Jury Profile

Jury Profile

Name :Dr. Saravanan Gopal
Designation : NPI Manager – India Earthmoving Division
Educational Qualifications : B.E. Mechanical Engineering – Madras University, Chennai
M.B.A. – IGNOU, New Delhi
Ph.D. – Anna University, Chennai
Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga Therapy, Kolkata
Experience: 23 years & 6 months at Caterpillar
- Quality / Inspection Engineer – 1997 – 2005
- Quality Supervisor – Final inspection and testing – 2005-2008
- NPI Program Manager – OHT Product Group – 2008-2012
- 6 Sigma & CPS Black Belt – Operations – 2012 -2013
- Value Stream Manager – HEX, OHT, Paint, LPT Operations – 2014-2016
- Facility Manager – Vector Hydraulics (Cat - Polyhose JV facility) – Apr 2016- June 2019
- NPI Leader – India Earthmoving Division – July 2019 onwards
Member & Past President of Rotary Club of Royapettah, Chennai – Rotary International District 3232
Academician and Adjunct Faculty for many Colleges for Guest Lectures for Engineering Students
Published Research papers in 14 International Journals
Received 2 Patents from Caterpillar Inc.
20+ Awards and Recognitions from various bodies/organizations for Excellence in Educational Leadership, Community Development & Social Responsibility
Winner of Young Philanthropist Award from Young Professionals of Caterpillar in 2013 and featured in CAT Careers media published by Caterpillar GDIO in April 2019