Haresh Malkani

Haresh Malkani

Chief Technology Officer
Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Haresh was appointed CTO of CESMII starting March 1, 2018. He brings over 29 years of experience in an industrial RD&E environment covering development and deployment of Smart Manufacturing technologies including sensing, automation, control, modeling, simulation and analytics for applications in continuous, hybrid and discrete manufacturing operations.

In his role as CTO for CESMII, Haresh oversees the technology mission, road map and objectives of CESMII. He will spearhead development of technologies spanning advanced sensors, controls, platforms, data analytics, modeling for manufacturing, and smart manufacturing standards and protocols. He will oversee the development and application of the nation’s first open, collaborative Smart Manufacturing technology platform for industrial applications. In addition, he will provide guidance on the institute’s technical program content for training and workforce development.

Prior to joining CESMII, Haresh was Director of Digital Manufacturing & Automation Technologies at Arconic/Alcoa. Haresh was responsible for developing the strategy for Smart Manufacturing and deploying solutions that drove productivity across the company’s discrete and hybrid operations. His expertise in modeling, simulation, advanced sensing, automation, analytics and visualization were key to developing the technical strategy, architecture and approach. Haresh has a successful history of projects developing model-based process control and simulation systems for several unit operations at Arconic/Alcoa.

In addition, Haresh has been involved with the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) for over 8 years and recently held the position of Vice Chairman of SMLC.

Haresh holds a Ph.D. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, Illinois and a B.E. Mechanical Engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, India.