Brooks Stevens, Inc. Names Mike Roberts President
Milwaukee, WI (August 24, 2017) – Brooks Stevens, Inc. (BSI), an independent product design and development firm has named Mike Roberts president, effective immediately. Roberts recently returned to BSI and will guide the company at a time of significant opportunity for the firm.
With over 30 years of new product development and design automation experience, Mike is charged with transforming BSI into a stronger, more nimble and technologically driven product design and development company. As president, Mike will be responsible for carrying out BSI’s strategic vision and focus on growing the company through investment in new technologies, expanded service offerings, collaborative partnerships and intellectual property development.
Says Roberts, “We are passionate about helping clients find solutions to their business challenges and stay competitive in a world that’s rapidly changing. I look forward to leading such a dynamic and visionary team as we accelerate our success.”
Roberts first worked for BSI from 2004 to 2008 in business development and was instrumental in helping the firm establish and grow a diverse client base including Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, InSinkErator and The HON Company. Roberts returned to the company several months ago after being wooed back by CEO of strategic initiatives and former president George Konstantakis.
Says Konstantakis, “We are thrilled to have Mike leading BSI forward. He has the right combination of skills and talent to help us grow and we are excited by the opportunity to work together to help our clients shape the world.”
Founded in 1934 by designer Clifford Brooks Stevens, the firm today carries the hallmarks of its legendary founder. Says Konstantakis, “Brooks Stevens’ greatest talent was pushing design boundaries. That same spirit drives us today and under Mike’s guidance, our firm will be better positioned to deliver innovative and inspirational products that help our clients gain a competitive advantage.”
BSI’s clients include Harley-Davidson, John Deere, GE Healthcare, Mercury Marine, Arctic Cat, Rubbermaid, Evenflo, Milwaukee Tool and Cybex International.
“Our clients tell us they appreciate the fact that BSI can help them identify needs in the marketplace, align their product with demand and grow their business by captivating consumers and getting their products to market sooner,” observes Roberts.
About Brooks Stevens, Inc. (BSI)
Founded in 1934 by legendary designer Clifford Brooks Stevens, Brooks Stevens, Inc. is a nationally recognized and award winning product design and development firm with a reputation for pushing design boundaries and helping companies disrupt and reinvent their product category with inspired design and emerging technologies. The firm specializes in developing and creating meaningful products that help clients grow their business and improve lives. Industries served include transportation, power sports and recreation, healthcare and medical device, commercial products, telecommunications, lawn and garden, agricultural and construction equipment, consumer goods and juvenile products.