President/General Manager - Paper Industry

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 4202
(15/11/1946, male)
Skills keywords: ceo/president-paper, director-project, paper-project management, production
Short Bio:

I am Ph.D, Chemical Engineer, MSc in Pulp & paper Technology, MBA-Ist Class having more than 40 years excellent experience in paper mills production,Quality, R & D ,Engineering,Projects managements etc. Expert in manufacturing wood-free paper, mainly from Agro-waste e.g. bagasse/straw/recycled etc.
I have US- visa valid till 2021.

Current location: Maharashtra, India - View on map
Nationality: Indian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Manufacturing and Operations, General Management


  • Expertise in managing project resource planning and ensuring completion of projects within the stipulated time and cost norms
  • Managed several major paper projects of $ 45 Million to $ 150 Million cost.
  • Experience working in paper projects and paper mill operations in India, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa and Mexico.
  • Traveled across Austria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany,Iran, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, UK and U.S.A for inspection and engineering
  • Detailing of various Paper, Chemical and Power Plants.
  • Expertise in determining company's mission and strategic direction as conveyed through policies and corporate objectives; with focus on topline and bottom-line performance.
  • A keen planner, strategist and implementer with flair to keep abreast the changing industry scenario.
  • An effective communicator with excellent relationship, management skills and strong analytical, problem solving and organizational abilities.
  • Demonstrated abilities in achieving cost savings across assignments and minimizing performance bottlenecks for achieving high productivity with maximization of men, material and machine.

Strategic Planning
  • Establish corporate goals, short term / long term budgets & developing business plans for
  • achievement targets.
  • Actively involved in business planning and analysis for assessment of revenue potential in business opportunities.  Evolve market segmentation & penetration strategies to achieve targets.
  • Planning and coordinating the Production, Quality and Supply Chain of the products and ensuring seamless delivery.
Projects Planning, Procurement, Execution and Management
  • Management of projects for plant set up, expansion, modernization, installation and commissioning of equipment.
  • Managing activities right from the conceptualization stage to the execution; involving finalization of technical specifications, procurement, scheduling, progress monitoring, erection, testing and commissioning, site management, manpower planning & liaising with architects, consultants and contractors.
  • Ensuring execution of activities / projects within time & budgetary parameters.
Production Operations
  • Preparing production plans raw material purchases, manufacturing activities, assembly activities, testing & dispatch as well as scheduling various production activities.
  • Handling product pricing, product portfolio analysis, cost estimation of new products and profitability studies of products.
  • Estimating manufacturing time for the new products, discussing corrective actions with departmental heads and monitoring the key items under manufacturing.
  • Preparing the techno-commercial offers, cost benefit analysis, payback period etc for major investments and analyzing impact of deviation in terms of lead-time/ cost.
Process Enhancement / Improvement/ VE
  • Analyzing various processes/applications and recommending modifications & equipment calibrations to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Appraising the prevalent production systems/ processes, identifying loopholes if any and undertaking result-oriented measures for alleviating them.
  • Implementing processes for cycle time reduction, low cost automation, auditing manufacturing time and finding new methods to reduce manufacturing time.
  • Planning for additional facilities required to improve productivity, conducting method study & work measurement etc.
Relationship Management
  • Interacting extensively with other department heads for reviewing all the manufacturing and production activities and communicating the progress to the top management.
  • Coordinating with clients/ customers for timely completion of projects within estimated cost.
  • Continuous follow-up with production department, assembly department until the project is completed and finally handed over to the client.

Since Jan'13: working as the free-lance' CONSULTANT' for paper Mills, Dr.A.K.Chatterjee & Associates.

  • Rama News Print paper Mills, Barbodhan, Surat, Gujrat (Bangur Gr.).
  • Technical services being extended to Hinduja Gr.for their overseas clients (Iran etc),special packaging papers.
Jan"2012-Dec'12: -  President -works of K R papers Ltd,
  • Unit-II integrated agro based high speed paper machine by Voith,Kuster,Ruby,12.5 mw TG by Siemens.CD by HDO,ECF bleaching etc,
  • Achieved all time highest record 301 T in a day & monthly 6088 T production, developed/Launched High bright 90+, KR-Brite quality,
  • In unit-1 , achieved highest  production of Absorbent/high strength Kraft.
March'10-dec'11:  Project Director - Global packaging Solutions, San Diego USA/Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Purchased used plant from Sappi, Michigan/St Cuthbert's paper mills, UK.
April '07 - Jan '09:  Project Director - Watania for industry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Implemented 150,000 Tons/year Packaging Paper Greenfield project 150 Mill USD project cost.
  • Major plant from Voith/Metso/Allimund/Andtritz.
Jan '07-March '07:  President - Works - Satia Paper Mills, Punjab, India.
  • 200 tons/day agro based writing and printing paper mills.
July - Aug '06:  Consultant - S.A Paper Mills, South Africa.
  • Technical Audit and consultancy services for 80 tons/day Kraft paper making from  recycled fiber.
Jan '05-Jan '06:Chief Executive - Pragati Papers Industries Ltd., India.
  • It is a 150 TPD recycled based news print manufacturer.
Notable Accomplishments
  • Successfully re-engineered the complete plant including rice husk based power plant and speeded up the paper machine from 450 to 605
  • Instrumental in achieving highest day's production i.e. 152 M.T and highest month's production 4000M.t.
  • Lowest energy consumption 582 unit /t.
  • Lowest water consumption 12 kl/t.
  • Successfully reduced the chemical cost by Rs 500/t. paper by using cost effective de-inking chemical
  • July'04-Nov'04 :-Commissioned 200 tpd fine paper mills,recycled base,Chaddah papers,Metso/mechano/black Clausons/Siemens etc
  • Worked for short period in Mohit paprs ,80 tpd agro based fine paper mills.
Nov 2000- June 2004:  Unit Head (President) - ABC Paper Mills, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India.
  • 150 TPD agro based fine quality paper manufacturer with the turnover of Rs.100 Cr. ($ 22 Million)
  • Responsible for projects of about $ 50 Million renovation and upgradation with Lignosulphonate project, and power plant.
Notable Accomplishments
  • Achieved National - Energy award from Govt. of India, awarded by Vice president of India.
  • Safety Award by the Punjab govt. in 2003, for Zero industrial accident.
  • Instrumental in achieving the highest day and yearly production.
  • Increasing the % yield of pulp from agro fiber.
  • Merit of developing the fantastic high bright paper and branded as 'White Gold', out of 90%agro fiber.
  • Innovative chemical by LIGNOSULPHONATES from the spent black liquor.
  • Successfully extracted the methane gas from the black-liquor and the utilized in the boiler saving the fuel cost.
Sept '99- Nov '00:  Joint. Director (Tech) - Indian Agro Paper Mills Association (IAPMA) , India.
  • It is an autonomous body co-coordinating with Govt. of India and mills owners helping in formulation of govt. policies for paper industry.
Notable Accomplishments
  • Headed various process development activities.
  • Played a key role in organizing the PAPEREX-'99
  • Initiated technical consultancy services to the member mills.
  • Involved in the pulp mill operation upgrade of Pudumjee paper mills, Pune, India.
  • Participated in discussions with govt. for environment policy matters to paper mills.
Jan '96-Oct '98:  Vice President - Yatindra Pulp and Paper Industries Ltd. India
  • Managed joint venture with m/s SCA-HYGYENE, Sweden, for the LWC paper and soft tissue mills operated in Austria & Germany.
Notable Accomplishments
  • Pivotal in managing 100 TPD LWC/Art/Specialty Printing Paper Project with imported Paper Machines from U.S.A. Project value $ 60 Million.
  • Instrumental in commissioning the Soft-Tissue Paper Project.
Apr '92- Jan '96:  General Manager - Shiva Paper Mills Ltd., India

Notable Accomplishments
  • Successfully commissioned the soft tissue plant imported from Austria and established the product.
Apr '90-Mar '92:  Tech. Director - Multiwall pulp & Board Mills Ltd, Kashipur, India.  Agro based Kraft paper unit.

Completed the project from conception to conception with all activities - civil construction, basic and detail engineering, capital equipment procurement, erection and commissioning.  Also redesigned and commissioned 10x2, Chinese Soft Tissue units at Rajasthan.

Mar '89- Oct '90:  Project Manager - ITC-Tribeni Tissues Limited, India
  • 60 TPD Cigarette and Hitech Tissue Paper Plant.
  • Complete project management $ 45 Million project - pulp mills, bleaching plant and power plant.
Oct '88- Mar '89:  General Manager Paper Division - TAJ Group of Hotels, Bombay, India

Sep'84- Oct'88:  Head of Paper and Packaging Division - Paharpur Cooling Towers (P) Ltd India (Manish paper and uni-system, CFC unit) Profit Centre Head
  • Co-ordination for 1.2 mills PP woven sacks.
  • Apr'82- Sep'84:  Consultant - Chem.-Projects Design & Eng. (P) Ltd. New Delhi, India Detailed Engineering and commissioning of 8 paper plants.
Apr''80- Apr'82:  Project Manager - Shiva Paper Mills Ltd, Rampur, India
  • Erected and commissioned departmentally, 50 tons/day agro base writing and printing paper plant
Oct'77- Apr'80:  Project Engineer - Papyrus Papers Ltd, Kalyani, India
  • 30 Tons/day, MG & MF Paper Plant
Sep'74 -Sep'77:  Process Engineer - India Paper & Pulp Co. Ltd. (IPP), India

Apr'72 -Sep'74:  Shift In-Charge -  Andhra Pradesh Paper Mills Ltd., India

Spoken languages: Arabic, Asamese, Bengali, english, Hindi, Oria, Parsian, punjabi, spanish, TELEGU
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: Mexico, United States