The Head of Operations for design-led manufacturing (DLM) at Cyient, Rajendra Velagapudi oversees manufacturing facilities in India and the US. He coordinates with other sector-focused business units to grow the DLM business while creating new opportunities in emerging sectors. After joining Cyient in 1999, Rajendra helped the company build a world-class engineering solutions team and nurture business partnerships. As a former Operations Head of Engineering Services, he empowered 6,000+ associates to collaborate, innovate, and improve competiveness to create high value for stakeholders. Rajendra has championed numerous quality and benchmarking initiatives for improved performance and delivery. He holds master’s degrees in automobile engineering from the Madras Institute of Technology and in design from Cranfield University, UK.