2242 E. Deerfield Drive
Media, PA 19063, USA. 
Tel: 610 565 7295

Education: BE Mech. (India), MS (IIT, India) & PhD (U of Penn, USA)
Professional License: PE, Pennsylvania
Professional Membership: ASME, TAPPI
Publications: Technical papers, company reports, workshops.
Patents:15 US and several foreign uitlity patents for machinery, package design and systems.

2011-Present: Consultant in Process Improvement and Machinery Design
Restart Webcon Inc. Consultancy.

2008-2011: Director, Converting Process Development Group, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), China
  • Machinery Design: Managed a group to design state-of-the-art machines for tissue converting (winding, folding and wrapping); and a high speed paper machine slitter rewinder.
  • Process Support: Support APP’s US converting operations in Solaris and Mercury – equipment center-lining and tuning, training and machinery upgrade.
  • Project Work: Evaluate machinery manufacturers in Guanzhou area, and survey advanced machine shop capabilities in China.

Webcon Inc., Consultancy in Process Improvement and Machinery Design.

Clients: Major tissue paper companies worldwide, and a number of smaller operations:   
Scott, K-C, P&G, Marcal, Johnson & Johnson, Georgia-Pacific, Boise-Cascade, K-C Mexico, PT Zilina Slovakia, etc.

Tissue Paper Converting:
  • Process Control: Improve and support converting processes for LDC, HWC, TAD & DRC embossed/laminated rolled products (towel, tissue, wet wipes), & folded (facial, napkins, wipers, absorbent pads, photo films) products.
  • Machinery Evaluation: Visit, run trials and evaluate new machinery from major suppliers in USA (PCMC, Bretting, Hayssen, Infinity) and Europe (Perini, Futura, Casmatic).
  • Project Engineering: Spec, layout, manning, throughput, etc., for new production lines.
  • Machinery: Design and fabricate specialized converting machinery (winder, folder, wrapper, bundler, etc.)
Converting for Medical Industry
  • Support consolidation of SKU's for manufacturability, leading to new machinery definition.
  • Invent and design new concept machinery for high speed production, and commercialize.
Other Industries Served:
  • Golf Ball production & Engineered Lumber manufacturing.
  • General Packaging & Bottle Filling operations.
  • Automation & Process Control for increased productivity.

Research & Management Positions in R&D, Scott Paper Co.


  • Managed a Design Group which designed and manufactured proprietary converting machinery and upgrades; followed by successful start-ups worldwide.
  • Gatekeeper of new converting machinery worldwide, and determining its applicability to company operations.
  • Analyses and computer simulations of winding kinematics of center and surface winders, leading to improvements in wind quality and machine speed.
  • Designed Speciality Modules for the manufacture of non-woven materials, laminates, diapers, baby wipes and toddler training pants.
  • Expertise in value adding processes in converting; viz., embossing, folding, laminating, etc. including pattern development.
        Paper Making Process Improvement:

Conducted analytical and numerical work leading to improvements in CD & MD uniformity, bulk enhancement & machine reliability, followed by successful implementation worldwide.
  • Roll design and crowning for press rolls.
  • Negative crown and Yankee crown sharing for felt life enhancement.
  • Yankee Crown  Modification for improved CD uniformity.
  • Contouring of Lips of Vacuum Shoes & Uhle Boxes for uniform wear.
  • Calender Roll design and crowning to create a uniform nip, roll cover specification..
  • Reeling & Secondary arm control for bulk improvement.
  • Rewinder Un-weighting and draw control for bulk uniformity.
1963-1967: Engineering positions in machinery design and automation.
India, West Germany and USA.
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