Vice President, Innovation Practice
George has driven lean transformations for R&D and Product Marketing with real results at Danaher Corporation for decades, culminating his career there as a Global Vice President of R&D for X-Rite, and then as Vice President of Innovation in the Danaher Business System Office for the Dental Group, as it spun off to become Envista Corporation. Also a published author, George wrote “Improve: The Next Generation of Continuous Improvement for Knowledge Work” (2020) and “Project Management in Product Development” (2016).
George combines deep respect for technical expertise, drive for commercial success, and an unending mission to cut waste.
DENTAL & MEDICAL DEVICES
Four Bad Reasons to Avoid Gemba
Seven-Tools Series: Visual Project Management and Lean Phase-Gate
Back to Basics: Seven Innovation Tools that Deliver
Deploy Kaizen Solutions in 3 Steps
Too many projects? Too much waste!
Problem Solving: Think Before Automating
Change is Hard Work
The Waste of Information Friction
Untested Assumptions? Waste Will Follow!
Phase-Gate Systems Need Kaizen Care
More Than You Think! The Real Cost of Project Delay.
Does Lean Thinking Work Innovation?
Oversubscription Hides Waste
New Products: Launch for Success
Bring Projects in On Time with the Fever Chart
The Innovation Journey Newsletter
The Eight Wastes of Knowledge Work
A Structured Approach to Lean Knowledge Work
SOLVING CUSTOMER PAIN POINTS WITH DESIGN THINKING
ENSURING COMMERCIAL SUCCESS WITH PRODUCT LAUNCH READINESS
ACCELERATING THE PACE OF NEW PRODUCT INTRODUCTION WITH A LEAN PHASE GATE SYSTEM
CHARTING THE COURSE FOR FUTURE GROWTH WITH PRODUCT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
VISUAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR REMOTE AND ONSITE DEVELOPMENT TEAMS
UNCOVERING UNMET CUSTOMER NEEDS WITH USER WORKFLOW DISCOVERY
ACCELERATING ORGANIC GROWTH WITH LEAN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT