Partnering for Extraordinary Products and Efficient Processes
Welcome to The Ascent Group, Inc.
We integrate three practice areas:

New Product Innovation, Development and Commecialization

Voice of the Customer Capture

Engineering Pipeline and Product Portfolio Management

The Ascent Group’s primary focus is on supporting teams in the development of extraordinary products and efficient processes. We founded our firm in 1991 with the intent of teaching, coaching and supporting talented, capable men and women who turn their ideas into profitable successful products, successfully competing in the global marketplace. We are all seasoned senior consultants, each with at least twenty years experience in innovating, researching, developing, manufacturing, launching and improving technically complex products. Our business model is one of collaboration. Almost all of our work is completed either through joint partnering with development teams (where work is planned and allocated by the team) or client team coaching (the client team executes most of the work under the instruction and guidance of our consultants.) In either case, Ascent ensures that appropriate expertise either in the strategy, methodology or tools applied to the project. Our consulting team has a strong technical and market orientation. Forty percent (40%) of our consultants have manufacturing management experience.


Abbott Laboratories ADD

Baxter Healthcare



Colorado MEDtech

Cooper Industries


GE Medical Systems

GE Aircraft Engines

HB Fuller



Leica Microsystems, Inc.



MTS Raleigh

Philips Medical Systems

Quaker Oats

Sara Lee Corporation

Siemens Building Technologies