Rajendra Velagapudi is the Head of Operations for Design-Led Manufacturing (DLM) at Cyient and oversees manufacturing facilities in India and the US. He interfaces with other sector-focused business units to grow the DLM business and is responsible for creating and addressing new opportunities in emerging sectors.
Rajendra joined Cyient in 1999 and has helped build a world-class engineering solutions team, as well as nurture partnerships with customers. In his previous role as Operations Head of Engineering Services, he was responsible for empowering over 6,000 associates to collaborate, innovate, improve efficiencies, and create value for stakeholders by maximizing competitiveness. He has championed several quality and benchmarking initiatives to improve performance and delivery. Before Cyient, Rajendra held multiple positions in the field of automotive engineering at Simpson & Co., Bajaj Tempo, and Bharat Earth Movers Limited.
Rajendra holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Siddhartha Engineering College and two master’s degrees in automobile engineering and design from the Madras Institute of Technology and Cranfield University, UK, respectively.