Where: US Hydrations, 164 Commerce Rd, Pittston, PA 18640 (Grimes Industrial Park)
Speaker: Rudra Upadhyaya, Director of Engineering
Topic: Managing an International Multimillion Dollar Engineering Project & Tour at USHydrations
Description: In 2018, US Hydrations installed a $20M state-of-the-art manufacturing line. Join us at the April PMI Northeast Branch Meeting, where we will tour the new manufacturing line at the facility located in the Grimes Industrial Park. During the event, there will be a presentation by the Rudra Upadhyayaw, Director of Engineering, who oversaw the installation of the manufacturing line. He will summarize the challenges, successes, and lessons learned during the project's lifecycle.
Key Areas to be Covered:
Effectively managing competing Scope, Cost, and Time requirements
Managing Key Stakeholders who are all Project Managers
Tactics that deliver results
Biography: Rudra Upadhyaya, Director of Engineering
Previously worked for PepsiCo as a Project Management Consultant
Managed over 15 R&D projects from Initiation to Close Out in a stage gate process
Worked for US Hydrations for 2.5 years; currently Director of Engineering
Successfully managed a $2mm Manufacturing Line Upgrade Project
Brown Field Project
Replaced 50% of the Line Equipment including a Lowerater, Rinser, Filler, Capper, and Wrapper
Secured PepsiCo Lifewater business; first plant in the US to produce Lifewater
Successfully managed a $20mm Manufacturing Line Installation -- THIS IS THE PRESENTATION TOPIC
Brown Field Project
Completed within 9 months; Secured contract with new customer – Core
Currently managing two $1mm Upgrade Projects
PROTOCOL: Jeans and sneakers are acceptable to wear for this event. Open toe shoes & high heels cannot be worn in the manufacturing space.
COST: Free to Chapter members. There is a $5.00 charge for non-members.
REGISTRATION: All attendees may preregister for this meeting online at the PMI Keystone website: www.pmi-keystone.org
04-18-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date
04-18-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date
02-24-2019 9:00 pm
Cut off date
04-19-2019 5:00 pm
This event is free to Keystone Chapter members. There is a $5 admission fee for non-members.