Mr. V Vivekanand is the Facility Manager and Director of Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd., RIOP Division, Thiruvallur.
As a Managing Director of RIOP, Mr. Vivekanand is responsible for the performance of the Caterpillar India operation in Thiruvallur as well as developing and executing the long-term strategy for the facility in alignment with the overall Caterpillar strategy.
In his 25 years at Caterpillar, Mr. Vivekanand has held various leadership positions in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, 6 Sigma and Caterpillar Production System (CPS). While currently based in Chennai, he has had previous assignments in Hosur, India. He has worked in numerous new project introductions and has been part of huge capital deployment of Caterpillar in India.
Mr. Vivekanand holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Production Engineering from NIT, Trichy, India; and Master’s Degree (Engineering Management) from BITS, Pilani, India. He has also completed his EMBA from Harvard University.
He has been an active member of key industry associations in India. He is an Executive Committee Member of AmCham, Chennai and also the member of CII Southern Region Council.
Mr. Vivekanand is currently the Vice President of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (ICEMA) – an apex industry body which works towards the growth and development of construction equipment sector in India. He has been an active member of the Governing Council of ICEMA for past many years and has also served as Convenor, Market Data & Analytics Panel of ICEMA for last 12 years.