I was always impressed by his innate abilities and found he is very strong in the technical, quality and operational aspects of the business. To say in a nutshell, Mr. Kumar possess high level of moral and ethical standards, I am sure that his talent can be useful to any enterprise willing to hire a leader and also a winner.
I have been extremely impressed with how he grasped the concepts of such tools/methodologies as Statistical and Total Quality Control, Lean Manufacturing, Root Cause Analysis, Kepner Tregoe, etc., very quickly and able to effectively applied them. I enjoyed working with Shivendra because he listened well, did a great job in analyzing the issues at hand and be very focused, and had always achieved great results.
Shivendra played a key role in revamping our quality systems and was instrumental in supporting or leading an ambitious improvement program that looked at every aspect of the production process and dropped significant savings to the bottom line while improving the quality of the product. I saw the indirect results of his work with a significant improvement in on-time delivery, a sharp reduction in customer issues and improvements, year after year, of the product cost.
His key achievement has been to successfully lead the plant’s technical teams through challenging times in technical and quality performance in a background of cultural change within the plant over the past 2 years. Shivendra is a true gentleman, who always remains calm and composed in the face of great challenges and people management issues. He is always professional and can be relied upon to get his team focused on what’s important.
He has a tremendous work ethic and motivates through the example that he sets for the team. During his time with Memcor, he grew from a new engineer to a skilled manager of people and processes. His experience in leading technical change in a challenging manufacturing environment uniquely qualify him for the next steps in his career. Shivendra will be an asset to any organization looking to bring about change and improvement across a team and the broader organization.
He was wonderful to work with, I learned a lot from him. He knows how to bring the best out of the members of his team, by inspiring and mentoring them. I have no doubt that in a few years we will be seeing him leading global organisations and inspiring change within businesses through people.