Doug is an inventor, author and entrepreneur. He’s a chemical engineer by education who rose to the rank of Master Marketing Inventor at Procter & Gamble – inventing and shipping a record nine innovations in 12 months.
He’s been named one of America’s top innovation experts by: A&E Top 10, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, DATELINE NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine and the CBC.
In 1986 he founded what is now known as the Eureka! Ranch. The Ranch is a team of inventors, educators and software designers who enable the Innovation Engineering movement.
The mission of Doug and the Eureka! Ranch team is to change the world through systems that enable innovation by everyone, everywhere, every day resulting in increased speed to market (up to 6x) and decreased risk (up to 10X success).
Innovation Engineering is a new field of academic study and leadership science focused on System Driven Innovation. It applies Dr. Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge, made famous in manufacturing during the 1980’s to strategy, innovation and how we work together in today’s fast paced, digital marketplace. It’s taught as an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate on college campuses and through Innovation Engineering Black Belt executive programs for business leaders.
Doug is the best selling author of six books. He has starred in two network television series and a national radio program. Doug authored and performed a one man play, North Pole Tenderfoot on his adventure recreating Admiral Peary’s last dash to the North Pole. For his pioneering work in System Driven Innovation he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Maine and a Doctor of Laws from the University of Prince Edward Island.
Doug is a citizen of Canada and the USA. He is married to his high school sweetheart and they have 3 children. They divide their time between Cincinnati Ohio, USA and Springbrook Prince Edward Island, Canada. He is passionate about sailing, cooking pizza, bagpipes and cross country skiing.