It all started sometime in September 1961, I joined Hindustan Motors Ltd., then the premiere automobile company of the country, as a fresh mechanical engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Right on the first day of my training, I was made to work on a turret lathe for almost the entire shift, as the man concerned was to go to attend to his ailing father without prior notice. From that day onwards, I started spending all my time in the field of manufacturing. I was learning new things every day and was contributing to the field till I retired as General manager-Corporate Project Planning. During my career, I shared my experience in manufacturing by writing few books. This website (or weblog as I have heard they refer to these) is an extension of my lifelong pursuit of sharing what I know or feel with one and all.
In order to make this exercise somewhat simpler for me (and you perhaps), I am sharing here my “profile” as documented in one of my books. Enjoy..
Mr I R Sharma obtained his degree of B.Tech.(Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1961. He has worked as General Manufacturing Manager (mechanical division), General Manager-Technical Services, General Manager-Corporate Project Planning till June 1997 in M/S Hindustan Motors Limited Calcutta. During his tenure at Hindustan Motors, he provided the major input to all the new projects such as conversion of Ambassador to a diesel engine vehicle, Isuzu Projects of trucks at Vadodara, Isuzu Transmission and engine project at Indore, General Motors Project at Vadodara, and Mitsubishi Lancer Project at Chennai. He has also worked as President M/S Harig Crankshafts Ltd. Noida.