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Paul Campbell Chief Innovation Officer at W. L. Gore & Associates


A serial intrapreneur, Paul Campbell is currently Chief Innovation Officer at the Silicon Valley Innovation Center for WL Gore & Assoc. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to mobile, automotive and aerospace electronics.

Prior to joining WL Gore, Paul successfully built new businesses that generated billions in revenue for companies like Hewlett-Packard, Philips Electronics, Schneider Electric, and technology startups in Silicon Valley. These businesses created a stunning portfolio of award-winning products that enabled corporations to enter new markets and strengthen their images as innovation and design leaders. Thanks to Paul’s efforts these companies earned spots on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies List.  All total, Paul has helped companies earn a spot on the list in four of the ten years that Fast Company has published its Most Innovative Companies List.

Paul is an advisor to the World Economic Forum, the European Commission and numerous accelerators/incubators around the globe. He lectures at Bay Area universities on the unique leadership and organizational approaches necessary for large companies to capture disruptive innovations that lead to outsized growth…
and Fast Company recognition.

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