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Senior level assignments in Project Management / Plant Operations & Maintenance .
Professional OverviewProfessional Overview
A dynamic professional with more than 3 decade of extensive experience in Project Management, Plant
Operations, Maintenance, Installation ,Commissioning , Men and Material Management.
Presently working in a Contract Mfg Pharma Co at Sikkim as VP-Operation, since Feb’’2011.
Joined as VP-Projects.Responsible for setting up ‘Green Field Pharma Project’ for
Tablets,Capsules,Dry Powders,Nutraceuticals etc.( Rs 50 Crore)and took over as Plant Head Since
June 2013,after completing the successful commissioning & validation.
Expertise in Installing, Testing & Commissioning of various Electrical, Utilities,BMS Systems, Pharma API &
Proven track record in implementing cost saving measures to achieve substantial reduction in terms of
manpower and increase in machine utilisation.
Experience in maintenance/operations of a wide spectrum of equipments and components of Pharma / API,
Chemical/FMCG Industries including Utilities. Adept Planned/Predictive preventive& breakdown maintenance.
Resourceful at strategizing techniques for maximum utilization of 3 M.(Men,Materials and Money)
Adroit in planning, executing & spearheading projects involving development, contract administration,
resource planning with a flair for adopting modern methodologies in compliance to quality standards.
Deft in swiftly ramping up projects in close co-ordination with contractors, consultants, clients, architects
and other external agencies, ensuring on time deliverables and with in the estimated budget.
Effective communicator with assertive and strong leadership qualities and analytical.
Core CompetenciesCore Competencies
Supervising project activities and handling the complete project management cycle from required land
selection,purchase,landdevelopment,local liaison work till final execution/completion of projects including
Commissioning and validation.
Designing of Electrical &HVAC works,Process Layout,Safety Requirements, conducting project assessment
progress meetings with all the Contractors, Consultants and Architects regularly to monitor the project
status and cost.
Finalizing requirements and specifications (URS) in consultation with project consultants/ collaborators,
external suppliers, contractors & with dept heads.
Coordinating plant activities for the set up standards with accountability for strategic utilization &
deployment of available resources to achieve organizational objectives.
Undertaking vendor development, spare parts management, stores inventory, annual budget & coordinating
with the contractors and vendors connected with maintenance and project work.
Projects Executed: (Green Field)
1. OSD Formulation Plant at Sikkim—Rs 500Mn.-2013
2 .OSD/Lquid Orals/Cosmetics for Sarvotham Care Rs 550 Mn.-2010
3. Vaccine Plant for Green Signal Bio-Pharma,Chennai Rs 400Mn.--2009
4. OSD/Liquid Orals for Shelys Pharmaceuticals,Tanzania US$ 11Mn.--2006
5. Liquid Injectables(SVP/LVP) for Global Pharmatech,Hosur. Rs 85 Mn.--1996
6. Chemical Plant for Fine Chemicals Nigeria,Nigeria . US$ 7.0 Mn.-1991
Plant Operations & Maintenance:
Planning and co-ordinating with PPIC and other dept to monitor the RM/PM receipts in time and
meeting the monthly Production and Sales target.
Planning and implementing preventive maintenance schedules of various machineries and instruments to
increase machine up time and equipment reliability and maintaining the History cards for all critical
Proactively identify areas of obstruction/breakdowns and take steps to rectify the equipments through
application of trouble shooting tools.
Executing cost saving and energy saving techniques/ measures and modifications to achieve equipment
efficiency and substantial reduction in O&M expenditures and work within the budget.
Installation & Commissioning
Ensuring effective site management and discipline to ensure safe execution of the projects.
Erection, testing and commissioning of equipments, also providing utility services to the equipments.
Handling the design, procurement, erection, operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of various
equipments for API, Formulation Plant, Electrical Sub-Station, DG Set, HVAC, PW, WFI Water Systems, etc.
Planning, procurement, erection & commissioning of complete HT and LT distribution.
Troubleshooting problems arising in the total execution/maintenance of job with minimum time lag.
Taking stringent quality measures including preparation / maintaining necessary documents like URS,DQ,
IQ, OQ, PQ and to ensure compliance with standards.
Assessing the training needs of the various employees in co-ordination with the various department heads in
the respective departments.
Coaching employees & counselling, appraising & reviewing performance to ensuring optimum performance &
achievement of organisational goals.
Employment DetailsEmployment Details
Present Employment: Working in Contract Mfg Pharma Co at Sikkim as ‘VP-Operation(Plant Head)’
since Feb’11, responsible for setting up Rs 500 Mn Green Field Project for OSD&Neutraceticals and
the Project has been completed and commercial Production started in June’13.Now responsible for
the Plant Operations including Production,Engg,QC,Factory administration,Labour
Management(200),Liasion work with Govt.Officials like Drug Controller,PCB,EB,Labour
The Plant has been audited and approved by Indian MNC’s like SUN
IPCA,UNICHEM,ABBOT INDIA,BIOLOGICAL.E,ZUVENTUS etc.
April ’10 to Jan’11,worked in Sarvotham Care,Baddi as ‘GM-Project & Engg’ responsible for
completion of pending projects,documentation,Validation and Maintenance of FMCG Plant.(Brown
Field)The plant was audited and approved by MNC’s like GSK,P&G,AMWAY etc.
April’08-March’10-with Vaccine Mfg Co., Chennai as Head-Maintenance and Engineering.
Responsible for setting up Green Field Project for Vaccine Mfg (Rs 400 Mn),Testing, Commissioning,
Validation of Production and Utility equipments and got the COPP Certificates .
Handling the Maintenance, Projects, validation, documentation, training & troubleshooting of Lyophilizers,
Cold Rooms, DHS, Autoclaves, Vial Washing and Filling lines, LAF Stations, HVAC Systems.
Overseeing the Operation & Maintenance of
- RO / DM Plant, WFI(MCDP), Pure Steam Generators, Loop system of
WFI/PW,Incubators,Boilers,DG Sets,UPS,CCTV,PA System,Fire Alarm,Sterile Facility and
Managing the international FDA Audit and WHO GMP Audit.
Appreciation award received from Executive Director.
Nov’05 – Sep’07 with Shelys Pharmaceuticals, Tanzania as Head - Engineering
Responsible for executing the US$11 Mn projects for (Green Field) Solid Dosage for Tablets, Capsules,
Liquid Orals, and Dry Powders including Penicillin Products.(OSD >2.5 Bn/month for one shift
Shifting of all the Production and Utility equipments from the old plant to the newly built state of the art
plant and commissioned successfully after completing the required validations with out affecting the
marketing requirements. After successful commissioning, responsible for the plant maintenance
,documents ,annual budgets, cost/inventory control etc.The Plant was audited and approved by WHO
Additional responsibility taken to care of entire Production/Mfg operation for more than a year,
in the absence of Expatriate Production Head.
Played a major role in completing the US $11Mn Green field ‘State of Art’ 200,000 sft facility & got the
approval of ‘ROCHE’ PIC’s certification,WHO-GMP, Kenya,Zambia,Uganda FDA and other African Countries.
Jul’03 – Jul’05 with SRP Envirosystems Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad as General Manager – Projects
Planning, Executing HVAC & Modular Clean Room projects for Pharma / Electronics industries within the
specified time and budget including commissioning and validation.
Oct’00 – Jul’03 with Apex Engineering Services, Nasik as General Manager
Planning, Executing HVAC & Modular Clean Room projects for API, Pharma / Electronics industries within the
specified time and budget including commissioning and validation.
Apr’95 – Sep’00 with Global Pharmatech Pvt. Ltd., Hosur as General Manager - Tech
.Involved in Planning, Procurement, execution, commissioning, validation of Sterile Injectable plant
(Greenfield-Rs 85 Mn) for Small and Large Volume Injectables.
Efficiently set-up a state-of-art Injectable plant under the guidance of Glaxo India and the plant was audited
and approved by GSK UK,PFIZER USA,GRAMPIAN PHARMACEUTICALS-UK,MERIND,CIPLA etc.
Successfully acquired approvals from various international clients such as Glaxo, Pfizer, Rhone Poulenc,
Successfully acquired the ISO 9002 certification
Capably carried out improvement to increase Vial production from 10,000 per shift to 40,000, while that of
Ampoule was increased from 10,000 to 50,000 per shift.(Conventional line)
Efficiently increased the revenue from Rs.2 Mn per month to Rs.7 Mn per month within a period of six
months & increased the production yield of the MNC clients to achieve higher conversion rates from them.
Prod Planning,Production,Cost Control,Energy Savings.
Delivered substantial cost savings by effectively reducing manpower in the inspection and packing
department, while increasing efficiency of Men AND Machinary.
Successfully finalized a 4 year agreement during the employer-employee union wage settlement, against the
usual practice of a 3-year contract.
Previous AssignmentsPrevious Assignments
Nov’89 – Apr’94 with Fine Chemicals Nigeria Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria as Project/Maintenance Manager.
.Involved in Planning,Procurement,execution,commissioning,validation of Chemical plant(Greenfield-
- Commissioned and started production 3 months ahead of schedule and maintenance of the
plant and utility equipments.
Jun’82 – Sep’89 with CIPLA Ltd., Bangalore as an Executive Engineer-Maintenance& Project.(BROWN
- Upgraded facilities to acquire USFDA approval on two occasions for API & Formulation
- Modified the MOC of Vacuum Pumps, Scrubbers for better operational efficiency and reduced
maintenance cost, along with longer life.
- Undertook renovation of entire Electrical Distribution System of the bulk drug plant/OSD Plants
suitable for safe operation in high-risk hazardous area without affecting the production.
- Upgraded the 315 KVA Transformer to 800 KVA within a days without shutting down the plant.
- Received the Sustained Hard Work award on two occasions.
Jun’80 – Jun’82 with Graphite India Ltd., Bangalore as Junior Engineer-Maintenance/Projects
Oct’73 – Jun’80 with Micofarm Chemicals Ltd. as Electrical Foreman involved in Brown Field Project &
Trainings / SeminarsTrainings / Seminars
- Electrical Safety in Chemical Plant organized by National Safety Council.
- Lifts, Tackles and Hoists organized by National Safety Council.
- Industrial Relations and Labour Management organized by Cipla Ltd.
- Sterile Manufacture organized by Glaxo UK./GMP Training by ROCHE.
- Fire Fighting organized by the State Fire Service.
- Training on production machineries and for FAT in Italy, Switzerland and China.
B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from Madras University in 1980.
Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Madras University in 1973.
IT SkillsIT Skills
Well-versed with MS Office, MS Project and Auto CAD.
Personal VitaePersonal Vitae
Address: Plot 13, ‘BANYAN’ Apt,9th
Street,Kandasamy Nagar,Palavakkam, Chennai - 600 041
Date of Birth: 17th
Expected Salary: Negotiable.
Time Required to Join: 2-3 Months. N.Murugesan