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Doug Guenther

Consultant - Developing Technical Products and Go-to-Market Strategies @ Self-employed

Technical Consultant

Wildwood, Missouri, United States

Ranked #151 out of 3,030 for Consultant - Developing Technical Products and Go-to-Market Strategies in Missouri

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Consultant - Developing Technical Products and Go-to-Market Strategies

Rawlings Sporting Goods

Senior Director of Innovation & Product Development

2015 to 2020

Saint Louis, Mo

True Fitness

Director of Product Development

2013 to 2015

Saint Louis, Mo

Doug Guenther's Education

University of Missouri-Rolla

Master of Science (M.S.), Engineering Mechanics

University of Missouri-Rolla

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering

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Consultant - Developing Technical Products and Go-to-Market Strategies @ Self-employed Provide Technical Expertise on New Product Development, Product Implementation and Speed to Market Senior Director of Innovation & Product Development @ Rawlings Sporting Goods Led the research and development strategy and new product innovations with oversight of 30-person R&D staff in St. Louis and Asia; $4M budget and patent strategy.⦁ Rebuilt R&D staff, hiring 8 people (engineers, industrial designers, technicians) and reorganized department, resulting in improved speed to market on breakthrough innovations.⦁ Initiated and implemented a more disciplined and simplified new product development process, including a formal stage and gate process, ensuring products got to market faster.⦁ Led the development of a USA baseball line of youth bats, significantly improving market share.⦁ Implemented rapid prototyping capabilities, resulting in getting ideas from concept to working models more quickly and products to market faster. From 2015 to 2020 (5 years) Saint Louis, MoDirector of Product Development @ True Fitness Led the development of premium fitness equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. Managed budgets and IP portfolio. Started as senior design engineer.⦁ Promoted within first year to Director, Product Development. From 2013 to 2015 (2 years) Saint Louis, MoVice President of R&D and Quality @ Amer Sports Implemented strategies on quality and advanced research synergies for the largest ski company in the world with $450M+ Euro annual sales.⦁ Defined multi-year quality glide path. Reduced cost of quality 35%+ while cutting scrap rate, defect rate and warranty returns.⦁ Integrated R&D synergies between 2 major winter sports equipment brands, Salomon (French) and Atomic (Austrian), creating better production efficiencies and innovation consistencies.⦁ Improved the Active Protection product line by developing an advanced research strategy for the division. From 2011 to 2013 (2 years) Altenmarkt im Pongau, Salzburg, AustriaVice President of Research and Development @ Wilson Sporting Goods Subsidiary of Amer Sports) Accountable for R&D strategy / new product innovations for 3 divisions: Golf, Racquet and Team Sports. Supervised R&D staff in Chicago, Portland, OR, and Asia. Managed budget and patent strategy. Responsible for $750M USD annual sales. Managed product development strategy in Asia.⦁ Drove new product innovations to market quickly by building and managing state-of-the-art innovation center. Improved profit margins on high performance sporting goods equipment.⦁ Implemented state-of-the-art composite manufacturing facility in China, creating superior value on high-performance product.⦁ Drove development of comprehensive manufacturing strategy for Asia. Implemented multiple projects in China, Taiwan and Vietnam, resulting in significant savings.⦁ Directed deployment of a quality management system in all Asian suppliers, including 30 key suppliers over 3-year period. Implemented proactive plan on CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) requirements and European standards for banned substances. From 2005 to 2011 (6 years) Greater Chicago AreaDirector of Research and Development @ Wilson Sporting Goods Directed strategic development for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball and Soccer. Managed R&D strategy, 25 staff members and budget. ⦁ Grew annual sales from $125M to $180M USD with profitability increasing 10-fold through numerous patented innovations, including double-wall bat technology, sweat absorbing basketball, half-and-half bat technology, cool looking one-size-fits all batting helmet, GST leather football and floating cover volleyball.⦁ Managed, developed, staffed and implemented strategies over a five-year period for Composite Prototype shop in USA manufacturing site. Increased business 3-fold and increased profit margins 10+ margin points. From 1998 to 2005 (7 years) Greater Chicago Area

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