Brian continued to advise Gerhard Pawelka, CEO of Cooper Perkins, on a regular basis about operations and client relations.
August – Brian concluded some follow-up work with MKS regarding their operations in Sweden.
Sept – Brian concluded his long term consulting/coaching project with the On-Line division of MKS. He also attended the IDSA national conference in New Orleans where he was chair of the 2011 personal recognition and fellow awards committee.
Sept – Brian began discussions with Jordan Nollman of Sprout about some consulting work and agreed to become the senior advisor to the 2012 IDSA national conference committee of which Jordan is a key leader. This conference is scheduled to be held in Boston from August 15 – 18, 2012. In addition to his senior advisor role, Brian also accepted the leadership responsibility for the business track at the conference (one of five tracks). In that capacity, Brian has since established a strong committee of top business people from the design industry to plan and execute this track.
Oct – Brian met with Eric Anderson in Pittsburgh. Eric is the past president of IDSA and is a professor at Carnegie Mellon. Brian also began a consulting relationship with Brian Heidsiek of Sandbox Innovation Studio in Seattle Washington.
Nov – Brian conducted another project for Mike Maczuzak of Smartshape in Cleveland, started a consulting engagement with Jim Bleck of Bleck Design Group, began a discussion about collaborating with Tom Lockwood of Lockwood Resource, and was asked to recommend some organizational and leadership changes for the MKS operation in Sweden.
Dec – Brian completed another project for AOA/Northrop Grumman and conducted another short project for Sandbox Innovation Studio.