V. Shanmugasundaram

Principal and Founder

V. Shanmugasundaram (Shan), the founder of LakSaNA LLC Management consultant, has developed his quality management consulting expertise while serving more than 35 years working in Defense Industry. As a Quality Assurance Manager for DRS Universal Power Systems, Shan managed Quality Management Systems, ISO 9001 Certification, Continuous Improvement Programs, and Lean manufacturing projects. He worked for DRS Sustainment system in St. Louis for more than 25 years. During that time, he has worked on projects ranging from Weapon System Development to IR&D, and Bids & Proposal. As a system engineer, he managed the Reliability Growth Program, Safety Assessment programs, Total Owner Ship (TOC) projects, and Risk Management Program. During that time, he served as a member of the Air Force Corrosion Control Advisory Committee, as well as a member of Joint Reliability and Maintainability Evaluation Team for Tunner 60K Loader Program. As Chief Engineer for Pitman, a division of Emerson Electric, he managed research & Development of material handling equipment for the military.

Shan’s formal Educational Qualifications include:

  • MS, Engineering Sciences, Penn State University; PA, USA
  • B.S.E.E., University of Madras, India
  • B.S.M.E. University of Madras, India

His Certification portfolio:

  • PMP Certified
  • Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ Certified)
  • ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Lead Auditor
  • RBAQSA certified Associate Auditor
  • Introduction to CMMI for Development by CMMI Institute


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