Fran Slutsky, M.S.
M.S., Human Factors
University of Missouri-Columbia
B.S., Psychology, Education
Select Courses TaughtUOCD
ResearchEntrepreneurial Thought, Human Centered Design Product Creation & Innovation
AwardsPatents Issued in the consumer health care, home goods and kitchen cooking space
2009 International Greener Gadgets Winner
2010 Spark Award Winner
2010 Bronze ISDA
Global Innovation Award International Housewares Show 2011
2012 International Housewares New Product Award
Fran Slutsky is a product developer and innovator, having successfully launched new products, marketing programs, and businesses in both the consumer and commercial markets for more than 20 years. Her products have been branded and marketed by organizations such as Safety First, Schering Plough, Eli Lilly, Kitchen-Aid, Maytag, and more, and she has been honored with awards such as a 2010 Spark Award and a 2012 International Housewares New Product Award, among others. Prior to launching her businesses, she worked for both Textron Inc. and Textron Financial Corporation (TFC) in marketing and communications roles. Slutsky earned her bachelor of science from University of Missouri-Columbia and her master’s degree from the School of Engineering at Tufts University.