Ramesh Manickam an alumnus of IIT Delhi with specialization in Industrial Design is the founder and CEO of Centroid Design, providing services in new product design and development. He was also instrumental in starting the Design studio at Royal Enfield and designing the Legendary Thunderbird Motorcycle.
He started Centroid in 2005, with a passion to do good design and vision to make a mark in the Design field creating an Indian Identity in Product Design. With over 18 years of experience in designing over 300 products ranging from Tractors to pens in the automotive, heavy and light engineering, consumer durables, electronics and FMCG segments is now concentrating his activities on public spaces and universal design.
Ramesh was the National finalist and represented India in the International Young Design Entrepreneur of the year 2006 in London, award conducted by British Council to nurture design entrepreneurship.
The product Halo Life Cell, a mobile security device designed at Centroid won the Communication product of the year at IFSEC Security Industry Awards 2008, that took place in Birmingham,UK.
Ramesh is a TED fellow and was part of the TED India event held at Mysore in 2009. He is an avid speaker on design, innovation and entrepreneurship. A visiting faculty at MIDAS – Architecture College in Marg Swarnaboomi.