Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

The 2007 Maurice Holland Award to Miles P. Drake, Nabil Y. Sakkab and Ronald Jonash

Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

The 2007 Maurice Holland Award to Miles P. Drake, Nabil Y. Sakkab and Ronald Jonash

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In recognition of the authorship of "Maximizing Return on Innovation Investment," deemed to be the best original paper published in RESEARCH-TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT in 2006.

The winning paper was selected for pertinence, significance and originality of new management concepts related to the field of research management.

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Miles Drake headed the worldwide R&D activities at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, as vice president and chief technology officer when this article was written. He is currently senior vp of R&D and CTO for Weyerhaeuser Co. Drake joined Air Products in 1986 as a technology manager, was appointed director of the Corporate Science and Technology Center in 1994, director of Gases and Equipment Group in 1998, and assumed his R&D position in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a past-president of the Industrial Research Institute and the author of over 20 patents. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in surface and colloid chemistry from the University of Bristol.

Nabil Sakkab was senior vice president, Corporate Research and Development, and a member of the Leadership Council at Procter & Gamble Company, when this article was written. He retired from the company in November 2007. Sakkab joined P&G in 1974 after receiving his doctorate in chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology and post-doctorate studies at Texas A&M. …

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