Dr. K. Thomas Chandy - Faculty at Saintgits Institute of Management

Dr. K. Thomas Chandy

Professor & Academic Advisor Council Member

kthomas_chandy@saintgits.org

Dr. K. Thomas Chandy ( PhD, MBA, B.Tech(Hons)(IIT, Kgp) )

Designation
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Professor & Academic Advisor Council Member

Area
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Education
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PhD, MBA, B.Tech(Hons)(IIT, Kgp)

Professional Experience
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30 years


Overview

Dr. K. Thomas Chandy brings to the table a unique combination of industrial and scholarly experience. Trained as a chemical engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, Dr. Chandy also received his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He spent 30 years in industry, primarily in manufacturing and R&D, but also managing the design and construction of large chemical plants, and the development and marketing of miniaturized sensors and electronic process control systems. He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now known as Hindustan Unilever), Monsanto, and Allied-Signal (now known as Honeywell), as well as at a couple of small start-ups. Returning to UCLA, he earned his Ph.D. in Management, and has been on the faculty at several universities in the United States, such as California State University Northridge (Northridge, CA), Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA). He now teaches at San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Saintgits Institute of Management . Dr. Chandy's research explores issues in technology and innovation management, business strategy, management cognition, and business history. He has presented his research at leading academic conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Central America. He teaches courses in strategic management, international business, technology management, organizational theory, entrepreneurship and business ethics. He has also served as a consultant to firms in the chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, and banking industries.

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Management), 1998, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MBA (Management), 1986, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MS (Chem Eng), 1966, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn)
  • B.Tech (Hons) (Chem Eng), 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Work Experience

Business & Consulting Experience

  • Allied Signal Company (now known as Honeywell), 1980-1992
    • Endevco Corp. (San Juan Capistrano, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
      • Marketing Manager (Worldwide), Accelerometer Systems & Services, 1989-1992
      • Strategic Planning Manager (Worldwide), 1986-1992
    • M.W.Kellogg Co. (El Monte, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
      • Principal Engineer, Instrumentation and Process Control, 1980-1986
  • Centaur Research Pvt. Ltd. (Chennai), 1972-1980
    • Technical Director
  • C.G. Systems (Chennai), 1970-1972
    • Managing Partner
  • Monsanto Co. (Springfield, MA), 1965-1970
    • Senior Engineer (Research & Development)
  • Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now known as Hindustan Unilever Ltd.) (Mumbai), 1962-1964
    • Management Trainee

 

Consulting Clients (various years)

  • Western Digital (Irvine, CA)
  • Vector Electronic (Sylmar, CA)
  • Indian Petrochemical Corp. Ltd. (Baroda)
  • Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Rishikesh)
  • Southern Petrochemical Industries Corp. Ltd. (Chennai)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (New York, NY)

Contact details

Email :kthomas_chandy@saintgits.org

Overview

Dr. K. Thomas Chandy brings to the table a unique combination of industrial and scholarly experience. Trained as a chemical engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and New York University's Tandon School of Engineering, Dr. Chandy also received his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He spent 30 years in industry, primarily in manufacturing and R&D, but also managing the design and construction of large chemical plants, and the development and marketing of miniaturized sensors and electronic process control systems. He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now known as Hindustan Unilever), Monsanto, and Allied-Signal (now known as Honeywell), as well as at a couple of small start-ups. Returning to UCLA, he earned his Ph.D. in Management, and has been on the faculty at several universities in the United States, such as California State University Northridge (Northridge, CA), Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN), Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA). He now teaches at San Jose State University (San Jose, CA) located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Saintgits Institute of Management . Dr. Chandy's research explores issues in technology and innovation management, business strategy, management cognition, and business history. He has presented his research at leading academic conferences in the United States, the United Kingdom, India, and Central America. He teaches courses in strategic management, international business, technology management, organizational theory, entrepreneurship and business ethics. He has also served as a consultant to firms in the chemical, pharmaceutical, electronics, and banking industries.

Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Management), 1998, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MBA (Management), 1986, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MS (Chem Eng), 1966, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn)
  • B.Tech (Hons) (Chem Eng), 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Work Experience

Business & Consulting Experience

  • Allied Signal Company (now known as Honeywell), 1980-1992
    • Endevco Corp. (San Juan Capistrano, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
      • Marketing Manager (Worldwide), Accelerometer Systems & Services, 1989-1992
      • Strategic Planning Manager (Worldwide), 1986-1992
    • M.W.Kellogg Co. (El Monte, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
      • Principal Engineer, Instrumentation and Process Control, 1980-1986
  • Centaur Research Pvt. Ltd. (Chennai), 1972-1980
    • Technical Director
  • C.G. Systems (Chennai), 1970-1972
    • Managing Partner
  • Monsanto Co. (Springfield, MA), 1965-1970
    • Senior Engineer (Research & Development)
  • Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now known as Hindustan Unilever Ltd.) (Mumbai), 1962-1964
    • Management Trainee

 

Consulting Clients (various years)

  • Western Digital (Irvine, CA)
  • Vector Electronic (Sylmar, CA)
  • Indian Petrochemical Corp. Ltd. (Baroda)
  • Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Rishikesh)
  • Southern Petrochemical Industries Corp. Ltd. (Chennai)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (New York, NY)

Contact details

Email :kthomas_chandy@saintgits.org