Veeraraghavan - Nature Photography, Numismatist - Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Kishore Veeraraghavan

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Nature Photography, Numismatist

  • Part time


Wildlife photography & Nature Photography are my passion!!!!

Work History

Surface Treatment -Assistant Manager

Volvo Group Trucks Technology

May 2012 - May 2012

Product & Vendor Development, Project Management, Purchasing & Quality activities involving various technologies of Surface Treatment for Volvo Group Trucks Technologies - Volvo, Renault, Nissan Diesel (UD), Mack & Eicher Trucks in India & SEA.

1.Develop Surface Treatment Process as per Global STIM (Surface Treatment Index Model) for application in the parts of trucks, buses, industrial engines & transmission systems,based on the functional requirements.
2.Assess Suppliers based on Volvo Global STIM – Surface Treatment Index Model Process and assist to source parts in India & SEA.
3.Conduct Product Test Run specific to Surface Treatment technology at the suppliers & at Volvo Laboratory as per the specification requirements during the product approvals & periodic checks at fixed frequency.
4.Responsible for 3rd party Surface Treatment Lab approvals.
5.Conduct Periodic Process Audits at the suppliers for various technologies.
6.Reviewing plans & testing for introduction of new paint system in accordance with design specification.
7.Analyze & Solve technical problems using Quality Tools
8.Commercial Negotiations with the Suppliers – Paint Shops, Paint Manufacturers.

Volvo 3P

From July 2009

Volvo Group Trucks Technology

From July 2009

Volvo Trucks

From July 2009

Surface Treatment -Senior Engineer


July 2009 - April 2012

Product Design & Development, Supplier Development, Purchasing activities in the field of Surface Treatment
- Organics
- Inorganics
- Plastics for Group Trucks Technology
1.Volvo Trucks - Volvo, Renault, Nissan Diesel (UD) & Mack Trucks in India & SEA Operations.
2.Volvo Power Train.
3. Volvo Bus
4. Volvo India Pvt. Ltd - Trucks & Bus.


November 2006 - July 2008

Senior Technical Service Executive - South India

Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes

November 2006 - July 2009

Represents the company on technical matters in dealing with present and future customers by Providing Technical Service & Business Development for Automotive & Specialty Plastic Painting at various customers based in South India.
1.Handle customer complaints, communicate with relevant department, set preventive action and feed back to customer.
2.Customer relationship management.
3.Identify the opportunity of New Product Development
4.Planning & forecasting customer requirements.
5.Detailing customer’s product & performance needs.
6.Constant monitoring of Competitor activities.

 Conferred “Star Performer of the Year 2008-APC”.
 Promoted to Sr.Technical Executive Cadre.
 Achieved overall 95% business share, amounting to 100 M INR/ annum with the Interiors Plastics of Hyundai Car models
o Hyundai PA - I10 – 100%
o Getz Prime & Atoz -90%
o Hyundai Verna -90%

Asian PPG Ind. Ltd.

June 2005 - November 2006

Technical service @Hyundai Motors India Limited

Asian PPG Industries Limited

June 2005 - November 2006

1. Provide Technical Service for Automotive Painting at Hyundai Motors India Private Limited,  & Suppliers – Visteon, Motherson & Lumax -   Chennai
• Recording, analyzing & verification of the paint parameters {Paint thickness, Appearance values, Gloss values on the Car bodies & Plastic parts.}
• Matching shades to the plastic parts that include Bumpers, Garnish, Tailgate, Door handles, Spoilers, Mirror housings etc.
• Optimize the Paint / Spray parameters to improve the quality of finished goods.
2.Effective problem solving at customer lines through systematic Root Cause analysis.
• Trouble shooting through QC tools – SPC, Fish Bone Analysis.
• Evaluating & reporting the product performance on customer’s line and to R&D and Production plan.
• Solving Color Mismatch issues between the body and the plastic parts & line issues.
3.Customer relationship management.
4.Planning & forecasting customer requirements.
5.Detailing customer’s product & performance needs.
6.Constant monitoring of Competitor activities.

Key player in completing “Process Optimization” for painting of Bumpers and Exterior Plastic parts for
Verna ( Initial Trials)
Part of the Appearance Improvement Team.

Project Student -Trainee

Central Leather Research Institute, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research,

December 2004 - May 2005

Worked on Research Project "Manufacture of Bio Diesel using Linseed Oil" under Eminent Scientists.


Chemical Engineer

Chemical Engineer with experience on various surface treatment technologies for automotive industry

Qualifications & Certifications

P.G. Diploma


Symbiosis College

Bachelor of Technology

Sriram Engineering College, Anna University

Anna University


Breeks Memorial Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Ooty

Breeks Memorial School


High School Education (ASLC) - Breeks Memorial Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Ooty

Sri Ram Engineering College, Veppampattu

Sriram Engineering College, Tiruvallur

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