Durairaj Bakthavachalam (Baktha) is Operations Manager at W&S Plastics Malaysia.
Baktha was instrumental in setting up the W&S Plastics Malaysia plant and managed the contractors that took an empty factory and turned it into an operational state-of-the-art injection molding facility in 6 months. He managed the transfer of business from contract molders seamlessly into the Malaysia plant without any interruption to supply to the customers.
He has a Graduate Diploma in Tool Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He has over 25 years of experience in project management, tool fabrication, cost estimation, product qualification and mass production.
Before joining W&S Plastics, Malaysia, Baktha had worked with Mattel Inc, Hong Kong for 6 years, Sunningdale Tech Ltd, Singapore for 12 years, Fu Yu Corporation, Malaysia for 4 years and First Engineering Ltd, Singapore for 3 years.
He managed major product development projects for some of the Fortune 500 corporations.
Some of the projects that he has managed are Sleep Apnea Mask for ResMed, Intravenous Solutions for Baxter, Delivery systems for Boston Scientific, Medicine Bottle Caps for West Pharma.