December 6, 2022
Sharp Home Electronics Company of America (SHCA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), welcomed Satyajit Chaubal as Senior Vice President of Sharp Manufacturing Company of America (SMCA).
Chaubal is succeeding Mike Kelly who recently announced his plan to retire from Sharp after 38 years of dedicated service.
Based at SHCA’s Memphis manufacturing facility, Chaubal brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain operations. In this role as the most senior leader of SMCA, Chaubal will provide strategic, commercial, operational, and technical leadership in driving profitable revenue growth.
Functional areas of responsibility include product design and planning, engineering, OEM sales, component procurement, production, manufacturing quality control, product safety, and oversight of local HR.
“Since 1979, our Memphis factory has been Sharp’s pride and joy as the company’s first overseas factory. Finding someone to replace the retiring Mike Kelly after 38 years of distinguished service and leadership was no easy task,” said Jim Sanduski, President, SHCA. “That’s why I’m so pleased to have found Satyajit. He checks all the boxes for a people-first, data-driven leader with extensive manufacturing operation experience. I look forward to collaborating with him as we strengthen our ethos of Simply Better Living through our home appliance offerings in the United States.”
Chaubal is experienced in day-to-day manufacturing operations, supply chain, quality, safety, financial KPIs, and new product and process development. He will support manufacturing capabilities expansion and overall business growth. In addition, he will be responsible for talent recruiting, retention, and development.
“For my next professional endeavour, I am excited to join Sharp and contribute to their 110-year manufacturing heritage, which is committed to making consumers’ everyday life better and simpler,” said Chaubal. “I look forward to continuing this legacy and raising the bar to set new benchmarks that serve our employees better and delight our customers with quality products and services.”
For the past 15 years, Chaubal was with Jabil Inc., a global manufacturing solutions provider, first joining them in India before moving to Memphis in 2015. He has a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Board of Technical Education in Mumbai, India.
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