Lakkanna - Plastic Injection Mould Designer - Bangalore, KA, India

Muralidhar Lakkanna

Bangalore, KA, India


Plastic Injection Mould Designer


It is pleasure to introduce myself as an adept Mechanical Engineer having 16+ years of progressive expertise; is capable propelling technology wings of futuristic businesses. Being a professionally toned expert on a practical scale, I am extremely excited by the off-shoot technologies dictating mankind’s future. As a World Class Engineering Leader, my abilities are often focused ahead of competitive edge, resilient, tenacious, committed, innovative, inspired, compassionate to actualize & competitively exploit technology enabled transformations. Quality & service levels that I can deliver are among highest in the global technology arena. Should you wish to set benchmarks for your foes, then here I am as your destiny of choice.

Work History

DFx Engineer

Dell India R & D Centre

January 2007 - January 2008

1. Advise with and guide various design teams to achieve aggressive goals of substantial value addition from cost, quality, manufacturability, testing, reliability, serviceability, etc., to influence exceptional product yield and resulting in total design for excellence
2. Drive mechanical component design improvements from component to assembly to product line to platform levels for leveraging commonalities across many system platforms
3. Lead electro-mechanical manufacturing processes improvements in a dynamic and ambiguous environment

Manager - Engineering

Textron Fastening Systems (Now Acument® Global Technologies)

January 2006 - March 2007

1. Synergized international engineering (design) & technological (process) capabilities to asia pacific manufacturing rim for delivering unparalleled products. Demonstrated capabilities for high–quality and dependable delivery to domestic / global customers at a unique level of consistency, for producing components from formed, contrived and machined cold-formed processes.
2. Implemented spectacular product development tactics yielding unparalleled design excellence, black box solutions to development problems from a variety of advanced processing, based on comprehensive intelligent investigations, including new product testing and verification processes to ensure superior performance levels.
3. Lead expert teams like analysis, simulation, like tear-downs, consolidation, in-situ evaluation, involving accurate material testing, characterization and diagnose using techniques like SEM, XRD, etc., Amazing inferences were made by correlating pragmatic circumstance against state-of-the-art computational intelligence
4. Developed quick turn-around, high-quality and superb work horse tools for progressive dies, roll forming, tube forming, ring forming, etc., to produce complex cold headed parts up to 9” length, including difficult-to-form double collar and through-hole parts, close tolerance metal stamping & fine blanking, precision injection-moulded components and modular synergistic sub-assemblies
5. Inoculated emerging technology avenues based on tenacious research and razor sharp analytics to achieve highest performance, maximum resource utilization, like special coatings, high-end cleaning solutions (<5k LPC count), nylon patching, miniature drive system (recess & product), cold formed pins, High end miniatures, Multi blow parts, cold bonding technology (Bi-metal) products, etc, grounded with resource exploration, offer customers access to newest developments

Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Quantech Global Services

November 2003 - August 2005

Manager - Manufacturing Engineering

Quantech Global Services (Now Wipro Engineering)

November 2003 - March 2005

1. State-of-the-art tools like QCD (Quality Cost Delivery), DFM/A (Design for Manufacturing / Assembly) Product design for manufacturability, LTQ (Leadership through Quality) and TTM (Time to Market), Object Oriented Design & Development (OODD), re-engineering, multi-functional solutions, simultaneous engineering, etc., were adopted to measure design & functional performance. Diagonise and resolve critical issues, actively identify & derive new process improvements that enhanced quality, schedule & cost value addition
2. NP&SI [New Product & Services Introduction] program management philosophy was adopted to align challenging requirements & manufacturing process constraints simultaneously. Redesigned the existing compressor base tempan with composite material to minimize corrosion and reduce noise/vibrations. Pro/E Wildfire was used to model, analyzed with ANSYS, validated by experimental testing and optimized based on DOE
3. Exposed to A2LA & NBLA accredited lab environments, Electro mechanical systems testing & qualifications for auto-electrical, medical electronics, general switch gears, appliance electrical, etc., Established tie-ups with leading testing metrology, reverse engineering agencies, etc., coordinated all product engineering (development) and maturing vehicle design changes points by approving and assigning engineering design changes, GD&T, KPC's definition, design FMEA, DVPR, GP-11, GM-1411, Validation and GP-11 details.
4. Well Conversant to ensure compliance of various top down Quality Management Systems like 6 Sigma, SEI-CMMi level 5, TS 16949, QS 9000, AS 9100, ISO 9000, 5S, ISO 14001, well versed with TQM, TPM, OEE, Heijunka - Leveled Production, Jumbiki-Sequenced Production, Jidoka-Intelligent Automation, MPCP, VA/VE, Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, Toyota Manufacturing Systems, Pareto Analysis, Taguchi techniques, Markov Decision Process, DOE, etc,

Manager, Development Engineering

Jiunn Shyang Auto Industry Co Ltd., (Now J4 Asia)

October 2001 - November 2003

Technical Executive

LPS Bossard Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India

April 2000 - September 2001

Technical Executive

Bossard India (LPS Bossard Pvt Ltd)

April 2000 - September 2001

1. Involved in World Wide Purchasing (WWP) in excess of (D20crore) for technical assessment & expertise verification (Supplier Technical Assessment), identify core competencies (through white paper audit) of domestic sources, negotiate technical terms & execute engineering relationships
2. Continuously engineered and optimised value to yield extremely competitive costing / pricing / bidding initiatives to process global RFQs. Explicitly assess vendor performance based on intrinsic criterions such as rejection fraction, quality improvement rate, delivery runs, etc.,
3. Over 1000 C-class parts were successfully developed to a wide range of applications including telecommunications, space, defense, industrial and consumer electronic domains. Imperatively innovated 6000 new product configuration proposals in early concept stages along with complete SWOT analysis of each option based on SOP’s (functional objective) by attributing custom requirements. Increased profit margins substantially by complying to international / national standards like JIS, ANSI, ASTM, ASME, DIN, ISO, UNI, BS, Cz, MIL, GOST, SN, NFE, etc.,
4. Critically analysed service concerns & field issues to recognize / identify potential product weakness, grasp CTF (Critical-to-Function) parameters that lead toward embedding product maturity. Enabled component standardization for subsequent commercial optimization. Designed, Planed Process (stage drawings) Production Scheduling, Time & Motion Study, expert at project manufacturing handling. Develop custom oriented design & fabrication methods applied to manufacturing.
5. Audit various manufacturing processes to recognise operational efficiencies and productivity improvement opportunities, strengthen relationships within and outside processing space, cultivate and disseminate knowledge and mange overall success. Leverage best practices inside organization, imbibe proven processes and technologies to control costs and enhance revenue

Tool room engineer

Prime Tooling

September 1996 - April 2000

Qualifications & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Post Graduate Certification

Indian Statistical Institute

Indian Statistical Institute


Visvesvaraya Technological University


Alagappa University

Alagappa University

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Pondicherry University


Pondichery Central University

Post Diploma in Tool Design

Government Toolroom & Training Center

Government Toolroom & Training Centre, PG & PD Studies, Bangalore

Institute of Rail Transport, New Delhi.

Bachelor of Engineering

R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore

Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering

Sheshadripuram Pre-University (Main) College

Florence High School, Bangalore

Florence English School

New Public English School(NPES)

Skillpages has been acquired by! is pioneering the way people find local services. Skillpages is the world’s premier directory of service providers.

Find out more

Supported Countries
Choose your country