Chief Mentor at Saarus Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
Nov 2015 - Present
Currently acts as Chief Mentor to a new product development consultancy called Saarus Innovations. Saarus Innovations specializes in innovation projects for start-ups, enterprises and the social sector. Assist in strategic direction and goal setting for technically complex projects. Also contribute as lead systems designer to outline project approach and delivery planning.
Director & Head - New Product Development at Advandes Design Engineering Services
May 2013 - Present
Currently heads a team of Industrial Designers, Design & Embedded Engineers from Delhi center of Advandes Design Engineering Services. Advandes is a new wave design services company specializing on total design solutions in automotive equipment, new product development and advanced engineering. Areas of expertise include Medical & Scientific device design, Capital equipment design, Consumer electronics, Defense equipment design and Design for emerging markets. Skills include Innovation research, Industrial design, Mechanical design, DFMA, CAE & FEA, Mechatronics, Systems integration and Mini/Micro scale automation.
Director - New Product Development at LUMIUM
Jan 2012 - May 2013
Currently heads the entire spectrum of New Product Development (NPD) at LUMIUM. Guides and mentors the team managers for Research, Industrial Design, Product Engineering, Innovation LAB and Manufacturing at LUMIUM towards successful project delivery. Additionally heads all 'Operations' function under New Product Development for India and US projects through a team of Project Managers. Has successfully implemented processes at LUMIUM to ensure designer satisfaction, project predictability, tracking, allocation, and quality of delivery in a multidisciplinary creative environment.
PGDPD, Product Design at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Jun 2001 - Mar 2005
B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Jul 1996 - Jul 2000