Vice President, Research and Engineering
Jay Londhe is vice president, research and engineering, for LIXIL Americas. He oversees the advanced concepts, new product development, and program management functions of all American Standard and DXV brand products globally, setting the vision and strategy for his teams to follow.
Prior to joining LIXIL, Londhe served as vice president, operations and sourcing, for Newell Brands, where he was responsible for their tools business with manufacturing facilities located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. He initially began at Newell Rubbermaid as director, global sourcing, establishing strategy and supply chain solutions for their baby and parenting products division.
Earlier in his career Londhe assumed roles of increasing responsibility at General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems, a high-tech company providing solutions for the automotive and transportation sectors. Londhe worked in various engineering, management, and supply chain roles there, including being responsible for the start-up manufacturing and serving as country lead in India. He culminated his tenure there as director, global sourcing, with international material purchase responsibility valued at $400 million annually.
Londhe holds an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Mangalore University, India.