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 Expert  728931

Expert in LV Switchgear design, CAD (Solidworks) and motion analysis (Visual Nastran 4D)

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Expert has more than 40 years experience in designing low voltage switchgear and motor controlgear products. After the advent of computers, he has learned the use of 3D CAD and analysis software and Visual Nastran for kinematic analysis of these products.

alternating-current relay


direct-current relay


electric switch


electrical equipment


electromagnetic switch


limit switch


metal clad switchgear




reversing switch





Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1967   Bachelor of Engineering   Electrical Engineering   Bangalore University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to 2001




Technology Development Center


Director - Global Programs


After GE bought the LV business of GEC Alsthom, the TDC was upgraded as per GE norms, and executed many projects for GE Europe and USA. 6 major products, 28 patents and many design awards

1995 to 1998




Technology Development Center


General Manager


He set up the Indian Tech center to serve the needs of GEC ALSTHOM UK in the area of LV switchgear products

1992 to 1995


ABB India


LV Switchgear


Technology Manager


He established the LV business arm of ABB in India, with close cooperation with ABB Europe. On a six-month assignment to Heidelberg, Germany, he improved the first-pass-yield of the overload relay from ~50% to > 87%

1981 to 1992


Bhartia Cutler-Hammer Ltd




General Manager - Technology


He was responsible for all technical activities of the company, including technical collaboration with Eaton Corp. and Westinghouse, USA

1978 to 1981


English Electric Co of India


New Products


Senior Design Engineer


He was responsible for design and development of LV Fuse switch and Switchboard

1967 to 1978


Mysore Electrical Industries




Design Engineer


He was responsible for LV Air Circuit Breaker, LV and MV contactor, High-current DC switch.

Publications and Patents Summary

His name is mentioned among the inventors in 5 patents

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has designed and developed a spring-charging mechanism for a LV Air Circuit Breaker for a medium sized company in the Middle East. Increased the market share of the company with this new product to the tune of $10 million.
  • He has helped in the mechanical and electrical design of Medical equipment for a large Indian company. Products were so well appreciated that they are selling in large numbers in India and Europe.
  • He is currently helping a large Indian Switchgear company in the design of many new products - LV air circuit breakers, molded case circuit breakers, contactors, relays etc.
  • He has helped a large American company in India in value engineering a switchgear product.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Germany   He has helped the company in Germany to increase the First-pass-yield of Thermal Overload Relays from 55% to 87%
USA   He has helped design new products which gave a net profit of $3 million in 3 years

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is very fluent in English
German   Conversational level

Market Research:
Well acquainted with LV switchgear industry and abreast of latest technological developments.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

LV switchgear training modules developed for some clients and delivered as needed over the last 9 years.

Other Skills and Services

Excellent training and interpersonal relationships.


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