Stanadyne Hires Rajat Dhara as Global Chief Engineer, Supporting Continued Focus on Worldwide Product Expansion
Dhara, with more than two decades of fuel systems experience, to lead Stanadyne’s global engineering and New Business Technical Solutions Group
Stanadyne, a global fuel injection systems developer based in Windsor, Connecticut, has hired Rajat Dhara as Global Chief Engineer of Diesel and Gasoline Systems. Dhara, with 23 years of experience designing and creating commercial and automotive engine technologies for multiple large multinational companies, is part of recent strategic hires of industry engineering executives by Stanadyne, including new VP of Global Engineering, Titus Iwaszkiewicz.
“Top engineering talent has always been at the core of Stanadyne, challenging the conventional wisdom in fuel injection system design,” says Iwaszkiewicz. “We strongly believe in investing in engineering capabilities as well as our people, making Rajat an important asset for creating leading-edge fuel system products.”
Dhara’s Career Highlights:
- Led commercial powertrain development for Mahindra & Mahindra.
- Managed program management and product development for Mahindra Navistar Engines Pvt. Ltd.
- Managed engineering development of EPA and Euro emissions compliant engines for Navistar’s portfolio of 3.0L to 15L diesel engines.
- Managed and developed the full line of Cummins C-series Tier-2 off-highway products.
Rajat will lead New Business Technology Solutions, a cross-functional team of the company’s global engineering, manufacturing and commercial groups that focuses on bringing new technology to market. “NBTS is a vital part of our product development cycle, connecting the technical and commercial sides of the business and driving activities to meet future customer expectations,” says Iwaszkiewicz.
Dhara will be based at Stanadyne’s world headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut. As part of his leadership role, Dhara will focus on the development and execution of the company’s gasoline and diesel technology roadmaps as well as the delivery of customized solutions to customers and the industry.
“Stanadyne’s customer-centric approach to product development is refreshing”, says Dhara. “We’re in an industry that is rapidly changing. Stanadyne is meeting the needs of its customers with ingenious new technology and by bringing products to market quickly. I look forward to being a part of their future and furthering the efforts to develop leading-edge, high-performance and low-emission products.”