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Andy Houk

Andy Houk

Vice President Product Development, TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics

Andy Houk is vice president of product development at TechnipFMC Schilling Robotics.

Houk joined Schilling Robotics in 2004 as a field service engineer, a role that helped him understand customer needs for working in the deep ocean with remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). He transferred that knowledge into the component and subsystem designs of Schilling’s ROV products. Later, he was lead engineer for a number of ROV platform developments that grew the company’s ROV market share from 0 to 40%.

In 2013, Houk was promoted to vice president of product development with responsibility for managing the engineering resources, facilitating new product development as an enterprise effort, and growing the next generation of leaders.

Articles by Andy Houk
Getting Started with Lean Product and Process Development
Learning and applying the concepts of LPPD is no different than learning any other new skill in life, says Andy Houk. In this article he shares his personal learning cycle of three steps (repeated many times, over many years): self-study, getting a coach, and practicing. More »
How Obeya Improved Our Product Development Efforts
As a followup to John Drogosz's piece on the stages of obeya from last week, Andy Houk, a client of John's at TechnipFMC, discusses how an obeya room that John helped them set up affects their work today. More »