Executive Vice President, Operations, Engineering, and Innovation
Uday Hardikar is executive vice president, operations, engineering, and innovation at Comar. An accomplished operations executive with 30 years of experience across the biopharmaceutical, medical devices, process instrumentation, and precision manufacturing industries, Uday has held leadership roles in key functional areas of multiple businesses. These areas have included manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, operational excellence, and customer-facing field sales, all in a global environment.
Prior to joining Comar in 2019, Uday held several key executive roles, including corporate vice president of engineering and technology management at B. Braun Medical, director of operational excellence and strategic initiatives at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and director of global engineering services at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Uday has successfully managed and delivered upwards of $2 billion in capital projects, the construction of over 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing space, and $46 million in cost savings, organizational transformations, and turnaround to align manufacturing sites with regulatory compliance.
Uday holds a Master of Science in Management and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Pune. Uday is an ASCM CSCP-certified operations management professional and a PMP-certified project management professional.