Tucker has held numerous product development and manufacturing positions at large corporations, including Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. While at Wharton, Tucker got the bug to start his own company, and shortly thereafter he co-founded the Innovation Factory, where he headed product development and operations. After leaving the Innovation Factory, he began FlashPoint Development, leading the design effort for numerous consumer and technical projects. Tucker is a Professor at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business and School of Technological Entrepreneurship, specializing in product development, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Marion, T. (Presenter & Author), Fixson, S. (Presenter & Author), Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "An unintended consequence of ‘Front-loading’ problem solving through advanced virtual simulation tools in new product development: Shortcutting the concept development phase,” Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. (August 2010).
Dunlap-Hinkler, D. (Presenter & Author), Marion, T. (Author Only), Friar, J. (Author Only), International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, "The Role of Cross National Knowledge Flow on Learning and Innovation,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA. (June 2010).
Marion, T. (Presenter & Author), Meyer, M. (Author Only), R&D Management Conference, "Outsourcing Innovation: A Guide for Start-ups,” R&D Management Journal, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. (June 2010).
Marion, T., Dunlap-Hinkler, D., Friar, J., NU Research Expo, "Instilling the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Your R&D Team,” Northeastern University, Boston, MA. (March 24, 2010).
Marion, T., Friar, J., Kinnunen, R., Nacra Annual Meeting, "Agiltron," Nacra, Santa Cruz, CA. (November 1, 2009).
Industry and Academic Experience
Professor Marion is the founder of Flashpoint Development Inc., where he has been since 2004. It is a boutique product development consulting firm. Prior to that he served as Co-founder and Chief Development Officer of Innovation Factory Inc. and New Model Project Manager at Visteon Corporation. Both positions focused on new product development in the technology sector.
Product design consulting.
Design strategy and product portfolio planning.
Manufacturing sourcing and strategy.
Tucker J. Marion
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