Brian Leeflang

Director Of R&d, Npd, And Innovation at Quartzdyne, Inc | A ChampionX Company

Brian Leeflang has a diversified work experience in various roles and industries. Brian started their career at Acumen Medical Systems as an R&D Engineer for Steerable Micro Catheters from May 2004 to August 2005. Brian then worked at Varian, Inc as an R&D X-Ray Engineer from May 2006 to July 2007. In 2007, they joined QE Microelectronics as a Design and Sales Engineer until September 2011, during which they were later promoted to the Business Unit Manager position for Micro-electronics and ASICS from July 2009 to September 2011. In September 2011, they transitioned to Quartzdyne, Inc where they held multiple roles over the years. Brian started as an Innovation and R&D Manager from September 2011 to April 2015, then moved on to become the Principal Sales and Marketing Manager from April 2015 to August 2017. Later, they became the Director of NPD and Business Development from August 2017 to February 2020. Finally, they assumed their most recent position as the Director of R&D, NPD, and Engineering in February 2020 at Quartzdyne, Inc | A ChampionX Company.

Brian Leeflang's education history is as follows:

Brian Leeflang obtained their Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, where they attended from 2002 to 2006. After completing their bachelor's degree, they pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Technology and Innovation Commercialization at Westminster University from 2008 to 2010.

In 2018, Brian Leeflang attended Northwestern University, where they completed an Executive Development Scholar program. However, the specific field of study for this program is not mentioned.

Before pursuing higher education, Brian Leeflang completed their secondary education at Skyline High School from 1997 to 1999. No specific degree or field of study is mentioned for their high school education.

In addition to their formal education, Brian Leeflang has obtained several certifications. Brian obtained the Design Thinking certification from IDEO in July 2019, the Business Model Canvas certification from Strategizer in September 2018, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification from the Project Management Institute in May 2017, and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, also from the Project Management Institute, in May 2016.

In 2007, Brian Leeflang obtained the Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Varian, Inc. However, the specific month of obtaining this certification is not provided. Prior to that, in October 2005, they obtained the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

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Timeline

  • Director Of R&d, Npd, And Innovation

    July 1, 2007 - present

  • Director Of R&d, Npd, And Engineering

    February, 2020

  • Director Of NPD And Business Development

    August, 2017

  • Principal Sales And Marketing Manager

    April, 2015

  • Innovation And R D Manager

    September, 2011

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