Carole Bilson

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer

Birth City: Washington D.C.

Birth State/Province: District of Columbia

Birth Country: United States

Resident City: Shelton

Resident State/Province: Connecticut

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Bilson was raised in Ghana, West Africa. Bilson is the first Black woman industrial designer in the U.S. to hold an executive position with major corporations.

Sources: Mayo, Noel. "Diversity in Design Exhibit: Carole a. Bilson Brown." The Ohio State University: Office of the Eminent Scholar in Art and Design Technology. 1993.


Subject: Product Design and Innovation Management


Employer: Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Title: Vice President of Global Design & Usability, CEO Council

City: Shelton

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Employer: Eastman Kodak Company

Title: Product Development and Marketing Management

City: Rochester

State: New York

Country: United States

Notes: co-founder and past-president of Network North Star, Inc. (1989) the first employee network for career development and mentoring at the Eastman Kodak Company



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Institution: University of Michigan

Department: Industrial Design

Degree: B.S. in Industrial Design

End Date: January 01, 1980

Institution: University of California, Berkeley

Department: Berkeley Executive Program

Degree: Certificate

Department: Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program for Women


Professional Affiliations

Organization: Preservation Board of the City of Rochester

Role: Member, appointed by the mayor

Organization: Women's Forum of Kodak employees

Role: Member

Organization: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Role: Member

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