Advisor - Aerospace & Defence
KGS is the Advisor – Aerospace & Defence Consulting Practice at SAS Partners. He oversee the client engagements in various aspects of foreign companies’ market entry to India (through greenfield projects / joint ventures / investments) and Indian companies’ in their business expansion and new product development.
He is a Graduate Aeronautical Engineer from IIT Madras (1973) and pursued a career extensively at HAL until superannuation as General Manager, Overhaul Division, Bangalore in 2011. He has managed customers from across the world such as Indian Air Force, BAE Systems, Airbus, Fokker, Boeing, and Mitsubishi Nagoya to name a few.
He was the Deputy COO with Dynamatic – Oldland Aerospace in Bangalore apart from advising Gowra Engineering in developing their business and technical capabilities in Aerospace.
In a career spanning over 45 years KGS has managed various functions in aircraft manufacturing, assembly, overhaul, customer support, production planning, exports project management, Tool Engineering, ERP Implementation, Lean manufacturing and Training.
He has gained in-depth knowledge and perspective of Quality, Manufacturing Documentation, First Article Inspection (FAI), Programme Implementation, Production ramp-up and Cost management expectations from customers.