After 25 years in various roles in manufacturing, started working as independent consultant. Having worked
several projects for NC and SC Manufacturing Extension Partnerships, accepted offer from NC State University’s Industrial
Extension Service to consult for them in NC’s Eastern Region. This led to a full-time project to launch a “spin-off” company
for East Carolina University (technology transfer growing rapidly...e.g., Gatorade, Google) to manufacture and market assistive
living devices for people with disabilities. Accepted role as first President of the Janus Development Group in September
2001. Company successfully developed and marketed the SpeechEasy® anti-stuttering device. Still working and enjoying!