Kulkarni is a mechanical engineer and seasoned technocrat with over 4 decades of global career experience in Robert Bosch. A qualified mechanical engineer and a project management expert, he has an indelible foot print in the areas of industrial technical training, maintenance and innovations and setting up new manufacturing plants across the country.
Kulkarni has held several key management positions playing a vital role in the establishment of Bosch manufacturing plants across the country over the last 3 decades. Leading a segment of the Bosch vocational centre, he has trained generations of technicians and technocrats to enable the organisation win the prestigious President’s gold medal in the annual apprentice skill competition for more than 15 consecutive years.
As a maintenance and facilities expert, he has several accolades including seamless technology transfer of more than 600 machines from Germany to India and operationalising them to meet the international performance standards. In tandem, he has also been responsible for upgrade of legacy manufacturing plants through implementation of innovative technologies and engineering systems.