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Turning Frustration Into Innovation | Mark Shaw | TEDxKC
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Added Sep 2, 2016
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If invention is an alchemy that turns frustration into innovation, Mark Shaw is an expert with more than sixty patents and over 400 products to his name. In this talk Mark offers a simple template for turning everyday annoyances into products.

Thirty years of experience in the designing, developing, sales and marketing of environmental products in the fields of spill containment, spill response, stormwater management, construction compliance, facility protection,bio-remediation (microbes), oil spill, radioactive waste management and nanotechnologies.

Founded and operated four businesses servicing the environmental, industrial and safety market. Inventor or co-inventor of over sixty patents. Developed over 500 new products. Numerous new product of the year awards, three times named one of the fastest growing companies in NE Florida. Founder and Principal in UltraTech International Inc. and Interpak, Inc. Credited with starting the Spill Containment Industry in the early 1980s.

Extensive international business experience covering forty countries. Numerous published articles, speeches and papers.

TED Speaker, Long Beach 2013. 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Florida 2015 North Florida Ultimate CEO.

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