“I deliver solutions that delight customers” ~ Kal Aras
Kal has over 15 years of IT leadership experience with Fortune 50 companies such as Boeing, GE, and Whirlpool with a strong record of success in solutions delivery, software product and program management, creating a customer-focused IT service culture and driving efficiency and expense savings.
Kal lives in Seattle and frequently travels to San Diego and the Bay Area. He provides executive coaching to entrepreneurs and professionals to transform their leadership skills to be effective in life and work. He is also the founder of ‘Global Contribution Initiative’ (GCI) focused on global causes that impacts humanity.
We were honored and privileged to be part of GCI’s “Celebrating Mastery” event in Seattle. GCI is just one more avenue toward our coming to a recognition of our common humanity, that we are all one, mutually inhabiting this fragile ball of magic we call earth.
~ David Albert, Board Chairman, Friendly Water for the World
Kal is another one of the great IS people who work at Petco with whom I was lucky to work along side. Kal quickly and seamlessly integrated himself into an established project team and became a trusted and productive team member. I am always amazed by how patient he is and his ability to explain complex IS issues and processes to everyone from the Distribution Center Manager to the forklift driver on the floor. I confidently recommend Kaushal because of his personality, integrity, and IS abilities and look forward to working with him again in the future.
~ Brad Sampson, Vice President of Distribution at VF Corporation
Kal and I worked together on several key projects at PETCO, where he helped to support Supply Chain and Logistics. The greatest example of his expertise was in our TMS selection and implementation project. His leadership and systemic expertise and ability to cross-functionally work and gain support and buy in were critical to that project being ahead of schedule. This helped us achieve more than our expected financial results in optimization and service improvements. I found Kal to be a professional, informed and very supportive partner in our workings and I would recommend him for any role in any organization
~ Jeff Brady, Director, Transportation & Logistics at Harry & David
Kal is very skilled at identifying process gaps and always has an eye on how each step of a process will impact an entire program. His ability to rapidly adjust to new requirements and his keen attention to detail was invaluable when implementing a 2-bin hardware scanning system at Arnprior Aerospace’s sites in both Canada and Mexico.
~ Andrew Dunbar, Product Manager at Kinaxis
Fun facts you may or may not know about me:
I’ve had a fun and adventurous journey through life, in fact it has been an amazing ride with all it’s ebb and flow.
I’ve trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, traveled to the southernmost tip of the Indian Subcontinent, meditated with monks in the ashrams of Rajasthan and Punjab, lived in San Diego, jumped out of a plane at 14000 feet in Australia, felt the smooth marble of Taj Mahal against my feet, led seminars and workshops on leadership and personal growth, written and published a book, earned a Master’s degree in engineering and business, and worked with some of the best minds in Fortune 100 companies. But the most incredible experience has been the realization that success without contribution is really an unfulfilled life.
I strive for excellence that focuses on inner mastery and outer impact; and to live a life of harmony, creativity and full self-expression.