THOMAS LOCKWOOD APPOINTED AS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE DESIGN MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (DMI)

10 February 2006
Boston (United States) - The Design Management Institute, DMI, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Lockwood, PhD as its new President.
Boston (United States) - The Design Management Institute, DMI, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Lockwood, PhD as its new President. Dr. Lockwood comes to DMI with over 20 years experience in design management from both the design consultancy side and the corporate side. Lockwood succeeds Earl Powell who has become President Emeritus. Lockwood holds a PhD in Design Management from the Harrow Business School, University of Westminster, London, an MBA in Design Management, and a BA in Marketing and in Visual Design.

"I see a tremendous opportunity for DMI to grow internationally as design management is being recognized more and more as the critical discipline that bridges the gap between design and business," said Lockwood. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to support individuals and organizations worldwide in better understanding the effective management of design for economic growth."

The appointment of Lockwood caps a very successful 2005 for DMI as membership, conference attendance, and professional development attendance all grew. DMI is off to a strong start in 2006 and will focus this year on the "business of design management". DMI's 10th European International Design Management Conference, this year in Amsterdam on March 29-31, will examine "Design Leadership" and is, once again, rapidly filling up; and the 18th International Brand Design conference, this year in Montreal on May 17-19, will explore "Brand + Design + Experience". Both conferences have a tremendous portfolio of speakers.

DMI will also focus this year on further developing research, thought leadership, and member value in the area of design management.




For further information please contact:

James Corbett
Design Management Institute
T: +1 617-338-6380, x233


About the Design Management Institute
Founded in 1975 and based in Boston, Massachusetts, the Design Management Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to demonstrating the strategic role of design in business and to improving the management and utilization of design. The Institute's programs assist brand managers and design managers in becoming leaders in their professions, as well as in educating and fostering interaction among brand managers, design managers, organizational managers, public policy makers and academics. The Design Management Institute, DMI and the design mark are service marks of the Design Management Institute. The DMI Review and the DMI News are trademarks of the Design Management Institute.