In this podcast Episode
Rob McNealy interviews Melanie Romero, founder of She-Edison, LLC and inventor of the SnapBagger. Melanie shares how she went from an idea all the way to a product which is scheduled to be offered nationally on a popular home shopping television program.
Melanie Romero’s Bio
Melanie Romero has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her work experience began heavily weighted in the engineering and design field as she has worked for a large national aeronautics company in Langley, Virginia, a large Chemical and Plastics company in Midland, Michigan, a prominent National laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, and finally one of the government’s sixth largest defense contractors in Dallas, Texas.
In the past 10 years she has rounded out her experience by transitioning from mechanical design into a technical sales manager role with the leading manufacturer of severe service pneumatic actuation equipment (www.KinetrolUSA.com). This position has allowed her to broaden her core competencies to include sales and marketing. Relationship selling, channel sales, distributor and rep selection and management, and customer care are an integral part of her skill set. Melanie is currently the West Coast Regional Sales Manager for Kinetrol USA, Inc. and is responsible for growing sales in a 13 state region.
The combination of a technical background coupled with extensive sales and marketing experience, has equipped Melanie with the necessary skill sets to pursue her true passion which is inventing products and bringing them to the marketplace. This is an endeavor that started as a hobby but has evolved into a second carreer. Melanie’s first invention is called the SnapBagger and she has obtained a US Patent, established manufacturing in China, and landed a selling deal with a major National sell on TV retailer.
She established She-Edison, LLC “Bright Ideas for Busy People”, to bring products like the SnapBagger and others to market. Melanie enjoys helping other inventors that are not as far a long with their process as she is, as well as seeking mentorship from those that are further along. Melanie serves on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Inventors Association, and is a member of the United Inventors Association.