Angela Chakravarti-Shah Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Phone: 936-827-8861
  • Cell: 936-827-8861
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing

Specialty Focus: Manufacturing, Quality, Automotive, Root Cause Analysis, Design, Sub-Supplier Quality, Toyota Production System (TPS), Processes, Welding, Casting, Forging, Plastics, Stamping, Automotive, Engineered Products, Warranty, CE Mark, ISO 9001

Education: BASc Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Years in Practice: 20

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1

Additional Information

-20 years of leadership experience in Quality for various manufacturing industries: (stamping, welding, automotive assembly and parts, plastics/molding, castings/forgings, paint, and valves/pressure vessels) -Over 12 years of automotive experience in Quality/Design/ Manufacturing at Toyota utilizing Lean Manufacturing/TPS. Co-Lead the launch of the Lexus RX 350 (the first Lexus made outside of Japan) from design concept to mass production. Final approval for all supplier manufactured products, in-house manufacturing quality development, and completed vehicle quality requirements. Root cause analysis for all supplier, in-house manufacturing, and completed vehicle/customer quality issues. The vehicle won JD Power Platinum award for quality within a year of mass production. -Extensive knowledge in Quality (Final Product and Sub-Suppliers), Design, Supply Chain, Operations, New Product and Process Development, Safety/Ergonomics, and Process Engineering. -Proven track record in accurate root cause analysis (design vs manufacturing quality) of any manufactured product for potential product liability cases. -Successfully completed discovery work for potential cases, and Expert Witness Reports for Federal Cases related to Product Liability. Cases have included single manufacturers, Automotive Service, and sub-supplier manufacturers.