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Prototypes, Pilots, and Polymers: Cooper Standard’s Chris Couch

Prototypes, Pilots, and Polymers: Cooper Standard’s Chris Couch

Update: 2021-05-11
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Chris Couch has a unique role, serving as senior vice president and CTO of automotive supplier Cooper Standard as well as CEO of Liveline Technologies, a startup born from the CS Open Innovation initiative. Both organizations use AI to manufacture products the average consumer likely never thinks twice about, such as brake fluid and polymer seals for car doors.

In this episode, we talk with Chris about open innovation, automating rote processes without displacing human workers, and attracting talent by fostering a startup culture. Read the episode transcript here.

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Guest bio:

With more than 21 years of global automotive manufacturing experience, Christopher Couch serves as senior vice president and CTO for Cooper Standard, where he leads R&D, product development and engineering, product strategy, and program management. He also has P&L responsibility for Applied Materials Science, a venture business unit focused on the commercialization of unique materials developed by the company. Couch also leads the CS Open Innovation initiative, which aims to position Cooper Standard as the partner of choice for open innovation with startups, universities, and other suppliers.

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Prototypes, Pilots, and Polymers: Cooper Standard’s Chris Couch

Prototypes, Pilots, and Polymers: Cooper Standard’s Chris Couch

MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group (BCG)