MR. R VELUSAMY VP- Engineering and Component

VP- Engineering and Component Development,
Powertrain Division - PTD
Mr. R Velusamy is the Vice president of Powertrain Division (PTD) and responsible for
Engineering and Component Development of following business verticals of Mahindra
Automotive Division - Powertrain (Engine, Clutch, Transmission & Axle)
Farm Division and Powerol - Engines
Mahindra Truck and Bus Division - Powertrain (Trucks)
He is a B.Sc from Madras University, B.Tech from Madras Institute of Technology, Anna
Universityand a Graduate of the Advanced Management Programme from the Wharton
Business School, USA.
He has over 19 years of diverse experience in various facets of Automotive as well as
farm equipment sector like Research &Development, Technology Incubation, Sourcing
and Vendor Management.
Major Highlights of his accomplishments at M&M
He was the Design, Development and Calibration head of mHawk 2.2lit Diesel
engine which later became the game changer of M&M's powertrain. It is
considered to be the best engine in the country in its class powering flagship
products of Mahindra like Scorpio, XUV and Xylo. It was the first state of art
High Speed Diesel Engine from Mahindra’s stable with bundle of technologies
like 4V/Cyl, Aluminium Cyl head, Variable Geometry Turbocharger, Second
Generation CRDe, etc.
The World’s first 2cyl Common Rail Engine with 4V/Cyl was also developed
under his leadership which again became a game changer in small commercial
vehicle segment like Maxximo.
Extending the innovations to other flagship product BOLERO, he lead his team
to deliver world’s first Low Cost Common Rail System for 4cylinder 2.5lit mDI
engine thereby re-strengthening the brand of BOLERO and BMT in the market.
The world’s first Two Stage Turbocharger for engine less than 1.5lit capacity was
also delivered under his supreme leadership to power Quanto and its variants.
Under his guidance, more than 3 engine platforms, Transaxles/Transmissions,
Drive shafts, clutch and their variants have been developed and delivered
successfully and more than 6 platforms are under development..
He was also instrumental indeveloping 6 new Enginesin synergy with newly
acquired SYMC Korea.
Under his guidance, Powertrain strategy andmany new powertrain platforms
are being developed for Heavy commercial engines,Genset application,and
Automotive and Farm equipment sector.
He was instrumental in developing much appreciated Powertrain Development
Center at MRV Chennai.
He is widely appreciated for developing a culture of Innovation in powertrain group with
emphasis on First Time Right, On-time Delivery, standardization, guidelines, methods
and system. Within a span of 10 years (2004 to 2014) he has transformed a team of less
than 20 engineers to a world-class powertrain group of 500+ engineers to take on future