Bruce Janda

VI Subject Matter Expert & Co-Founder of InnovaSpec LLC

Bruce Janda brings 36 years experience as a Product Development Leader, Market Innovator, Business Leader and Technical Expert in the paper industry. He gained experience and moved up the management ladder at Kimberley Clark, James River, Fort James, Georgia Pacific and AstenJohnon.

Bruce has delivered bottom line results from new products in global business-to-business and consumer markets. He has expertise in creating profitable, market-driven products and intellectual property portfolios.

Bruce is a Lean/Six Sigma Blackbelt with an Innovation focus and a Black Belt in Value Innovation.  He has a BS Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and graduated from the Executive Program at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.  Bruce holds 32 world-wide patents. VI Subject Matter Expert.

Bruce is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of InnovaSpec, LLC. InnovaSpec applies Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt tools and experience to improve the speed and impact of outcomes from new product and service development. The key to successful lean tools application is a clear and robust definition of customer needs developed up front. .

InnovaSpec provides a path to navigate from the “fuzzy” conceptual front end of innovation to the realization of a valuable business impact from product and service concepts. InnovaSpec is a partner of Value Innovations and applies their 10-Step Value Innovation Process(R) to deliver exceptional value to your most important internal and external customers.

Speed to market and management of innovation risk are the key metrics of the back end of innovation. InnovaSpec brings a kit of lean sigma tools adapted to innovation processes to improve cycle time, reduce risk, and improve success rates.

InnovaSpec is headquartered in Appleton, WI.

Want to up your innovation game? Want to up your organization’s innovation game? Attending one of our Mastering Value Innovation Workshops is a great place to start. In 2016 we are going to change our approach. We will work with you to develop your own custom workshop that addresses your problems and you define the length and location. More information can be found in the Workshop Brochure.