President of PROLIM Corp. in Farmington Hills. PROLIM is an IT, product-lifecycle management, and engineering solutions and services consulting firm. Patil's expertise in product-lifecycle management allows him to advise Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, aerospace, and technology industries and has given him significant experience in mergers and acquisitions. With three-year business revenue growth of more than 1,300 percent, PROLIM placed No. 278 on the 2012 Inc.
500 list. Under Patil's leadership, PROLIM recently acquired Able Design Engineering Services (P) Ltd. of India and announced a strategic partnership with Germany-based CAD 'N ORG Engineering and Consulting GmbH to expand its global expertise. The firm works closely with Oakland University and universities in India to teach product-lifecycle management technology and provide hands-on opportunities.A certified member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, PROLIM also belongs to Automation Alley and the Detroit Regional Chamber. Previously, Patil held positions at Siemens, EDS, and served as a scientist in India's Ministry of Defense. Patil is a director of PLM World, Siemens worldwide user group, and a member of the Project Management Institute. He also served as president of the spiritual nonprofit Veerahaiva Samaja of North America's Detroit chapter and currently is on the national organization's board. Patil received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Mysore and his master's in engineering from PSG College of Technology, both in India. He also received his MBA from the University of Michigan.