Dr. Parag Gupta

Principal Engineer - Stryker
Kalamazoo, MI

Parag Gupta received his BS (Honors) in Manufacturing Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1989, MS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada in 1992 and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University (ISU), Ames, Iowa, USA in 1996. He was Fellow of Iowa Center for Emerging Manufacturing Technology at ISU. He has published several papers, technical chapters in books and holds a patent for designing a milling cutter at Kennametal which is still the fastest cutter on the planet. He has also reviewed several papers for SME and ASME transactions.

He worked for Hurco companies where he managed a team to build the first high speed machining Center which was a quantum leap for Hurco. Parag is currently working as a Principal engineer at Stryker, where he has implemented Finite Element Analysis (FEA) across 9 divisions globally and has guided FEA leaders at all divisions in implementing FEA.

Parag is also an entrepreneur. He invented the Q90 board game and is the co-founder of Spark Games LLC which manufactures and sells this board game. He is the founder & President of KhadiUSA.com which sells hand-made soaps.