Oak Creek, WIUSA
Hometown: Oak Creek
February 24, 2013
The product is a truck fifth-wheel release puller tool. It's designed to operate a specific, and widely used, brand of fifth-wheel release mechanism with a safety catch. Works with all other fifth-wheel releases as well. (The tractor and trailer are joined by the 'fifth-wheel.')
Been underway for over a year. Patent application filed. Have had some sales. Just introduced another new model, now have 3 models.
I'm interested in networking with others to help with get this project off the ground. MKE business Meetup groups have provided good contacts in this direction already, and I hope for more. Specific area of interest for me on this project include: retail product labeling; metal engraving or weldable metal tags (product name, customer fleet name + logo, serial or unit numbers - deep enough to with stand painting or finishing); marketing.
I'm doing a start-up of a product designed to reduce driver injury in the transportation industry. Professionally I'm a civil/EEO/commercial mediator, with a background in management and start-ups.