John Edson Joins PA Consulting as US Head of Design and Engineering
NEW YORK, September 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Design Manager John edson joined PA Consulting (PA), the consulting firm that brings ingenuity to life, as an Associate. He will lead the design and engineering practice of PA in the United States and oversee the teams that have joined us from Astro Studios, Essential Design and Cooper Perkins.
John brings 30 years of experience as a designer, consultant and educator, specializing in connecting design results to business goals. Over the past five years he has led new design initiatives to deliver $ 1 billion in revenue growth through new products and services for customers.
John is the founder and director of John by Design, a company he started after leaving McKinsey & Company where he was a partner. Previously, John was the President of LUNAR, the renowned design and engineering company which was acquired by McKinsey in 2015. During John’s time there, LUNAR was recognized by Cooper hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum with the National Design Award for significant contributions to society through their work. John also wrote Design like Apple, sharing insight into how leading companies are making the most of their investments in the design process, design culture, and design results. In addition, he was an adjunct faculty member at Stanford University focused on design, visual thinking, conceptual thinking and creative problem solving.
PA’s global design and engineering team brings together decades of experience in delivering design-centric innovations for their customers. Recent examples include Guide Beauty’s award-winning and universally designed line of beauty tools, Hydrow, an innovative rower named one of the best inventions of 2020 by Time Magazine, and Sure Chill, a revolutionary low-power device. energy to keep vaccines cool while they are being shipped. world.
Ken Toombs, CEO of PA Consulting, says: “I am delighted to welcome John to the team. He will oversee the growth of our US-based design and engineering teams to ingeniously solve our customers’ end-to-end design and innovation challenges. John’s position in the industry, as well as his ability to have a real impact on how companies use design to their advantage will be a huge asset to PA and our clients. “
John edson, US head of design and engineering at PA Consulting, says: “I am thrilled and privileged to lead a talented team of thinkers, dreamers, leaders, creators and builders to solve our clients’ most difficult challenges. By combining world-class design talent with cutting-edge science, engineering and technology capabilities, we will show the world the value of design and what the next generation of consulting can be. “
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