Instructor Bio
Customer-Focused Design Using QFD

Dr. Mark Martin is the CEO of design4X. He has taught hundreds of teams in the use of QFD and other "design for X" methods. His master's thesis was on the use of QFD and product development methods to improve product design and has written extensively on the subject. He has trained and consulted with Sun, Toshiba, HP, Cisco and others on the use of QFD and other methods.

His PhD research focused on new design and manufacturing methods.
His previous work experience has been in project management and quality assurance. He focused on hardware design and manufacturing issues during his masters at MIT and Ph.D. at Stanford. He has toured over 100 manufacturing facilities around the world and works with numerous companies to help improve their design and manufacturing processes.

Current Employment:
Chief Executive Officer

Ph.D. Stanford - Mechanical Engineering (2000)
M.S. MIT - Mechanical Engineering (1994)
M.S. MIT Management (1994)
B.S. Univ. of Oklahoma - Mechanical Engineering (1987)

Work Experience:
Texas Instruments
Marlow Industries

Researches design and manufacturing methods, including management of product variety and product platform planning.

Awards & Honors
- Stanford University FPM Fellowship (1994 - 1999)
- Department of Energy Integrated Manufacturing Award (1994 1997)
- MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Fellowship (1992 - 1994)