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Expert in Innovation Management, Strategy Development, Front End of Innovation Process & Stage Gate Training

Expert ID: 728653 Germany

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A leading thinker and voice in innovation practices, Expert has led many successful global, innovative new business development initiatives for a world Class chemical company– particularly in the field of plastics, foams and composites and for markets as diverse as transportation, building and construction, appliances, temperature controlled environments and specialty packaging.

These projects and initiatives have created more than USD 100 MM of new business and technology. In addition to business management, Expert has had roles in innovation best practices development and Stage Gate processes, project management, product development and in R&D. Expert is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

More recently, Expert has supported a number of start-up companies including a Vice Presidents role at an innovative, low cost, modular buildings provider in Istanbul, and as interim Strategy Advisor for an advanced membrane water recycling technology in Vienna.

Expert’s role is discovering untapped needs and using the “Outcome-Driven”, Front End of Innovation processes to create novel, sustainable, value-creating products and services, aligned with the organizations strategy. Expert is a strong proponent of Open Innovation and a member of the 5 major “Open Innovation” Communities, where he participates as an active Solution Provider.

Starting at the Front End of Innovation, Expert helps organizations discover the most valuable, strategic opportunities and then joins the team to develop the road map and ensure a Gate-based and robust implementation. To support the process, Expert has designed a novel Innovation program “Rapid Innovation” which offers organizations, best-in-class Front End of Innovation management frameworks and training solutions, supported through advanced information technology.






Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: MBA Subject: Marketing Management Institution: City University, Frankfurt, Germany
Year: 1988 Degree: Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry (GRSC) Subject: Chemistry Institution: Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, UK.
Year: 2004 Degree: Six Sigma Black Belt Subject: Six Sigma Institution: Corporate Training

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Innovation Responsibilities: Direct all activities of the company toward the fortune 500 companies
Years: 1985 to 2007 Employer: The Dow Chemical Company Title: New Business Development Department: Building and Construction Responsibilities: Successful international management career in innovation management, new business development, marketing, research and development and technical support.
Responsible for ideation, development and launch of innovative new products across the globe.

Years: 1979 to 1985 Employer: Shell Chemical UK Title: Technician Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: Chemicals Analyst and Technologist for manufactured industrial chemicals.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PDMA
Licenses / Certifications
MBA;
GRSC

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert's company has developed "Rapid Innovation" - a novel process and framework that delivers hands-on project expertise, innovation management tools and team training, directed to large and mid-size organizations. The Framework integrates all the elements of current innovation best practices from the Front End of Innovation, through Stage Gate development until product/service launch. Some elements of the framework include Strategy development, Discovery, Ideation, market and technology scouting, Outcome-Driven Voice of Customer, innovation readiness assessment, portfolio management and Stage Gate project development - all supported through a best-in-class innovation management I.T. system.
Vendor Selection
Dow Corning Corp, Owens Corning Corp, Milliken and Company, Dow Chemical Company.
Marketing Experience
Expert's company leverages best in class methodology to research and develop innovative products and services. They have improved classic tools to create new software, such as NewProductBlueprinting which helps clients develop a culture for creating novel insights on customers and markets. They use best practices as defined by PDMA to support their methodologies
Other Relevant Experience
Tactical Innovation. Through hands-on support, expert's company gives teams the knowledge and tools to discover and define innovation opportunities. Together, they then implement it with the business teams. Underscoring this approach is the Rapid Innovation training program, which is designed specifically to meet the organizations needs.

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