He has led product development reengineering efforts at some of the world’s largest manufacturing companies. He is very familiar with most of the tools available to enable product development, productivity, and speed. More importantly, he has great experience and insight in dealing with the process, data, organizational, and cultural issues that need to be addressed to achieve product development improvement.
Mr. Taracuk founded Product Development Innovations LLC in 2003 to focus on helping its clients to design and implement product development change. “Innovations” relates to not only helping clients with product innovation and the innovation processes, but also to bringing innovation to the product development improvement process. From his vast experience in this area, Mr. Taracuk has learned that traditional reengineering and systems implementation approaches typically don’t work in product development, due to the relatively long cycle times and its non-transactional nature.