As COO and Vice President of Licensing and Investments, Gerard oversees operations at LUNAR and ensures the success of its royalty and licensing programs and venture investments.
Over his three-decade career, he has received recognition in numerous product design books as well as annual design competitions sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), I.D. magazine, the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), the Chicago Athenaeum Museum and Appliance Manufacturer magazine. He was also selected as the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture’s 2012 Distinguished Alumnus.
Gerard has contributed articles to the IDSA Innovation magazine, Machine Design, DesignBiz, Plastics Design Forum and the Society of Plastics Engineers PD3. He has been a speaker for IDSA, the Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF), Society of Plastics Engineers, the Design and Engineering Show, as well as for a number of design schools. Gerard launched and chaired the APDF Royalty and Licensing Summit series and has also taught at the USC School of Architecture s XED executive education program.
He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of APDF, Chair of the San Francisco Chapter of IDSA and a Trustee of the Design Foundation. He holds a Bachelor s Degree in Architecture from USC and a Bachelor s Degree in Industrial Design from San Jose State University. When not engaged in his responsibilities at LUNAR, Gerard can be found working out in the gym or pool in preparation for his winter season passion – cross-country skiing.