|Setting up in the TV studio for another big sales day on live T.V. shopping|
In 1995 I came up with an idea that ended up turning into something good for me. I invented a product that helped save space in home storage. This product went on to sell millions of pieces in over 60 countries around the world.
In the early 1980's when I was serving in the military stationed in Japan I had seen a Japanese friend of mine take a sheet of plastic and her home iron and make a giant pouch out of it. She heat sealed the sides and slipped her giant futon into it and then sealed it up leaving a small space for her vacuum hose. Then she flipped a switch and within seconds the giant futon was reduced down to a small pancake size. She then sealed the hole with the iron and put the drastically reduced futon into a small closet. A place that would have been impossible to store it minutes earlier. That was the seed that never left my mind.
|Working on another idea in Japan with Mr. Tanaka in 2005|
My father was my financial partner in our private company and for years a larger company had been romancing us to buy us out and in 2006 we finally decided to let go of our company. My dad was getting older and I wanted to spend more time doing charitable work helping others. We were not mega rich but we did fairly well considering where we started. The company sold and I headed to the Philippines to work full-time on my philanthropy.
More pics from the TV studio
|Making the last finishing touches before the live sale on QVC|
|Everything on the left is in my bags on the right. Now that is space saving!|
|Out front of the worlds largest TV Shopping Network QVC with Mom.||The channel reaches 200 million homes worldwide|
A video animation of one of my products called the CUBE (Stack-N-Vac)