design, develop and support solutions to run autonomous sites <zero operators on the ground> for Quarry, Windfarm and Solar farms.
      • Accountable for managing Engineering Funding and deliver positive Operating Profit After Capital Cost as per the business plan. Average yearly funding managed is in order of $12+M.
      • As part of engineering capability, I am instrumental in establishing Data Science, Platform, Application, Customer Experience, Performance Engineering & Virtual Validation capabilities for Caterpillar India.
      • Deploy best in class engineering practices. For Ex: Scaled Agile Framework, DevOps, CI/CD
      • Deploy Built In Quality <BIQ> and deliver solutions with agreed quality.
      • Support Go To Market teams to take product to market.
      • Maintain organization agility by maintaining a 30:70, full time : Agency, workforce.

Work History

June 2017Present

Engineering Manager

Caterpillar Inc.

Create organization structure and establish teams for Construction Industries Productivity and Autonomy Solutions

  • Site productivity calculation and visualization for
    • Road Construction
    • Pit Management
    • Quarry Management
    • Mass Haul
    • Mass Ex
    • Waste Management
  • Autonomous operations of machines used for Quarry, Solar Farm and Wind Farm

Establish CX & Data Science competency for Caterpillar in India. 

  • Deploy "Design Thinking" Ideation and Solution Conceptualization
  • Facilitate commercial studies to define Go to Market strategy
  • Drive product adoption.
Feb 2013May 2017

Product Owner/Marketing Consultant (2+ Yr in US)

Caterpillar Inc.

Define mobility app based product portfolio for Caterpillar Inc. to provide solutions for construction industry. Adopted design thinking process, interviewed more then 100 construction companies in US and India. - On going

Development and execution of digital strategy for increasing engagement with small-scale, construction industry, business owners by providing viral digital solutions while working along side a customer panel. - Completed

Liaison with Caterpillar Forestry Product Group and Caterpillar development team by gathering requirements, conceptualizing solutions and deploying Advanced Productivity solution for forestry products in Azure Cloud Based Platform. Program is currently in progress. - On-going

Liaison with Peter Kiewit & Sons, AEMP feed providers, Third Party feed providers and Caterpillar development team to gather requirements, conceptualize solutions, validate integration and facilitate deployment of Mixed Fleet  Asset Management Portal in Amazon Web Services cloud platform. Product is in use by customer for nearly a year now. Currently portal in in use with Peter Kiewit for more than a year now and host 38K + assets. This also marks Caterpillar venture into Mixed Fleet Asset Management. - Completed

Jan 2010Jan 2013

Project Manager (India)

Caterpillar Inc

New Product Introduction: Development of high beam automatic detection system (Auto-Dipper) to meet Director General of Mining Safety requirements in India region for mining trucks. System was developed and deployed.

New Technology Initiative: Validate and recommend on-board technologies to be utilized in Caterpillar machines.

  • Bluetooth Vs Wifi-Direct
  • Two Wire Ethernet

Recommended technologies were adopted by Caterpillar.

Cost Reduction: Delivered electronic components cost reduction worth more than $1 M for Global and Regional machines

Jun 2007Dec 2009

Engineer (9 months in US)

Caterpillar Inc

Design and development of various electrical and electronic components ranging from components for electric drives, sensors and starters

Awards

  • Group president award for Innovation in 2016 and nomination at chairman's level.
  • Chairman's award for exceptional quality improvement of electronic sensors  in 2014
  • Recognized by chairman by receiving award of long term incentive plan in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Adobe Kickbox
  • Agile
  • 6- Sigma Black Belt - DMED/DMAIC
  • Continuous Process Improvement Black Belt

Education

Jul 2002Jul 2007

M.Tech and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering

IIT Madras