Dana Clarke

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Applied Innovation Alliance

4995 Arrowhead Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Certified Organizational Engineer I

About the Company

Applied Innovation Alliance, LLC. is a training and consulting firm specializing in installing innovation as a structural component of a firm. The firm was founded in 2002 and maintains expert level capacities in Organizational Engineering, Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), Statistical Analysis, Taguchi Methods, Value Engineering/ Analysis (VE/VA), Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), Quality Function Deployment (QFD), Quick Setup Techniques (SMED), Work Simplification, Business Process Innovation (BPI) and FAST Cycle Time (Phase Gate).


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Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Clarke spent 5 years working among some of the leading TRIZ experts in the world and 18 years with Emerson Electric, the last 12 of which was as an internal consultant. Mr. Clarke is the first American to be certified as a TRIZ Specialist by a TRIZ Master and in April of 2001 became the first and only American to be certified as a TRIZ Specialist by the International Association of TRIZ (Russia). He maintains an extensive network of contacts with experts in TRIZ methodology on a worldwide basis.

Mr. Clarke has also contributed to the development and advancement of the TRIZ methodology. He has written a book on the subject and contributed numerous articles to various publications in the field. He has most recently incorporated Organizational Engineering techniques into TRIZ as a vehicle for accelerating and sustaining a firm’s innovation capacities.

Mr. Clarke was twice awarded the President’s Outstanding Performance Award at Ridge Tool, is a two-time winner of Emerson Electric Corporation’s DFMA Award and received the Arena Award for Excellence in Technology Advancement and Application.

Mr. Clarke has direct and significant experience in manufacturing – machining operations of all types. The areas include heat treatment; chemistry and chemical processes; satellites; aviation; elevators and escalators; fuel cells; molding, casting and forging; military weaponry; futurist propulsion systems; oil drilling and processing; nuclear facilities; electronics; food science and manufacturing; plastics; locomotives and motors.