Brian was introduced to MKS Instruments by Jesse Ambrosina, formerly of Cooper Perkins and now a VP with Foliage . Brian’s role at MKS is to mentor and provide coaching to the project leader and the development team for a new gas monitoring system being developed for the security industry. With Brian’s help and advice, the team successfully shipped two separate orders of systems on time to their lead customer and are well positioned to build this and similar products into a major business. This mentoring role continues with other projects and project leaders.
Bryan Hunter, the Founder and President of Fahrenheit Design (FHT Design), engaged Brian to help him and his team to begin the process of determining their positioning within the design industry and to frame out the steps to “get the word out.” Their goal is to roll out their “articulated” positioning by the end of this year via a newly designed website.
Peter Bressler, the Founder and Chairman of Bressler Group, engaged Brian to help him and the three managing directors work out the remaining details of the management transition that Peter initiated as he throttles back his day-to-day involvement in the business. Brian remains involved as an advisor to both Peter and the management team.
In other news, Brian had the great pleasure of introducing two of his favorite people – Gerhard Pawelka, CEO of Cooper Perkins, one of Brian’s first clients, and Matt Haggerty, founder of Product Genesis and now CEO of ProGen, a management consulting practice specializing in strategic product development. The meeting was held at Cooper Perkins’ new facility in Lexington, MA, and the discussion revealed many things in common between Cooper Perkins now and the many years of successful work at Product Genesis. Brian believes the two leaders will develop a great friendship in the years to come.