Bradford L. Goldense is CEO of Goldense Group, a 30-year-old Needham, Massachusetts consulting, education and research firm that provides advanced business and technology management services to companies that create and commercialize products. He is an internationally recognized expert in product development, innovation, and R&D metrics practices, having consulted to over 200 of the Fortune 1000 and worked on productivity improvement and automation projects in over 500 manufacturing locations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Mr. Goldense is a retired member of the graduate engineering school adjunct faculty at the Gordon Institute of Tufts University in Medford, MA, after lecturing and teaching for nineteen years. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Brown University and an MBA focused in Cost Accounting and Operations from Cornell University. Brad is a certified New Product Development Professional [NPDP] by the Product Development and Management Association [PDMA], a Certified Manufacturing Engineer [CMfgE] by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers [SME], a Certified Computer Professional [CCP] by the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals [ICCP], and is Certified in Production and Inventory Management [CPIM] by the American Production and Inventory Control Society [APICS].
Brad is Founder and past President of the Society of Concurrent Product Development [SCPD], the successor organization to the Society of Concurrent Engineering [SOCE] that spawned from IBM in the early 1990s. After fifteen years of volunteering to further the principles of concurrent engineering and product development, Mr. Goldense turned the organization over to a group centered in 3M in 2006. He retired from the board in 2012. A number of periodicals and international organizations spawned from SOCE and SCPD efforts that continue today. Many corporations have adopted concurrent values.
Mr. Goldense is a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Engineering Management [ASEM], a past chapter president of SME's Computer & Automated Systems Association and a past SME regional officer. He was a member of SME's National Technology Council. In that capacity, he wrote much of today's CMfgT and CMfgE examination. He maintains his memberships in APICS, SME, ASME, ASEM, IEEE, and ACM dating to the 1990s and before; and PDMA and ISM since the early 2000s. Mr. Goldense served for six years on Cornell University's Technology Transfer Committee and the Cornell Johnson Executive Committee.
Brad has appeared on Alexander Haig’s World Business Review, and on Public Television, PBS The Business & Technology Network, and CNBC. He has authored or been quoted in some three hundred articles on competitive product development and manufacturing with known industry publications such as Business Week, CFO, Design News, R&D Magazine, Product Design & Development, Purchasing, and others. He currently writes "Goldense On Product Development," the inside back page article for Machine Design, a monthly Penton Publishing magazine.
Mr. Goldense is a Subject Matter Expert in Product Strategy, Marketing, R&D, Product Development, Advanced Purchasing and Manufacturing, and the integration of these functions to create, develop, and commercialize winning platforms and products for medium and large companies.
Prior to founding GGI in 1986, Mr. Goldense held positions at Index Group [the Cambridge-based think tank that spawned "reengineering, now part of CSC], Price Waterhouse Consulting, Texas Instruments, and his family's engineering business.