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How it came to be.

Many of the most successful companies on the planet originate from humble beginnings, and Klugonyx Group is no different. It all began in a simple one-bedroom apartment in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, where founder and CEO Jason Klug fell in love with the process of turning ideas into tangible reality.

 

THE STORY

In his early years as a mechanical engineer, Klug learned the ropes while designing iPad enclosures for big names such as Groupon, Apple, Microsoft, Panera Bread, etc.. With a little bit of patience and a whole lot of dedication, Klug gained valuable insight into the world of product development- the systems, the processes, the discipline. With the taste of success and the resolve to overcome failure, Klug soon decided that designing iPad enclosures was not enough- he wanted to create everything and anything possible. He was ready to expand his horizons and take it to the next level.

From there he took the leap of faith.

Armed with nothing but a laptop computer, some software, and his own 3-D printer, Klug hit the ground running and never looked back. He started creating his own prototypes from home and cast a wide net- from bike pedals to ski poles to phone accessories- anything under the sun was fair game. He wanted to see as many ideas as possible, help as many people as possible, and make as many dreams come true as possible. Soon, Klug realized that he was able to create anything his heart desired.

…and now, so can you!

the group

Jason Klug

Jason Klug

CEO / FOUNDER

Product Design is what I do, but my passion is entrepreneurship. I understand the calculated risk that entrepreneurs need to make their dreams realities–from a napkin drawing to a scalable design. I enjoy to hear other entrepreneurs’ vision and see how I can help them make it tangible.

Sam Wellskopf

Sam Wellskopf

PRINCIPAL / INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Experienced industrial designer with skills to take projects from ideas all the way to design for manufacture. Sketching, rendering, prototyping, design research, and many other skills are what make me a critical part to the design build team. Whether it’s finding new product ventures or making sure your existing idea speaks a design language that your audience can’t ignore, I’m passionate about delivering outstanding and well thought out results.

Tara DeLong

Tara DeLong

CRO

Tara is a top-producing strategic sales director with a strong record of success. She has led business development teams in highly competitive B2B markets with specialization in technology, manufacturing, retail, financial, and healthcare. Passionate about organizational improvement, she has been instrumental in increasing the win rates and revenue of some of the largest and most prestigious corporations in the world.

David Brooks

David Brooks

COO

With a diverse set of experience ranging from project management, design engineering, non-profit management, to entrepreneurial leadership; David’s agility has been a key element to keeping the Klugonyx gears well oiled and ready to take on anything. When not engaged and overseeing projects here at Klugonyx you’ll find him leading think tanks, meditating, on weekend expeditions, learning new languages, freestyle rapping, or sipping on the finest of teas. As a true Jack of All Trades he loves the process of turning innovative ideas into practical realities.

Ed Packer

Ed Packer

ENGINEER

Starting his career with a startup manufacturing high-end bicycles with a new technology, Ed quickly found his passion: designing and building something the world has never seen. Whether the idea is his, or from someone around him he loves seeing products go from idea to prototype to finished product. As an experienced manufacturing engineer he has the ability to design a product with manufacturing in mind to keep costs and lead times minimal. Ed loves being outdoors with his wife and kids, and keeps his creative prowess sharp by spending time with his 3 young boys who have lots of product ideas of their own.

Jacob Fishman

Jacob Fishman

DESIGN INTERN

With a background in competitive robotics, and an eye for design, Jacob is studying in the Academy of Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation at the University of Southern California where he’s done creative consulting for companies like Intel, ViaSat, Airbnb, and Revolt TV. With a recently developed interest in visual design, he is working as a graphic designer for the Klugonyx Team. When not in the office, you can find him building custom bicycles, camping, or at concerts.

Scott Paul

Scott Paul

ADVISER

Scott Paul is a serial entrepreneur that has been an influence to Jason as a mentor. Scaling and developing businesses is something that Scott has done multiple times. Scott advises Klugonyx to ensure it’s as successful as his other ventures.

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