Three years of teaching in a College, affiliated to University of Madras (1967 - 1970),
Worked for three years in a leading Soft Drink Industry at Delhi(1970 - 1973) as Quality Controller. Complete and independent charge of Raw Material & Finished product Quality Control.Lead a team of Chemists in project "LIMCA" which was successfully developed, produced in Plant Scale & launched at Delhi, to become a leading lemonade drink. Even today it is the most after sought lemonade drink.
From 1973 - 1988 worked with Westerwork Chemical P.Ltd, an Indo-German joint venture, at Mumbai. Trained in Germany with word class Corrosion Engineers & Mortors manufacturers Keramchemie, Gmbh, Siershan, Westerwald, Germany. Implemented the Project of Manufacturing Corrosion Resistant Mortors and Membranes including the manufacture of Phenolic & Furan Resins required for the making of Resin Based Mortars, including Plant Design, fabrication Erection & commissioning.
Vast experience in executing Corrosion Resistant Lining Projects/Tenders with major Public Sector undertakings.SAIL, NTPC,FCI, NBCC, NPCC, HPCL,FACT,SIMPLEX, Naval Dockyard (Bombay) HSCL, and large Public Ltd Companies throughout India. Designated as General Manager, leading the Project Team since 1983.- 1988.
Was a Member of IS Sub Committee BDC: 5, since 1979 to 1988, pertaining to Corrosion Resistant Mortars & Membranes. Contributed significantly in implementing/drafting/modifying IS Specifications to be at par with Inter national Standards like ASTM, BS, DIN etc.
Independent Paint & Management Consultant
January 2003 - January 2003
An Independent Consultant, Formulation of all types of Water Based Emulsion Paints Interior & Exterior, AWD, Cement Paints,Textured Coatings, Puttys & Primers to suit the customer needs. Sourcing of Raw Materials,Plant & Machinery, placement of orders, erection & commissioning and start up of Production. Quality Assurance & Market assistance to Clients for product placement. Continuous
R& D and Formulations to suit the changing scenario of the Paint Industry. Products offered are well accepted in the Market. Revisiting the existing Formulations from time to time to reformulate for cost effectivenss without affecting the quality. Products for market driven demand.
Completely conversant with preparation of BASES for Internal & External Emulsion Paints. Have carried out Standardization of Bases for nearly 10 products with 6-7 Bases for each product. Prepared Data Base for Tinting Formulations comprising of about 2700 Shades with Fandeck and the products are well accepted in the market
Currently engaged in implementing a Plant Expansion for a Medium Size Paint Manufacturer at substantial cost with fully automated Machines and systems to have better productivity and also to produce recently developed high end Emulsion Paints both Interior & Exterior for them. Targeted Customers large developers, builders and, Architects and Contractors in South India supply Custom Made Paints for each Project.
Participating in Paint Conferences, active in Indian Small Scale Paint Manufacturers Association, Tamil Nadu Chapter. Presentation of Technical Papers & .Regularly contributing Articles to Paint Journals.
Dy.General Manager (Projects & Works)
Snowcem India Ltd
January 1988 - January 2002
Initially was in charge of Marketing of Industrial Paints, then transferred to Project Dept, & Works. Was in-charge of the Madras & Nashik Factory Projects- involved right from conceptual stage for the manufacture of Cement Paints, Textured Coatings & Water based Emulsion coatings, Emulsion Manufacturing Plants for captive consumption. As DGM Works the responsibilities included Production, QC, Purchase, Supply Chain Management to Branches, Depots, C&F Agents and Govt.Supplies, HR, All Statutory compliance, Excise, Internal & External Financial Auditing.and training.Took charge of Chennai factory in 1997 and retired in 2002. Team leader for ISO implementation.
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Madras