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

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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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.


building material development


chemical technology innovation




field testing


foam testing




market development


new product development


new product development management






small business


stage gate process


technical skill training


voice of the customer


development process


chemical industry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to








Direct all activities of the company toward the fortune 500 companies

1985 to 2007


The Dow Chemical Company


Building and Construction


New Business Development


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.

1979 to 1985


Shell Chemical UK


Research and Development




Chemicals Analyst and Technologist for manufactured industrial chemicals.

Career Accomplishments:




Consulting Services:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
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

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

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.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Dow Corning Corp, Owens Corning Corp, Milliken and Company, Dow Chemical Company.

Other Skills and Services

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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