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Expert in Glass Fiber Size Technology

Expert ID: 727881 India

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Expert has 20 years of hands-on experience in glass fiber size coating technology. Successfully achieved targeted coating on fibre glass products at low chemicals consumption without effecting quality of the product by TQM & Six sigma techniques. Significant contributions were made in resolving complaints in glass fibre products pertaining to quality viz Chopped strand mat, Chopped strand and Single & Multi end Roving products.

Technical Marketing & New Product Development: Sound knowledge in Designing & Devoloping new Glass fibre size coating formulations on glass fiber products for Thermoset & Thermoplatic composite Industry as per ISO 9001-2000 QMS standards & using Stage-Gate process. Expertise in undertaking Glass fibre Manufacturing Process improvements and developments in line with Product peformance improvements both at Cold end & Hot end as per the customer needs. Sales - Customer technical services, Product Marketing and application development. Benchmarking the products, assessing product strengths and weaknesses. Product performance management by mapping customer CTQ’s (Critical to quality). Networking abilities, leading Technical sessions & conference calls on product / Process improvement projects with internal and external customers.

Exposure to Good Management Practices / Tools viz., Stage-Gate process - Product development ; Balance Score card – Performance Improvement ; Six sigma,5 S, Poka – yoke, Business process re-engineering, Toyota Production Management System – Process improvement & Product improvement.

He has given consultancy service to M/s Binani Glass Fibre Ltd, Goa,India on Glass fibre size technology and New product development for the year 2007-09.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1994 Degree: Phd Subject: Metal Organic chemisty Institution: Osmania Universtiy
Year: 1986 Degree: M.Sc., Subject: In-Organic Chemistry Institution: Osmania University
Year: 1984 Degree: B.Sc., Subject: Chemistry & Biology Institution: Kakatiya University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr.Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He is a New Product Development Leader for both Plants (Hyderabad & Silvasa, India). His scope of work is as below
01)Target markets are India & GCC
02)Development of customized & Value added products using Stage and Gate process
03)Working closely with Marketing team for New & value added products and assess the technological needs for the manufacturing the same in the long run
04)Developing New Product Technical datasheets, Fixing Product/Process parameters and Standard operating parameters
05)Technical support to customer and Sales team
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He is a consultant in improving current products in terms of better efficiencies and suggesting substitutes for cost reduction etc. His scope of work is as below.
01)New product development
02)Development of customized products
03)Analyzing market requirement for products and assess the technological needs for the manufacturing the same in the long run
04)Suggesting suitable parameters at various stages like forming, drying and conversion areas
0)Designing glass fiber coating formulations
Years: 1990 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr.Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: He is a Sr. Development manager and reporting to Aisa-Pacific development head. His scope of work is as below. 01)Designing new formulations for developing new glass fiber products for composite Industry as per ISO 9001-2000 QMS standards.
02)Reviewing existing / new sizing formulae (Composite mixture of Thermoplastic / Thermo set Polymers & Organic chemicals) in fiber glass manufacturing process.
03)Writing/reviewing detailed documents / Technical reports explaining about the work and its results, in terms of product stability to the Vetrotex International & Asia pacific development teams.
04)Customer technical services and product application development.
05)Bench marking the products, assessing the strength’s and weaknesses of the products.
06)Product performance management by mapping customer CTQ’s (Critical to quality).

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: France / Chamberry Summary: He has visited Saint-Gobain International R & D at Chamberry, France to know new product devlpment methodology fo WW markets in Siant-Gobain Vetrotex plants.
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: France, Italy & Spain Summary: He has Visited Saint-Gobain Glass fiber manufacturing Plants at France, Italy, Spain to understand WW products/process and GMP’s
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: Japan Summary: He has visited Saint-Gobain Glass fiber manufacturing plant & Participated Asia-Pacific development meet.
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Srilanka Summary: He has visited Country dealer for Techno-commercial studies of glass fibre products
Years: 2009 to 2009 Country / Region: Kuwait Summary: He has participated KIMMCO-Rockwool (India) Ltd Sales-Marketing meeting to understand Mineral wool Insulation product requirements in GCC markets.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
01.Kaizen (continuous improvement) Expert
02.Composites One Community
03.Consultants Network
04.Leaders who make a difference
05.Career Transition Asia-Pacific Group
06.Saint-Gobain Alumni
07.Osmania University Alumni
08.Friends of refractories
09.Glass Careers
10.Business improvement,change managment & turnaround
11.Business process improvement group
12.Composites
13.Continuous improvement six sigma & lean group
14.Doors & Windows Manufacturing group
15.India Global Green Leadership
Licenses / Certifications
IRCA Certified auditor / Lead auditor on Quality Management Systems(QMS) as per ISO 9001: 2000 & 19011 :
Professional Appointments
Expert Auditor for TUV Rheinland, India
Awards / Recognition
PhD (Chemistry) from Osmania University, Hyderabad, A.P, India

Thesis: "Synthesis and Characterization of First Row Transition Metal Complexes derived from some substituted Benzoxazines"

M.Sc., (Chemistry) 1st Class/A grade from Osmania University, Hyd, A.P, India
B.Sc., (Chemistry & Biology) 1st Class/A grade from Kakatiya University,A.P, India

Medical / Professional
01) State Merit Scholarship during PhD & M.Sc.,
02) University top marks in Organic chemistry during B.Sc.,

Publications and Patents Summary
Four research papers under publication

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has devised Techno commercial skills seminars on Glass fiber products for sales field staff & Dealers in Saint-Gobain Vetrotex India ltd.
Vendor Selection
He has liaised with vendors for the procurement of Polymers & other Organic chemicals used in glass fibre coating for long term and short term production needs. As a technical expert of glass fibre sizing worked closely with indegenious and imported Raw material suppliers (New & Old) for modification,improvement & development at low cost with better peformance .
Marketing Experience
His area of expertise is Glass fiber size coating chemistries for new product development for reinforced plastics.
He is adept in understanding customer complaints by taking regular feedback and resolving the same through root cause analysis for continuous improvement.
He is leading process improvement / optimization initiatives at Hot end - Fiber forming, Size coating, wet cake drying & Cold end - Fabrication lines (Expert, CS, AR & CSM) for quality improvement and production efficiency.
He has done Production planning Scheduling, Process control, Manpower planning & training
He has coordinated Cold end team (Fabrication) to achieve over all plant production & productivity targets.
Other Relevant Experience
IRCA Certified auditor / Lead auditor on Quality Management Systems(QMS) as per ISO 9001: 2000 & 19011 : 2002
Exposure in Good Management Practices / Tools viz., Stage-Gate process for Product development; Balance Score card for Performance Improvement; Six sigma,5 S, Poke Yoke, Business process re-engineering, Toyota Production Management System for Process improvement & Product improvement.
Troubleshooting, customer complaint resolution, budgeting and Technical marketing of products.
Possess analytical, communication, team management skills and skills in undertaking research activities.
Networking abilities, leading technical sessions
Knowledge in GRP molding techniques & customer CTQ’s vis-à-vis glass fiber products.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He is highly proficient in English.

Fields of Expertise

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