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Wayne Fisher

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Rockdale Innovation
Phone - Office: 513 708-2492
932 Springbrook Drive, Cincinnati, OH, USA 45224
Facilitator Qualifications
Years Facilitating: 20+
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Business / Industrial
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health / Medical
  • New Products & Services
  • Technology
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: PhD Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Wayne Fisher, PhD, founded Rockdale Innovation after spending 27 years as an R&D manager at Procter & Gamble. While at P&G, Wayne created a series of popular innovation workshops for all phases of new product development.  He has trained thousands of managers, providing a common language and framework for innovation, fostering collaboration across P&G’s diverse business units and regions.  Prior to retiring, he served as a full-time innovation consultant and Creative Problem Solving facilitator at The GYM, an IDEO-inspired design studio in West Chester that remains a key enabler of P&G’s innovation capability.


Wayne was an early pioneer in the use of Open Innovation at P&G, serving as the first Technology Entrepreneur for their Family Care business. He developed and championed the use of The GYM’s Effective Problem Definition process, which helps scientists and engineers describe their technical challenges in a way that makes it easy for internal and external experts to offer up novel solutions. He is a sought after trainer, speaker, and writer on the topic of innovation best practices, including the chapter, “Applying the Creative Problem Solving Process to Open Innovation” for an upcoming book published by Oxford University Press.

Wayne is also active in the Product Development and Management Association, where he serves on the Outstanding Corporate Innovator award selection committee.  He is Past President of the Tri-State Chapter. Wayne received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and has been granted 18 US patents.

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