CLAY BURNS, BUILDER

Clay is an advisor, engineer, and innovation consultant skilled in sustainable design, engineering, research, ergonomics, and manufacturing strategy. He's led multi-disciplinary teams in the development of several consumer products for companies such as HP, OXO Good Grips, XM Satellite Radio, and Burton Snowboards. As a managing partner at Smart Design, Clay co-led engineering and sustainable design initiatives, founded their European studio in Barcelona and built a mechanical engineering group focused on design innovation and integrating engineering with design, interaction, ergonomics, and prototyping. He shares his design and business knowledge by teaching at the Wharton School of Business at UPenn.