Dr N Ravichandran, Chief Executive Officer of Lucas-TVS.
Dr Ravichandran joined Lucas-TVS in 1968 and is now the Chief Executive Officer managing seven plants
Currently he is associated with many professional bodies and institutions like IITs and IIMs,
advisory council member of various engineering colleges and institutions, research council member of
the Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur, West Bengal.
Dr. N. Ravichandran graduated in mechanical engineering and went on to do his MBA and PhD. He
added to his qualifications with FIE and postgraduate diploma in SQC and OR. He has also had training
in manufacturing management from MIT, Boston and from APO in Japan and Korea. He has had his
entire distinguished career of 39 years in Lucas TVS, where he is highly respected for the contribution he
has made to the company and the people working with him.
He has also served as Programme Advisory Committee Member in the Department of Science &
Technology, Govt. of India for eight years in the area of Robotics & Manufacturing.
He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and a Fellow in The Indian Institution of Production
Engineers as well as National Institution for Quality & Reliability.
He has authored two books including Stochastic Methods in Reliability theory.
Dr. Ravichandran’s has been the primary driving force behind the many awards received by his company,
•Deming Prize in 2004, the Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Excellence Award in 2005,
•The JIT Grand Prix from JIT Management laboratory, Japan, in 2006-07.