______________________________________________ Robin Karol, Ph.D., NPDP Executive Guide at Innovation Guides Former CEO/Executive Director of PDMA and Director of Innovation Processes at DuPont North Wilmington, Delaware ______________________________________________
Dr. Robin A. Karol is the former CEO/Executive Director of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) and former Director of Innovation Processes at DuPont and Manager of DuPont Consulting Solutions, an internal business consulting group.
Robin is a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) with PDMA, and was appointed its first CEO in 2005. During her tenure as CEO, PDMA grew from a 10% non U.S. membership base to almost 50% and increased its membership by 50%.
At DuPont, Robin led the New Offering Development Process which installed a newly revised Innovation process for growth and held a number of positions, including Research Supervisor of the Virology Research Group, System Team Leaders in Clinical Diagnostics, and Quality Manager of R & D for the IMED (Imaging Medical). Robin has consulted with non-Dupont clients, including Colgate-Palmolive, TetraPak, and Mitsubishi Chemical, and brings a wealth of academic and industrial experience to clients.
Robin is currently an adjunct full professor at the University of Delaware Lerner School of Business Administration, where she teaches courses on the Management of Creativity and Innovation. She is also an adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, where she teaches New Product and Service Development. Prior to teaching at the University of Delaware and Stevens Institute of Technology, Robin was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from SUNY Buffalo and did a Post-Doctoral fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has written New Product Development for Dummies (Wiley, 2007) and a number of innovation-related publications in Research Technology Management and Current Issues in Technology Management. __________________________________________________________________________________________
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