Dr. Sudhir R. Kulkarni Transforming businesses by extending technology
Simi valley, CA 93063 (843) 360 9184 firstname.lastname@example.org
Transformational business leader through developing/implementing technology to refocus
profitability & revenue growth. Cross functional team leader in identifying & executing
opportunities that enhance revenue and facilitate growth in high tech. electronics manufacturing
Turning Vision & Strategy into Bottom-Line Results
Turned around business in 20 months by reducing breakeven level by 22%, introducing new products
and channels and revenue growth by 20%.
Started company from scratch, raised finance, grew company to 250 employees and sold to largest
Developed 10 new products by pushing technology envelop in 2 years making organization leader in its
Manage Profit & Loss (P & L) Multi Plant Operations Strategic Planning & Budgeting
New Product Development Stage Gate Process Process & Product engineering
Cost Reduction & Six sigma Change Agent, Reengineering continuous improvement
JOHANSON DIELECTRICS (LA, CA) 2010 till date
Ceramic capacitor & specialty passive components manufacturer, across 3 plants in US.
Vice President Engineering:
Responsible for all aspects of engineering, product development, cost reduction, manufacturing engineering
of three plants.
● successfully implemented three new dielectrics, achieving 25% cost reduction and doubling
● Improved yields by 20%, solved many technical issues, stabilized processes.
● Developed new vendors, new ink formulations achieving overall cost reduction of 35%.
ESVEE PHARMACEUTICAL (Pune, India) 2005 to 2009
A start up pharmaceutical plant manufacturing aseptically filled liquid and powder injectable products for
Pvt. Label manufacturing, catering to various countries.
CEO & Managing Director:
Started Company from concept, designed and build facility, grew from 0 to 250 employees in four years.
Achieved breakeven cash flow in 22 months. The company was sold to its largest customer.
● Raised financing, validated plant, obtained various Govt., FDA, WHO-GMP permits and commenced
commercial production on schedule. Introduced 10 new products.
● Built management team, established wide customer base, increased revenue every month.
AVX CORPORATION/Kyocera (Myrtle Beach, SC) 1989 to 2005
AVX is world’s 3rd largest passive component manufacturer having plants across 4 continents and revenue
around 3 B$. It has wide range of products.
General Manager Asian Business: 8/1999 to 4/2005
Responsible for P & L, primary role was to assimilate recently acquired $100 million, 700 employees
Thomson Passive Components Business Unit. Thompson consisted of 4 plants in Taiwan, Malaysia, France
and Brazil. The acquisition was not going well. The CEO asked me to save it.
Continuously improved operational efficiency and achieved substantial cost reductions.
Established alternate channels to market improving distribution and improved margins.
Turned around business from 30% loss to 20% profit in 22 months by increasing revenue by 25%,
improving on time delivery from 80% to 95% and cycle time reduction from 15 to 8 days
Implemented Lean mfg., six sigma and 10 new products, entering new segments.
Advisor to President: 11/1998 to 8/1999
This was a temporary short-term special assignment. This internal position was created to review
operations, technology, and new products with a focus on improving profitability.
● Proposed strategic realignment of plants.
● Created a five-year strategic plan including products, operations and locations.
Director Product Development: 4/1996 to11/1998
Responsible for developing new products from concept to commercialization. A key piece was setting up
production of the same products in various plants around the world.
Structured/Managed newly formed group of 120 (38 professionals) personnel to address the rapid
development/introduction of new products, resulting 3 times more device in a given space. This
was achieved by developing and introducing new materials, processes and equipment.
Introduced Stage Gate Process, resulting in reduction of product development time from 2 years
to 9 months and completing development within time and budget. Developed 3 and 5 year product
road-maps and cost savings programs.
Achieved annual cost savings of 37 m$ by reducing cycle time from 20 to 13 days & streamlining
materials and processes globally.
Achieved technological leadership for company as perceived by customers.
Manager – Assembly and IC Packaging Lab: 2/1994 to 4/1996
Responsible for all functions of Lab. (44 member team, 16 professionals) including budget.
Developed and transferred to manufacturing 4 different terminations & inks systems.
Developed conducting polymer Tantalum and organic thin film capacitors.
Started thin film RC, RLC and other circuits, C4, and other interconnect programs by integrating
thick and thin film products. Developed three new devices
Senior Member - Technical Staff: 2/1990 to 1/1994
Assigned total responsibility for the Analytical Laboratory (19 members, 6 professionals).
● Developed & successfully implemented new FA method, new dielectric slips and inks formulations.
Resulting 2 patents and many disclosures.
Member - Technical Staff; 6/1989 to 2/1990
Responsible for: research projects in thick film materials, terminations, electro ceramics and
Started new programs in thick film materials and superconductivity areas.
Developed and introduced new failure analysis techniques related to passive components.
Improved existing terminations and internal electrode inks.
CERAMATEC, Inc. Salt Lake City UT 1986 to 1989
Ceramatech was small company developing ceramic IC packages and doing research for various Govt.
Sr. Research Scientist:
Conducted research areas of electrical and magnetic characterization of semiconductors, materials
synthesis, relationships of structural properties.
● Developed VO2 based switches for missile applications, contributed on other DARPA projects.
● Developed semiconducting Photo anodes for photo electrolysis of water. Patent obtained.
● Authored 4 winning proposals, totaling $1.5 million, from NASA, DARPA & DOE.
OREGON Health and Science University, Portland OR 1981 to 4/1985
Graduate Student Research Assistant:
Conducted doctoral degree research. Primary focus was electrical and dielectric properties/structure of
BaTiO3. Also worked on semiconductors for photovoltaic applications.
PhD Materials Science, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
M. Tech. Metallurgy/Mat Sc. Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India
B.E. Metallurgical Engineering, M.S. University of Baroda, Baroda India,