Matt Simone – Innovation Manager, PING

Matt started his career with PING as a Senior Research Engineer and has been the Manager of Innovation for the last 2 years. Find out how PING approaches problem solving, vetting ideas and what you can do to license your invention with PING!prototype? All this and more on this episode of InvenTank!



Tom Fulcher – Idea Gardner

Mr. Fulcher is the founder of The Idea Gardener LLC, a business development, strategy and leadership/management consulting organization. He has over 25 years of professional experience leading projects and divisions for start-up, small and large firms including Colgate-Palmolive and Heinz. He served as CEO of an internet firm leading up to its eventual sale. You can learn more about him and his company at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfulcher/



Brendan Reed – Former Senior Healthcare Operations at P&G

26 year veteran of Procter & Gamble, experienced senior manager with expertise spanning the full life cycle of product and process development. Leadership roles within R&D, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing across a range of consumer products and foods. A skilled builder of technical organizations with a passion for talent development. Broad expertise in designing and implementing strategies, work processes and systems to meet business and people needs. Able to balance today’s urgent business needs while developing tomorrow’s innovation. Regulated products expertise with a focus on risk and a bias toward action.



Scott Plasek, Mana Pro Products (Formerly HERO Pet Products)

Want to license a pet product? Scott Plasek shares how and when EXACTLY to submit your ideas for license and what you can expect from that process. Do you need a patent? Do they sign NDA’s? Do you need a prototype? All this and more on this episode of InvenTank!



Jim DeBetta: President of DeBetta Enterprises

Jim specializes in consulting inventors and consumer products start-up companies on product development, engineering, manufacturing and sales, and marketing into major retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Walgreens, HSN, the list goes on! He has also served as Vice President of Retail Commercialization for an original “Shark” on “Shark Tank”.

He’s the author of “the Business of Inventing”, former Staff Writer for Inventors Digest, and host of the podcast “Get Retail Ready”. You can find him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimdebetta/ and jimdebetta.com



Richard Haasnoot – Former P&G and Ernest Gallo Exec

Want to learn how to invent products like the big guys? Believe it or not, the industry failure rate for new innovations is still 75% or higher depending on the source. In this program Richard Haasnoot shares a few of the most important Best Practices he uses to help F500 companies innovate competitively resulting in products like the Swiffer, American Express Centurion Card, the PT Cruiser, Gatorade and MUCH MORE!

Leave your comments and questions below and we’ll get them answered!



Bill McHenry – Widgeteer

Bill has served in key capacities for a number of varied and high profile companies including Carnation a division of the Nestle Corporation, 3M, North American Philips, and Brach’s Confections in upper executive positions in the sales, marketing, and business development sectors.  He has also lent his talents to companies such as Toshiba and Konica Minolta as a National Account Manager. His sales aptitude has garnered tremendous success and is responsible for growing business in excess of one hundred million dollars with giants such as Disney, Walmart, Best Buy, and Marriott.  Find him on LinkedIn at

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Bill McHenry – Widgeteer

Bill has served in key capacities for a number of varied and high profile companies including Carnation a division of the Nestle Corporation, 3M, North American Philips, and Brach’s Confections in upper executive positions in the sales, marketing, and business development sectors.  He has also lent his talents to companies such as Toshiba and Konica Minolta as a National Account Manager. His sales aptitude has garnered tremendous success and is responsible for growing business in excess of one hundred million dollars with giants such as Disney, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Marriott.  Find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/billmchenry/

Jim DeBetta: President of DeBetta Enterprises

Jim specializes in consulting inventors and consumer products start-up companies on product development, engineering, manufacturing and sales, and marketing into major retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, Michaels, Walgreens, HSN, the list goes on! He has also served as Vice President of Retail Commercialization for an original “Shark” on “Shark Tank”.

He’s the author of “the Business of Inventing”, former Staff Writer for Inventors Digest, and host of the podcast “Get Retail Ready”. You can find him at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimdebetta/ and jimdebetta.com

Scott Plasek, Mana Pro Products (Formerly HERO Pet Products)

Want to license a pet product? Scott Plasek shares how and when EXACTLY to submit your ideas for license and what you can expect from that process. Do you need a patent? Do they sign NDA’s? Do you need a prototype? All this and more on this episode of InvenTank!

Matt Simone – Innovation Manager, PING

Matt started his career with PING as a Senior Research Engineer and has been the Manager of Innovation for the last 2 years. Find out how PING approaches problem solving, vetting ideas and what you can do to license your invention with PING!prototype? All this and more on this episode of InvenTank!

Richard Haasnoot – Former P&G and Ernest Gallo Exec

Want to learn how to invent products like the big guys? Believe it or not, the industry failure rate for new innovations is still 75% or higher depending on the source. In this program Richard Haasnoot shares a few of the most important Best Practices he uses to help F500 companies innovate competitively resulting in products like the Swiffer, American Express Centurion Card, the PT Cruiser, Gatorade and MUCH MORE!

Leave your comments and questions below and we’ll get them answered!

Brendan Reed – Former Senior Healthcare Operations at P&G

26 year veteran of Procter & Gamble, experienced senior manager with expertise spanning the full life cycle of product and process development. Leadership roles within R&D, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing across a range of consumer products and foods. A skilled builder of technical organizations with a passion for talent development. Broad expertise in designing and implementing strategies, work processes and systems to meet business and people needs. Able to balance today’s urgent business needs while developing tomorrow’s innovation. Regulated products expertise with a focus on risk and a bias toward action.

Tom Fulcher – Idea Gardner

Mr. Fulcher is the founder of The Idea Gardener LLC, a business development, strategy and leadership/management consulting organization. He has over 25 years of professional experience leading projects and divisions for start-up, small and large firms including Colgate-Palmolive and Heinz. He served as CEO of an internet firm leading up to its eventual sale. You can learn more about him and his company at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfulcher/