Northeast Branch: April 2019

PMI Keystone Chapter
Northeast Branch

When: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

*Please note earlier then normal start time.

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:

Contact: For questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-18-2019 6:00 pm
Event End Date 04-18-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-24-2019 9:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 04-19-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price This event is free to Keystone Chapter members. There is a $5 admission fee for non-members.
Location USHydrations
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