Founder Tom Devlin specializes in new product and business development for emerging consumer and high-tech companies.
Tom works in the space between engineering and design. With a mechanical engineering from MIT followed by a masters of design at the Royal College of Art, Tom was never able to fit in to any category, so he started Devlin Design in Boston where for 25 years he has been creating products for himself and his clients. Recently he invented Brilliant Pad, a crowd funded product that went on to Shark Tank. He also invented its predecessor: ScoopFree automatic litter box. His work with the Cyrano scent player is featured in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York, and he has received numerous international design awards..
Tom co-founded BruxCare, a medical device company selling GrindAlert, which he co-invented and designed. He also founded and attracted funding for Loto LIghting to market his patented motorized lighting technology and designs. Loto has now partnered with Formalighting, which is an international brand based in Milan.
Tom works with injection molding, mechanisms, machine design, sheet metal, electronic boards, optics, and even cut-and-sew. His broad range of experience brings new ideas to any project, and with his business development background, he has a first-hand understanding of his client's needs.
Background in brief:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Master of Design, Royal College of Art - London
MIT Media Lab: Research in human interface
Product Genesis: Project Manager
Loto Lighting: Founder