My Experience


Proven Managerial experience in Multinational Companies in the field of Project Management, Strategy & Business Planning, R&D Management, Continuous Improvement, Manufacturing Processing and Marketing Development in MFG-Durable sector.

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co- USA

R & D Manager (Senior) - England R&D Center / October 2016 – December 2018
R & D Manager (Senior) - Shanghai R&D Center / June 2011 – October 2016

  • Develop and Execute Long term Strategic plans
  • Responsibility of products for China, APAC, Australia and Europe regions
  • Lead Merger and Acquisition activities and plant machinery Investments
  • Initiate and Lead projects for new Design, Development, Quality upgrade and cost control.
  • Support and execute all new Capital investments in line with long term plan
  • Project and Change Management in accordance with policy of global R&D
  • Foster Cooper Six Sigma activities ( GB & BB & Kaizen)
  • Lead the International safety and regulatory activities including assessments
  • Coordinate R&D activities with other Technical Centers in Findlay-USA and Melksham-UK
  • Execute and Support Marketing activities in all countries including Business development
  • Steer all Road tests, Field Evaluation and market surveys in line with corporate strategy
  • Management of brand and product portfolio for China and Europe
  • Effectively kept control on operational & capital expenditures and budget management
  • Lead result-oriented methodologies such as TQM, TRIZ, QFD and to ensure technical training programs, staffing and career plans for future growth for all R&D staff

R & D Management Bridgestone Turkey (Brisa) Tire Manufacturing Co-Turkey

Senior R&D Manager – Commercial Product / July 2005 – May 2011

  • Responsible for providing Leadership to R&D department regarding all resources.
  • Lead and develop (TBR) Truck & Bus and AGR portfolio for Domestic and export markets
  • Directed 19,9 Million USD AGR-Agricultural Radial tire Investment project
  • Initiate and Lead projects for new Design, Development, Quality upgrade and cost control.
  • Responsible for TBR/AGR market evaluation and Market problem solving
  • Created and maintained an energetic, productive CFT-Cross Functional Team and enjoyable working environment through conveying the open communication among BRIDGESTONE-Tokyo/Japan-Rome/Italy and Akron/USA Technical Centers.
  • Effectively kept control on expenditures resulting in remarkable drops in budgeted figures
  • Lead and involed R&D Investments and projects subsidized by Government
  • Supported and participated 2nd Brisa expansion projects during the position reaching over than 150 Million USD between 2005 -2007.
  • Initiated and led various projects to improve exisiting Tire Test Center and Labs effectiveness in R&D.
  • Ensure leadership in development of innovative working atmosphere
  • Introduced fact-based, result-oriented methodologies such as TRIZ, QFD, Suru-Raku and led annual technical training programs
  • Developed various focus area projects to improve KPI-Key Performance Indicators leading the company to top 1/3 benchmark companies out of 49 in Bridgestone Global.


Bridgestone Turkey (Brisa) Tire Manufacturing Co-Turkey

Work on Design and Development projects including plant process - Passenger, Light Truck, Truck & Bus, Agricultural Radial and Off the Road Tires
2002-2005; Product Development Manager- Commercial tires –TBR/AGR/Off the Roads
1991-2002; Product Development Engineer – Passenger (PCR) and Commercial (TBR)
1989-1991; Project Engineer- New plant Establishment

  • Lead and coordinate annually New Design and New Product development projects
  • Realize projects for Quality-up and Cost Reduction in line with annual strategy
  • Acted as Internal and External Auditor for ISO 16949 (Quality Management System Standard), and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System Standard).
  • Focused on Problem Solving, FMEA and SPC and worked with OEM
  • Provided technical support on production, IE and Engineering while maximizing Safety, Quality and Productivity; operating & cost efficiencies.
  • Primarily focused on encouraging all staff to implement and delivery through “Kaizen“ to secure continuity of high quality products at an optimized cost striving to exceed customer expectations.
  • Performed several QFD-Quality Function Deployment projects in order to reflect VOC-voice of customer to the design.
  • Lead Technical training for over than 70 people in R&D
  • Provided 7/24 technical support on production, while maximizing, Quality and operating & cost efficiencies.
  • Got well acquainted with Japanese business philosophy and Total Quality Management
  • Intensively worked for establishing New Brisa Plant project during the 200 Million-USD 1ST expansion activities.
  • Played an active role to adapt technical procedures during the course of merge with Japanese Bridgestone Tire Company.
  • Several presentations in National conferences and universities