Cory Nation
Cory Nation

Program Lead, Innovation at Rolls-Royce

Indianapolis, Indiana Area

  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

Awards earned:





Rating: 5.00/5 stars (162 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 02

12 month points: 20 ptsView details

Lifetime points: 2124 pts

Change 294
Innovation 269
Cost 240
IOT 225
Design 205
Analytics 148
Analysis 141
Leadership 128
Concepts 110
Improvement 79
Engineering 76
Motivation 35
Lean 34
Internet of Things 20
Creativity 19
Analytical 18
Data Analysis 17
Autonomy 12
Six Sigma 9
Predictive Maintenance 7
Disruptive Innovation 7
Innovation Management 5
Cost Analysis 4
Mentoring 2
Design for Manufacturing
Root Cause Analysis
Oil & Gas
Methane Leaks
Smart Grid
Industrial Internet
Should cost
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC)
Innovation Development
Innovative Thinking


Cory is a proven technical asset and diverse thinker with a history of implementing disruptive changes achieving >$500M of in-year cash savings (collectively). Achieving multiple Black Belt Certifications from GE Oil & Gas and Rolls-Royce and a Professional Engineering License, Cory brings a unique blend of technical expertise and creative thinking with pragmatic and visionary results.


Design Engineer, DMP Leader, Engineering Black Belt

GE Oil & Gas

July 2011 - October 2015

Senior Product Engineer

Bridgestone Americas

October 2015 - August 2016

Value Improvement Lead


August 2016 - October 2017

Program Lead, Innovation


October 2017 - Present

► Responsible for leading global Innovation program through fostering the development of next generation ideas to drive value across all businesses and functions.
► Facilitated multiple high impact brainstorming workshops around the globe impacting hundreds of employees leading to dozens of invention disclosures and cost savings.
► Lead and advise the productionization of key technologies and innovations
► Lead the Innovation Team (>30 people across North America)

Thought Leader & Advisory Board Member


March 2016 - Present

Collaborated on Following Research Engagements,
► Present - Advisory Board Member - The Future of Crowdsourcing Platforms
► Present - Advisory Board Member - The Future of Industrial Manufacturing
► Advisory Board Member - Exploring the Use Cases of IoT Edge Computing
► People, Process and Technology for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) - (MVP)
► Top Trends in IoT for Smart Manufacturing
► Top Trends in IoT for Oil and Gas
► Top IoT Trends for Petrochemical Facilities - (MVP)
► Disruptive Innovation Readiness - (MVP)
► Opportunity Assessment: High Sensitivity Methane Detection