Hari currently serves as the Quality Manager at Lucerne International, bringing a wealth of knowledge with over 23 years with General Motors and as a former consultant with OM Group, LLC. Hari is responsible for the development of Operational Quality Systems, implementation of International Automotive Task Force, Advanced Product Quality Planning and directing the quality assurance program.
His day-to-day responsibilities include working closely with suppliers to ensure they’re able to respond to customer issues in a timely manner, developing reporting techniques for data collected internally to management and to the production floor, developing and implementing quality assurance methodologies and processes along with ensuring process capability for future programs.
As a thought-leader in the industry, he wrote a book titled “TQM in New Product Manufacturing” outlining how manufacturers can successfully and efficiently adjust to technological changes. The book touches on how both engineers and managers can systematize the adjustment process by using techniques to reduce variation, and thereby reduce cost.
Hari received his Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Rourkela, his Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University and his Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology.
He is known around the office for his organization and planning skills, keen eye for detail and ability to quickly pick up new projects are only a few of the reasons why he’s a valuable team member.
In his spare time, Hari enjoys sharing his expertise with aspiring minds as an operations management professor at Oakland University. He is an amateur marathon runner and loves the outdoors, spending his most recent hiking expedition climbing the last two miles of Mount Evans in Colorado with his daughter.