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Ted Farrington Former R&D Executive at IRI Emeriti


Ted has over 30 years of industrial and academic research experience having held positions as Scientist and VP of R&D at PepsiCo, Procter and Gamble, Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson, among others.  Ted has been active in the Innovation Research Interchange (formerly the Industrial Research Institute) for many years and has co-chaired several IRI research initiatives in the area of breakthrough innovation and led the IRI2038 Futures Study project which explored the trends and events that may impact research and technology management in the future. He holds 18 patents, has published numerous articles and a book on leadership in large organizations entitled What Do I Do Now? – Becoming a 21st Century Leader. He holds BS and MS degrees in math and physics from Clarkson University, an MS in chemical engineering from Caltech and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Maine.

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