Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Product & Program Management, R&D, Innovation, Engineering Excellence, Operations, Quality, and Account Management

ID: 739301 India

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Expert is a seasoned leadership professional with over 20 years of experience in Product & Program Management, Engineering Excellence, Research and Development Centre Setup; Client Account & Program Management; Business Development, Operations and Quality. He is a thought leader with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse stakeholders in distributed and dynamic environments.

Core Functional Areas:
Product Development & Management; Engineering Excellence; Portfolio Management; Research & Development; Incubation and Innovation; CXO/Stakeholder Engagement; Partner/Alliance Management; Captive Center Setup and Management; Team Building and People Management; Manufacturing, Retail & Home Appliances Industry

Career Accomplishments:
• Research & Development: At LG Electronics Global R&D Center, collaborated with various stakeholders in Korea, Japan, Germany, US, and China in technology/product development resulting in reduction of 10% cost and 20% development time. Created Center of Excellence for Controls which developed various smart technologies in electronics, embedded systems, IOT and Artificial Intelligence. As a portfolio leader, led Project Management Office for technology/product developments for all product categories, delivering value through projects/programs resulting in doubling of revenue in 5 years from $1.4 Billion to $2.8 Billion. Created and led Center of Excellence for Controls which developed various technologies in electronics, IOT and AI.

• Engineering Excellence: At Kohler started various initiatives to enhance engineering excellence.
At LG Electronics worked extensively for improvement of development quality. Worked on the implementation of Design Guidance Management System, Design Review Based on Failure Mode, Global Quality Audits and regular process audits. Implemented engineering processes and worked on global standardization. Led implementation and global integration of Engineering tools, PLM/PDM resulting in reduction of time to market, compliance risks, costs and increase in productivity, revenue, product quality and innovation. Drove innovation culture which resulted in filing more than 300 patents in our portfolio in 10 years. Created new business opportunities by driving open innovation. Co-worked with IIT’s on 10 technology projects which were launched. Conducted more than 1000 consumer insights, market visits, analyzed technology trends to understand consumer needs and created robust idea and technology roadmaps for securing the future and incubating new product ideas.

• Captive Center Setup: At Kohler, spearheaded an investment of $30 Million for new capability creation/up gradation in US, China, India & Thailand R&D Labs which resulted in 20% reduction in development time and enhancement of quality with an ROI of 2 years.
At LG Electronics, spearheaded an investment of $40 Million to create Global R&D Center in India to lead Global research, technology and product developments. Utilized $80 Million on projects, capability, infrastructure, Knowledge management, compliance and gathering of consumer insights for Local Development center.
At Moser Baer India Ltd., established test labs for robust validation of technology & product qualification.

• People Management: At Kohler, Led a team of 100 associates to handle Global Lab Operations & Engineering Validation, Verification Testing and Virtual Product Development to reduce time to market.
At LG Electronics Global R&D center led team of 30 associates in the development and launching of new products globally (25 projects) with differentiating technologies.
At Moser Baer India Ltd., led a team of 30 members for robust validation of technology & product qualification.

• Revenue Generation / P&L: At LG Electronics Global R&D Center, developed and launched a new category of IOT enabled ceiling fans at LG globally, which led to $100 Million revenue within two years. Handled the program from inception till the launch of products. Developed and launched technologically advanced, consumer insight based, Built-In Products which led to $150 Million revenue within a year of launch. Developed and launched Microwave Oven in India, which increased revenue in year 2020 by 25% ($4 Million). Created and developed Center of Excellence for Virtual Product Development resulting in 20% cost saving and 30% reduction in development time.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2006 Degree: MBA Subject: Operations Institution: IGNOU
Year: 2002 Degree: BE Subject: Electronics Institution: Shivaji

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2021 to 2022 Employer: Kohler Co. Title: Global Associate Director, Engineering Department: Global R&D Centre
• Setting up of Labs for enhancing the quality and efficiency of research, technology and product development
• Leading the validation and verification of technologies and product development
• Integrating all Global labs to improve efficiency and effectiveness by implementing Lab Information Management System, Lab Accreditation/certification & establishing Virtual Product Development for validation & verification
• Establishing process for enhancing the development Quality and Reliability
• Enhancing business performance and expanding product portfolio by exploring new business opportunities and collaborating with start-ups and IIT’s
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2021 Employer: LG Electronics Title: R&D Head Department: R&D
• As leader of the Kitchen Appliance, Built-In, Air Solution, Controls & Innovation teams, launched various consumer centric technologies and products globally
• Led R&D teams on various technology and product development projects of Ceiling Fan, Air Purifier, Air Conditioners, Water Purifier, Dish Washer, Microwave Oven, Hob, Hood and Small Kitchen Appliances
• Enhanced the operational excellence and R&D efficiency. Effectively utilized R&D Investment (which increased from $20 Million to $80 Million in 5 years) on projects, capabilities, infrastructure, Knowledge management, compliance, gathering of consumer insights and engineering tools.
• Implemented Stage Gate process, DRBFM, and various other methodologies which led to improvement in development quality. Formulation of R&D Strategies and technology vision
• Led implementation/global integration of PLM/PDM resulting in reduction of time to market, compliance risks, costs and increase in productivity, revenue, product quality and innovation
• Worked with cross functional teams for improving the field issues and design quality
• Identifying future technologies and strategic direction setting for all Home Appliance & Air Solution products from technical, financial capability, resource planning & management perspective
• Incubating new business and development of new product categories as per the technology trends
• As leader of Intellectual Property Rights strengthened the patent portfolio
• Worked extensively to build robust collaboration model. Leveraging the start-up ecosystem, working with various IIT’s and other universities for Open Innovation
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Moser Baer India Limited Title: Leader R&D and Quality Department: Engineering
• Led a team for robust validation of technology & product qualification
• DVD customer base increased from 5 to 15 by ensuring all customer requirements are met
• Led ISO Certification resulting in improved efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction
• Established Engineering Processes & Standard

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
• Project Management Professional (PMP), 2011– Project Management Institute, USA
• Technology Transfer & Absorption, 2011 – Department of Management Studies, IIT, Delhi
• Master Black Belt Six Sigma, 2011 – Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
• Design Thinking, 2020 – QAI, India
• ISO Lead Auditor, 2011 – TUV, India

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