Mohd Pathir

Mr. Mohd Pathir Gopalakrishnan: Consultant – Black Belt; B.S (Hons) in Science & Technology (Mathematics) – University Malaya; Trained Black belt ,Certified Six Sigma Green Belt / Project Manager - General Electric (USA) Malaysian Appliance Control. Mr. Pathir was trained in USA and Singapore in Six-Sigma Methodology and Tools (Black Belt) and upon his return to Malaysia, he was sent to China to train the Engineers in Nidec Corporation situated in Dalian., manufacturer of Spindle Motors, Mini Fan Motors and other types of motors on Six Sigma Methodology and Tools. Pathir then joined Thong Fook Plastics (M) Sdn. Bhd. as a QA Executive heading the QA Dept manufacturing all kind of plastic bags through extrusion process, and later promoted to Technical Executive in-charge of Plastics Injection Moulding Division. He earned Certificate in Plastics Materials and Injection Moulding Process issued by CIAST, Ministry Of Labour. He was trained 6 months in Plastics Injection Moulding at Minolta Precision (M) Sdn Bhd. His next assignment was Production Manager for Nidec-Copal, a Japanese MNC which is an Optomechatronics company producing Stepper Motors, Trimmer Potentiometer, Clik Motor, PCB Assembly, Fan Motors, Injection Moulding and Metal Stamping. He has led this company to achieve ISO9000 as a Management Representative. He has been trained as a Lead Assessor by QMS and Internal Quality Audit by SIRIM. Pathir was a Production Manager for eight years before joining an American MNC (General Electric USA Malaysian Appliance Components) as Materials & Customer Service Manager. Pathir’s five years as a Materials & Customer Service Manager have improved productivity of more than US$1,800,000.00 through Six-Sigma activities. He has been certified Green Belt in 2001 but has been a trained Black Belt since 1999. He also received the Phillippe Award 2000 for Distinguished Community Leadership and also completed the Advance Manager’s Course in 2001 conducted by GE. He is knowledgeable in other areas such as EHS, Ergonomics, ISO 9001:2000. He owns the Chemical Management Framework while in GE. He has been the Chairman of Health and Safety committee for 2 years. His next portfolio was as a Technical Advisor for the Plastics Division and a Training Consultant for Six Sigma Methodology and Tools for NCPC, an Japanese MNC in the Philippines. He completed many improvements in the Plastics Division through DOE applications for parameters characterization and Optimization. He also trained all Engineers and Managers in NCPC from various departments like Plating, Motors, LED/SMD, Plastics, Metal Stamping, HR and Materials on Six -Sigma Tools (DMAIC). He also trained NCPC’s customers on DOE application using Minitab 14 Statistical Software and have also taught other customers (Vishay Semiconductor) in Manila (Philippines), Melaka (Malaysia) and in Shanghai (China). His last assignment was with Exas Philippines Inc. in Cebu and Aikawa Philippines Inc. in Batangas, Philippines as Technical Advisor to the Plastics Dept and a 6-Sigma Training Consultant. His contract expired March 2007 and since then has returned back to Malaysia. Training and Coaching for Engineers and Managers in Indonesia - Perawang, Pekan Baru, Jambi Surabaya and Jakarta in 6-Sigma Green Belt level since May 2008 to end August 2008. These are Pulp and Paper mills in Indonesia. Pathir also conducted 6-Sigma programs for Proton and Tesco in Malaysia. He has the capability of identifying improvement opportunities in any manufacturing operations and also possesses problem-solving capabilities. He has conducted many trainings for both In-House and Public Courses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. Other than 6-Sigma Modules, he also teaches Effective Materials Management, Production Planning & Inventory Control, and StatisticalForecasting, How to be an Effective QA, The New 7 Seven QC Tools, Cost Reduction Techniques for Manufacturing, 3Q6S, 6-sigma tools for improvements, Pengurusan Stor & Inventori Secara Berkesan, FMEA, MSA, Regression models, DOE, QCC & 7 QC Tools, SPC, Enviromental Spills (Hazardous Toxic Substances) etc.