Currently I am leading engineering design team to Design & Develop Automotive Seats for major OEM's in India. My scope of work includes Project management right from Concept till Mass Production.
2000-present:HARITA SEATING SYSTEMS LIMITED, Hosur
( A TVS GROUP Company )
Around 10 years experience as a Manager R&D in Automotive seating systems.
·Ergonomic Analysis and Redesign
·Product Development -Product detailing, Engineering support, Prototyping
·Worked with large cross functional teams for integrated product development
Working as an Manager at R&D facility of Harita Seating Systems Ltd., one of India’s largest automotive seating systems company. Harita Seating Systems product range includes Bus passenger seats, Auditorium seats, Tractor seats, LCV & HCV Driver seats.
Design Projects undertaken for:
-Automotive seats styling
Key projects undertaken:
- Tractor seat Design for various OEM's in India. Cost-effective designs to meet customer requirements.
- Innova bus seat (clients: Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland)
The main objective was to design an aesthetically pleasing, lightweight & comfortable metro bus seat. The seat shell is manufactured in a wide range of colors using rotational molding process. This gives customers an opportunity to personalize the bus interior by choosing any seat color.
- VOLVO City Bus- Metro seat design (Launched in AutoExpo'06, New Delhi; Metro seats installed in City buses operational in Bangalore)
I) Master of Design (Industrial Design).........Batch:1998-00
Indian Institute of Technology, BOMBAY
Projects : 1. Office chair design in bamboo
2. Helmet design for women two-wheeler riders
3. Problem of a new I.D. entrant in a company
Training : Aadi Crafts Pvt. Ltd., Nagpur
II) B.E. (Mechanical) ……….….…..………………Batch: 1994-97
Faculty of Technology and Engineering,
Maharaja Sayajirao University (M.S.U.) Baroda
Electives : Product Design & Process Engineering,
Software Knowledge : Alias Automotive 2011, Photoshop CS4,
MSOffice, AutoCAD R2010, Working with WACOM CINTIQ 21 UX digital tablet for sketching & rendering
Areas of Interest : Automotive Exterior & Interior design
Seating Systems design