Competition has always been a source of inspiration. In the early ’90s, Rich began building robots for Robot Wars, the live event and eventual television show.Rich and his team performed so well, the founder of Robot Wars invited them to represent the United States at the heavyweight championship in England later on in ’90s.
In 2011, Rich brought five of his friends in Kansas City together to form The Steel Table Group. With several patents pending, the Group continues to pitch product ideas for licensing. Rich has been involved with the Maker movement for more than a decade now. He currently sits on the Inventor Center of Kansas City’s board. His young son Ted is a talented inventor in his own right, having started not one but two profitable companies.