I am an avid boater for life. I have owned and/or operated and been on virtually all boat types. Excited to learn more and sell RVs.
Guiding, managing, leading and inspiring organizations, to accomplish extreme, profitable, growth, is my joy. Focusing Ideas, from the members of the team, to be what the valued customer will be excited to buy, while optimizing opportunity cost, is my expertise.
I have led change through the Idea Sheet Process, 80/20, Product Line Simplification, In lining, Outsourcing, SPC, Set-up and Automation. Success, as an advisor with both manufacturing and service companies, has confirmed that the Idea Sheet Process, is widely applicable, and valuable.
Knowledgeable across a broad range of manufacturing processes, materials and across a wide variety of products and markets.
I Hold over 70 US Patents in my name thanks to the innovative climate of my companies and my enjoyment of new to the world.
An Illinois Tool Works Vice President for over 20 years, my responsibilities included Divisional then Group Level P&L for many ITW Divisions.
Formed and led Global Product Development, at ITW (15 yrs.) and, later at the Marmon Group (5 yrs.) supporting Divisions internationally.
"Innovation", led me to formulate the Idea Sheet Process, for growth from within organizations. "Focus for the Fuzzy Front End of Product Development", is my book, detailing the Idea Sheet Process (Amazon). Xtreme Growth Partners advisory, including the Idea Sheet Process, is detailed at xgrowthp.com.
Served for 20 Years on the McCormick Dean's Advisory Board and the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board at Northwestern University.
Upon leaving ITW, I contributed to the Marmon Group (now Berkshire Hathaway), again with the Vice President title.
Currently a Third Party Provider with Florida Makes
Over Seventy US Patents Awarded, Various Products,
Distinguished Corporate Inventor, American Society of Patent Holders
Idea Sheet Process, Book: Focus for the Fuzzy Front End of Product Development"
Happy Shopper Personal Cart, (3) US Patents, EU, China https://happyshoppercart.com/
Group VP, ITW Global Product Development at ITW and Marmon
Board Member: United Way, Churches, Bears Paw Villas
Advisor to Fortune 100 companies, Company Acquisition Due Diligence, Integration,
Change and Improvement ISO and QS, 80/20, Idea Sheet Process
Board Member, Advisor McCormick Engineering Northwestern University