For more than two decades Hutchins has focused on building businesses that align with his philosophy of doing good and doing well…”to be truly successful, a business must do good by taking products and services to market that enhance the social good, and do well by building a sustainable business that creates value for shareholders, employees, vendors, and stakeholders.”
He continues that effort today as President of Innovation Economy Corporation where he is focused on transforming innovative research and technologies into successful businesses that supply products and services that enhance the lives of people worldwide. Innovations currently include, among others, entomological applications to reduce the spread of disease transmitted by insects and nano-engineered sensor technologies for diagnostic, security, and agricultural applications.
A passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, innovation, and making a difference in people’s lives, Hutchins has been the founder, entrepreneurial principal, or served as a senior executive (President, CEO, EVP, CAO, or COO) of publicly-traded and private companies, including a number of start-ups. These include, among others: Medical Advisory Systems, Inc., at the time, the leading provider of 24-hour, physician consultations and ancillary medical & pharmaceutical services to ships-at-sea, remote locations, and aircraft worldwide, as well as, the provider of internet-based, one-on-one, confidential, medical information chats between physicians and consumers; Digital Angel Corporation a developer of advanced RFID and GPS technologies that enabled rapid and accurate identification, location tracking and condition monitoring of high value assets, animals & people; and Qmotions Inc., an innovative-technology company that developed first-of-its-kind full-motion video game controllers designed for Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation consoles.
An entrepreneur and seasoned, cross functional executive, he has multi-industry leadership experience including healthcare and pharmacy, technology commercialization, consumer electronics, education and training, travel assistance/insurance services, and internet information provider/call centers.
Hutchins is an accomplished speaker and regarded as a master instructor/trainer. He has lectured and spoken, nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics including emergency management, business and entrepreneurship, leadership and personal development, and Train-the-Trainer.
Dedicated to life-long public service, Hutchins has held directorships or serves/served as an active member of a number of charitable & human service organizations and held directorships on state and region-level technology and economic development boards.