Vasanjee - Production Manager - Houston, MO 65483, USA

Kamlesh Vasanjee

Houston, MO 65483, USA

Services

Production Manager

Summary:

17 Years in cement manufacturing in process and operations.

Work History

Production Manager

PPC Slurry Cement Plant, Pretoria Portland Cement

May 2008 - July 2013

(PPC), Slurry, South Africa. Four kilns (1 4-stage
pre-heater, 1 one stage pre-heater and 2 long dry), 4 cement mills (ball mills) and 2 Raw mills (ball). 4000
TPD clinker and 4800 TPD cement.

o The consistent production of cement and cementitious products in the right quantity and quality in a cost effective manner. While maintaining a motivated and safe workforce.
o Minimizing risk and unsafe practices by developing safe procedures and motivating improvement in the workplace.
o Savings achieved in raw material usage and grinding media, optimized refractory installation/selection (installed 3 cyclone roofs), initiated project to utilize coal fines, assisted in conversion of a kiln to full SCADA control, improved mill performance by conversion of internals. Kiln performance improvements in last year with thorough process analysis.

Production Manager

PPC Jupiter Cement Plant, Pretoria Portland Cement

March 2007 - April 2008

(PPC), Germiston, South Africa. One kiln (1 stage
pre-heater, raw mill and 2 cement ball mills. 900 TPD clinker and 3000TPD cement.
o Improved reliability and throughput of kiln and cement mills. More stable and longer runs. Improved refractory life of kiln.

Production Manager Designate

PPC Slurry Cement Plant, Pretoria Portland Cement

September 2006 - February 2007

(PPC), Slurry, South Africa. Four kilns, 4 cement
mills (ball mills) and 2 Raw mills (ball). 4000 TPD clinker and 4800 TPD cement.

o Undertook project work related to Process deficiencies in the plant.
o Assisting Production department in meeting daily, weekly and monthly targets.
o The development of kilns refractory management and ball mill management.
o Responsible and accountable for cement milling processes and kiln refractory maintenance work.

Production Manager Designate

PPC Hercules Cement Plant, Pretoria Portland Cement

July 2005 - August 2006

(PPC), Pretoria, South Africa. Two kilns ( 1- stage preheater and 4 stage-preheater), one raw ball mill and 3 cement ball mills. 1800 TPD clinker and 2200 TPD cement.

o Implemented refractory management principles to reduce cost ( installation and selection)
o Involved in refurbishment and commissioning of moth-balled long dry kiln.

Production Manager

PPC Colleen Bawn

October 2001 - June 2005

PPC Colleen Bawn, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) t/a Portland Holdings, Colleen Bawn, Zimbabwe, 550K TPY plant

Management of Cement Clinker

Up to June 2005

plant and dispatch/customer services plant. Developed departmental blueprint structure dependent on economic, social and environmental demands. Utilization of best operating practice with respect to PPC and World standards.
o Process and Production related problem solving resulting in Plant Production reliability improvement from 84% (2001) to >97 % by June 2005.
o Selection, purchasing and installation of Refractory for Preheater, Pre-calciner Kiln and Rotary Cooler resulting in improved kiln reliability. Eliminated cyclone and riser chokes.
o Maintenance of management system for raw mills and coal mill including grinding media.
o Budget preparation -Capital Expenditure, Operations and assist with Special Maintenance budgets.

Process/Production Engineer

PPC Colleen Bawn

May 1999 - August 2001

PPC Colleen Bawn, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) t/a Portland Holdings, Colleen Bawn, Zimbabwe.

o Undertook project work related to Process deficiencies in the plant- Kiln and ball mills.
o Completed upgrade of rotary cooler internals - refractory and steel.
o Implementation of refractory and media management for a Pre-calciner kiln system

Assistant Plant Chemist

PPC Colleen Bawn

November 1995 - May 1999

PPC Colleen Bawn, Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) t/a Portland Holdings, Colleen Bawn, Zimbabwe.

o Monitoring Quality of plant raw materials, intermediate and finished product (cement) quality through Plant Chemical and X-ray laboratories.
o Supervision of Chemist and Assistants in the laboratories.
o Undertook Projects related to Process Chemistry.
o Assisted commissioning engineers in the upgrade of main kiln to precalciner with indirect firing.

Qualifications & Certifications

Milton High School , Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Business

University of Pretoria

National University of Science and Technology

Chemistry and Biology

University of Guelph

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