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Vimal Katiyar

Vimal Katiyar

Manufacturing Operations Consultant

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An Executive Leader with foresight and ingenuity, Vimal Katiyar has an impressive history of 30 years of surpassing ambitious business goals. He delivers excellence in leading lean six sigma projects/greenfield projects, driving manufacturing operations, and steering global control standards. He has also received recognition of Subject Matter Expertise of Autonomous Maintenance/Focused Improvement Pillar of TPM & Lean Management.

He stands at the forefront of driving profitable growth across FOODS, BEVERAGES, and CHEMICALS Sector domains. He has demonstrated proficiency through operations management, lean manufacturing, and long-term value creation for organizations thus ensuring overall enterprise growth. Vimal has industry-wide expertise steering multi-million-dollar projects, with an ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, internal as well as external including senior leadership, customers, and partners, along with cross-functional team and management to deliver excellence.

As Director Manufacturing and Engineering – India and Sri Lanka with PERFETTI VAN MELLE, Vimal was accountable to drive PAN India manufacturing operations along with projects and new product commercialization including 3 large factories in different geographies with diverse product portfolios. He also was a part of the Executive Committee and led business transformation initiatives in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group to secure sustainability and profitability.

As Regional Manufacturing Head – North with PEPSICO INDIA, Vimal steered the complete manufacturing operation for the northern region along with overseeing functionality for 8 large beverage plants owned by the exclusive franchise partner Varun Beverage Limited. He facilitated the installation and commissioning of large greenfield project and its expansion within 9 months duration and introduced manufacturing excellence tools and techniques across the group with an objective to improve various processes. As their Vice President Operations – Concentrate Operations he led the complete business operations for concentrate and flavors across locations while reporting to the Operations Head in Ireland.

Vimal started his career with the Defense Research & Development Organization as a Scientist. He gained the opportunity to serve as a key member of the IGMDP project headed by Dr. Kalam. After this stint, he then joined ICI INDIA LIMITED and shouldered the roles of Senior Plant Manager and Offsites/Manager Process Engineering.

Vimal is a Certified Grow More Coach (An ICF certified coach training), and currently also works as a Leadership, Life, and Career Coach. He is passionate about coaching people and helping them achieve their dreams and reach their potential. Current clients include executives from Organizations like Exxon Mobil, PepsiCo, Perfetti Van Melle, Bank of India on Career progression. He is also actively involved in Career Transition Coaching.