CTO Straight Talk - Issue 2 - 29

Tapping Many Minds for Ideation
At Electrolux, enhancing traditional R&D with an open innovation approach has
yielded new products, new processes, and a new mind-set.
POSITION
Senior Vice President
Global R&D Food Preparation

COMPANY
Electrolux

WORKS FROM
Forli, Italy, when he's not traveling among Electrolux's R&D centers
around the world

TIZIANO TOSCHI
tiziano.toschi@electrolux.it

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Toschi joined Electrolux, the global appliance manufacturer, in 2003 to
head R&D for the food preparation division in Europe. He moved to the
global role in 2010. This is the company's largest division, accounting
for around $2.7 billion to $2.8 billion annually. Prior to joining
Electrolux, Toschi held R&D positions at a motorcycle company and
then, in search of experience within a larger corporation, a domestic
appliance company. He has been working in the domestic appliance
industry ever since, including a stint at Whirlpool.

EDUCATION
Five-year degree in mechanical engineering, Politecnico di Milano;
MBA, Bologna Business School

PERSONAL PASSION
Motorcycles and vintage cars

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