Six Sigma Black Belt certified professional ~ 3 decades of exp ~ Quality & allied functions I am currently spearheading as Deputy General Manager – Head of Operations Excellence with Hella Pvt. Ltd. My background includes expert knowledge in handling Quality Operations in manufacturing/ automotive industry, with current with exposure of handling a plant including P&L responsibility as Business Unit Head.
I am in my early fifties, a postgraduate from Bits –pilani, pursuing my Doctorate in “Continuous Improvement”. I started my career at 19 years of age. Its more than three decades in the Corporate world form small, to medium to large scale organizations. I take a hands-on mindset, analyze thought processes, potential issues, and want to build strengths of Indian and global cultures. As a volunteer, I undertake mentoring and teaching to under-privileged, mentally challenged and elderly cancer/ Aids patients and value quality time with my family.
HELLA is a global, family-owned company, listed on the stock exchange, with approx. 34,000 employees at over 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting technology and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry and also has one of the largest retail organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services within Europe. With preliminary sales of approx. EUR 6.35 billion in fiscal year 2015/2016, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.
HELLA India Automotive Pvt. Ltd. (HIA) was established as a 100% subsidiary of HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA in 2005. It has its presence across major automobile hubs in India with four locations- headquarter at Gurgaon, a manufacturing location in Dhankot (automotive electronics) and Global Electronics Development Centre in Pune, Global Lighting Engineering Centre in Chennai. HIA employs more than 1400 people.