As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, Malhotra provides leadership for the company’s overall manufacturing and supply chain operations including customer satisfaction, employee safety, demand planning, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics and quality initiatives at the global level. Working with Pelican’s global operations team he focusses on introducing new technologies, automation and best in class operations processes to drive and improve Pelican's competitive edge in the plastics manufacturing industry.
His passion is to create value through learning and meeting customer needs and aligning manufacturing and supply chain operations to accelerate revenue and profitability growth. His key tactics for success include strategic planning & prioritization, clear communication and continual team coaching.
Prior to joining Pelican, Malhotra worked for two years as the Director of Global Manufacturing Strategy, Operational Excellence and Program Management at Johnson Controls, a Fortune-500 multi-industrial company. Prior to Johnson Controls, he spent 13 years at Schneider Electric, a European multinational company as its Vice President of Operations Strategy and Deployment and Vice President of Global Manufacturing Operations. In this role, Malhotra implemented operations strategies to increase value creation across the organization with a strong focus on customers, people and processes. He made significant contributions to improve customer experience, grow revenue and increase productivity of a $1.2 billion business unit for a global manufacturing network of 8 plants and more than 2,000 employees. He has heavy international experience in the transformation of global companies with particular emphasis on China and Mexico.
Malhotra holds a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State University Fullerton and an MBA from University of Redlands.