Umesh currently serves as the General Manager of Valeron, a global division at ITW. In this role he has P&L responsibility while successfully growing the division by building strong market driven strategy, expanding into emerging markets, developing a high performance team and striving for differentiated innovative growth. Umesh began his ITW career in 2010 in a strategic marketing role with the ITW Innovation Center. He then led an automotive business unit based out of Chicago before taking on his current role. Prior to ITW, Umesh worked in engineering and program management positions serving customers such as Harley Davidson, Ford, Chrysler and Volkswagen. Umesh has a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University, and a MBA in Management Strategy from Kellogg School of Management.