The UIA has appointed invention expert and thought leader, Brian Fried as Executive Director, effective October 1, 2018. In addition to his role as the public figure head for the UIA, he is will serve as the primary liaison with inventor clubs across the nation.
Brian joins a collection of dynamic and dedicated members of the board. The UIA is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to the inventing community while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers. Under Fried’s direction, the organization hopes to continue its mission of providing resources and access to information to independent inventors across the nation.
“Brian has a terrific reputation,” said Warren Tuttle, President of the UIA, “and the entire board feels very strongly that he will reflect our group’s passion, ethics, and purpose. This is the core of what makes the UIA such a unique entity within the inventor community and one that can creditably speak on all inventor issues.”
Fried’s expertise comes with over 15 years of experience as a mentor to inventors, including celebrities. He is the author of Inventing Secrets Revealed and You & Your Big Ideas. A thought-leader of the industry, Fried has been featured with products on As Seen On TV, home shopping channels, catalogs and online retailers through licensing and manufacturing. With his consultancy Inventor Smart, Fried aids clients through constructive feedback, product development and more to help them bring their ideas to market. The founder and president of the Long Island Entrepreneurs Club’s most recent appearance includes this year’s Invention-Con hosted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
“My goal is to bring the “inventor” back into the UIA,” said Fried on his new position. “We are going to continue to bring new innovative ideas into the organization to provide the best resources to inventors and inventor clubs across America.”
Others at the UIA are also excited about what Fried’s expertise and connections mean for the future of the organization. His knowledge of the industry, network of independent inventors across the globe and dedication to bringing them together make him a valuable energy source to catapult the power of this organization into the hands of inventors everywhere.
“People know that Brian’s objective is to help them make good decisions as they go from idea to a marketable product,” said the organization’s treasurer and operations director Deb Hess. “His passion is visible behind his deep understanding of the industry and his efforts to make inventors everywhere successful. He’s not in it for himself but for the betterment of inventors everywhere.”
The UIA has been helping inventors through education, access and advocacy since its inception in 1990. Inventors can access the UIA list of online reading and video materials to guide them through the invention process. The UIA trade show programs and educational seminars grant inventors access to a network of companies seeking new products or can offer services to advance the inventors process.