Eric Huber, a native of Lake Oswego, Oregon, has been an inventor and innovator for over 40 years. While educated at University of Oregon and Portland State University, in truth, it's his innate ability to identify needs, his keen imagination, and creative drive that continually motivates him to develop new products with solutions to everyday problems.
Eric’s life experiences and work history are varied, long, and fascinating. He began inventing with an entrepreneurial spirit at age eight; Started two companies by his mid-twenties; Tried his hand at being a soap opera star; Appeared in print ads and commercials for companies such as Coca-Cola; Was a runway model for Nordstrom; Was a traveling photocopier salesman; Worked for Reebok; Has traveled to over 35 countries; Designs commercial playgrounds for municipalities, school districts, world-class amusement parks, and even gets hands-on, from the ground up, rebuilding public school playgrounds in New Orleans after Katrina, and in low-income areas of California; Lives on a So. California "postage-stamp" piece of beach property where he invents urban farming products; Owns a large parcel of land near the Grand Canyon to showcase his sustainability ideas; Networks with rocket-scientists, engineers, and experts-in-their-field to develop green-living products; Conceives of most ideas on his 4 am daily walks or while sitting in LA traffic, constantly looking at how things work, don’t work, and looking for ways to make life a little easier.
Being named a Season 4- Everyday Edison, with one of his inventions which was chosen among the top ten out of 11,000 entries, propelled Eric's creative work out of his workshop and onto the radar of industry professionals. Eric has been seen in AARP, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inventor's Digest, and a variety of other media outlets. Eric served 2 terms on the board of directors for the Washington DC-based United Inventors Association (UIA) and is a member of the Inventor's Group of America (IGA) both are advocates for the independent inventor. Through these engagements he has been invited to speak on Capitol Hill and walk the halls of Congress advocating for inventor rights.
Through valuable contacts in the automotive, housewares, storage, and cargo management industries, and downright hard work, he presently has signed 21 licensing deals covering over a dozen different products.
With over 100 products in his portfolio and thousands more in his notebooks, Eric is devoted to conceptualizing and bringing to fruition, a gamut of products ranging from complex, low-cost water desalination, and affordable housing solutions, to a simple product that helps women zip up the backs of their dresses, or removing odors from your bathroom. Eric is passionate about the inventing, commercialization, entrepreneurial process and an advocate for all those garage inventors like himself, pursuing the American Dream.
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