Robert F. Brands, President and Founder of Innovation Coach, is a catalyst for creating and improving innovation and product development processes, which he demonstrated during his impressive career. For decades, Robert has consistently delivered on his pledge “to bring at least one new product per year to market” resulting in double digit protable growth and shareholder value.
Most recently, Robert acted as Managing Director of the Personal Care Division of Rexam Plastics, which employs over eleven thousand people at its 25 worldwide sites with annual sales reaching approximately one billion dollars from their three business units: Dispensing Systems, Make Up and HPC (custom molding).
Prior to Airspray NV’s acquisition by Rexam, Robert served as CEO of the Dutch public company and President of the US company. It was under his stewardship that Airspray NV, a worldwide leader in non-aerosol foam dispensers, created the international market for instant foam dispensing (foaming hand soap etc.).
A native of The Netherlands, Robert received a B.S. in Business Administration from HTS Eindhoven. He is a member of Vistage, Tulane University President’s Parent Council and serves on the Board of Netherlands American Community Trust.
“Robert Robert was a presenter at the recent Open Innovation Conference which took place in Orlando. His presentation received excellent feedback and I would recommend him as a presenter and as business partner to anyone who asked…” – January 6th, 2010
Melissa Morrissey, Conference Director
World Research Group Open Innovation Summit, 2009