Doug Crane


Senior Partner

Doug has over thirty years of experience in managing development programs encompassing both process and product design work in support of the manufacturing of complex products.  Doug’s passion for business development and interests in technology commercialization and strategy formulation is being put to use regularly as he and his colleagues work with their client-partners to push development initiatives forward in a number of fields.

The bulk of his career was spent at Crane & Co., a 200+ year old, privately held paper manufacturing company best known for its social stationary products as well as for its over 130 years of supplying currency paper to the US Government.

In his work at Crane, Doug led a number of development programs, designing and retooling production processes, guiding several new technologies into commercialization, developing the company’s strategy to participate in the international currency market, overseeing multiple contract negotiations for the supply of currency paper and security technology to the United States, managing the development programs in support of ten different redesigns of US currency denominations, guiding the company’s legislative activity, and building the company’s relationships with Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the US Secret Service and the Federal Reserve Board.

Doug is currently a member of the board at the Berkshire Innovation Center, Pittsfield Economic Development Authority, Berkshire Community College, and the Berkshire Museum.  Doug is also an advisor to several start-up companies.

Doug holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University, an MS in Paper Chemistry from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology and an MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.

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