Jeff Kacines

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Jeff Kacines has a long and successful history in the invention, creation, production and distribution of consumer-related products. As a former Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Texas Instruments, he played a key role in the development of consumer educational electronics, ranging from graphing calculators to in-classroom wireless networks.

In 1998, Jeff founded Haute Decor, a business with a focus on producing innovative, patentable Christmas-related products. He is very knowledgeable about the industry and has launched many successful products that can be found in over 10,000 stores throughout the US and Canada including AC Moore, AtHome, Ace Hardware, Bed, Bath & Beyond, The Container Store, Fred Meyer, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Kroger, Lowes, Meijer, Michaels and Target. His products are also in many catalogs and are pervasive online including several best sellers on Amazon.com.

Mr Kacines has a long track record of bringing successful, innovative products to the consumer market and is the holder of 9 US patents with several more pending.

Education

1990: Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
1992: Purdue University, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Patents

7,988,116 – Hanger for items
6,378,827 – Clip for securing decorative items to the edges of household surfaces
6,968,208 – Data storage for a portable computer device
D702,540 – Wreath hanger for a door
D661,911 – Candy cane stocking hanger
D654,706 – Candy cane stocking hanger
D447,936 – Clip for securing articles to the edges of household surfaces
9,062,815 – Rotational adjusters for item with hanging loop
8,904,700 – Fishing lure with magnetically releasable hook

Jeff Kacines in the studio with Steven Neuner and Bob Gibbons

Jeff Kacines in the studio with Steven Neuner and Bob Gibbons

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