Mr. Muppasani has over 20 years of experience in the automotive and transportation industries and has held multiple executive positions. Mr. Muppasani has hands on experience in multiple functions, cultures, and countries including emerging markets. He has considerable experience in Asia and Latin America, and an excellent network in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador Egypt, India, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam through in-country work experiences. He was former Vice President at General Motors and his responsibilities included leading strategic global sourcing and Supply Chain, Order to Delivery, Inventory Management, Supplier Development/Quality, Program Management, Value Stream Mapping, inbound/Outbound Logistics, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. Mr. Muppasani led and was responsible for over USD9 Billion in annual purchases
Mr. Muppasani has an extensive global operational experience in Supply Chain, Strategic Procurement, Negotiation, Supplier Development/Quality, Logistics, Contract Management, Sales, Service and Marketing, Lean Principles, Manufacturing, Designing, Staffing, Development and Training, Cost Reduction, Continuous Process Improvement, Program Management, Customer Relationship, JV working knowledge. During his tenure in Korea and India, his teams delivered hundreds of millions of dollars in direct/indirect material and logistics savings while improving supplier relations by employing innovative cost cutting measures. While in Latin America and Africa, as Supplier Quality Director, significantly reduced plant and field warranty issues from supply base. During his tenure in China with SAIC/GM Joint Venture, he nurtured young engineers and suppliers to successfully deliver the first ever, complex 6 speed transmission for General Motors on time, within cost, and without any launch and field warranty issues. While in the United States, Mr. Muppasani ran large unionized engine plants. As a lead manufacturing engineer, he also designed, developed, and installed complete engine assembly line.
Mr. Muppasani has a reputation for quickly adapting into any culture, organization, Joint Ventures and any language. As a core executive committee member, he has over seen large complex restructuring and cost cutting projects within the automotive and transportation industries. Mr. Muppasani has a proven track-record of enhancing Supplier, Government, Dealer and employee relations. Mr. Muppasani and his team received two prestigious “Transformers” awards for leading change. Additionally, Mr. Muppasani has long history of owning several profitable Automobile dealerships.
Mr. Muppasani earned his Masters in Industrial Engineering from the Wichita State University, Kansas and Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, India.
Mr. Muppasani speaks Basic Mandarin and Portuguese, and he is fluent in English, three Indian languages.