Articles from November 2014

January General Meeting

January General Meeting
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
520 Elliot Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

This January meeting will be a night filled with the experience of Industrial Designer Richard Daley, which has been involved with may items taken to market for nearly 30 years. He has worked with very large toy companies and companies of the like, and will share his insight with us of the industry. Richard is a professional 3D designer and will elaborate on getting designs completed and used in production.

2015 yearly dues will be collected. Paypal, Check or Cash are accepted! Anyone which is interested in working with the INOTC in 2015 and being on the board, contact me or speak with me at this coming meeting.

Speaker: Richard Daley

Contract clients:

Hasbro, Ideology Product Design, Safety 1st , Goodbaby Child Products Ltd, Summer Infant, Fuzion Design, Aqua Leisure, Kid Galaxy

Description of Services

Talents and expertise:

    Concept ideation – create and develop variations of new or specified design criteria.
    Concept sketching – exploration of various geometries and styles of initial or final design phases.
    Solidworks design – create data for preliminary or final stages of product development.
    Presentation renderings – produce realistic images of concepts or final designs.
    Mechanism development – explore functional solutions of mechanisms and geometries.
    Mechanical drawings – produce layout drawings of any design phase including dimensional drawings
    Model building – build mock ups or finished models of designs for presentation or testing.
    Product research – explore and research markets and trends for new product ideas.
    Cost input packages – create parts lists, material specifications, and exploded view drawings for costing purposes.

Professional experience:

    rdaley design June 2013- present (President)
    Brica Inc. Charlotte November 2009 – June 2013 (Principal Designer)
    Richard Daley Design January 1995- March 2001/ July 2007 – November 2009 (President)
    Ideology Product Development Attleboro, MA December 2005 – July 2007 (Senior Designer)
    Safety 1st Inc. Canton, MA March 2001 – December 2003 (Senior Designer)
    Design Lab Inc. Providence, RI August 1993 – January 1995 (Senior Designer)
    Hasbro Inc. / Playskool Pawtucket, RI November 1985- June 1993 (Senior Designer)
    Robert Defelice and Associates Wakefield, MA July 1985 – Nov.1985 (Industrial Designer)


    JPMA Best of Show Award Brica TubTub 2013 (Parents’ Choice) Award Brica TubTub 2013
    Mattel Inventor Award 2000,1998,1997 (Playmate Inventor Award 2000)
    TOY Winner Ride-Ons ages 2-4 Playskool (Racer 1993 Parents’ Choice Award 1-2-3 Bike 1992)
    IDSA Silver Award, 1-2-3 Bike 1992 (Parents’ Choice Award Sand and Water Table 1990)
    BusinessWeek Magazine 1-2-3 Bike 1992 (ID Magazine furniture design concept 1985)


    Syracuse University
    Rochester Institute of Technology BFA Industrial Design 1985

For 3D Design and other services, contact Richard:



November Meeting

Speaker: Kevin Lowther

A self-described serial entrepreneur, Kevin Lowther builds profitable companies around seemingly simple concepts like home lighting, hammers and water. He credits boxing for teaching him the three principles that have focused his drive and determination: never give up, give your all, and fulfill your God-given potential.

Kevin is currently co-founder and president of Poverty Dignified,a mobile energy solution company that is powering life’s basic needs in rural Africa. His leadership and management skills have shaped every aspect of the company including franchise agreements, pilot programs, marketing materials, sales, investor relations and infrastructure readiness. Under the MyPower Solutions brand, products sold through a micro-franchise business model power lights, charge cell phones and distribute music, entertainment, sermons, health, and education materials on tablets and MP4 players.

Starting in 2000 with Slide Sledge Technologies in Arlington Heights, Illinois, Kevin took the hammer and chisel high tech with the patented design of 132 job-specific tools for seven industries, including the railroad and military. As vice president of product development and then as director of business development, Kevin saw the company topped $1 million in revenue and attracted a $1.65 million acquisition by an industry leading tool manufacturing and management corporation. After acquisition, Kevin continued working with the company growing its value to $5.4 million.

Kevin’s Website for current company:


-This meeting cost $20 for guest or $40 for the rest of the year.
-Check and Cash are accepted.
-Thank you once again for supporting the INotC.

-Collectively when we network, mountains can be moved!

-Through creativity, we can develop a civilization worth living in!

When we commercialize, we give our value and vision to the world! Network, Develop, Commercialize We look forward to seeing you Building info: If you have not been to our meetings before, the building is located at the end of Elliot street on the right. Then you go through the fence and down the driveway. The front door is located on the left side. Once you go in follow the hall way to the end then go through the door and turn left to the meeting room door.

INotC Website President

Brian James

Flourish and Prosper