Kumar A. Chheda
Vice President - Transformation
Kumar A. Chheda was named vice president of Transformation in September 2018. He leads the Company’s Transformation efforts driving operational excellence in manufacturing, commercial, supply chain and back-office operations.
Kumar joined Worthington in 2015 as director of Corporate Transformation where he was responsible for developing transformation strategy and applying Lean tools and techniques. In 2016, Kumar became director of Cylinders Transformation, where he led the Transformation rollout to Worthington’s Pressure Cylinders business, spanning facilities across North American and Europe.
Prior to Worthington, Kumar spent four years at consulting firm McKinsey & Company, driving strategy and transformation engagements primarily within industrial companies. Before that, Kumar worked with KPMG LLP’s Advisory practice in Seattle, WA and later in Mumbai, India on international rotation.
Kumar earned his MBA from Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University where he received the Wiedler Scholar and Academic Excellence in Strategy awards. He has a master’s degree in computer science from University of Utah and received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. Chheda currently serves on the board of Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business & Entrepreneurship. He resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Sharvari, and two children.
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2018 fiscal year sales of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant, and industrial gases and for cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 78 facilities in 11 countries.