Sharp Manufacturing Co. adds SVP to oversee its Memphis facility

Satyajit Chaubal

Montvale-based Sharp Electronics Corp. on Monday said it welcomed Satyajit Chaubal as senior vice president of Sharp Manufacturing Co. of America, succeeding Mike Kelly, who recently announced his plan to retire after 38 years of dedicated service.

Based at SHCA’s Memphis manufacturing facility, Chaubal brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and supply chain operations. In his new role, Chaubal will provide strategic, commercial, operational and technical leadership in driving profitable revenue growth. Functional areas of responsibility include product design and planning, engineering, original equipment manufacturer sales, component procurement, production, manufacturing quality control, product safety and oversight of local human resources.

“Since 1979, our Memphis factory has been Sharp’s pride and joy as the company’s first overseas factory. Finding someone to replace the retiring Mike Kelly after 38 years of distinguished service and leadership was no easy task,” Jim Sanduski, president, Sharp Home Electronics Co. of America, said. “That’s why I’m so pleased to have found Satyajit. He checks all the boxes for a people-first, data-driven leader with extensive manufacturing operation experience. I look forward to collaborating with him as we strengthen our ethos of ‘Simply Better Living’ through our home appliance offerings in the United States.”

For the past 15 years, Chaubal was with Jabil Inc., a global manufacturing solutions provider, first joining them in India before moving to Memphis in 2015.