With an academic background in engineering, Bob has 34 years experience developing products and commercializing technologies in a dozen different industries. He is the voice of “can do” optimism in ideation efforts. In the mid 1980s, he participated in a widespread change of outlook around product development, focusing upstream on discovering unmet consumer needs and leveraging them to design meaningful products and services. A co-founder of Point Forward, Robert is an engaging speaker on topics ranging from product development processes to specific innovation case studies. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University.