Sameer Kulkarni is a Mechanical Engineer with work experience spanning three decades. Sameer started his career with Tata Motors, India’s most loved automotive brand working at their Purchase Department. After a stint of six years at Tata Motors, Sameer moved to the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2000 to manage the purchasing function at Awal Gulf Manufacturing.
Sameer was promoted to the role of Head of Materials in 2004 with additional responsibilities of warehousing and logistics. Later in 2017, he was tasked to manage the complete operation of the three state of the art manufacturing plants alongside overseeing the entire supply chain and maintenance of the company. He has spearheaded multiple successful project including an ERP upgrade in 2010 and a manufacturing excellence project with KPMG in 2017.
Sameer in his current role of General Manager Materials, also drives the sustainability initiatives at Awal Gulf Manufacturing. Under his leadership Awal Gulf Manufacturing is on the right track to systematically phase out HCFC usage from its manufacturing process. He has also worked on several assignments of low-GWP & non-ODS Alternate Refrigerant prototypes.
Sameer holds a Level 3 certification in ‘Leadership & Management” awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) London. Sameer also represents us at the Supreme Council of Environment at Bahrain.