Mr. K Balasubramani

Vice President and Head of Manufacturing & Supply Chain


Mr. K Balasubramani (referred to as “Balu”) graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Institution of Engineers (India) in 1988. Further he is a certified Master Black Belt in Six Sigma from Indian Statistical Institute. He is qualified lead auditor for the Quality and Environmental Management Systems as per ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. He is also a Senior Assessor carried out Assessment of some of the prestigious Industries for CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence as per the EFQM model. He holds the Boiler Operation Engineer certificate from Government of Karnataka. He is a TPM, TQM, Lean and OSHAS practitioner.


Mr. K Balasubramani is Vice President & Head of Department (Manufacturing, Supply Chain) since 2019. He is with Triveni Turbine Limited for the last 30 Years. He has played a pivotal role in ramping up the production capacity by 2 folds. He was responsible for establishing the state-of-the-art green field project at Sompura for manufacturing and testing of steam turbines upto 100 MWe capacity. In addition, he was instrumental in training of the production engineers and setting up the new work culture thereby steering the manufacturing function to new heights and help Triveni Turbines to grow the business sustainably.

Balu began his professional career with Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Bangalore and worked with the company for six years. At BEML (Rail Coach division), he worked in the areas of Assembly of Tank transporters and Rail coaches. Later moved to Earth Mover Division at Kolar Gold Fields and worked in Maintenance of Gear shop housing special purpose, general purpose and CNC gear machineries.

He joined Triveni Turbine Limited in 1993 and worked in various capacities in the Plant Engineering, Customer Satisfaction & Quality Assurance, Production Planning Control, Sub contracting, Refurbishing, and CCC- Production functions. Has brought about quick turnarounds and set bench marks in the Production, Quality and Refurbishing functions through systemic improvements. Balu was a core member in the development of Quality Management System and lead member in design and implementation of Environmental Management Systems and certifications during early 90’s. Developed and institutionalized customer complaint resolution systems to have multifold improvements. Change initiatives such as Six Sigma, Quality Improvement Initiatives, 5S, Kaizen, DWM etc. were introduced at TTL. He is associated with the Business Excellence since 2007 and TTL was awarded Strong Commitment to Excel recognition from CII-EXIM Bank Award Jury.

An avid learner and follower of Management Systems and business excellence models, Balu has completed about eight business excellence assessments and has carried out about 20 external audits in the QMS, EMS, Six Sigma course accreditation fields. He is associated with QCI, ISI, QCFI, Indian Safety Council in spreading the quality and Safety culture.

Career Journey:

Balu has wide experience across manufacturing functions at various capacities as below

  • Vice President & HOD (Manufacturing, SCM)
  • Sr. General Manager – Manufacturing
  • General Manager – Sompura Plant
  • General Manager and Project Head – Establishment of Green Field Sompura plant
  • General Manager – Production, Customer Care & Facilities Planning
  • Deputy General Manager – Customer Care Production (Refurbishing)
  • Deputy General Manager – Production Planning Control & Subcontract
  • Assistant General Manager – Customer Satisfaction & Quality Assurance
  • Dy. Manager – Plant Maintenance and Estate Maintenance
  • Sr. Engineer – Maintenance
  • Engineer – Machine Tool Maintenance, Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Kolar Gold Fields
  • Technician – Assembly, Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Rail Coach Division, Bangalore