Industrial Design director
Jul 2011 - Present (9 years 10 months)
I had the responsibility to attract nurture and retain talent, set goals, guide and motivate a team of industrial designers, 3D modelers, graphic designers, and branding specialists.
Our team is part of a larger team in the research, development and engineering center of the world largest packaging company.
Our goal was to continually be one of the top packaging design teams that sets new benchmark in the CPG space.
Responsibilities I was given the responsibility to establish equip and recruit talent for all the industrial design studios at Lear Corporation. After establishing the studios my responsibilities were to oversee the design teams for Lear Corporation encompassing product designers, CAD engineers, color and material specialist, and graphic designers in 7 US studios. At a later stage I had the responsibility for all of Lear's global design including England, Italy, and India. Responsibilities included production projects, motor sports, graphic design, CAD, and advanced innovations and development. Accomplishments We started at Lear with 3 designers sitting in one 12'x12' room. By the time I left my position we had 7 global design studios with a team of 80 designers and support function, in world class facilities. Skills Used I have used my skills to assess, recruit and nurture talent, manage multiple studios, and help to promote a positive environment of creativity and productivity that was the benchmark of the industry.