Yudi Raina
Yudi Raina is the Founder and President of VEST, Inc. He guides the company on Innovation Strategy and creation of value for the company’s customers and for the Systems Engineering industry.
Yudi brings a rich background and deep understanding of the Industry’s problems and needs from his work at Vickers (Eaton) from 1982 to1997 as a specialist in multi-axis closed-loop control of electro-hydraulic systems. He worked on hydraulics for Steel, Mining, Machine-Tool, Plastics Machinery, Press, and Baler. His expertise in his engineering career was in Power efficiency, Control Precision and Process automation.
Yudi has a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT) and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University.
John Forster
Director, Cloud Solutions
John's primary role is to advance VEST’s cloud transformation and achieve related growth strategy objectives.
John's professional career in hydraulics began in 1985 working with the US Department of Navy and then Vickers (Eaton) in 1988. His role at Vickers focused on design and application of state-of-the-art electro-hydraulic process control systems applied in the plastic injection molding, SMC press, and die casting industries. Prior to joining VEST in 2019, John was responsible for deploying multiple plant-floor and IT manufacturing support systems for General Motors as an individual performer and manager during his 20+ years of service with Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett Packard, and General Motors.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara and resides in Michigan (USA).
Carlo Molon
VEST Application Expert
Carlo has a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Padua, Italy. He is an independent consultant based in Italy, working to leverage VEST technologies in Europe and to some key accounts around the world.
Carlo started his hydraulics career in 2001. Prior to joining VEST in 2012, he worked for various hydraulic companies in Italy as cartridge valve designer and manifold designer. In his career with VEST, Carlo demonstrated high versatility and contributed in various aspects to the Company growth. He understands software, hydraulics and customer needs.
Shruti Raina
Vice President
Shruti has directed customer centric development of VEST products and cloud services since 2004,
She brings to VEST her development experience with General Motors’ proprietary CAD systems as well as Siemens CAD and PDM systems. During her tenure at Organic Inc., a digital marketing company, she led cloud hosted marketing applications for Chrysler Corp. and IBM. In 1985, she built the first commercial application undertaken by NIIT in India, now a multi-billion-dollar corporation.
Shruti has a BS & MS degree in Engineering from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), at Kanpur and New Delhi. She also has a Masters degree from the Business School at Penn State University.
Biju George
Director, Product Engineering
Biju leads the Engineering of all of VEST desktop products and cloud services. He is an expert on Hydraulic Systems Engineering as well as parametric CAD technology and guides the VEST product development teams.
Prior to joining VEST in 1997 as Manager of the Manifold Design team, Biju worked in the hydraulic industry as an Applications Engineer. In the year 2000, Biju took on the responsibility of developing the VEST portfolio of software products.
Biju has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from India.
Sumit Kumar
Director, Software Development
Sumit leads the VEST development teams through the ever-changing software technology landscape, building web-enabled, knowledge-based, mathematically-complex Expert Systems. He is the inventor, architect, and author of VEST patented AutoRouterTM technology for web-based automated hydraulic manifold engineering.
Prior to joining VEST in 2003, Sumit worked as a Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Sumit is a Computer Scientist specializing in Network topology algorithms.
Sumit has a BS degree in Computer Science from National Institute of Technology, India.
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