SOURCE: Teague


June 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Murray Camens Joins TEAGUE as Vice President of Aviation

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Seattle-based design consultancy TEAGUE today announced that Murray Camens, formerly vice president and head of operations at Philips Design, will join TEAGUE as the company's vice president of aviation, reporting to CEO John Barratt. Ken Dowd, who has served in this role for the past 13 years, will retire at the end of December.

"We're extremely excited to have Murray join our executive team, and we wish Ken a very happy retirement," said John Barratt, TEAGUE's CEO. "Murray's expertise in creating cultures that generate people-focused and researched-based innovations as well as his extensive global operations experience will undoubtedly strengthen TEAGUE's position in the aviation industry."

At Philips Design Camens was responsible for program and project management, resource and supply management and location management for nine locations in Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific. He joined Philips in 1980 as a designer for domestic appliances in Groningen. His experience at Philips included long stints in Holland, Singapore and Hong Kong, where he built and managed diverse, multi-disciplinary design teams for both the B2C and B2B categories of consumer lifestyle, healthcare and lighting.

Camens started his professional career in 1977 with London-based design consultancy Conran Associates. At Conran his design experience ranged from conceptual car design for Renault; yacht interiors for Westerly Marine; a kitchen range for Woolworth; to in-store display systems for Yardley and Levi's.

During his career Camens has been named inventor on 16 United States patents and is the recipient of numerous design awards in the United States, Europe and Asia. From 2006-2009 he was an adjunct professor in the School of Design at Hong Kong's Polytechnic University. Originally from Australia, Camens studied Product Design at the University of South Australia.

TEAGUE has a well-established reputation in the aviation industry working with clients including Panasonic Avionics, B/E Aerospace and Rockwell Collins. TEAGUE's 66-year relationship with The Boeing Company has resulted in some of the most recognized designs in commercial aviation including the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Founded in 1926 by design pioneer, Walter Dorwin Teague, Seattle-based TEAGUE is an award-winning design consultancy internationally recognized for over eight decades as a discerning team with a talent for creating evocative designs. TEAGUE innovates with clients such as Microsoft, HP, T-Mobile, The Boeing Company, SC Johnson, LG, Panasonic, McDonalds, Samsung, Xbox, Starbucks and Nike. Find out more at

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