Partnership. - Patrick
McDuffie and Myself
PROJECT DATES: 7/82-4/86
Co-owner & General Manager.
Technical Competitive Analysis.
Mechanical Design Concepts.
Human Factors Analysis.
Detail Design of Prototype
& Production units.
Most Fabrication of Prototype
& Production Units.
Design of Brochures, Manuals,
Magazine Ads and Packaging.
Marketing and Sales, Customer Support.
The prototype originated from a
a low-cost insulated wire
respooler for a
wiring harness business I
After that prototype, we built additional
units, accessories & other equipment
for sale to other companies.
The KMS-10 Respooler was simpler,
1/3rd less expensive and ergonomically
superior to the established competition.
Their design required the
operator to guide
the fast-moving wire by hand
them to literally stand on one
lifting & mounting 100 lb
spools of wire!
Although insulated wire-related businesses
were booming in the early 80's,
saw a decline due to the more integrated
electronics of newer products.
As with CLUB CAT (in
wore many hats and learned more about
operating a small manufacturing business.
An ad we placed in Wire Tech
magazine in 1985.