Siva Balasubramanian Vice President, Factory Support Engineering Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
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Siva was named Vice President of Factory Support Engineering in August 2020. In his current role he is responsible for the Factory Support Engineering Team across all domestic sites and Belfast, and taking the Spirit production system to the digital world including the strategic approach to Industrialization.
Prior to this role, Siva was the Director of Production Engineering with Triumph Aero Structures in Tulsa, OK. He has also held numerous other leadership and management positions with Spirit, Triumph and Hawker Beechcraft companies in Production and Manufacturing Engineering as well as Quality.
During Siva’s prior to employment with Spirit he has successfully led teams to improve the manufacturing processes of complete composite and metallic fuselage line, a wing assembly lines and composite and metallic fabrication sub-assemblies. During his stay at Spirit Siva was led the establishment of McAlester 3 & 4 Axis Center of Excellence and was instrumental in automating the nutplate assembly process in Tulsa. Siva brings a diversified manufacturing knowledge of automotive, agricultural farm machinery and aircraft with his manufacturing experience.
Siva holds two master’s degrees, one in Industrial Engineering and one in Business Administration, focusing on Finance. He also has several certifications: Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM – APICS), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP – APICS), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB – ASQ), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE – ASQ).
He resides in Wichita, KS, with his wife and one daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family doing cooking and watching movies with them.