Ranjith has more than 25 years of progressive global manufacturing experience as a general manager, lean leader, and process engineer.
Ranjith currently leads TBM’s U.S. private equity practice helping PE firms conduct pre- and post-LOI operational due diligence. He also works with portfolio companies to conduct operational and supply chain diagnostics and rapidly implement performance improvements that support the value creation thesis.
Over the past two years, Ranjith has worked with over 40 private equity firms and has conducted more than 30 Operational Due Diligences. He is a trusted advisor to both Operating Partners and portfolio leaders in executing value creation work quickly, with a minimum of 3x ROI.
Ranjith has worked extensively in the aerospace and building products industries to improve on-time delivery, increase profitability, optimize inventory, and improve material yield. He is a respected change agent with extensive hands-on operational experience in improving EBITDA, reducing working capital, and leveraging gains for sustainable growth.
Most recently, Ranjith was vice president and general manager of Safran Cabin, Inc.—a global supplier of cabin interiors for business and military aircraft where he led a team of 500+ with P&L responsibility. He also worked at Pella Corporation as a plant process, engineering manager and as a senior process engineer. There, he introduced continuous improvement methodologies to a new facility, and led engineering, quality, continuous improvement, and maintenance teams. He oversaw five cost centers, mentored 180+ kaizen teams, and ensured optimal service delivery to 300+ big box home improvement stores.
He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, IIE and PMP licensed, and a U.S. patent holder for “Window Assembly with Movable Interior Sash” (US 8,376,019 and CA 2,588,978).
Ranjith has an M.B.A. in Operations Management from The University of Iowa, a Master of Science in Agriculture and Bio Systems from North Dakota State University, and a Bachelor of Science of in Agricultural Engineering from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India.