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 Expert  723251

Expert in Product Invention, Product Design, Market Strategy, and Strategic Partnering


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Nevada (NV)
USA
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• Under largest technology grant ever provided by the UK Department of Industry, invented and commercialized the Geotechometer. In conjunction with Racal Micro-Electronics under MOD Secrecy Act the Geotechometer ‘point to point' was one of the very first hand held, battery supported PDA's. The product employed state of the art sub-miniaturization and was an early application of surface mounted component assembly in a consumer product. The product was the winner of the Gold Medal at the Geneva Salon Des Inventions for Creative use of Science and awarded Most Promising New Product by International Press Corp. inventors. • e-K2 Cybercenter (patent pending), leveraging digital media, eCommerce, wireless fidelity within a branded device for installation in high traffic locales. • Oracle of Lachesis (patent pending) all encompassing interactive family health monitoring system working in concert with the family computer and employing a range of emerging technologies. • Scoffles (patent pending) an ‘all natural' hand held, meal created specifically to satisfy a wide range of ethnic tastes.

As market maker and visionary we oversee the development team for new products, create the business plans, apply for grants, apply for patents, create promotional materials, become part of the start up operating teams, market the product or service and sell the properties to third parties at optimum moment if appropriate.

• Devised combining Planetarium Starball with Imax projector. System has become world standard with 12 installations including Hayden Planetarium. • Created the prototype for the first US style themed restaurant chain, the “Beefeater' in the UK, 400 were built. • Invented and patented the world's first PDA, a computer driven magnetic compass. • Won Game of the Year Award from London Telegraph for ‘Triopoly', (first adaptation of Monopoly Game which has since been replicated many times). • For Canadian Government, designed and built world's first low pressure air structure used as a 500-seat portable theatre. • First to employ vertical acrobatics in a theatrical production (Cirque aux Merveilles) • Three patents pending: E-k2 Cybercenter™ ( freestanding device coalescing Digital Media, eCommerce and wireless fidelity) Scoffles™ (universal hand held food product) created to appeal to most ethnic taste sensations, Oracle of Lachesis™ (interactive wireless family health and lifestyle device) working in concert with home PC and internet.

The expert is an eclectic thinker, known for innovative, realistically implemented, practical solutions to everyday challenges from concept to incorporation and all steps in between. Oversee the development team, create the business plans, apply for grants, apply for patents, create promotional materials, become part of the start up operating teams and then become part of the marketing process in selling the properties to third parties at optimum moment if appropriate.

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device product development

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Internet marketing

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market development

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marketing

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new consumer product development

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new product development

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product design

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strategic market planning

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strategic planning

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technology innovation

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acrobatics

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ideation

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innovation

The expert is a pioneer in selling high end limited editions by direct mail. Under the auspices of American Express Gold Card, the expert pioneered the development of high end direct response marketing (DRM) where original limited editions manufactured by world's recognized craftsmen: • Wilkinson Sword (London) • Daum Crystal (France) • Monnaie de Paris (France) • Fondaria Venturi Arte (Italy) • Members of Royal Academy Museum of Art (London) Each limited edition was conceived in-house and personally commissioned with its manufacturer under our direct supervision. All promotional materials, mailing supervision and product fulfillment were handled in-house.

Limited editions ranged from recreations of famous swords, newly designed precious metal bejeweled medallions, hand blown crystal, bronze and brass sculptures, hand painted portraits.

• In conjunction with the Lord Mayor and City Corporation of London received permission to reproduce the venerated Sword Of Justice, number #1 of which was given by London to Chief Justice Warren Burger which hung in the Supreme Court. • • Selected by Buckingham Palace to market the exquisite Prince Charles and Lady Diana Wedding Sword to non Commonwealth countries. • Examples of our products are on display is the Wilkinson Sword and The Monnaie de Paris museum(s). Editions were limited to 350 pieces and ranged in price from $3,000 to $12,000 each.

All sales were direct response, based solely upon a personally signed letter and high quality brochure and secured by irrevocable Letters of Credit. Banks and multi-national corporations purchased editions as gifts; several of the world's wealthiest individuals and various royals were repeat customers.

New consumer product development, product design, strategic market planning, technology innovation. • Aided by the largest technology grant ever provided by the UK Department of the Trade and Industry, formed a development alliance with Racal Micro-electronic to create and manufacture the world's first sub-miniaturized, computer aided magnetic compass, the Geotechometer. Patents were granted in 18 countries. Successfully launched multi-award winning commercial version and profitably sold company to public company at end of second year of operations.

• Developers and marketers of the e-K2 Cybercenter™, (patent pending) a new to the world, electronic, interactive device employing a basket of emerging technologies. Cybercenters™ (9'X 4'X 2') are installed in where people gather public places and provide HDTV full motion video and digital signage for entertainment and corporate sponsors. The consumer has the ability to place eCommerce orders for related products, purchase event tickets, use ATM facilities, employ Micro–commerce, take surveys and obtain coupons and/or enter sweepstakes. Responsible for all aspects of launching a new product from concept to launch including invention, product design, strategic planning, business plan, financials, market strategy, consumer surveys, acquisition of strategic partners, beta testing, marketing, etc.

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integrated product development

New consumer product development, product design, strategic market planning, technology innovation. • Aided by the largest technology grant ever provided by the UK Department of the Trade and Industry, formed a development alliance with Racal Micro-electronic to create and manufacture the world's first sub-miniaturized, computer aided magnetic compass, the Geotechometer. Patents were granted in 18 countries. Successfully launched multi-award winning commercial version and profitably sold company to public company at end of second year of operations.

• Developers and marketers of the e-K2 Cybercenter™, (patent pending) a new to the world, electronic, interactive device employing a basket of emerging technologies. Cybercenters™ (9'X 4'X 2') are installed in where people gather public places and provide HDTV full motion video and digital signage for entertainment and corporate sponsors. The consumer has the ability to place eCommerce orders for related products, purchase event tickets, use ATM facilities, employ Micro–commerce, take surveys and obtain coupons and/or enter sweepstakes. Responsible for all aspects of launching a new product from concept to launch including invention, product design, strategic planning, business plan, financials, market strategy, consumer surveys, acquisition of strategic partners, beta testing, market, etc.

Responsible for all aspects of launching a new product from concept to launch including invention, product design, strategic planning, business plan, financials, market strategy, consumer surveys, acquisition of strategic partners, beta testing, market, etc.

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Internet commerce

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electronic product development

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market potential

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market trend

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product invention


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Mr. & Mrs. Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Las Vegas, Nevada;  Henderson, Nevada;  North Las Vegas, Nevada;  San Bernardino, California;  Ontario, California;  Fontana, California;  Rancho Cucamonga, California;  Upland, California;  Chino, California;  and Victorville, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1968   BS   Marketing   Hunter College   School Newspaper

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1975 to 2006

 

D2 Holdings

 

Executive

 

Principal

 

Create Business Opportunities Package the opportunity He writes Business Plans, Obtains Funding, Oversees Relevant Production, Brings Products to Market, Prepares Companies for Sale. He plans National Tourist Plans, Directs Creative Teams, develops concepts, forms consortiums.

1968 to 1971

 

Living Sea Corporation

 

US Headquarters of Jacques Yves Cousteau

 

Executive Vice President

 

He was Overall Administration and Creative Director and lead the team that Converted Queen Mary from a Ship to the 3rd Largest Tourist Attraction in California.

1980 to 1982

 

Whitbread-Expert

 

Headquarters

 

President

 

He conceptualized the conversion of historic buildings into Europe's first chain of themed restaurants. It became a 400-unit chain.

1964 to 1965

 

Wilding Motion Pictures

 

Live Theatre

 

Executive Producer

 

He created and produced live theatre and exhibitions for Fortune 500 companies and governments for World's Fairs, industrial shows, exhibits, etc.

1962 to 1963

 

Dramaturgy

 

Headquarters

 

Executive Producer

 

He created and produced live theatre and exhibitions for Fortune 500 companies and governments for World's Fairs, industrial shows, exhibits, etc.

1962 to 1965

 

J Walter Thompson Advertising

 

Research/Creative

 

Research Analyst

 

Run ad labs, analyze data, make recommendations to client. Ford, Kellogs.

1965 to 1967

 

Ted Bates Advertising

 

Media

 

Media Buyer

 

Made print and radio media buys for clients, attended strategy meetings. Clients were Clairol, Bic pens, American Tobacco.

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(Undisclosed)

 

Account Handling

 

Account Executive

 

Clients were Universal Amphitheatre, Mattel Toys, Munsingwear Underwear, Vivitar Lenses, Woodsey the Owl, Baskin Robbins, etc.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Youngest Member ever installed in Lambs's Club in New York City (most noted fraternal organization for the theatrical profession) IAAPA (International Association for Amusement Parks) Charter Member of the World's futurist Society SAG (Screen Actor's Guild)

Professional Appointments

Board of Webster University, Irvine, Calfiornia Board Member of Sensortron Technology Board Member of Whitbread-Expert Board Chairman of Inside The Box Corporation

Awards/Recognition

Gold Medal for Creative use of Science at Salons Des Inventions, Geneve Game of the Year Award by London Telegraph Design Triuangle from London Design Institute Best Exhibition at Cobo Hall for White Trucks and Chrysler Automobiles Most Promising Product of the Year by International Press


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has a patent with 14 claims in 18 countries for the first patent ever granted for scientific advancement of the magnetic compass using subminiaturized surface mounted assemblly technology. Patent currently pending for a digital delivery network employing broadband media, wireless fidelity and ecommerce.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - IAAPA  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1962 to 1962   Peace Corps   Manager   He was the manager of the Peace Corps Exhibition at the Seattle World's Fair and personally toured the first recruitment tour to College campuses.
1963 to 1964   City of New York   Creative Advisor - Child Care at the Fair   Advised the office of Robert Moses (head of the fair) on children's entertainment.
1966 to 1967   Canadian Government   Writer and Producer   He toured the US Promotion Tour for Expo '67 to major cities. He wrote and produced four shows at the Fair itself. One was an original children's ballet, a 17th century french canadian themed dance troupe, a Klondike stuntshow and miscellaneous buskers and miscellaneous street entertainers.
1967 to 1968   City of Long Beach   Master Planner   He devised the masterplan for converting the HMS Queen Mary from a ship into a building for use as a tourist attraction, hotel and restaurant complex in Long Beach, California

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He conceived and master planned a mixed-use retail and entertainment complex for the historic 147-acre BREL railworks, now the largest covered retail center in Europe with over 100 stores.
  • Under the auspices of President Anwar Sedat, he masterplanned the development of the Giza Plateau (pyramids site) plus seven Nile River destinations. His recommendations resulted in several hotels being constructed and the National Tourist site in Cairo being sanctioned for development.
  • For the English Countryside Commission, he devised and turnkeyed the development of three pavilions themed on the life and times of Robin Hood, which became one of the UK's top 10 tourist attractions.
  • He advised the French Minister of Edeucation on the entertainment components to be installed in a $200 million Futoroscope theme park in Poirtier, France. This resulted in the addition of several multimedia theatres using state-of-the-art projection technologies.
  • He was selected by the London Docklands Authority to devise the entertainment component of a 27-acre site. The name of the project was Phenomena Island which contained mixed-use edutainment components.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Depositions regarding infringement of intellectual property rights
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1985 to 1986   Spain   He advised the President of Catalunya on the potential for locating the Olympics in outlying Catalunya areas.
1984 to 1985   United Kingdom   He was granted the largest technology grant ever awarded by the UK government to develop the Geotechometer, which was done on conjunction with Racal Microelectronics. This resulted in the successful launch by Sensortron Technology and an offer for a second grant of twice the size of the first.

He also entered into a business arrangement with Wilkinson Sword and the city Corporation of London to recreate the famous Old Bailey "Sword of Justice". This was marketed worldwide, with sword No. 1 being presented by London's Lord Mayor to Chief Justice Warren Berger, where it hung in the supreme Court, until Justice Berger's retirement.

1977 to 1977   The Seychelle Islands   He conceptualized a master plan that was intended to transform the Islands from a British protectorate to a self sustaining tourist destination based upon gaming.
1977 to 1977   Kenya   He participated in the acquisition team in the acquisition of the Mount Kenya Safari Club by a well-known international financier. He also was a team member of the conversion of the Club into a modern hotel.
1981 to 1981   France   He entered into a business agreement with La Monnaie du Paris to develop and market a range of international precious metal medallia.

He obtained a change-of-use of the French National Plan on 400 hectares in the new town of Melun-Senart. This has been developed into a major commercial and entertainment center.


Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Basic
German   Basic

Market Research:
He has launched 11 consumer products (Geotechometer hand-held PdA, Sword of Justice and Sword of Two Rings replications, Spirit of the Wind and Falcon and Gauntlet sculptures; Memento of Makkah al Mukkarramah, King Abdul Aziz medallions, and original oil paintings through the National Portraiture Association for government agencies.

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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He sponsored and chaired Europe's first Mass entertainment Technology Conference which attracted an audience of 400 people over a 3-day period. Several projects such as Asterix in France, were founded as a result of this seminar. Attendees were bankers, financiers from Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as project developers.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He is well-regarded inhaving the ability to assemble world-class consortiums for a wide range of projects in real estate, product development, technology and entertainment.

Other Skills and Services

He is a pragmatic visionary and futurist able to quickly assess the essence of an opportunity and devise the logic by which a project can be advantageously realized.


 

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