Steven R. Umbach, IDSA | At-Large Director | International Conference Chair | Umbach Consulting Group
Steven is president of Umbach Consulting Group (UCG), founded in 2001, with a focus on design management and new product development consulting. Prior to founding UCG, Steven served as senior business manager for YourCornerOffice.com, marketing manager for Compaq, senior director of industrial design and mechanical engineering for Telxon, and industrial design department head for Bissell Inc. Steven is also a part-time design educator with the University of Houston system. Over the years his work has been published in, The Wall Street Journal, Palo Alto Times, San Jose Mercury News, Chicago Tribune, Omni Magazine, High Technology Magazine, Plastics Design Forum, Design, MacWorld, Good Housekeeping, Businessweek, Fortune Magazine, and the book, New and Notable Product Design II.
Multiple IDEA award wins, IDSA Best Design of the Decade winner and published articles on design in Innovation, Design Intelligence, Design Management Journal, REALize Design Means Business, and as case study researcher and writer for Catalyst and the book, Deconstructing Product Design.
Served IDSA as Boston Chapter Treasurer, Florida Chapter Chairman, San Francisco Chapter Newsletter Editor, national conference committee member (Monterey and Detroit), chapter conference organizer (Texas Chapter Design Odyssey), At-Large Director, and International Conference Chair.