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Resume for Ashwin D. for Engineer / Chemicals & Petro-Chemicals in Buffalo, New York

Occupation: Engineer Industry: Chemicals & Petro-Chemicals
Country: United States City: Buffalo
State: New York ZIP: 14228

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Ashwin D. 

Beacon Park, Unit B, Amherst, NY               



Innovative product development leader, who engages with internal and external resources to convert ideas into revenue generating programs, identifies and analyzes technologies to generate business opportunities, and develops high performance engineering teams to lead successful commercialization of products.  


  • New product and technology ideation, research and development .
  • Business plan, implementation roadmap, project management.
  • Design, analysis, risk management, testing, failure analysis.
  • Six Sigma, FMEA, CFX, ANSYS, SolidWorks, Minitab.
  • Product commercialization, reliability improvement, cost reduction.
  • Leadership, mentoring, developing team members.


    Praxair Inc.                       Apr – to date

    Tonawanda, NY – Development Specialist in Air Separation R&D            

    Product Development and Management

  • Led team to develop multibed air separation system: Projected $ Million annual revenue.
  • Led team to develop modular vessel for air separation: Projected $ Million annual revenue.
  • Analyzed process vessels using ANSYS and CFX: $ Million annual savings.
  • Generated design solutions for process vessel failures: $ Million annual savings. 
  • Generated business cases, budgets, schedules, risk management FMEA and implementation plans.
  • Led component design and analyses using ANSYS and CFX, and building setups for fatigue tests.
  • Generated complete vessel designs and manufacturing drawings using Solidworks.
  • Generated full scale working prototypes and demonstrated capital cost reduction by %.
  • Demonstrated process benefits resulting in % operating power reduction.
  • Identified customer sites for program implementation and generated bids.
  • Led programs that developed suppliers’ capability and improved component quality to % acceptance.
  • Secured maximum intellectual property IP for programs via patents.
  • Trained and mentored two junior engineers, converted one from bottom % to top % performer.

    Cummins Inc.               Jan – Apr

    Jamestown, NY – Product Development Engineer for and liter diesel engines       

    Product Development and Cost Reduction

  • Developed marine engine components using DFSS to enable $ Million annual revenue.
  • Led cylinder head refurbishment programs: Six Sigma charters $ Million annual savings.
  • Led engine valve and valve spring failure programs: Six Sigma charters $K annual savings.
  • Led cylinder head cost reduction program: $K annual savings.
  • Generated validation plans, led design reviews, performed testing to validate designs for % reliability.
  • Implemented design changes at manufacturing plants by managing inventory and performing DFMA.
  • Plant Support

  • Led cross functional teams to perform failure analyses to avoid $ Million/day plant shutdowns.
  • Analyzed data from FTIR, scanning electron microscope, XRay diffraction, dimensional analyses, chemical and metallurgical tests and engine tests to make expedited decisions.
  • Trained new engineer to perform failure analysis and completed a day Six Sigma project in days.

    Tata Motors               June July Pune, India Engineer                                        Dealer Development and Warranty Cost Reduction
  • Increased automotive sales by percent at regional dealership.
  • Prevented sales territory encroachment and increased dealer’s profit margins by %.
  • Performed Voice of the Customer to capture complaints, and assigned them to engineering departments.  
  • Redesigned clutch system components to eliminate $K annual warranty costs.


          MBA, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, PA.                

          MS, Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.           

          BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India.                 


          US Multiport indexing drum valve for VPSA.

          Pending application Modular compact bed vessel. 

    Community involvement initiativeS:

          VP Membership Praxair Toastmaster’s Club, Buffalo, NY.                                       

          Volunteer for United Way Day of Caring, Buffalo, NY.              

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