Ravinder Saini

Summary

An experience Program Management and Engineering Professional with over 14 years of expereince in Automotive Industry. 

Objective

To acquire a position where Program Management, Engineering and Product Management skills will significantly contribute to product and process development, increase in productivity and better market position

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Nov 2008

Program Manager

Flex N Gate
  • Managed and launched Caliber, Nitro and Commander Fascias with program sales in excess of $ 40 million.
  • Managed changes for multiple (PM, MK, XK and KA) Programs.
  • Implemented over $1.5 Million in savings by packaging optimization and $120k from fastener consolidations.
  • Served as a liaison between customer assembly plants and Flex N Gate manufacturing facilities.
Jan 2005 - Mar 2007

Program Manager

Collins & Aikman
  • Managed Automotive Exterior projects from initiation through closing with annual sales in excess of $ 20 million.
  • Launched Jeep Compass Program by winning nominations for SPE's "Most Innovative Use of Plastics".
  • Managed Instrument Panels, Console and Hard Trim Programs at C&A.
  • Managed and owned APQP processes.
  • Assisted Business Manager with tooling audits and managed program good financial health.
Feb 2003 - Nov 2004

Engineering Manager

Collins & Aikman

  • Managed a group of 4 product engineers, Responsible for reviewing product designs, Product planning, specified customer requirements and coordinated the activity of multi-disciplinary development teams.
  • Generated test plans, Developed engineering estimates for cost estimating, conducted new product testing, Interpreted test results and reporting.
  • Conducted design reviews, Worked in close collaboration with Sales and Marketing for determination of market requirements on product features and performance, and with Production for successful launch of new products.
Dec 2000 - Feb 2003

Senior Product Engineer

Collins & Aikman

  • Managed Design and development of instrument panel and console products for from concept to launch with program sales in excess of $5 million. Received commendation and promotion after successful launch of LX Interior trim.
  • Prepared APQP documentation including BOM, BOT, DFMEA and DVP&R. Utilized APQP Gate Review Process to ensure defect free timely executing of product design and launches.
1999 - 2000

Program Manager

Collins & Aikman
1998 - 1999

Manufacturing Engineer

Collins & Aikman
1997 - 1998

Project Engineer

Collins & Aikman
1995 - 1997

Design Engineer

Manchester Plastics/Collins & Aikman

Education

Education
1986 - 1989

Associate Degree

Central Polyetchnic

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2009 - Feb 2012

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute
Nov 2008 - Nov 2009

Professional Engineer

Professional Engineers Ontario