John Nottingham, IDSA | Nottingham Spirk Design Associates, Inc.
John Nottingham is Co-President of Nottingham Spirk, one of the leading business innovation firms with nearly 1000 commercialized patents.
John Nottingham, and his innovation team have co-created such award winning innovations as SpinBrush, the largest selling powered toothbrush line; Swiffer SweeperVac, the largest selling floor care appliance; Scott's Snap Spreader System; Dirt Devil / Hoover products; Sherwin-Williams Twist & Pour; EC Vue, first non-invasive electrocardiographic heart mapping system; and the HeathSpot Station, the first integrated, commercialized telemedicine/medical device system.
John received his industrial design degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and has received several honorary doctorate degrees. He serves on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, CWRU Research & Tech Commercialization Board, boards of the Cleveland Institute of Art and University Circle Inc., as well as several private equity company boards of directors.
Crain's recently named John as one of the top 10 most prolific Northeast Ohio inventors of the last 40 years. John and his innovation team have received numerous awards including the IDEA Gold Award, Edison Gold Awards, CLIO Awards, DuPont Packaging Gold Award, Brand Package of the Decade Award, CES Product of the Future Award, Nortech Innovation Awards, SIFE Champion Award, Ohio Patent Impact Award and the Society of Plastics Engineers Product of the Year Award. John is also an inductee of the Inside Business Hall of Fame.
John has presented numerous times on the subject of breakthrough innovation, and has shared speaker platforms with Neil Armstrong, Colin Powell and Clayton Christensen, author of "The Innovator's Dilemma." He has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Japan Forbes, BusinessWeek, New York Times, Wired and Fast Company.