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R. K. Gopal .

16-11-511/D/210, S2, Sarita Arcade, Shalivahana Nagar, Moosarambagh, Hyderabad – 500036
Ph: 040 – 66634182, (M) 9440061954, E-Mail:,


Manufacturing Unit Head with 26 + years Of Experience in
Manufacturing & Marketing
Along with exposure in Maintenance, Quality Management,
Purchase , Logistics , HR.

Brief Overview:

Profit-driven, results-oriented executive with 26+ years' experience

in the engineering and manufacture of Engineering capital products , equipment and
successful track record of increasing company's net worth by more
than 250% in three years. Provide successful strategic and tactical
leadership through a multitude of business cycles including
turnaround, accelerated growth, consolidation, shutdown, and
merger/acquisition in light and medium engineering and equipment manufacturing
Drive corporate culture to build powerful operating infrastructures and
high-caliber teams focused on market, customer, and bottom-line
performance. Promote cutting-edge Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma
Quality, Supply Chain Management, Kanban, and Continuous Improvement
initiatives to build high quality, cost-effective operations while
reducing net product costs, inventory expenses, and labor
expenditures. Revamp production and quality processes and construct
solid internal architecture to support and facilitate change-management initiatives.

Strengths :

Effective and accountable in high-profile executive roles −− Overcome

Complex business challenges and make high-stakes decisions using
Experience - backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable
Integrity. Respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability.
Corporate Strategy & Development Specialist  Characterized as a
Visionary, strategist and tactician. Consistent record of delivering
extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, and
profitability. Heavy transaction background including startup financing,
mergers and acquisitions.
Consistently deliver mission-critical results  driven by a visceral
“hard-wired” need to strategize, to innovate, and to disprove the words
“It can’t be done!” Gifted with the vision, determination, and skills
needed for high-level revenue-building strategies and tactics.
Strong orientations in operations and finance  Participate in high level
operational initiatives, including infrastructure design, process
reengineering, turnaround management, and reorganization. As an
innovative investor use instincts, insight, judgment, and timing to
succeed no matter how tough the deal.
Respect and leverage human capital  motivate, mentor and lead
talented professionals. Live the culture and lead by example. Direct
cross-functional teams using interactive and motivational leadership that
spurs people to willingly give 110% effort and loyalty.

1. Since April 2007 with Deccan Engineering Ltd., Hyderabad as

General Manager [Operations] ;
[Manufacturers of Automobile components ( 100% exports to renowned auto Giants
in the world , Heavy fabricated structures to Power and Telecom industry and
Polymer Insulators to Power Transmission and Railway electrification industry. ]
• Developed industry-leading engineering, research, and test
• Upgraded CAD system for three-dimensional development
including Finite Element Modeling and Product Database Management
• Halted product cost increases through lean manufacturing,
supply chain management, and continuous process improvements.
• Negotiated and obtained major union contract concessions.
• Eliminated waste and errors through 100% retraining of staff in Lean
Manufacturing techniques and Value Stream Mapping of all departments.
• Achieved mission-critical goals and reinstated pride into workforce.
• Implemented multiyear plan to overhaul and modernize major facilities
and production systems such as roof, HVAC, tooling, and MRP system.
• Reduced cycle time for most orders up to 75% and improved product
reliability 50%.
• Recruited staff, created teams, established metrics, and drove
Process improvements to successfully position business for sale in

Key Accomplishments:
• Drove revenue growth from 418 crores to 657 crores, increased
gross margin from 11.3% in 2007 to 27.5% in 2008.
• Improved company's net worth from $14 millon to $32+ million.
• Reduced parts suppliers 88% and held operating costs to minimized
levels during last-year operations in spite of increases in labor and
raw materials.
• Realized 22% cost savings by introducing outsourcing model for
production of key components in product division.
• Reduced warehouse space 60% and inventory value by 50% through
introduction of Kanban inventory systems.
• Increased productivity 27%, improved on-time delivery 25%, and
reduced downtime failures 75%.
• Eliminated 5% in staffing overhead while improving customer
satisfaction 20 percentage points.
• Reduced massive scrap and rework expenses 50% and decreased
warranty costs drastically.
• Named Manufacturer of the Year in 2008 by the AIMA of AP Chapter.
2. January 2004 to March 2007 with HBL Power Systems Ltd.,
Hyderabad as General Manager (Operations.) ;
[ Manufacturers of Specialized batteries to Aero space,defence,Navy , Signaling
Communication ,Missile and Automobile industry ]
• Directed operations at three plants, NCSP and Lithium and MCD
• Employees involved in the manufacture of specialized batteries to
Aviation, Defence and domestic sectors.
• Developed and implemented strategic business plans
• Introduced Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma activities for MCD
Division, a newly acquired division.
• Resolved conflicts related to duplication of sales force and overlap of
distributorship to create all-encompassing network of sales
representatives with cross-coverage.
• Implemented synergies to utilize commonalities in suppliers,
accounting, and manufacturing best practices.
• Established procedures and processes that addressed safety, quality,
engineering, product reliability, and manufacturing issues at all
manufacturing plants.
• Positively responded to cost increases in raw materials and led
industry-wide upward adjustment in product pricing. Consulted with
Engineering to correct structural flaw in new Curved Shell body with
no loss of profit and continued customer satisfaction.
• Consolidated product lines and introduced major equipment and plant
upgrades to match the organizational goals.

Key Accomplishments:
• Generated 120 crores in annualized incremental sales by
expanding Telecom Signal distributionship Lithium batteries to Indian
telecom sector during three years 2005 -07.
• Introduced state-of-the-art battery technologies that included more
customer features, competitive pricing, and 35% per-unit margin
• Effected 50 millions improvement in operating cost by reducing
inventory at all plants; implemented Kanban system and designed
major manufacturing flow changes in Machined component division.
• Implemented ISO 9001:2000 quality structure at manufacturing
divisions of the group, positioned Wittke for certification, and
obtained recertification for NCSP and Lithium battery manufacturing
Industries as part of Six Sigma improvement initiative.
• Implemented Search Engine Optimization tools and department which
has contributed to the growth plans of the groups turnover
3. January 2001 – January 2004 with E.C.E. Industries LTD,
Hyderabad as Corporate Business Manager [Operations]:
[ A Unit of BK BIRLA Group of companies : Manufacturers of Energy Meters,
Electrical Transformers,Elevators,Excalators ,Railway Electrification industry ]
• Provided leadership for the Company during transition to new
product launch in the Indian market.
• Instrumental in bringing the Electronic Meter to the country which has
revolutionized the revenues of all Electricity supplying boards in the
• Member of four-person business team that managed the growth of
$30+ million business in the group of companies.
• Lead a team to launch CT & PT Transformers in the country which has
revolutionized the distribution of electricity in the country.
• Standardized company product lines for increased profitability, ease of
manufacture, and improved reliability.
• Participated on Corporate product Transition Team to integrate product
development in all three manufacturing plants.
• Achieved the organizational goal of doubling the turnover in 3 years
through acquiring 2 transformers manufacturing units and 3 marketing
companies of elevators in the western part of the country.
• Took the point lead to retain a major customers and distributors in the
country, accountable for 85% of revenue, by performing root cause
analysis of safety-critical structural failure and implementing design
modifications and new marketing techniques.

Key Accomplishments:

• Decreased inventory value from $12 million to $8 million, improved

manufacturing performance metrics 25%, and reduced operating costs
an additional $500,000 by continuing Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
• Executed $8 million field modification program, completing project
in seven months, on time and within planned budget.
• Developed Smart meters and ecalavators and low cost Transformers
for India that allowed their utility markets to increase the revenues
that could run on their respective sectors.
• Generated 40% margin improvement through development of
products for Electrical transmission sector in India.
• Improved engineering efficiency by reducing hours-per-order 25%
and increasing profitability.
• Oversaw product engineering for power distribution companies in India
$50 million in annual sales and $10 million annual engineering budget.
• Corrected two major reliability failures associated with new product
line and wrote and presented technical papers on power transmission
techniques in various electricity boards and PGCL.
Jun 94- Jan 01 Denum Engineers Pvt Ltd., as General Manager [ Operations ]
[ Manufacturers of Automobile Components and assemblies to OEM’s]
Aug’91-May’94 Kishkanda Precision Engineers Pvt. Ltd., as a Works Manager
[ Manufacturers of Injection Moulding dies ,engineering tools to
Missile,Defence and various specilised toolins to engineering process
industry and Special purpose machines. ]
Sep’83-Aug’91 Innovative Tools Pvt. Limited, Hyderabad as a Production-Manager
[ Manufacturers of Engineering tooling ]
Jun’81- Sep’83 Deccan Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad as a Quality Control Inspector.
[Manufacturers of Ruber Rings to Rubber moulded products to Automobile
industry. ]

MBA (Mktg.) Osmania University, Hyderabad 1991

M. Tech (Mechanical) JNTU 1985
A.M.I.E Institution of Engineers, Calcutta 1983
L.M.E Jawaharlal Nehru Govt., Polytechnic, Hyderabad 1981

 Possessing PHD in Management Statistics.


 Seminars conducted by:

o Confederation Of Indian Industry (CII)
o Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FAPCCI)
o All India Manufacturers Association.
o Understanding Dynamics of Machine Foundation conducted by APEXCELS [the centre
for professional growth.
 Guest lecturers in Hyderabad Management Association on various topics.
 Specialized in giving lectures on work culture and time management.
 Expertise in team building.

 Instrumental in training 210 technicians of Bharat Vikas Parishad to manufacture artificial limbs
across the country and established over 38 centres.
 Worked for vanavasi Kalyana Yogana of RSS to establish Matams across the Girijana Stations of
the Andhra Pradesh state.
 A reputed writer in TELUGU (mother tongue), written Padya, Gadya and Bhava Kavitalu on
various topics and spirituality.
 Created a Kuchipudi bally of 140 minutes on GODA GITA MALIKA {A Song on Devine love by
Goda Devi. }
 Presently creating a Kuchipudi bally on Gopi Hrudayam { A Song on lord Krishna’s love }
 Working on creating another bally on Gouranga Sundaram [Story of Chaitanya Maha Prabhu – an
incarnation of lord Krishna ]
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: MS Windows, MS Office and Internet Applications

Date of Birth: 20th May 1963
Languages Known: English, Hindi and Telugu
Children : Two [Daughter of 13 years and a son of 11years.]