IDSA Central District Vice President: 2013–2016
IDSA Central District Vice President: 2011–2012
Jeevak is the Vice President - Strategic Growth at Sundberg+Ferar : Product Innovation Studio: a full service Industrial Design Studio supporting the Product and Vehicle design industries from its metro Detroit location, since 1934.
He combines a unique blend of creative design + engineering + business talent to leverage product design’s integration in the clients company’s strategic business plan for a sustainable growth. He innately understands the core creative design & product development process as well as prevailing market dynamics and the strategic placement of the design function in that framework.
Jeevak has more than 17 years of professional Industrial design experience. He started his career with Tata Motors and then on to Tata-Johnson Controls, Remote3D, Tata Elxsi, GM Warren Design center, ASC and now at Sundberg-Ferar Innovation studio. His end clients include GM Design, VW, Navistar, IC Bus, Hyundai, Saleen, Monaco, Tata, Coda, IC Bus, Fiat and many more…
He is often invited to speak on the intersection of innovation and business, including speaking engagements at IDSA international conference, Wards Auto interiors conf, Business Innovation conf, TIE conf, Ross School of Business, CCS, etc and at numerous schools and events in India.
He completed his Executive MBA studies from Michigan State University, Eli Broad Business School, his Master’s in Industrial Design from IIT-Powaii and his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University.
He lives in Rochester Hills, a northern suburb of Metro Detroit, with his wife and two notoriously curious kids. He loves archery, chess, kayaking and taking long walks in the wilderness.