Kalypso Expands Leadership Team with New Senior Manager, Michael Glessner

September 22, 2011

BEACHWOOD, OHKalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Michael Glessner has joined the firm to lead growth in the innovation strategy and new product development execution practice areas.

The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine a depth of experience in select industries with unparalleled expertise in product and process innovation. Michael brings over 30 years of experience in industry and consulting to Kalypso's clients, serving the life sciences, aerospace and defense, and manufacturing industries.

“Michael has an outstanding track record of driving innovation, transformative change and value creation across a wide range of industries,” said Bill Poston, a founder and managing partner of Kalypso. “We are thrilled to bring his extensive experience leading enterprise innovation transformation programs to the community of Kalypso clients.”

Prior to joining Kalypso, Michael was vice president and director of engineering for Greene, Tweed & Company, a 1400-employee engineered polymer solutions company serving the medical device, semiconductor, oilfield, aerospace and petrochemical industries. Michael led design and product development activities of a team spanning the US, Europe and Asia, and implemented the global gated development solution for the company. Michael also headed the medical device business for Greene, Tweed & Company as general manager.

Previously, Michael built a consulting practice assisting portfolio companies of Safeguard Scientifics, a holding company that invests in growth-oriented life sciences and information technology companies. He also spent eight years at Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice where he led ERP, operational improvement and change projects for clients in the life sciences, manufacturing, high technology and services industries.

Michael is based in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School as a General Motors Fellowship recipient, and a BSME from General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, medical device, life sciences and retail industries.