Friday, March 14, 2008

G.N. Venkatasiva Subramaniam

"Aromatics industry caters largely to industrial users such as soaps, detergents, cosmetics, toiletries, agarbattis, personal perfumes and the like. We see growth coming from the rural places, because of increased exposure to media. So, the name of the game is distribution, so that the product reaches the end users. Where do we see development happening in the industry? Both in the art and science of aromatics, we are seeing development. The 'art' is in the blending part, where the imagination of ther perfumer comes into play, to add newer ingredients and twists to the formulations to achieve unique fragrances. And the 'science' comes from the development of newer ingredients, by working at the molecular level."

G.N. Venkatasiva Subramaniam, Director, Irris Aromatics Pvt Ltd
March 14, over lunch.

3 comments:

Murali said...

About Venkat...

DIRECTOR

IRRIS AROAMTICS PVT LTD

1B DP SIDCO INDUSTRIAL ESTATES

THIRUMAZHISAI

CHENNAI 602 107



DIRECTOR

AKASH AROMATICS PVT LTD


QUALIFICATION

SCHOOLING :STBEDES HIGH SCHOOL 1969

PREUNIVERSUTY VIVEKANDA COLLEGE MYLAPORE1971




B.Sc Applied Sciences

Faculty Of Engineering

College of Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS

1974

Lead Assessor ISO 9000 2000 VERSION BVQI






Professional experience
1974-75

CHEMIST M/S VINDHYA PAINTS

GUINDY CHENNAI 600 032


Responsible for formulating and testing paints

For govt supply primers,emulsions,synthetic enamels

Alkyd resins etc




1975-77

GRADUATE APPRENTICE

CENTRAL LEATHER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

GUINDY CHENNAI 600025

Research in LEATHER FINISHING USING POLYMER SOLUTIONS

DEVELOPED COMMERCIAL PRODUCT FOR MANUFACTURING LEATHER FINISH USING CHLORINATED RUBBER GRAFT POLYMERISATION WITH ACRYLIC MONOMERS LIKE METHA ACRYLATE,ETHYL ACRYLATE, BUTYL ACRYLATE,METHYL METHA ACRILATE .


Read Research papers in international seminar in CLRI ON GRAFT POLYMERISATION WITH Dr M Santappa Director AND Vice Chancellor Madras University as PROJECT HEAD


1977 –1996

Held various positions in

BUSH BOAKE ALLEN INDIA LTD

St Thomas Mount

CHENNAI


1977-81

Head`of R&D Centre at CECRI ,TARAMANI CSIR CAMPUS,

Pilot Plant for MANUFACTURING DIALDEHYDE STARCH (MODIFIED STARCH ) BY ELECTHROCHEMICAL PROCESSused in PAINTS, PAPER ,TEXTILES as a binding bio degradable polymer,this unit fetched R&D RECIGNITION FROM CSIR.

Was trained in electrochemical process using lead silver anodes and ss cathodes


1981-83

Factory Manager of a small unit manufacturing LIQUID CARAMEL ACID RESISTANT FOR COLOURING AERATED WATERS (COLAS)





1983-84

Developed SPRAY DRIED FLAOVOURS and scaling the production from R&D

At CFTRI ,CSIR MYSORE, RRL HYDERABAD –PILOT PLANT

At CLRI Chennai and at ASIA TEA ENTERPRISES KETTY OOTY

(MANUFACTURERS OF SPRAY DRIED INSTANT TEA)

Commercial Production at Bush Boake Allen India Ltd AT ST THOMAS MOUNT

CHENNAI


1984-86

Factory Manager AT BUSH BOAKE ALLEN SECUNDERABAD UNIT

MANUFACTURING FLAVOURING ESSENCES AT M/S KRISHNA BOTTLING

HYDERABAD

Responsible for manufacturing and distribution of LIQUID FLAVOURS.

Also responsible for the dealer market for FLAOVOURING ESSENCES in the twin cities of SECUNDEARBAD and HYDERABAD


1986-93


Factory manager at BUSH BOAKE ALLEN INDIA LTD ,CHITOOR FACTORY


RESPONSIBLE in setting up this Greenfield site and getting Central Investment subsidy 15%

The factory was setup in CHITTOOR District and developed into a major manufacturing site for FLAVOURS and CARAMEL SPIRIT SOLUBLE

Used in colouring IMFL.

Training of personnel recruited in the surrounding villages to cope up with

MNC standards

Implemented systems for GMP focusing onSAFETY,QUALITY and PRODUCTIVITY BY TRAINING,AUDITING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.




Responsible for downsizing the workforce by contracting out non core activities like filling and packing by developing a third party contract filling unit in CHITTOOR

And REDUCING 75% OF WORKFORCE


As Factory Manager had thorugh training statutory compliances POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD,FACTORY ACT,CENTRAL EXCISE, SALES TAX ,COMMISSIONERATE OF LABOUR,WEIGHTS AND MEASURES,PREVENTION OF FOOD ALDURATION ACT AND INDIAN STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ISI)








1993-96


Operations Manager Flavour Divison BUSH BOAKE ALLEN INDIA


Responsible for Manufacturing,Distribution and Customer Service of


All Products of the FLAVOR division which includes LIQUID FLAOVOURS,


FLAVOUR EMULSIONS,SPRAY DRIED FLAVOUR, POWDER FLAOURS


Food Colors and CARAMEL.


Responsible for operations of the company ‘s sites at CHENNAI and Chitoor ,contract manufacturing/filing units at CHENNAI,CHITOOR AND BANGALORE




Part of the INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR AUTOMATION GROUP OF BUSH BOAKE ALLEN INC,attended the automation group meeting in LONDON in 1994

And was present in commissioning the auto blending robotic unit in London


Trained by the UNION CAMP CORPORATION US in MANAGERIAL SKILLS PROGRAMME for General Managers of ALL BUSH BOAKE ALLEN FACTORIES WORLD WIDE in AMSTERDAM in 1995


Visited BUSH BOAKE ALLEN SINGAPORE for increasing productivity by developing newer plant and machinery .


Set up three new contract manufacturing units as part of downsizing in Bush Boake Allen.


Responsible for implementing international QUALITY SYSTEM ISO 9000

TRAINED AS LEAD ASSESOR IN 1995 AND RETRAINED IN THE 2000

VERSION


Responsible in reducing lead time for order delivery to achieve higher standards of on time delivery by implementing LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANGEMENT by training staff and improving infrastructure facilities at distribution points like depots and godowns.


Material handling equipments introduced to improve safety quality and productivity in amajor change in the methods of blending.







1997-2005


DIRECTOR AKASH AROMATICS PRIVATE LIMITED


Resigned from BUSH BOAKE ALLEN in 1996 to set up a FACTORY for

Manufacturing AROMATIC COMPOUNDS (FRAGRANCES ) Exclusively for BUSH BOAKE ALLEN INDIA LTD


Started with an industrial shed of 6000 sft manufacturing 130 tons in the first year

Went on to make 2400 tons in2005 with 24000 sft area with the same manpower.

From Rs 50LAKHS PER YEAR to Rs 10 CRORES PER MONTH value of production


Trained personnel for implementing the operating systems in the SAP environment


Changed the manufacturing practices to suit the new principles M/S INTERNATIONAL FLAVOURS AND FRANGRANCES who took over M/S BUSH BOAKE ALLEN


The factory was accredited as a vendor as per ISO 9000 and rated as one of the best manufacturing sites worldwide.

2005-TO DATE

DIRECTOR

IRRIS AROMATICS PVT LTD

JOB WORK/CONTRACT MANUFACTURING UNIT FOR INTERNATIONAL FLAVOURS 7FRAGRANCES CHENNAI





CONSULTAN


CONSULTANCY OFFERED FOR PROCESS INDUSTRY/FOOD INDUSTRY IN SAFETY QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY

CONDUCTS SAFETY TRAINING AND AUDITS

OFFERED CONSULTANCY TO FOSROC CHEMICALS,THE HINDU (SAFETY TRAINING)



PERSONAL STRENGTHS


Good at man management, liason with govt officials , public relations and extensive contacts with industrialists businessmen in walks of life.


As a Rotarian and Freemason involved in lot of social works especially during crisis like TSUNAMI and Floods AWARDED THE MOST COMMITED ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR IN 2004.WAS ASSOCIATE CHAIRMAN POLIO ERADICATION IN ROTRAY DISTRICT 3230 AND PRESNTLY THE CHAIRMAN PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR TRHE DISTRICT.


HOBBIES PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEOGRAPHY.

SOCIAL WORK ATTENDING BLOOD DONATION CAMPS HEALTH CAMPS AND OTHER SUCH ACTIVITIES.

Murali said...

Questions for Venkat
1) What has been the history of the aromatics industry, globally and in India? Milestones.
2) Industry statistics, main uses. Share of India in the global pie, in production and consumption.
3) Your company financials, headcount, growth rate.
4) On the shifts in the preferences of the industry’s users.
5) Where do you see growth in demand coming from?
6) Are there developments both in the art and science of aromatics? Also, the research areas of interest.
7) What are the skills that are the most required in the industry? Do we have the facilities for the relevant education?
8) Have the Government’s policies been conducive to the growth of the industry? Also, any impact of dollar depreciation.
9) You have been in manufacturing for decades. What is your view about the current manufacturing numbers, indicating an apparent slowdown?
10) Do you think that India can be a manufacturing base, in preference to China, for an overseas company? Reasons.
11) You are active as a safety consultant. What made you get interested in this area of work? Your observations on the current safety awareness in Indian industry. (Employee, customer, stakeholder)
12) A few commonsense tips for incorporating safety at workplace.
13) Your philosophy of work. (happiness, contentment, eventful everyday)
14) Any other points of interest.
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KR said...

mr.venkat is a fascinating personality with good life experience and a nice gentleman to move with.i wish him all the best.