Previously, Dr. Goff held a variety of leadership positions at GE Plastics in general management, global R&D management and global marketing management. He has considerable experience in product development and institutionalized new product platforms that launched over 20 new products in one year. As a GE-trained Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Dr. Goff developed and led several new businesses based on customer needs and delivered over $300 million in revenue.
Post GE, Les has been involved in over 12 start-up companies as an investor, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, chief technology officer, founder and owner with several successful exits. He is a founding member of the Mississippi Angel Network and founder of Noetic Technologies, Inc., an early stage technology development and commercialization company that developed a new model for university technology transfer. In honor of this unique model of a private company/academic institution technology process, Dr. Goff received the 2010 John I. Rucker Community Innovation Leadership Award that recognizes the development of a strategic innovation-led economic development program focused on technology, research, entrepreneurship and capital formation. While Chief Executive Officer at Noetic Technologies, Inc., Dr. Goff grew industry contracts tenfold and increased the number of start-up companies at the University of Southern Mississippi from 3 to 15.
Currently, Les assists entrepreneurs, companies and universities of all sizes with special focus towards identifying technologies for licensing, spin-outs, start-ups, and acquisitions in the chemical and polymer spaces. He also has worked with companies to identify, implement and train personnel in the processes for product development, lowering costs, lean six sigma, and developing marketing and business strategies. He has consulted for companies in the areas of chemicals, polymeric materials, energy, and industrial businesses including manufacturing and assembly.
Les Goff is a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi and holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Mississippi State University. He has also served as Chairman of the Industry Sector of Chemicals, Energy, Environment and Materials for the Licensing Executives Society (USA & Canada), a non-profit organization addressing the strategic role of intellectual property in business, including IP transactions.
Ph.D. – Polymer Science and Engineering
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