Advisory Board

VINCENT SARRECCHIA

VINCENT SARRECCHIA

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N. RAY HEDDING

N. RAY HEDDING

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Vince has over 32 years of Global Japanese Tier 1 automotive and non-automotive experience in the areas of general management, strategic business planning, sales, marketing, finance, accounting, engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain.

He is the former president of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, where he led the teams that grew the OEM business growth from $40 M to $1.4 B. He has extensive experience and expertise working with global automotive OEM's and OEM suppliers and is highly accomplished in the art of cultivating and sustaining long term relationships by uniquely combining solid cross-cultural interpersonal skills with sound business-side customer growth strategies.

He has worked in the consulting arena specializing in strategy formation, new business development, product planning, business planning and unique special projects.

Vince has a proven ability to create innovative growth strategies, resulting in numerous first to market automotive products. He is highly experienced in analyzing and successfully negotiating strategic alliances and is highly accomplished in leading high level cross functional teams.

Vince has work experience in the automotive industry, industrial components and devices industry, consumer electronics industry, parts and service and small package delivery.
Vince holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

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N. Ray Hedding, as a Senior Advisor, supports and guides Kyyba in its strategic software services and client engagement.

Ray has more than 39 years of experience with some of the United States leading automakers in various manufacturing management and executive positions in processing, launching and producing vehicle assembly and automotive related body panels in the areas of production, tools, engineering and manufacturing computer systems.

As a Director – Advance Stamping Manufacturing Engineering (ASME), DaimlerChrysler, Auburn Hills, Michigan, Ray was responsible for all new model stamping manufacturing engineering including:

  • Process, Design and build for dies and stamping assemblies, corporate tool and die construction facility – Mt. Elliott
  • New Technology for Stamping, Stamping planning, new press room equipment and facilities
  • Manufacturing computer Hardware and Software Technology Development for Vehicle Assembly, Power train and Stamping
  • Advance technical training for all manufacturing and new model products

As a General Manager – Manufacturing, Mazda Motor USA Corp., Flat Rock., Michigan, Ray was responsible for all vehicle manufacturing operations including stamping, body, plastics and vehicle assembly along with maintenance and new model preparation. This includes launching a Greenfield "State of the Art" stamping facility.

At General Motors, Pontiac, Michigan, Ray held various positions including die designer, process engineer, production general foreman, Assistant Superintendent – Industrial Engineering, Superintendent – Stamping Manufacturing Engineering and Superintendent – Major panel stamping plant operations.

Ray received BSME from General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan, MBA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and MSIOE from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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SUPANTHA BANERJEE

SUPANTHA BANERJEE

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Supantha has 15+ years of wide ranging IT leadership experience in the retail, financial services and government sectors. His areas of expertise includes advising organizations on outsourcing, establishing outsourcing services for clients, leading global teams delivering cost effective solutions to business problems, driving innovation through business process management, business transformation and operational improvements, developing key accounts and defining/formulating organization growth strategies.

He is highly experienced in leveraging global resources, capabilities, and relationship and leading high level cross functional teams across international boundaries to drive organization improvement initiatives to raise operational standards, reduce cost of operations, cut delivery cycle time, and extend product/service to new industry verticals.

Supantha built a high performance team of 100+ IT professionals providing custom application development, product integration, 24/7 applications and infrastructure support and Quality Assurance Testing services to large retailers in the US with process maturity of SEI CMM level 5.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Durgapur, India and currently enrolled in executive MBA program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

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