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Expert in Power Sources, Batteries, Lithium-Ion Batteries, Six-Sigma, and Program Management

Expert ID: 732883 California, USA

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Expert has been involved with the battery industry for over 12 years with experience in various roles: Product, Process and Manufacturing Engineering, Project and Program Management, as well as R&D and Technical Expert. He has worked with companies on the forefront of the battery technology including Apple, A123 Systems and Cobasys (now Robert-Bosch Batteries).

Expert provides consulting services to small and up-and-coming businesses on operational inefficiencies, product quality issues. He also offers advice to overcome and excel in these areas as well in manufacturing process standardization and automation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Houston

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Technical Program Manager Department: WW Operations Responsibilities: • Setup lithium-ion battery pack manufacturing lines and manage build activities in partnership with Asian CMs/OEMs from concept to Ramp for mobile system platforms
• Drive cross-functional team consisting of Supply-chain, Engineering, Product Design and Automation groups to meet program goals for cost, product design, quality and manufacturing.
• Drive failure analysis and corrective actions due to design and process at ramp and for early field failures.
Years: 2010 to 2012 Employer: A123 Systems Title: Manufacturing Enigneer Department: Operations Responsibilities: • Supervise lithium-ion prismatic cell assembly equipment installation, trouble-shooting, qualification and operations for EV and back-up power applications.
• Author and/or maintain relevant Engineering and APQP documents (ISO/TS certifications, Process flow, PFMEA, Change Logs, Work instructions etc.)
• Apply 8D methodologies in problem-solving activities to ensure product meets Quality metrics and specs.
• Lead Continuous-Improvement projects employing DOEs and miscellaneous Lean, Six-sigma tools
Years: 2006 to 2010 Employer: Cobasys Title: Product Engineer Department: Product Engineering Responsibilities: • Serve as Technical Expert (North American operations) on Li-ion and Ni-MH cell and module products.
• Plan, co-ordinate and execute cell testing activities (safety, performance) for HEV, PHEV and EV programs for Automotive customers.
• Core team member of Battery pack integration, thermal management and pack failure analyses teams.
• Drive problem solving and continuous improvement activities, e.g. Design-for-Manufacture & Assembly (DFM/DFA), scrap reduction, production validation etc.
• Drive NiMH battery design improvement activities for HEV and back-up storage applications;
• Author/maintain various engineering documents (BOMs, Engineering Change Requests, prints, SORs, FMEAs and miscellaneous APQP documents).
• Support product design team in analyzing new concepts

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2016 Country / Region: China Summary: Work with various CM/OEMs while working as TPM for Apple

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Project Management Institute, member
Licenses / Certifications
Six-sigma Black Belt, ASQ
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has presented to the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, on aluminum air cell technology and electrolyte flow.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Proficient
Hindi Proficient
Urdu Profcient
Mandarin Beginner

Fields of Expertise

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