Sudhi Bangalore is the newly appointed Chief Technology Officer for Global Operations, responsible for the advancement of Stanley Black & Decker’s entire supply chain through Industry 4.0 enabled technologies and beyond. In addition, he leads the global Advanced Manufacturing program, including the Manufactory 4.0, a state-of-the-art Center of Excellence in Hartford, CT, as well as the automation efforts with technologies such as IIoT, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, robotics, software solutions, advanced data analytics, advanced materials and the commercialization of Smart Factory solutions.
As a 175-year old industrial business, Stanley is transforming the way it performs manufacturing and distribution activities under Sudhi’s leadership. Leveraging a strong talented team of experts at SBD and a vibrant partner eco-system, his team actively engages on the art of the possible to identify, prove and help deploy several advanced manufacturing technologies to optimize operations environments across 100+ plants worldwide.
He is a passionate and visionary leader who has innovated, built and commercialized several successful manufacturing solutions in the areas of Design Automation, Human Centered AI, Workflow Digitization and Diagnostics for companies like Rockwell Automation, Siemens and Wipro Technologies.
Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, Sudhi founded the Smart Manufacturing practice in his role at Wipro in 2013 with a clear focus of leveraging the Data-Led value in manufacturing. Recognized for co-innovation of several “Enterprise Excellence” technologies, he has been a trusted advisor for many companies in their transformation journey and is a frequent speaker on the topic of scale and speed of digital transformation in Manufacturing. He serves on the advisory boards of UConn School of engineering, Intel IoT and The Connecticut Governors Workforce Council. He is also a Future Council Leader in the Advanced Manufacturing & Production council at the World Economic Forum.
Sudhi earned a Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Kent State University.