He is dedicated to coaching corporate leaders and the development of strategic innovation portfolios to those in the digital package and print industry. Michael has built a worldwide reputation through shopper behavior research, speaking engagements and trade journal articles on the subject of business growth through packaging. He is also a guest lecture professor at the Package Engineering College of the University of Florida driven by his passion for teaching “Reigniting Growth Through Innovation”.
Michael Ferrari is founder and President of Ferrari Innovation Solutions, LLC.
Michael completed a successful career as an R&D Assoc. Director with thirty two years at the Procter & Gamble Company. His diverse work experience includes international assignments and he has developed a deep understanding of consumer and trade needs worldwide.
Through his leadership, Michael delivered initiatives to the marketplace for some of the world’s leading billion dollar brands. He has been committed to collaboration, innovation and challenging the status quo to “change the game”.
He is on the advisory board for Highcon, Ltd, Package Design Magazine and Board Chair for nonprofit, Athlete Connections. Michael is the sole and co-inventor of several patents and the winner of the prestigious 2009 and 2010 DuPont Packaging Innovation Award. He served on the Board of Directors for the Flexographic Technical Association, and has been a keynote speaker for numerous international and University events with multiple trade journal publications.
Michael is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduate studies in Business Administration. He joined The Procter & Gamble Company upon graduation in the spring of 1978. Michael currently resides in Islamorada, Florida with occasional visits to Cincinnati. He pursues interests that include; international travel, sailing, college football, charity work and fishing. He is on the advisory board for several industries, including nonprofit organizations.
2010 Dupont Packaging Award 2009 Dupont Packaging Award