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Santosh Gonsalves


Santosh has over 18 Years of rich experience covering all aspects of the manufacturing spectrum. He started his career in NEC Bangalore, was a machine designer at Bader Sohne in Bangalore, he handled Production Engineering, Maintenance and TPS assignments at Mindarika, Gurgaon, He undertook several Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and Shainin projects at Delphi, Greater Noida, set up a plant for Aegis in Himachal and then joined Caparo Engineering  Pune where he handled Engineering, Program Management, Strategic Sourcing, International Logistics, Export Business Development and Plant Operations. He then served as a plant head and was subsequently elevated as Business head for the Pune region heading two large stamping plants.
He joined Tenneco Automotive India Pvt Ltd in 2012 and served as a Plant Head for three years and was responsible for the complete operations and profitability of the plant.

Santosh is now the co founder of Liradolf Information Technologies and Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., which is tech start-up involved in developing Industrial IOT solutions for the Manufacturing sector.

Santosh is also a Six Sigma Black Belt, TPS practitioner,  turn-around specialist, a corporate trainer and a lean consultant