Location: Somers, Connecticut United States
Profession: Retired Mechanical Engineer / Reliabilty Engineer
Number of times previously entering contest: never
Favorite design and analysis tools: My luv for hand tools has never gone away! After 24 years & 6 months with this same company as a Reliability Engineer, Quality improvements could be tracked just about every other year. We instituted ISO 9001 in all 5 of our manufacturing plants of which I was the TRAINER for introduction to ISO. I also participated in GSA round robin effort to understand how tools are used in 6 different Government rebuilding factories. We learned alot over my time. Then the Company slowly transformed out of Made-in-USA to import product. Sign of the times! Had to do it to survive. Needless to say my fun ended in 2009 when the last of the manufacturing plants was closed in Connecticut.
2016 I am involved in my hobby of USA COIN & Currency collecting. I built my own websites like StolenCurrency.com & CirculatedCurrency.com. I also issued to android apps on RATING of USA Circulated Currency & Circulated Coins.
Hobbies and activities: USA CiculatedCurrency.com & CirculatedCoins.com
Inspired by: I worked for a Hand Tool Company as a Mechanical Engineer / Reliability Engineer and found a need for this tool in our line up but never could get any traction.
Trucks - Tractor trailers- are on the road more in 2016 now than when I was twisting wrenches after I got out of the US Navy. (I was working for my Engineering degree at night)
I really lucked out getting a job at this company (I figured it was destiny!!! but who knows) This is a SIMPLE design! STOP making 1/2" drive Chrome sockets over 7/8" or even alittle lower! and BUILD a 5/8" drive system with no chrome sockets.
The United States Gov even designated a 5/8" drive ratchet in it's Specs. IT was weird that I could never get any traction in our Marketing Group. BUT then we were a USA made Company...... NOW our product is 100% OFF shore and I think this product could have a Market in Trucking systems and well as big constructions sites. Last ditch effort!