FELLOWS

Fellows are professors and industry executives, both employed and retired, whose contributions to the field of innovation management are without peer. These distinguished leaders participate in sponsored research and generously share their insight and expertise with others in the CIMS network, including corporate sponsors, researchers, and CIMS faculty.

Angus Kingon

Brown University Professor of Engineering Barrett Hazeltine University Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Studies Director, Program in Commerce, Organization and Entrepreneurship

He holds concurrent professorial appointments in both materials science and business management, and his professional writings--290 refereed papers, seven books and six book chapters--cover both technology and management.

He is a graduate of the University of the Witwaterstrand (B.Sc., 1974; B.Sc. with honors in chemistry, 1975) and did his graduate work at the University of South Africa (M.Sc., cum laude, in physical chemistry, 1977; Ph.D., in physical chemistry, 1981). He served as senior chief scientist at the National Physical Research Laboratory in South Africa from 1977 to 1983 and was a founding member of South Africa's National Institute for Materials Research from 1983 to 1987.

After postdoctoral research at Penn State and North Carolina State (1981-82), he joined the North Carolina faculty in 1987.

Carl Sisk

Chief Reservoir Engineer Ingrain

He joined Ingrain in June of 2009 and is heavily involved in the upscaling aspects of digital rock physics as well as being on the management team. He is also engaged in developing innovative solutions using new technology.

Carl Sisk is an expert in numeric simulation of oil and gas reservoirs from the formation to the sales line. He has worked as both a production and reservoir engineer onshore and offshore on projects ranging from exploration discovery wells to CO2 IOR projects on a wide variety of formations. He started in the oil industry with Amoco Production Company in 1978 he retired from BP in April of 2009 after 32 years of combined service with Amoco/BP.

Deb Chatterji

Chief Executive - Technology, BOC (retired) BOC

Dr. Chatterji has over 30 years of experience in managing industrial R&D in a wide variety of technical fields. From 1973 to 1983, he was with General Electric Corporate Research and Development where he progressed through a number of management positions of increasing responsibilities.

Dr. Chatterji has been active in professional and academic communities in the US and in Europe. He has served on the Governing Body of the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (London), the Board of Directors of the Industrial Research Institute (IRI), the BOC Foundation for the Environment, the Editorial Advisory Board of Research Management journal, and the Industrial Advisory Board of NJIT's School of Management. He has also served as the Chair of the Board of Editors of Research/TechnologyManagement journal.

Reach him at 908-879-9803 or chatterji@att.net.

Frederick Renk

Vice President of External Technologies MWV (retired) Former MWV CIMS representative

Dr. Renk designed and implemented a standardized innovation process for use within R&D and across all business units. He also led the integration team for R&D following the merger between Mead and Westvaco. Dr. Renk holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Dr. Renk has extensive industrial experience in the paper (Champion International) and packaging industries (MeadWestvaco) with senior responsibility for management of R&D and technology, as well as significant business assignments in manufacturing, marketing, quality management, customer service, and supply chain management. Most recently, he focused on identifying emerging technology to enable new packaging solutions and implementing best practices in the management of innovation, including the use of open innovation methods.

Gabriel Cipau

President, Key Healthcare President and CEO, Wellcome Japan (retired)

Dr. Cipau spent 35 years in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. He joined Burroughs Wellcome Co. as a research scientist in 1970 and held positions of increasing responsibility in R&D and manufacturing including Director of Technical R&D and Senior Vice President of Operations. In these capacities Dr.Cipau was involved in the development and production of 23 new cardiovascular, antibacterial and antiviral pharmaceutical products.

Following his retirement Dr, Cipau established Key Heathcare Inc. a consulting company providing services for investors and companies involved in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several companies operating in this field and a visiting professor at the University of Timisoara Romania. Dr. Cipau and his family reside in Raleigh and Key West Florida. He can be reached via email at gcipau@aol.com.

Gene Slowinski

Rutgers University Director of RUTAP Professor, Rutgers Business School

In addition to a Ph.D. in Management, Gene holds an MBA, and a Masters Degree in the sciences.

Dr. Slowinski is active in the technology management community and is a member of the Academy of Management, the Licensing Executives Society, The Conference Board's International Council on the Management of Technology and Innovation, the Industrial Research Institute's Research-on-Research Committee and the Technology Management Research Center at Rutgers University.

George Farris

Rutgers University Professor, Director, Technology Management Research Center Management and Global Business

George F. Farris is Professor of Management and Director of the Technology Management Research Center at Rutgers University. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and former Division Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Previously, Professor Farris was Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Management at Rutgers, Professor of Administrative Studies at York University in Canada, Ford Foundation Professor of Management at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Belgium, and Associate Professor of Organ¬izational Psychology and Management at M. I. T. He has held part-time visiting appointments at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, the National University of Singapore, and he has presented invited lectures at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea. He received his Ph. D. at the University of Michigan and his Bachelor's at Yale University.

Rolf Kleiner

Principal at Renatus Partners SVP, Chief Innovation Officer, Kelly Services (retired)

An Innovation Leader and Champion

Rolf Kleiner served as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) and Senior Vice President at Kelly Services Inc. from January 2012 - December 2014. He also served as Senior Vice President of International and Outsourcing & Consulting Group at Kelly Services Inc. since January 2008. As Kelly's CINO, Rolf engaged Kelly Innovation Champions on idea generation and made them a part of idea vetting, as well as internal and external collaboration which ultimately led to many of Kelly's innovative solutions. Rolf is a firm believer, in the need to create a culture that fosters innovation which goes beyond simply educating employees on why innovation is necessary. While at Kelly, he ensured employees have the opportunity to experience their role firsthand by nurturing an idea through the Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration phases of Kelly's Innovation Process.

CIMS Feature Blog: http://cims.ncsu.edu/exec-employs-innovation-in-staffing-firm-2/

John Bush

Vice President, Gillette (retired) The Gillette Company

Dr. Bush joined the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, N.Y., in 1963, where he held a variety of technical and managerial positions. In his last assignment in General Electric he was responsible for directing about one-third of the technical activity of the R & D Center, including programs in physical, organic, and polymer chemistry, electrochemistry, biochemistry, and metallurgy.
He joined the Gillette Co. in Boston in 1980 as Vice President of Research and Development. There he directed the technical work to create and move into development, inventions on which products with consumer-demonstrable major performance improvements could be based. He retired from Gillette in 1999.

Dr. Bush has served as a director of the Industrial Research Institute, the oldest and largest organization of firms dedicated to advancing the practice of technology management and is a member of the American Chemical Society, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association for the Management of Technology, and the Institute for Business, Technology and Ethics. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the Center for Innovation management Studies and a Visiting Research Fellow of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1962. Today he lives in Laguna Beach, Calif.

John Tao

Dr. Tao holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon. He has presented and published over 80 papers and has 9 patents. Dr. Tao recently stepped down as V.P., Open Innovation for Weyerhaeuser, where he was responsible for Early Business /Venture Development, Licensing (in and out), Technology Partnering, and Intellectual Asset Management.

Before joining Weyerhaeuser, Dr. Tao was the Corporate Director of Technology Partnerships for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 industrial gases and chemicals company. He was responsible for worldwide external technology development, intellectual asset management, government contracting and licensing/technology transfer. His contributions included the venture that commercialized a new family of polymers. He is now a consultant.

Lee Clark-Sellers

Innovation Officer, Plygem

Prior to her current position, she spent over 20 years with Nortel Networks, involved in all aspects of research and development.

Ms. Clark-Sellers is founder and chair of “Innovation in RTP,” a lecture series designed to bring awareness to emerging technologies and companies, leading to innovative business opportunities. She is also on the Industrial Board of Directors at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering as well as a Coach for EntreDot, a non-profit organization designed to increase economic development in rural North Carolina. Ms. Sellers holds a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Master’s degree in the management of technology, both from NC State.

Marc Meyer

Northeastern University Matthews Distinguished University Professor & Coordinator Professor in Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Dr. Meyer has received a number of research grants from the Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS), funded by the National Science Foundation. He has recently completed a CIMS project titled Process Platform Renewal. He has been a visiting professor at MIT and has received research awards from MIT's International Center for Research on the Management of Technology (ICRMOT) for his work on next generation systems development.

He has applied his ideas extensively in within industry. Over the past decade, he has consulted to major corporations, helping them to design and organize development for their next generation product lines. These corporations have included Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems in "high tech" Pioneer Hybrid in agricultural biotech, and Masterfoods and P&G in consumer products. All have been active purchasers of his book, the Power of Product Platforms.
Dr. Meyer did his undergraduate work at Harvard, and received both his Master’s and Ph.D.degrees from MIT. While a graduate student MIT, he was part of the startup team of VenturCom, a leader in real-time embedded operating systems, and was director of new product development of that company for a number of years before returning to complete his doctoral degree. He has since served as an advisor and board member to a number of other technology ventures.

Santokh Badesha, PhD

Fellow and Manager of Open Innovation, Xerox Corporation

Dr. Badesha is responsible for leading inter-organization efforts with value chain partners, building academic and industrial partnerships, and providing critical technical support for product programs.

He also works as a technical liaison for talent development, acquisition and collaborative research to a number of academic institutions including NC State. Dr. Badesha earned a PhD in chemistry from University of East Anglia, UK in 1976, an Honorary Doctorate of Science (DSc) from Clarkson University in 2007, and holding 184 U.S. patents, also filled in multiple foreign countries, Badesha is the most prolific inventor in the history of Xerox. In addition, he has over 55 peer reviewed key scientific publications and presentations in international scientific journals. Badesha is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Imaging Science & Technology, by the Science Council of U.K.. He received a National Medal of Honor in Science and Technology on behalf of Xerox Corporation from the President of the United States.

Mariann Jelinek

College of William and Mary Richard C. Kraemer Professor Mason School of Business

Dr. Mariann Jelinek is Richard C. Kraemer Chair of Business at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

From June 1999 until August of 2001, she served as Director, Innovation and Organizational Change Program at the National Science Foundation, where she directed solicitation, assessment and awards for research projects on organizational topics.

Her own research interests have centered on innovation, technology and organizations, in high technology firms and mature industries. She has published 5 books and more than 40 papers. She has taught strategy at undergraduate, MBA, executive and doctoral levels, including video and distance presentations.

She retains an active interest in organizational configurations to exploit new technical capabilities, while mitigating their shortcomings. Her current research includes an NSFsponsored study of intellectual property as a flashpoint in industry-university relationships, and work on the electric energy industry.

Michael Kowolenko

Sr. VP, Wyeth Biotech Technical Operations and Product Supply CIMS Program Director, Business Intelligence Sponsor Research Engagements

Mike Kowolenko’s research is focused on the interface of technology and business decision making. Prior to joining CIMS, he was Senior Vice President of Wyeth Biotech Technical Operations and Product Supply (TO&PS), providing strategic and operations leadership perspective to ongoing integrated and cross-functional global business decisions.

This included the development, implementation and maintenance of a global capacity and site network strategy for all biopharma and vaccine products and franchises, a $7 billion a year business, at seven global sites. Before joining Wyeth, he was Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology at Biogen Idec. Dr. Kowolenko received his Ph.D. in medical laboratory sciences, immunology, from Northeastern University.

Peter D. Carragher

Senior Associate, Partner Rose & Associates

Pete Carragher is an expert in geology and has worked intensively with companies in the field of geological exploration when dealing with oil research. He held many titles throughout the 80's and 90's while working for both Amoco and BP. In mid 2010, he became BP's Chief Scientist for the Deep Water Horizon response team and led the investigation and cleanup effort associated with that incident. While working in Louisiana he implemented many technologies that have made a great impact on the revitalization of the region.

During that time he also joined the advising group of Rose & Associates, as a Senior Associate, Partner, where today he continues to consult with oil companies and advise them on their exploration needs.

Dr. Ricardo Pietrobon, MD, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Pietrobon's research focuses on Big Clinical Data, combining statistical and data mining methods with a host of applied technologies to manage large patient datasets, including semantic Web technology, data storage, parallel processing, and natural language processing.

He currently directs the Research and Innovation Coaching Program at Duke University, aimed at coaching junior faculty members in the departments of Surgery and Anesthesia. Having published over 250 scientific articles either analyzing Big Clinical Data or working to develop technologies, Dr. Pietrobon is also the Chief Academic Officer a PreciseSkills, a company focused on the use of large, global datasets to identify and address skill gaps.

Notable Publications:
"Room F, 10/16/2000 2: 00 PM-4: 00 PM (PS) Continuous Interscalene Brachial Plexus Block at Home after Major Shoulder Surgery: A-15." Anesthesiology, Vol. 93, No. 3A, 2000, pp. A
"Adjuvant chemotherapy for osteosarcoma may not increase survival after neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgical resection." Journal of surgical oncology, Vol. 78 No. 3, 2001, pp. 162-170
"Ambulatory Discharge Following Long Acting Nerve Blockade: 2,382 Blocks with Ropivacaine." Anesthesiology, Vol. 95, 2001, pp. A969
"Ambulatory Spinal Anesthesia for Anorectal Surgery: Low Dose Lidocaine Versus Low Dose Ropivacaine." Anesthesiology, Vol. 95, 2001, pp. A17
"Development of a Perioperative Ambulatory Anesthesia Database: Results of the First 2.5 Years of Experience." REGIONAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN MEDICINE, Vol. 26 No. 2, June 2001, pp. 6
"Standard scales for measurement of functional outcome for cervical pain or dysfunction: a systematic review." Spine, Vol. 27 No. 5, 2002, pp. 515
"Small-dose intrathecal lidocaine versus ropivacaine for anorectal surgery in an ambulatory setting." Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 95 No. 5, 2002, pp. 1253-1257
"Peripheral nerve blockade with long-acting local anesthetics: a survey of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia." Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 94 No.1, 2002, pp. 71-76
"Paravertebral somatic nerve block compared with peripheral nerve blocks for outpatient inguinal herniorrhaphy." Regional anesthesia and pain medicine, Vol 27 No. 5, 2002, pp. 476-480
"The difficulties of ambulatory interscalene and intra-articular infusions for rotator cuff surgery: a preliminary report." Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, Vol 50 No. 3, 2003, pp. 265-269
"Sources of variation in readmission rates, length of stay, and operative time associated with rotator cuff surgery." The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Vol. 85 No. 9, 2003, pp. 1784-1789
"Laparoscopic vs open colectomy: outcomes comparison based on large nationwide databases." Archives of Surgery, Vol. 138 No. 11, 2003, pp. 1179
"Does hypervascularity of liver metastases as detected on MRI predict disease progression in breast cancer patients?." American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 182 No. 5, 2004, pp. 1207-1213
"Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: outcomes comparison based on a large administrative database." Annals of surgery, Vol 239, No. 1, 2004, pp. 43
"Estimates and patterns of direct health care expenditures among individuals with back pain in the United States." Spine, Vol. 29 No. 1, 2004, pp. 79-86
"Comorbidities increase complication rates in patients having arthroplasty." Clinical orthopaedics and related research, Vol 435, 2005, pp. 232
"Influence of obesity on surgical regional anesthesia in the ambulatory setting: an analysis of 9,038 blocks." Anesthesiology, Vol. 102, No. 1, 2005, pp. 181-187
"Trends in epidemiology of knee arthroplasty in the United States 1990-2000." Arthritis & Rheumatism, Vol 52 No. 12, 2005, pp. 3928-3933
"National trends in surgical procedures for degenerative cervical spine disease: 1990-2000." Neurosurgery, Vol. 57 No. 4, 2005, pp. 753-758
"Relationship between surgeon caseload and sphincter preservation in patients with rectal cancer." Diseases of the colon & rectum, Vol. 48 No. 2, 2005, pp. 195-204
"Metal-on-metal hip resurfacing compares favorably with THA at 2 years followup." Clinical orthopaedics and related research, Vol. 453, 2006, pp. 123
"Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Neck Disability Index and Neck Pain and Disability Scale." Spine, Vol. 31 No. 14, 2006, pp. 1621-1627
"Comprehensive morphologic evaluation of the hip in patients with symptomatic labral tear." Clinical orthopaedics and related research, Vol. 453, 2006, pp. 277
"Trends in the epidemiology of total shoulder arthroplasty in the United States from 1990-2000." Arthritis Care & Research, Vol. 55, No. 4, 2006, pp. 591-597
"Validation of the NHANES ADL scale in a sample of patients with report of cervical pain: factor analysis, item response theory analysis, and line item validity." Disability & Rehabilitation, Vol. 28, No. 15, 2006, 929-935
"DADOS-Survey: an open-source application for CHERRIES-compliant Web surveys." BMC medical informatics and decision making, Vol. 6 No. 1, 2006, pp. 34
"Impact of surgeon and hospital caseload on the likelihood of performing laparoscopic vs open sigmoid resection for diverticular disease: a study based on 55 949 patients." Archives of Surgery, Vol. 142 No. 3, 2007, pp. 253
"Diabetes and early postoperative outcomes following lumbar fusion." Spine, Vol. 32 No. 20, 2007, pp. 2214-2219
"Reliability and validity of the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective knee form." Joint Bone Spine, Vol. 74 No.6, 2007, pp. 594-599
"Osteoarthritis and the impact on quality of life health indicators." Rheumatology international, Vol. 27 No. 4, 2007, pp. 315-321
"A pragmatic neurological screen for patients with suspected cord compressive myelopathy." Physical Therapy, Vol. 87 No. 9, 2007, 1233-1242
"Factors enhancing career satisfaction among female emergency physicians." Annals of emergency medicine, Vol. 51 No. 6, 2008, pp. 723-728
"The impact of diabetes on perioperative patient outcomes after total hip and total knee arthroplasty in the United States." The Journal of arthroplasty, Vol. 23 No. 6, 2008, pp. 92-98
"Regionalization of hepatic resections is associated with increasing disparities among some patient populations in use of high-volume providers." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Vol. 207 No. 6, 2008, pp. 831-838
"A multifaceted approach to safety: the synergistic detection of adverse drug events in adult inpatients." Journal of Patient Safety, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2008, 184-190
"The cancer translational research informatics platform." BMC medical informatics and decision making, Vol. 8 No. 1, 2008, pp. 60
"Scientific writing of novice researchers: what difficulties and encouragements do they encounter?" Academic Medicine, Vol. 84 No. 4, 2009, pp. 511-516
"Impact of surgical approach on complications and resource utilization of cervical spine fusion: a nationwide." The spine journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2009, pp. 31
"Hip fracture outcomes: does surgeon or hospital volume really matter?" The Journal of trauma, Vol. 66 No. 3, 2009, pp. 809
"Scientific writing: a randomized controlled trial comparing standard and on-line instruction." BMC medical education, Vol. 9 No. 1, 2009, pp. 27
"Impact of body habitus on perioperative morbidity associated with fusion of the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine." Neurosurgery, Vol. 65 No. 3, 2009, pp. 490
"The pattern and technique in the clinical evaluation of the adult hip: the common physical examination tests of hip specialists." Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, Vol. 26 No. 2, 2010, pp. 161-172
"STICH (Surgical Treatment for Ischemic Heart Failure) trial enrollment." Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 56 No. 6, 2010, pp. 490-298
"Comparison of plain radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of bone tunnel widening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Vol. 18 No. 8, 2010, pp. 1059-1064
"Application description and policy model in collaborative environment for sharing of information on epidemiological and clinical research data sets." PloS one, Vol. 5 No.2, 2010, pp. e9314
"Clinical reasoning in the real world is mediated by bounded rationality: implications for diagnostic clinical practice guidelines." PloS one, Vol. 5 No. 4, 2010, e10265
"University-Industry partnerships with a focus on BRIC countries: A systems perspective on the good, the bad and the ugly In." Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, 2010
"The rapid impact on mortality rates of a dedicated care team including trauma and emergency physicians at an academic medical center." The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 40 No. 5, 2011, pp. 586-591
"Clarification letter. Re: Intra-and interobserver reliability of MRI examination of intervertebral disc abnormalities in patients with cervical myelopathy." European journal of radiology, Vol. 77 No. 1, 2011, pp. 189
"Interobserver Reliability among Radiologists and Orthopaedists in Evaluation of Chondral Lesions of the Knee by MRI." Advances in orthopedics, 2011
"Effect of facility on the operative costs of distal radius fractures." The Journal of hand surgery, Vol. 36 No. 7, 2011, pp. 11452-1148
"Do insurance and race represent independent predictors of undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty? A secondary data analysis of 3529 patients." Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Vol. 21 No. 5, 2012, pp. 661-666
"Adjuvant Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Invasive Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas: an Analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Registry." Annals of surgical oncology, January 8, 2012
"Cholecystectomy concomitant with laparoscopic gastric bypass: a trend analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample from 2001 to 2008." Obesity surgery, January 10, 2012
"Turning Text into Research Networks: Information Retrieval and Computational Ontologies in the Creation of Scientific Databases." PloS one, Vol. 7 No. 1, 2012, pp. 27499
"Center of Excellence in Research Reporting in Neurosurgery-Diagnostic Ontology." PloS one, Vol. 7 No. 5, 2012, pp. e36759

Richard Hendricks

Vice President, Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (retired) Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Dick assisted CIMS in looking into the issues facing relationships between University and Industry IP in 2000. Upon retiring from Armstrong, he became a CIMS Industrial Fellow and has been a true asset to the entire organization.

Stephen Green

Purdue University Basil S. Turner Professor of Management Krannert School of Management

Dr. Stephen Green has served as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati (1976-1987) and Purdue University (1987-present). His current research interests are leadership, work and family interfaces, and the management of technological innovation.

Dr. Green has taught organizational behavior, leadership, managing technological innovation, teams, and research methods, receiving teaching awards at both universities. Since joining Purdue University, he has been named to the Teaching Academy and to the Book of Great Teachers. He also has been awarded the Salgo-Noren Outstanding Teacher Award and the R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award.
He is a member of the Academy of Management and the IEEE Engineering Management Society. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review, The Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Journal of Engineering and Technology Management,The Journal of Technology Transfer, and the Purdue University Press. Additionally, Dr. Green served as the Director of the Professional Masters Programs at the Krannert School (1995-1998) and on Purdue University’s Graduate Council. He currently serves as a principal investigator and senior research scientist for Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.

William James

HR Director P&G Worldwide R&D (retired) Procter & Gamble

Bill James spent 37 years with Procter & Gamble in a variety of Research & Development capacities. As a practicing engineering and innovation manager he advanced to head Procter & Gamble’s Food Product Development organization. He then moved into R&D Administration as the HR Director for P&G’s worldwide R&D and, subsequently, as the Executive Assistant to the Company’s Chief Technology Officer.

Mr. James holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. In his engineering career, he was involved in product development and plant support for virtually all of the company’s food and beverage products. Notable accomplishments were the development and national expansion of Pringles potato chips, the conversion of vegetable oil processing from batch to fully continuous chemical operations, and the creation of technology advancements in instant coffee processing. His engineering career included three years of manufacturing experience involved in quality assurance and computer process control.
While HR Director for R&D, Mr. James was involved in the globalization of P&G’s labs in Europe, Latin America and Japan. This major organization development and design effort led to a considerably effective, highly interactive and coordinated system of R&D capability. He was responsible for staff development and training programs for the Organization. Additionally, he led the development of a single-role, dual ladder Technical Career System that was implemented globally. As an active member of the Industrial Research Institute, he was a founder and chaired the Human Resource Directors’ Network. Under his leadership the Committee created a national diversity and dual ladder measurement, initiated a national survey of technician compensation, and conducted research on reward systems and motivation.
As Assistant to the CTO, Mr. James managed a variety of key government interactions with the National Academies, Government University Roundtable, Office of Science and Technology Policy and initiated collaborative projects with federal laboratories. He headed the IRI’s Federal Science and Technology Committee.
Mr. James also developed and implemented portfolio management techniques for P&G’s new brand development program. He produced and directed a series of global satellite broadcasts highlighting the Organization’s worldwide R&D capability and contemporary issues. Today, he leads seminars, workshops, and lectures on innovation management in professional and academic venues.