Robert F. Brands
Robert F. Brands is President and Founder of Brands & Company, LLC. and www.innovationcoach.com . Brands recently authored “"Robert's Rules of Innovation ®” with Martin Kleinman; The imperatives to Create & Sustain “NEW” in Business, published by Wiley Publishing. Brands’ hands-on experience in bringing innovation to market spans decades, and includes the creation and improvement of product development processes and company culture. He has delivered on his pledge to bring “at least one new product per year to market”. Most recently Brands served as President for the Americas of the Lindal Group, innovator and leader in aerosol valves. Before he was Managing Director of the Personal Care Division of Rexam Plastics representing about $1B in sales, with 25 sites worldwide. Under Brands’ stewardship he delivered consistent double-digit profitable growth. Brands grew up in The Netherland and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from HTS Eindhoven, before immigrating to the U.S.