Associate Professor, Engineering Management Program
Yiorgos combines experience in technical marketing and in scientific research (optical spectroscopy). As a marketing professional, he has launched a number of successful products in the semiconductor industry and led market expansion efforts for several product lines. His sales and marketing experience includes new business development, project management, product life-cycle management on a global basis, product requirements definition, account development and management, competitive and market analysis, and product pricing & positioning. He is also experienced in software project management techniques and metrics. Mr. Kostoulas has authored more than 30 technical, peer-reviewed publications.
Specialties: University Technology Transfer, Technical Marketing, Product Marketing Management, Software Development Processes, Technology Commercialization, Optical Spectroscopy, Optical Technologies. Global customer base.
Q. What excites you most about the Wond’ry?
A. The variety of projects, people, skills and ideas that one has the opportunity to interact with at the Wond’ry.
Q. What do you feel are the most important skills you have to offer in your role as a mentor?
A. Extensive experience in industry and technology transfer in a university setting. I have spent over 10 years working with capital goods products (electronics manufacturing systems) in all stages of their lifecycle.
Q. What has been your proudest moment in your career?
A. Successfully closing down an unprofitable product line for an electronics equipment manufacturer.
Q. If you could do everything over again, would you make the same career choices?
A. I love what I do but I would probably be making wildlife documentaries or own a food truck.
Q. In your opinion, what is the most important quality for success?
A. Persistence and insistence. Never give up.
Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I don’t remember and I am afraid to ask my mom.
Office Hours: By appointment only
Areas of Expertise:Marketing, Product Design, Technology