The Industrial Designers Society of America announced the hiring of Brian Vogel, IDSA as interim executive director.
Vogel is an experienced leader and consultant in product development and innovation, but was hired for his particular expertise in the business of design, and management.
He also brings experience as an active member of IDSA.
In particular, Vogel has served as a past member of the board of directors as executive vice president from 2001-2002, started the Design Management Section, authored a Corporate Study, served as guest editor of Innovation magazine twice, and led past IDSA strategic planning efforts.
He has enjoyed, and still enjoys, a long and illustrious career.
In 2006 he started his own practice to provide business and operations coaching to owners of design firms and heads of corporate design offices, including many IDSA members.
Current Society President Eric Anderson, IDSA, lauded Vogel's appointment as interim executive director by saying, "IDSA is fortunate to have someone as knowledgeable and passionate about the business of industrial design take the reigns of this great organization at such an important time.
Many have expressed that Vogel's steady hand and intelligent vision will continue to move us forward in meaningful ways as we search for a permanent executive director."