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Expert in LV Switchgear design, CAD (Solidworks) and motion analysis (Visual Nastran 4D)

Expert ID: 728931 India

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Expert has more than 40 years experience in designing low voltage switchgear and motor controlgear products. After the advent of computers, he has learned the use of 3D CAD and analysis software and Visual Nastran for kinematic analysis of these products.

He has designed and developed a spring-charging mechanism for a LV Air Circuit Breaker for a medium sized company in the Middle East. Increased the market share of the company with this new product to the tune of $10 million.He has helped in the mechanical and electrical design of Medical equipment for a large Indian company. Products were so well appreciated that they are selling in large numbers in India and Europe.He is currently helping a large Indian Switchgear company in the design of many new products - LV air circuit breakers, molded case circuit breakers, contactors, relays etc.He has helped a large American company in India in value engineering a switchgear product.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: Bachelor of Engineering Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Bangalore University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1998 to 2001 Employer: GE USA Title: Director - Global Programs Department: Technology Development Center Responsibilities: After GE bought the LV business of GEC Alsthom, the TDC was upgraded as per GE norms, and executed many projects for GE Europe and USA. 6 major products, 28 patents and many design awards
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: GEC ALSTHOM, UK Title: General Manager Department: Technology Development Center Responsibilities: He set up the Indian Tech center to serve the needs of GEC ALSTHOM UK in the area of LV switchgear products
Years: 1992 to 1995 Employer: ABB India Title: Technology Manager Department: LV Switchgear Responsibilities: He established the LV business arm of ABB in India, with close cooperation with ABB Europe. On a six-month assignment to Heidelberg, Germany, he improved the first-pass-yield of the overload relay from ~50% to > 87%
Years: 1981 to 1992 Employer: Bhartia Cutler-Hammer Ltd Title: General Manager - Technology Department: R&D Responsibilities: He was responsible for all technical activities of the company, including technical collaboration with Eaton Corp. and Westinghouse, USA
Years: 1978 to 1981 Employer: English Electric Co of India Title: Senior Design Engineer Department: New Products Responsibilities: He was responsible for design and development of LV Fuse switch and Switchboard
Years: 1967 to 1978 Employer: Mysore Electrical Industries Title: Design Engineer Department: R&D Responsibilities: He was responsible for LV Air Circuit Breaker, LV and MV contactor, High-current DC switch.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Germany Summary: He has helped the company in Germany to increase the First-pass-yield of Thermal Overload Relays from 55% to 87%
Years: to Present Country / Region: USA Summary: He has helped design new products which gave a net profit of $3 million in 3 years

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
LV switchgear training modules developed for some clients and delivered as needed over the last 9 years.
Marketing Experience
Well acquainted with LV switchgear industry and abreast of latest technological developments.
Other Relevant Experience
Excellent training and interpersonal relationships.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English He is very fluent in English
German Conversational level

Fields of Expertise

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