- R&D 100 Awards
Ben Gibson Sr. leads innovation and transformation driving growth in revenue, earnings and cash flow through broad experience in strategy, R&D, engineering, operations, marketing and information technology. While Ben has demonstrated success with large organizations such as GE Aerospace, Eastman Kodak, Logitech Audio and IBM, he has also worked with entrepreneurs and startups including NullSpaceVR, a Seattle Start-up recently spun out of the University of Rochester. Ben is a technology agnostic problem solver and knows how to manage the marketing and technology nexus to drive innovation. He has mentored award-winning Entrepreneurship teams at the University of Rochester and SUNY Geneseo.
By leading the historic restructuring of R&D at Eastman Kodak Company, Ben gained invaluable experience with Intellectual Property optimization by working with lawyers and financial analysts on patents and contracts. From an operational perspective, he has developed robust cash flows and improved earnings in difficult business circumstances. His understanding of how to analyze a market and customer needs, contracts, operations, finance and cash has extended the life of start-ups and established companies alike. Ben lives in Rochester, New York, and is married with three adult children. He received a BS in electrical engineering from Syracuse University and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.