W S Satchidanandam – Chief Mentor

WSS PP Photo 2W.S.Satchidanandam was awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award – 1976 in recognition of his performance in the undergraduate course examinations conducted by the Madras University. He obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the reputed PSG College of Technology Coimbatore. He has attended the Certificate Course of Stanford National University of Singapore Executive Program conducted by Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and Faculty of
Business Administration, National University of Singapore. He had undergone TPM Facilitator’s Course (Engineering Industry) conducted by TPM Club of India.

He has over 35 years of working experience in various capacities. Initial 15 years was spent in marketing and remaining 20 years has handled the overall operations of Roots Industries India Ltd,,a leading manufacturer of Automotive Horns from 1993 to 2001 as Chief Executive and Executive Director.

From June 2001 to June 2006, was Managing Director of Aluminium Die Cast Foundry under the name and style of Roots Cast P Ltd handling the entire gamut of Operations,Quality,Materials, HR,Marketing and Business Development.

From July 2006 to Oct 2010 was President of Sundaram Industries a TVS Group of Co at Madurai a leading manufacturer of Rubber Moulding components managing the overall business affairs of the Co

From 2010 to 2012 was the Chief Executive Officer of Servall Engineering Works, the leading paper machinery manufacturing company in Coimbatore.

In all the above assignments was fully involved in the implementation of the important Japanese Manufacturing Techniques
(viz) 5S ,Kaizen,SMED,Zero Defect, Quality Circle.Total Productive Maintenance and Gemba work culture at all levels and team work, as a tool to success.

On behalf of Sundaram Industries Madurai, had received the TPM consistency award in 2006 and TPM Special award in 2008 in Japan from Japanese Institute Of Plant Management(JIPM).

He has attended 5 National Convention on Total Productive Maintenance and chaired many business sessions..He has attended more than half-z-dozen National Convention on Quality Concepts and two International Conventions on Quality Concepts.

He was the,

Chairman of Quality Circle forum of India Madurai chapter.
Member of the Board of TPM club of India.
President of Coimbatore Productivity Council.
Actively involved in Coimbatore Management Association as EC Member.
Also member of the various panels of CII, Coimbatore and Madurai Zones..

Currently Chief Mentor of Zen Consulting Group promoted by him after superannuation. I will be focusing on people development and specially to propagate the Self Directed Work Teams or Self Managed Teams (SDWT/SMT) work culture in as many industries as possible.

Have successfully implemented SDWT in TVS Rubber with help of Mr Deen, MD of Centre for Organisational Excellence. and have developed a passion for SDWT having seen the benefits that accrue to an organisation.

He is also the Director of Karma Innovations and Solutions Private Limited, Coimbatore.