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Samuel Liggero

Professor of the Practice
Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)

Samuel Liggero

Samuel Liggero

Professor of the Practice
Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)

Phone 617-627-3110
Tufts Gordon Institute, Suite 2400
200 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
new product development, technology strategy and innovation, digital imaging, technology trends, innovation
Biography: 

Samuel Liggero, formerly CTO and co-founder of AirPrint Networks, spent over 30 years in the imaging industry as an executive at Polaroid Corporation. He joined Polaroid in 1970 and held leadership positions in research and development, manufacturing, sales and marketing, training and education, and customer service. Until November 2001, he was corporate vice president and program fellow of research and development for Polaroid’s Instant Digital Printing division. Since leaving Polaroid, Liggero has started a consulting business and co-founded AirPrint Networks. At Tufts Gordon Institute, he is a professor of the practice specializing in new product development and technology strategy and innovation.

Education: 
Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry, Georgetown University, 1968
B.S., Chemistry, Fordham University, 1964
Professional Experience: 
2004-present:

Professor of the Practice, Tufts Gordon Institute

2004-2007:

Consultant and Expert Witness, Leydig, Voit & Mayer

2004-present:

Instructor, Newton, Wellesley, and Needham Community Education Programs

2003-2009:

Co-Founder and CTO, AirPrint Networks

1970-2002:

Polaroid Corporation

  • 2002: Consultant
  • 2001: Corporate VP and Program Fellow, R/D
  • 1999-2001: Corporate VP and Program Fellow, Media R/D
  • 1995-1998: Corporate VP and Program Fellow, New Product Development
  • 1994-1995: Director, Customer Care Center
  • 1991-1994: Director, Imaging Applications, Training and Education
  • 1987-1991: Director, Imaging Applications
  • 1985-1987: Director, 35mm Marketing
  • 1982-1985: Film Plant Manager
  • 1979-1982: Corporate Program Manager
  • 1976-1979: Process Engineering Manager
  • 1972-1976: Research Group Leader
  • 1970-1972: Senior Lab Supervisor
1969-1970:

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2014: Distinguished Chemist Award, New England Institute of Chemists

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