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Product Manager, Curtain Wall, Sun Control and BIPV
Jot Chahal currently serves as Product Manager, Curtain Wall, Sun Control and BIPV for Kawneer North America and is responsible for developing the overall product strategy and roadmap related to these product lines. He also leads all related new product development projects - from concept to launch.
Jot began his career at Kawneer working as a Project Manager in Product Development out of the Norcross, Georgia headquarters. Most recently, Jot served as Demand Manager for Kawneer and carried out an enterprise wide Demand Management Tool, which analyzes market demand to feed into the Sales and Operations Planning process. Prior to joining Kawneer, Jot worked with Punjab Tractors Limited (now Mahindra Tractors) in India as a Graduate Engineer in a two-year rotational program with supervisory responsibilities and then as a Business Systems Analyst for The Boeing Company in Seattle. After this, Jot worked with Alcoa in Reno, Nevada as a Commercial Growth Manager where he served as the commercial arm of a small rolling mill and doubled sales within one year by expanding the customer base and value based pricing. He later moved to Alcoa in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and worked as a Project Leader managing new product development and technology development projects for a wide variety of markets including consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation and defense.
Jot holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Operations Management from Thapar University in Patiala, India as well as a Masters Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Jot is a Fellow of the Tauber Institute of Global Operations and Program in Manufacturing.
Currently residing in Georgia, Jot is a member of the Project Management Institute: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the Institute of Business Forecasting: Certified Professional Forecaster (CPF®). He enjoys reading, traveling and watching movies.
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