Steven R. Umbach, President, Umbach Consulting Group LLC

Umbach Consulting Group founded in 2001 in Texas, with a focus on corporate design management and new product development consulting.  Lately, Steven’s office design work has been focused on wearable technologies, medical devices, and offshore positioning and survey equipment.  Prior to founding UCG, Steven served as marketing manager for Compaq Internet appliances, senior director of industrial design and mechanical engineering for Telxon, and industrial design department head for Bissell Homecare division. 

Steven has also served as a part-time faculty with the University of Houston system where he taught courses in industrial design, human factors, and human-centered design.  He holds numerous design patents and design awards, including the prestigious “Ten Best Designs of the Decade” by IDSA for his total design of the Synanthic Rumen Injection System for Syntex Agribusiness.

Steven holds a Master of Science in Management with emphasis in design firm management from Georgia Tech and a BFA/ID degree from The Rhode Island School of Design.  He served as the 2014 IDSA International Conference Chair and as an At-Large Director of IDSA.  In 2015 Steven chaired the Spark Awards Health Design Jury.