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Harry West

Frog, California, USA

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, MIT, guides the strategic direction and global growth of Continuum. Harry West is an experienced innovation practitioner: engaging with clients, understanding global consumers, and designing innovation. He travels and learns constantly to stay connected with real needs in our rapidly changing world. Harry West has worked with a wide variety of brands in a broad range of industries, including American Express, Andersen Windows, AstraZeneca, BBVA, BMW, Fidelity, Master Lock, Procter & Gamble, and Sprint. For P&G he led teams that helped to create Swiffer® and ThermaCare®, and the new design language for Pampers diapers. Under his leadership, his teams have received IDEA, ID and Red Dot awards, and numerous design and utility patents. Harry West is a 16-year veteran of Continuum and was named chief executive officer in 2009. Prior to joining Continuum, Harry was associate professor of mechanical engineering at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he taught design and control.

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