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Expert in Market Research: Automotive Industry, Value Chain, Electric Vehicles, and Manufacturing

Expert ID: 739232 Canada

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Expert is an experienced market research and manufacturing engineering professional with a track record of delivering results for clients, particularly in the automotive manufacturing industry. With over 20 years' experience in market research, he possesses a deep understanding of market research methodologies and techniques. He is highly skilled in designing and executing research studies that deliver actionable insights for the automotive manufacturing sector.

Throughout his career, Expert has worked with a range of clients across different industries, including healthcare, technology, retail and automotive manufacturing. He has a talent for identifying key business challenges and developing research strategies that address them, specifically in the automotive manufacturing industry. He is also an effective communicator, and he is skilled at presenting complex research findings in a clear and concise manner to stakeholders in the automotive manufacturing sector.

Expert's impressive career includes working for leading global companies such as Toyota, General Motors, and Ford. Expert's specific capabilities are vast, ranging from M&A, growth, marketing, sales, implementation, operations, private equity, investment, purchase engineering, sourcing criteria, strategic investment, and sustainability.

Expert possesses extensive experience in the automotive and assembly industries, including EV electric vehicles, ADAS, Lidars, sensors, solar-powered vehicles, autonomous vehicles, technology, global supply chain, renewable and sustainable energy, and private equity firms/purchase engineering.

As a manufacturing leader, Expert has achieved significant milestones throughout his career. For example, he developed a list of 76 concise tools and equipment required for the construction of a new vehicle assembly line manufacturing facility for HD and LD Truck vehicles. He also implemented a process study to match 30JPH jobs per hour for Final Vehicle Assembly, completing PFMEAs for all proven components, APQP's (Advanced Product Quality Planning), and execution of engineering change and standardized engineering work instruction sheets to match overall cycle times.

Additionally, Expert has developed 110 assembly equipment tooling from concept to SOR user specification design, handling a massive $72 million in tooling and equipment budget. He set up HTI account managers for Kuka, ESYS JR Automation, and JR Automation suppliers, managed key path scheduling, mechanical and electrical tasks for states installation, and concluded with a post-production demonstration.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: MBA Subject: Industrial Management Institution: The Indian Institute of Business Management and Studies
Year: 2008 Degree: Bachelors Degree Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director and CEO Department:
Expert is Director and CEO of this leading market research firm dedicated to providing actionable insights to help clients make informed decisions in the automotive and manufacturing industries. The company offers a wide range of services, including market sizing, customer satisfaction analysis, competitor analysis, and trend identification, among others.

Expert's company specializes in delivering high-quality research solutions, all tailored to meet their clients' unique needs. Our team of experienced market research experts utilizes a variety of research methods, including online surveys, telephone interviews, focus groups, and in-depth interviews. The consistent goal: To provide clients with accurate and reliable data.

Expert's firm focuses on furnishing and sharing customized research solutions for clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries, helping them to stay ahead of the competition and make informed decisions. Their research solutions have helped many clients to identify new market opportunities, understand customer needs and preferences, and optimize their marketing and sales strategies.

Expert and his team pride themselves on delivering exceptional customer service and building strong relationships with our clients. Their group of experts works closely with clients to ensure that their research needs are met and that they receive the insights they need to make informed decisions.

Expert's company is ideal for clients hoping to enter a new market, develop a new product, or gain a competitive advantage.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to 2022 Employer: General Motors Title: Zone Manufacturing Engineering GA Execution Department:
Expert successfully managed the launch of Automotive CAPEX worth $122 million (USD). The launch and other components included tooling, equipment, robots, and automation lines. He also wrote SOR's and selected vendors for the automation tooling line; planned the master list of processes for the new automotive general assembly line; performed takt time calculations, and determined the necessary manpower.

Expert led a team of manufacturing engineers to design and set up a new manufacturing facility in Oshawa, Ontario. This effort involved executing the necessary changes, such as developing a master list of tooling, managing new model capacity up, expansion, engineering change processes, DFMEA, and quality control plan rollout.

Expert was responsible for ensuring that all operational procedures complied with regulatory requirements for a GMS manufacturing operation, which required installing plant process equipment. To complete this accomplishment, Expert defined all areas of change, such as product and manufacturing requirements, and oversaw tasks such as tooling, workstation setup, facility, conveyor, torque tightening, Atlas copco Torque|Angle controller, handling assist zero gravity manipulators, gasoline, AC gas, brake oil fluid filling, function line inspection, tire wheel load assist, multi-spindle torque tightening, and others.

Expert served as decider in program finances, maintaining budget requirements, and leading a group of employees. provided mentorship, developed and reviewed goals, set the direction of the team, covered programs and issues, participated in new hire selection, and assessed merit raises and promotions.

Expert's impact on the project's success was significant: He developed efficient material flow understandings using tools such as Flow Planner, AutoCAD, and Teamcenter PLM design data. Evaluated ESA-PSHSR, PSR, safety and PEng (professional engineering) certifications, developed interfaces, and worked with cross-functional teams to develop and define common tooling and processes across the entire department and other groups.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to 2021 Employer: Android Industries Title: Manufacturing Engineering Leader Department: VAA GM
Expert served as liaison to the household name in U.S. automotive manufacturing at Android Industries. Among other measurable achievements, he:

Developed detailed manufacturing plans for new programs, managing program budgets and supervising and directing outside vendors, resulting in a 20% reduction in program launch time.

Designed, built, integrated, installed, launched, and continuously improved high-quality parts production plants, using KPIs to set objectives, managed results, and evaluated and coached individual performance, resulting in a 10% improvement in OEE.

Developed expertise in VAVE, Flow Plan, Logistics, Business Process Solutions, and OEE.

Deployed robot integration with all manufacturers within the organization, resulting in a 15% reduction in labor costs.

Supported build events at the plant and addressed launch issues, managing the day-to-day activities of a team of engineers -- direct and indirect reports -- resulting in a 25% reduction in downtime.

Participated in program financials, preparing all sourcing activities from RFQ to PO for any major outside tooling and equipment purchases, resulting in a 5% reduction in program costs.

Prepared equipment operators by assisting the launch team with training, providing reference and support resources, resulting in a 10% increase in productivity.

Maintained process integrity by developing and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines, resulting in a 15% improvement in quality.

Monitored and supported the plant with equipment installation and launch, resulting in a successful program launch with zero major issues.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Toyota Motor Corporation Title: Lead Manufacturing Engineer Department: Vehicle Assembly and Body Shop
Expert was chosen for Toyota's initiative in selecting experts from cross-functional teams, in which capacity he represented the Vehicle Assembly shop. Among other achievements, he:

Designed a lean process layout in the Chassis line.

Conducted simulation and design validation using 3D softwares. Built equipment pursuant to effective ergonomics, safety, health and environmental standards.

Leveraged expertise in tool engineering, including: Wheel Load Assist, Bumper Assist, friction conveyors, Chain/Slat conveyors, Atlascopco Torque tightening tools, COBOT tightening, AC and RAD coolant filling, Pre-Vacuum checks, brake oil filling, Hoists, Balancers, DVT Wheel alignment, ADAS testers, and other resources.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: Toyota Motor Corporation Title: Group Leader, Maintenance Department: Vehicle Assembly Line
Expert was recruited for a new greenfield project, including the setup of Plant 2 operations. He was sent to Japan and served a critical role in flawless build from scratch. He assessed, mentored, recruited and scaled up the setup team.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2008 Employer: Ford Motor Company Title: Maintenance Specialist Department:
Expert kickstarted his career in automotive manufacturing here.

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