Welcome

Gibbs Group, LLC offers world class business development and product development services from concept to commercialization in virtually every product category.

Our company understands the importance of High Enterprise Value (speed to market, cost constraints, capital investment to market potential ratios, cash flow, and exit strategy) in both product and business development.

From startup to liquidity, we have a seasoned team of professionals at your service. We understand the importance of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), where we anticipate and prepare to optimize revenue and brand from every product and product line we build.

We also have particular expertise in understanding and penetrating the Chinese Domestic Market for North American companies. We can establish a legal presence for your company in China, allowing penetration to market your products and services. We understand the legal landscape, the physical challenges, and the political & cultural barriers. We work closely with your North American staff to fully understand your company, so we can plan a cost effective strategy that can expand your revenue and global market with little investment.

We offer a focused, efficient team dedicated to your operation. Celebrating our 20th year, we have an envious track record of producing commercially successful products, and equity rich companies. Innovation with Execution.

about

For the dynamic needs of your business run with the leader, the Gibbs Group, the product builders.

From "Turnkey" start-up support to product development, The Gibbs Group is a specialist in domestic and international business and proven global sourcing channels. Our experience in China provides a unique opportunity for North American businesses wishing to penetrate the Chinese Domestic Market with its products and services. We understand the legal and political requirements to establish the presence in China required to allow sales of your products to this 1 billion plus market.
As seasoned business owners and operators, we understand that the value of your business or product (total enterprise value, equity plus debt, market capitalization & stock price) is driven by earnings, which are most affected by successful startup, sustained growth, and profitability.

    • Business Start-Up & General Business Management

    • Successfully bring business to liquidity or profitability.

    • Daily operational management (internal or satellite).

    • Exit strategy execution.

    • Establish sales of US businesses to Chinese consumer markets.

    • Business plan construction and VC presentation.

    • Board level participation by our principals.

    • Product Design & Development

    • Develop & reengineer products and product lines

    • Pioneers of RTM (Rapid Time to Market) methods.

    • Accurate budget tracking, (Sarbanes-Oxley)

    • Seasoned designers using world class design tools.

    • Numerous industry awards & patents for excellent designs.

    • Six sigma procedures.


    • Supply Chain & Manufacturing

    • 20 year network of international manufacturers.

    • We integrate US designs with global low cost manufacturers.

    • We handle logistics, product quality, testing, distribution.

    • Maintain Pacific Rim and US offices.

    • Confidentiality and patent protections provided.

    • Specialized Services

    • Technical & Patent feasibility.

    • Legal (Expert Witness) testimony and analysis.

    • Market, competitive analysis.

    • Venture Capital, Pre-acquisition financial assessment reports.

    • Exclusive RTM (Rapid Time to Market) service.

    • Patent (Intellectual Property) strategy implementation or analysis.

    • Reverse engineering.


  • Doug Gibbs Doug Gibbs

    Doug Gibbs

    Managing Partner and VP Engineering

    • Doug is responsible for daily operations, budget management and product development for the Company and its clients. An accomplished engineer with numerous patents, Doug is actively involved in product engineering and manufacturing, especially global procurement. Doug has 24 years of professional experience in business and business startups, including co-founder of Sport Rack (a Tier I automotive supplier). Now Sport Rack Automotive, the company has a global presence and sales of $400 million. Doug and his team make this business startup experience available to its worldwide client base. Doug has also held positions as Director of Engineering at Yakima Products, as well as engineering and management positions at Hewlett Packard and General Motors. With membership in NSPE and ASME, IDSA appearances on syndicated television, and a regular Expert Witness in federal litigation, Doug is recognized and respected as a seasoned professional with solid ethics. Doug holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and Chinese Commercial Law Certificate, Chinese Law Institute, Wuttan, University, China.

  • Cyndi Gibbs Cyndi Gibbs

    Cyndi Gibbs

    Finance Manager and Managing Partner

    • Cyndi is responsible for finance, accounting and account management. Schooled in Managerial Accounting at Brigham Young University, Utah, her experience spans 20 years and includes accounting functions at World Savings Bank, Hewlett Packard, and Sport Rack Systems, among others. Cynthia works closely with Company offices in Mainland China, and is responsible for Import & US Customs Compliance. She also regulates Order Management for the ongoing production and distribution of the myriad products developed and manufactured by Gibbs Group for client customers worldwide.

  • Jason Sannar

    Manager - Design & Engineering

    • Jason is responsible for product design, engineering, prototyping, agency certification and process documentation for the vast array of consumer products produced by Gibbs Group. He collaborates with Gibbs Group international manufacturers to ensure consistent product quality. Jason frequently makes factory visits to manufacturers both domestic and abroad as a factory presence is essential for finalizing details prior to starting production. Mr. Sannar has over 23 years of experience working for Design, Engineering and Architectural firms. He holds a B.A. in Industrial Design and Computer Aided Drafting Technologies. He utilizes Solidworks, AutoCAD, Photoshop and other computer programs to create working drawings, 3D solid models and artwork required for our various products. Jason is also a talented model maker, photographer, artist, sculptor and excels at anything requiring attention to detail and fine hand work.

  • Margie Khan

    Project Manager

    • Margie coordinates and manages global procurement to ensure timely new product releases, all legal documents and customs/importation. She also does administrative work, online research, sales/marketing and tradeshow coordination. Margie is also trained in Microsoft applications, Operations, Employee Relations, Human Resource, Personnel and Finance

  • Justin Rankin

    Sales Manager

    • Justin Rankin is a proven sales professional in the sales field. Eight years in outstanding sales and customer service in everything audio. He is experienced in car/ home audio and security ranging from sales, installation and technical support. Justin is also a musician of twelve years and has extensive knowledge of instrument design, repair, and sales. Audiophile of all sorts, Justin is the perfect candidate for the Four Force sales team.

  • Jennifer Gibbs

    Project Manager

    • Jennifer coordinates and manages global procurement to ensure timely new product releases and customs/importation. She also does administrative work, online research, sales/marketing and tradeshow coordination. Jennifer is also trained in Business Management.

  • Wayne Wu

    Director - Asian Services

    • Wayne handles corporate compliance with ISO2000/2400, vendor management, International trade, Sino-Foreign diplomacy, factory quality management, procurement, supply chain and logistical support for the number of Gibbs Group products made in the Asia-Pacific region. Wayne is fluent in English, Vietnamese and 5 different types of Chinese dialects. Wayne's professional background expertise includes LG (China), Samsung, Dell, Convergys and Edmonton Electronic Services Ltd. His studies include Network Administrator, Electronic Apprentice & Chemical Engineering at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

  • Martin Purroy

    Sales Manager

    • Martin Purroy has joined Gibbs Group as Sales Manager for Generation Tools. He is responsible for product development, marketing, distribution, and international sales. He is a lifelong professional in the construction industry having spent several years as a contractor and been involved in projects throughout the western United States and Internationally. Martin has studied international business and operated businesses in Latin America.

  • Jason Kopping

    Director - Global Business Development

    • Jason is responsible for customer engagement, qualification, project preparedness and execution. Developing channel and partnership opportunities while providing oversight and involvement in project management, procurement, supply-chain, logistics, contracts, design and development. Jason, a founding partner of a Global Enterprise Content Management consulting firm, has spent the better part of the past 10 years solving business process and automation problems through the use of document management and workflow tools. Areas of focus are right-sizing, on-shore/off-shore modeling and technical enablement. Whether a new venture, public entity, or Fortune 100 company, Jason leverages a blended, on-shore/off-shore, delivery model to ensure the highest quality and lowest cost to customers. In joining the Gibbs Group team, Jason is capitalizing on his global teaming experience, the Gibbs Group 'Product Building' experience with a focus on developing solutions with Rapid Time to Market methodologies. Jason has a B.S. in Information Systems and Production and Operations Management.

  • Uxue Zabala Urigain

    Director - Global Business Development

    • Uxue is currently interning with Gibbs Group, LLC. She is studying business administration in Deusto college, San Sebastian, Basque country, Spain. Uxue´s family owns a line of fine bakeries throughout Spain where she has assisted them for many years. She intends to eventually be 4th generation owner of this business. Uxue is a professional rowing competitor and as a member of the Spanish Professional Rowing Team has won several gold, silver and bronze medals in the European National Championships as well as winning the 2008 European rowing competition. Uxue speaks fluent Basque Spanish and English and is charged with expanding social media, media and program expansion in USA as well as international programs for Gibbs Group including Wal Mart and Starbucks.

  • Michael Huang

    Director - Asian Services

    • Mr. Huang is responsible for daily management of all Pacific Rim design and manufacturing activities at the Gibbs Group office in Shenzhen, China (Hong Kong). Mr. Huang provides procurement, finance, supply chain and logistical support for the growing number of Gibbs Group products made in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Huang holds a MSEE from the National Taiwan University and a BSEE from Chiao Tung University in Taiwan Mr. Huang's professional background includes positions at UMC, Datatech Corp., LiteOn Electronics, Aurora Advanced Technologies, & Macally Corp. His education and experience are a critical component of the Gibbs Group¹s world-class product development team.

  • Brent Sims

    Senior Project Manager

    • Brent is a senior Designer and Project Manager at the firm, and has worked with this group for 15 years. A seasoned artisan, Brent is the primary quality and manufacturing expert for our Asian Manufacturing, with hand and measurement tools as his specialty. A craftsman by trade, and Project Manager by profession, Brent also has primary responsibility for trade show exhibits, trade show construction and trade show management. With the diversity of our client base, Brent has a busy 12 month trade show season

  • Joe Settelmayer

    Senior Design Engineer/Project Manager

    • Joe has worked with us for more than 15 years. He has a broad range of experience with over 25 years developing consumer products ranging from automotive accessories, outdoor recreation equipment, hand tools, musical instruments and more. He is named on more than 20 patents for unique consumer goods mechanisms. Joe is an expert SolidWorks user since 1995. Also FEA, CNC programming (CAMWorks- HAAS). Joe holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology, where his emphasis was manufacturing and engineering.

  • Ainhoa Uranga

    Microbiologist

    • Ainhoa is a Doctoral candidate at the Department of Immunology, Microbiology and Parasitology at the University of the Basque Country, Spain. She received her BS and MS in Microbiology from University of Basque Country. Ainhoas current work as a Ph.D. student is focused on the study of the specific composition and diversity of the bacterial components in sea water. Ainhoa is the recipient of the Collaboration Fellowship Award from the Basque Government & the Predoctoral Fellowship award from the University of the Basque Country. She also has many Contributions to Symposiums Nationally and Internationally, specializing in cell-interaction Microbiology.

  • Jason Tetro

    Senior Microbiologist

    • Jason Tetro has spent the last 25 years as a microbiologist learning about our relationship with germs both good and bad. In 2007, while still publishing scientific articles, reviews, chapters in books, he ventured out of the lab and into the TV studio where he spent close to three years doing Q&A segments with CTV Ottawa as The Germ Guy. He has since broadcast and written for a wide range of media including the Scientific American, The Huffington Post Canada, the CBC, and his own Germ Guy blog. In November, his first book, The Germ Code, will be published by Random House/Doubleday Canada. Jason knows that germs play an integral role in our lives and that we can learn how to improve our health and human relationships by giving them the attention they so deserve.

  • Project Manager

    Responsible for timely execution of numerous Gibbs Group and client products, schedules, and budgets. International travel, high responsibility.

  • Sales Manager

    Consumer goods - responsible for cultivating accounts and closure of orders. Requires experience, "hands on" professional with proficiency in diverse areas, promoting and selling a vast array of consumer goods developed and manufactured by Gibbs Group. (see www.sq1.com) Innovative, patented products invented by Gibbs Group can realize very high sales margins, compensation is commission only.


capabilities

  • Global Market

    We pioneered RTM (Rapid Time to Market) concurrent engineering process twenty years ago, providing unmatched speed and cost effectiveness of product design/build while maintaining quality.



    With Offices in USA and China, Gibbs Group maintains an efficient worldwide design and manufacturing source for growth companies. We use seasoned teams consisting of members of our California Design Studio, and our Chinese Manufacturing Office. The result is "Best designs, fastest to market". We pioneered RTM (Rapid Time to Market) concurrent engineering process twenty years ago, providing unmatched speed and cost effectiveness of product design/build while maintaining quality.


    US companies can benefit from our experience in, and understanding of China to penetrating the Chinese Domestic market with its products and services.

    Selling goods to Asia:
    We introduce American companies and their products/services to the Chinese domestic market. China is the fastest growing consumer market in the world, and they long for American goods, especially American brands. Our staff is certified in Chinese Commercial Law, and our 20 year business history there provides for strong financial, business and political relationships.

    We understand the Chinese legal structure & Commercial Codes, including Intellectual Property, Insurance, Transportation & Finance. We assist in export/import logistics including US Dept of Commerce & Customs, or assist in their integration to your current team.

    Our Product Gallery illustrates our ability to build strong brands and design innovative, successful products. Our skilled staff is respected and their expertise in RTM is unmatched.

  • Prototype

    We pioneered RTM (Rapid Time to Market) concurrent engineering process twenty years ago, providing unmatched speed and cost effectiveness of product design/build while maintaining quality.



    All companies recognize the importance of cost effective, accurate prototyping. Gibbs Group utilizes the most state of the art in electronic, mechanical, spatial and graphic prototyping. Our technical team has the most desired software, systems and hardware to develop great prototypes. But, as part of our RTM (Rapid Time to Market), we go one step further- by working closely with our global product teams, we routinely produce prototypes in or with contributions from our international manufacturing facilities.

    Using the most modern prototyping equipment in the world, this not only provides the most cost effective and accurate prototypes, but allows the factories to contribute to and understand the critical functions of the products. RTM prototyping simplifies the ultimate production launch, greatly improves product quality, and provides tremendous cost savings.

    These benefits are enjoyed by our long list of satisfied clients.

  • Engineering and Design

    We pioneered RTM (Rapid Time to Market) concurrent engineering process twenty years ago, providing unmatched speed and cost effectiveness of product design/build while maintaining quality.



    Gibbs Group and the Productbuilders Team can provide complete turnkey engineering and product design for your company. From individual products, product lines to company divisions, we have experienced, talented designers well trained on the most modern design tools. Electronic/circuit development, mechanical product design, tooling engineering, multi-lingual graphic or package design, and ISO documentation are used regularly in our company.

    Our long history of world class engineering and design of new products is unparalleled in the industry, and our Team prides itself in having the passion, focus and dedication to bring a concept into full production on time...and within budget!

    Supporting this Rapid Time to Market (RTM) process is a solid team of project management professionals in our US and China offices who combine the most modern project & budget tracking tools with common sense and years of experience; you always know the status of your projects.

  • Manufacturing

    We pioneered RTM (Rapid Time to Market) concurrent engineering process twenty years ago, providing unmatched speed and cost effectiveness of product design/build while maintaining quality.



    Gibbs Group is a valuable Manufacturing asset to your company. The extensive resources of larger companies usually do not exist in small businesses; the processes of large companies can often stifle efficient manufacturing. We understand the special needs of small firms with aggressive growth plans, that are looking to stay competitive in consolidating industries, or have continuous improvement requirements with limited staff and budget. We enjoy these challenges and welcome even the smallest forward-thinking company looking for a reliable partner to meet their goals.

    Gibbs Group is a US based organization with international offices allowing us to help companies realize their productivity potential by rapidly delivering best-value solutions to complex challenges to all industry sectors and all sizes of business. Depending on your needs, Gibbs Group functions as a strategic partner or short-term outsource assistant, and delivers comprehensive, practical solutions that achieve the desired results.

    With 20 years experience in global manufacturing in a wide variety of products and technologies, we offer expertise in such manufacturing areas as:

    • Consumer Electronics

    • Automotive, Sporting Goods, Promotional Products

    • Textile and Apparel

    • Electronic/RF Design

    • Rapid Prototyping & Rapid Mold Tooling

    • Plastic Injection Molding Design

    • PCB Manufacturing

    • Steel Stamping

    • Die Casting



    Agile Manufacturing requires special systems that are robust and flexible because the demands of customers can be rigorous. Our experience with diverse manufacturing, both as a customer and vendor, uniquely qualifies us to assist your company in your manufacturing needs, both domestic and abroad. We can also help with long-term issues including maintaining or improving quality, meeting cost metrics, and optimizing the supply chain.

  • Project Management

    We pioneered RTM (Rapid Time to Market) concurrent engineering process twenty years ago, providing unmatched speed and cost effectiveness of product design/build while maintaining quality.



    Every company-large or small- is in hot pursuit of profitability, and cost reductions. We know those goals are only possible if there is a seasoned, skilled team to bring the project successfully to the market. We strive for immediate profitability, followed by sustained cost reduction. It is well known that effective Project Management is key to success, and Gibbs Group has mastered a unique way to bring products to market. With our Rapid Time to Market (RTM) processes, we bring together a small, versatile team, selected just for your programs. We know that this tight communication yields results 100 to 1000 times better than large-scale product development environments. -Lean Manufacturing, MIT. Schedules must move so rapidly, that by the time information is disseminated through traditional company framework, it is stale.

    Globalization, outsourcing, and M&A activity have created a complex product development network of dispersed product teams, collaborating across multiple time zones, and speaking different languages. To be competitive (to stay in business), companies need to have multi-national presence, but many have found this complex global network to be incompatible with their existing US-based operations. Our RTM Teams can handle ALL the interchange for your product or your company. Leaving you to manage growth and cultivate markets. We have maintained overseas offices for decades, and handle the day-to-day project management activities for you. We have perfected the most effective blend of collaborative web-based project management tools and human interaction to bring projects to market....on time....on budget.

    Total Product Development Projects Launched
    (per 100 Sampled)


    Out of every 100 product development projects launched, 25 end up commercially successful, 63 are ultimately cancelled (after tremendous costs are incurred), and 12 fail outright. - Booz Allen Hamilton study.

  • Patents


Testimonials


Clients

certificates, awards and media/press releases

  • Awards and Certificates

    • General Motors supplier of the year

    • Bicycling Magazine Editor's Choice Award

    • The United Inventors Association

    • Industrial Designer Society of America

    • International SA-8000

    • National Society of Professional Engineers

    • Active Member of the International Business Expert Witness


  • Media and Press Release

      • MAR-17

        Iso-Belt is again exhibiting at APIC, 2017
        Portland – June 14 -16
        44th Annual Conference
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      • 07-MAR-17

        Gibbs Group Develops, Launches Products for Protein Supplements in North America by K3 Industries
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      • 17-JAN-17

        Iso-Belt® presents at One Million Cups
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      • 15-DEC-16

        Iso-Belt Licenses Medical Patents
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      • 01-SEP-2016

        Chariot Concepts Newest Products Debut at SEMA, 2016
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      • 27-MAY-16

        Dizzolve® Products Debut at National Hardware Show (NHS)
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      • 5-NOV-15

        Tru-stack receives Global Medial Award at SEMA, 2015
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      • 19-JUN-15

        Tru-stack Products Debut at SEMA, 2015
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      • 01-JUN-15

        SafeHandles Featured in Recent Episode of Discovery Channel's Innovations Television with Ed Begley
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      • 01-MAY-15

        Medge_Lifeworks Xpert -Doug Gibbs BSME, MBA, CCL selected as Expert Witness for International Patent Infringement Litigation
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      • 20-NOV-14

        Los Angeles, California For immediate release
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      • 10th-11th MAR'14

        Attending MedTrade 2014 in Las Vegas, visit our booth! #365.

      • 05-MAR-14

        Expert Witness Wingate v Cequent -Gibbs Group LLC Managing Partner Provides Critical Expert Witness and Forensics Testimony in Wrongful Death Litigation
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      • FEB-14

        Launch of SafeHandles.
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      • 14-APR-13

        The Appeal Democrat reports on Jason Sannar's guitar amplifier patent.
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      • 26-MAR-13

        Table Tote receives Top Holiday Seller Award from Amazon.com
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      • 12-MAR-13

        Jason Sannar Receives First US Patent for Innovative Amplifier Design!
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      • 28-JUL-12

        Innovative EM-1 Guitar Amplifier sweeps Nashville music show...
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      • 12-JUL-12

        Musical Merchandise Review weighs in on the innovative EM-1 Guitar Amplifier from Four Force!
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      • 27-JUN-12

        Sutton's talent for tinkering may mean new equipment line; 'Game-changing' ...
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      • 8-MAR-12

        Proud member of SARTA.
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      • 12-JUNE-11

        Generation Tools quality hand tools beat all competitors, including KLEIN TOOLS according to Gadget Trivia survey....
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      • 18-FEB-11

        GreenFreak, LLC, a company based in Yuba City, has proposed creating a new manufacturing site in Tehama County to ....
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      • 05-FEB-11

        Expert Witness Ried/Diamond -Sacramento Professional Selected for Expert Witness and Forensics Testimony in Wrongful Death Litigation
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      • 13-DEC-10

        Gibbs Group founder, Doug Gibbs leads his team of professionals in assisting international businesses in startup and growth...
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      • 02-OCT-10

        Y.C. man has green plan for styrofoam. GreenFreak can begin manufacturing plastic products in as little as two months, as soon as it signs a contractual agreement for expanded...
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      • 15-MAY-10

        GROWYuba-Sutter Jobs Initiative Announces Local "Fabulous 50" businesses. Gibbs Group, LLC was selected as....
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      • 10-MAY-10

        Cynthia Gibbs elected to Board of Directors of the Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation.
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      • 09-MAY-09

        Gibbs Group featured on the Appeal Democrat Web Site.....
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      • 15-FEB-09

        Orange County Choppers -Fuzz-Butt Marketing announces the launch of the new Officially Licensed Orange County Choppers® Pet Line.
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      • 01-JAN-09

        Doug Gibbs receives his thirteenth US Patent. Patent number D581,239 was issued to Gibbs recently, and this patent protects the novel design of the ubiquitous Hobby Knife. Mr. Gibbs design eliminates loose blades, facilitates speedy blade change and includes a light to assist with cutting in close areas. The ergonomic handle and zinc alloy body provide strength and feel substantial, resulting in unsurpassed control.

      • 01-DEC-08

        Gibbs Group in the winter issue of Comstock's...
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      • 01-JAN-06

        Gibbs Group moves to new modern design studio.

      • 20-DEC-05

        Patagonia Apparel receives Gear of the Year Award published in Outside Magazine....
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      • 15-JUN-05

        Arcwave's System Passes Testing by Cox...
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      • 23-DEC-04

        Keeping Wine Fresh: Food Production Daily...
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      • 20-SEPT-04

        Cool Stuff: HGTV...
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      • 30-MAY-04

        Tools of Invention: Appeal Democrat Marketplace.

      • 09-APR-04

        CoWave Networks and Advanced Radio Cells, Inc. (ARCi) Merge to Form Arcwave....
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      • JUN-03

        Gibbs Group Develops Biodegradable Non-Petroleum Oil; Earns Motorcycle Industrys Dirt Rider Magazine "Best Product of 1998"...
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      • 01-OCT-02

        Gibbs Group LLC Adds Staff...
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      • 05-MAY-02

        News Watch: Accessories; A telescoping Table Lends Relief to Rumpled Laps...
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      • 01-MAY-02

        Table Tote Offers Laptop Solution...
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      • 05-DEC-01

        Gibbs Group Adds Staff, New Offices...
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      • 21-MAR-01

        Business: Telecom Co-op Venture....
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      • JAN-FEB 01

        Inventors' Digest Magazine - Wheels of Genius section - "Award Winning Motorcycle Product"...
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      • 22-MAY-00

        Advanced Accessory Systems - SPORT RACK DIVISION receives "SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR" award from General Motors Corp...
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      • 23-NOV-99

        Gibbs Group Develops Revolutionary Bike Computer; Receives Bicycling Magazine's "Editor's Choice 1999 Award.

      • MAY-JUN 99

        Inventors' Digest Magazine - "Ironmen"...
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      • 23-NOV-98

        Gibbs Brothers Open Firm Offering Consulting Entrepreneuring...
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      • 01-MAY-97

        Expert Witness Lee/Thule -Gibbs Group LLC Managing Partner Provides Expert Witness Testimony on Critical International Patent Infringement Case
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Chariot Concepts Newest Products Debut at SEMA, 2016

  • California-based Chariot Concepts is proud to again announce they will exhibit at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 9-12 2016. In addition to the much acclaimed Tru-Stack® Tire Dolly - their innovative product that displays tires in secured, mobile stacks that won a Global Media Award in 2015 - Chariot Concepts will debut its newest product, the Sidewall Signpost®. Sidewall Signpost® is designed to solve problems with drooping of falling advertising tire display discs and keep the advertisement in place. To correct this problem, the Sidewall Signpost® “pops” into place on the bead with natural spring tension and provides a flat face to attach signage of many types with 2-sided tape, velcro, or plastic inserts, the company said.


    The Sidewall Signpost® is less than $15 per unit and is available to fit bead diameters from 15 inches to 24 inches. The Sidewall Signpost® is also compatible with the lash strap on the TruStack® Tire Dolly.

    SEMA - The premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, and draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place. With over 2,500 New Products on display, with over 2,400 exhibiting companies filling over a million square feet of the Las Vegas Convention Center attracts more than 60,000 domestic and international buyers. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events and networking opportunities.

    Gibbs Group, the firm engaged to develop, engineer, patent, test and manufacture the Tru-Stack™ Tire Dolly celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group is located at Blevin Road in Yuba City, Ca. 95993 USA (530) 751-2765 or doug@productbuilders.com. or www.productbuilders.com

Iso-Belt® presents at One Million Cups

  • Doug Gibbs, CEO of Iso-Belt™ presented their newest innovative medical product, the Iso-Gown at One Million Cups-Sacramento. Incorporating a patented plastic belt integrated into standard hospital isolation gowns, the Iso-Gown eliminates the tie strings found on conventional products typically used in managed care facilities, hospitals and professional medical offices around the globe. The isolation gowns are meant to insulate and protect the wearer from deadly pathogens found in such facilities. Studies have found that because wearers often allow the tie strings to touch the ground during the donning process, the tie strings easily contaminate with deadly disease, infecting their hands, and consequently, the user, caregiver and patient! The Iso-Gown eliminates this quiet and dangerous process because there are no tie strings to come in proximity of the hospital floor.


    1 Million Cups is a national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1Milllion Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee and is led by more than 300 volunteers in 35+ states, one U.S. territory, and six time zones. It attracts an estimated national weekly attendance of more than 2,500 people.

    Protected by patent number 8037544, “Self Securing Garment” the Iso- Gown is currently under review at numerous hospitals and care facilities around the world. The Company believes their patented Iso-Gown will esult in substantial reductions in Hospital Acquired Disease (HAI) as well as reduced rates of post-surgery re-admissions due to unabated infections. Combined with antibiotic overuse, the frequency of HAI and re-admissions is many hospitals is excessively high and results in billions of dollars in societal costs and thousands of lives annually.

    The team of Doug Gibbs (CEO) and Dr. Bob Burky (President) are principals in this medical PPE business and are located at 2182 Blevin Road in Yuba City, Ca. 95993 USA

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com. or www.productbuilders.com

Dizzolve® Products Debut at National Hardware Show

  • Gibbs Group LLC managed the retail launch of Dizzolve® brush cleaners at the National Hardware Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dizzolve®, a biodegradable solvent for paint brushes and airless sprayers has been marketed as a house account, and recently exhibited at this year’s 49th NHS. Gibbs Group, who developed and patented the NoToil® biodegradable tack oil that revolutionized the off road motorcycle market, was engaged to assist in the market expansion of Dizzolve®, a similar hi performance ‘green’ product.


    Gibbs Group was engaged to assist in expanding the Dizzolve® market presence, and to provide trade show management to the company. Gibbs Group has been an exhibitor at the NHS since 2002. NHS the largest hardware show in North America, Spans 559,000 square feet, features 2,675 exhibitors and attracts 20,000 attendees.

    Gibbs Group celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.

    Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group is located at 2182 Blevin Road in Yuba City, Ca. 95993 USA (530) 751-2765, or http://www.productbuilders.com.

Portland – June 14 -16 (44th Annual Conference)
Iso-Belt is again exhibiting at APIC

  • Visit us at booth number 578

    We’ll see you there…..


    Iso-Belt® will be attending, networking, exhibiting and educating members of APIC about the latest research and science and to discover real-world solutions to challenging infection prevention issues. APIC’s 44th Annual Conference is the premier forum for infection prevention and epidemiology professionals in North America.


    http://www.iso-belt.com

Iso-Belt® Licenses Medical Patent

  • To compliment its own Intellectual Property, California-based Iso-Belt® announced it is the exclusive Licensee of US Patent number 8,037,544, Self Securing Garment, to utilize in its line of AAMI-II medical isolation gowns. Iso-Belt®, who specializes in isolation gowns without the conventional tie strings makes and distributes these revolutionary gowns. Studies have found that tie strings often come in contact with, or in proximity of the floor during the normal donning process. The infected strings are then hand tied by the user, spreading deadly pathagens to patients and caregivers. New federal Medicare penalties levied upon hospitals with high rates of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) and post-surgery re-admissions now cost care facilities tens of millions of dollars annually.


    The Iso-Belt® products utilize a patented plastic band that provides automatic closure without conventional tie strings. Not only does the product eliminate the potential of transferring floor contamination to patients, it is especially popular with obese users and those with limited mobility, since there are no inconvenient strings to tie. The company anticipates global distribution through such GPO as Vizient/Novation, the nation’s largest member-owned healthcare supplies company, and is under tests to expand its customer base throughout North America. IsoBelt™ is also distributed through independent medical supply companies and direct to hospitals and managed care facilities.

    The Principals of Iso-Belt® include Dr. Robert Burky, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Doug Gibbs, BSME, MBA, JD and startup expert. Gibbs is CEO and operations manager for this PPE business that combines an American team of Infection Prevention experts with international manufacturing alliances. Tilmar LLC is located at 2182 Blevin Road in Yuba City, Ca. 95993 USA (530) 751-2765 x 12, http://www.iso-belt.com, or Doug Gibbs at doug@iso-belt.com.

Gibbs Group Develops, Launches Products for Protein Supplements

  • Gibbs Group LLC was engaged to develop innovative consumer products for the Protein Supplement markets in North America by K3 Industries. Gibbs Group utilized their Rapid Time To Market (RTM) strategies and delivered a patented, proven and FDA and NSF compliant product to the highly regulated food supplement market in record time.

    The first of the products include portable scoops and dispensers for concentrated powder for use in the $400,000,000 protein powder market and for the $900,000,000 infant formula markets. The K3 Scoop allows scoop capture of 88gm of powder; it easily scoops and caps the powder for later dispensing.. such as a gym or event. The unit is self sealing, powders won’t leakout! And, the K3 Scoop also integrates a 40gm containment in the handle for pre-workout concentrate or vitiman powders. The Gibbs Group team also developed an innovative pre-workout powder vessel that attaches to a keychain for quick access.


    Together, these two products give new freedom to those powder users who are active and on-the-go. The products are made from impact modified and FDA-approved materials. K3 has scheduled launch shows around the nation in mid-2017.

    Gibbs Group celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.

    Gibbs Group celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group is located at 2182 Blevin Road in Yuba City, Ca. 95993 USA (530) 751-2765, or doug@productbuilders.com. or www.productbuilders.com

Tru-stack receives Global Medial Award at SEMA, 2015

  • California-based Chariot Concepts is proud to announce receiving the coveted Global Media Award for its revolutionary patent pending TruStack Tire Dolly that debuted at the 2015-2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Global Media Award is granted to innovative products and is judged by automotive industry media professionals from throughout the free world.


    The 3 Team members are shown with Josh Fuller, SEMA Show Director and Presenter of the Award. This award highlights the most innovative products exhibited at the Las Vegas Show this year.
    Pictured on the left is Doug Gibbs, Principal of Gibbs Group, the firm engaged to develop, engineer, patent, test and manufacture the Tru-Stack Tire Dolly. This award is a testament that American entrepreneurship is alive and well. This product idea was a napkin sketch 8 months ago, but with a serious, focused inventor and a seasoned team to commercialize the idea, we had fully tooled production to display and sell at the show! I anticipate Chariot Concepts will enjoy a strong trajectory of sales and market penetration in the months ahead. It is truly an honor to work with Chariot Concepts and to be selected for this award said Gibbs.
    Gibbs Group celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com. or www.productbuilders.com

Tru-stack Products Debut at SEMA, 2015

  • California-based Chariot Concepts is proud to announce that its much anticipated Tru-Stack Tire Dolly will be exhibited in the main tire hall at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 3-6. The patent-protected TruStack Tire Dolly is a circular, high capacity platform dolly that offers a stable way to transport, display, or store barrel-stacked tires and wheels. Constructed of tough, impact modified HDPE thermoplastic, it reduces legal exposure from tipsy indoor/outdoor displays, and incorporates a nylon tug-strap to quickly stabilize loads. It reduces back strain and labor costs by eliminating repetitive re-stacking. Its industrial grade 4 dia. casters, 30 diameter platform, Penta-stable (5 casters, 3 steerable) design and 1,000 lbs. capacity, provide years of trouble-free commercial use. Tru-Stack provides a welcomed new level of convenience, safety and even advertising for tire and auto parts retailers.

    SEMA, the most progressive trade organization representing the global aftermarket suppliers of specialty and performance products - holds its annual trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, and draws the industry's brightest minds and hottest products to one place; drawing over 60,000 domestic and international buyers last year. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events and networking opportunities.
    Gibbs Group, the firm engaged to develop, engineer, patent, test and manufacture the Tru-Stack Tire Dolly celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm assists U.S. companies penetrate the lucrative Chinese domestic market with U.S. made goods and services.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com. or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group LLC Provides Hospital Isolation Gowns to Africa

  • Gibbs Group LLC, an international business management team based in Yuba City, is proud to announce the humanitarian effort of providing innovative isolation gowns they developed to the African Nation of Nigeria. The Iso-Gown, one of several innovative medical protective devices marketed by Tilmar, is especially effective in reducing the transmission of pathogens and antibotic-resistant strains such as Ebola. These revolutionary gowns replace the conventional tie strings with an integrated thermoplastic Iso-Belt@ that provides easy, instant and complete gown closure without ties! This eliminates one of the most serious fomites the path for pathogen transfer and reduces Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI). In the wake of this Ebola pandemic, Gibbs Group and Tilmar have provided the Iso-gown to strategic hospitals in the regions most affected by this outbreak.
    Gibbs Group, the firm engaged to develop, engineer, patent, test and manufacture these next-generation hospital isolation gowns, celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.


    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com. or www.productbuilders.com

SafeHandles Featured in Recent Episode of Discovery Channel's Innovations Television with Ed Begley

  • Yuba City, CA SafeHandles was featured in the Discovery Channel's Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, May 25. SafeHandles makes antimicrobial disposable covers for rails and door handles created to provide passive, non-invasive, replaceable, and affordable germ protection. Patent pending technologies include EPA approved antimicrobials that are proven to reduce the presence of microorganisms that can cause illness. The products have been dermatologist and scientifically tested for safety and effectiveness. The company's products are applied to common touch points such as door levers, railings and push plates to reduce the spread of illness.
    California-based Gibbs Group, LLC provided the primary scientific development patent filing and global sourcing for these innovative SafeHandles products. SafeHandles was created to provide passive, non-invasive, replaceable, and affordable germ protective products.

    SafeHandles patent pending technologies include EPA approved antimicrobials that are proven to reduce the presence of microorganisms that can cause illness. The products have been dermatologist and clinically tested for safety and effectiveness. The company's products are applied to common touch points such as door levers, railings and push plates to reduce the spread of illness. The technology developed by Gibbs Group LLC in conjunction with the company founders was selected as a headliner for this Discovery Channel episode.
    Gibbs Group LLC, the firm founded and managed by Mr. Gibbs, celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, patenting, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products and companies, including Sport Rack Automotive ($368 million annual revenue), the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business startup planning/strategy, funding mechanisms, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its office in Mainland China, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Doug Gibbs BSME, MBA, CCL selected as Expert Witness for International Patent Infringement Litigation

  • Doug Gibbs, Managing Partner of Gibbs Group LLC, an international business management team based in Yuba City, was selected as Judicial Expert Witness involving an international patent dispute between MEI v Lifework. Selected as the Defendants primary witness, Mr. Gibbs satisfied strict qualifications set forth by the Federal Court Of Appeals. Mr. Gibbs analyzed mechanical structures, geometric definition, and human factors issues in providing the important Markman brief and claims construction testimony critical in this matter.
    Mr. Gibbs was engaged by the Defendant in this action, and opined regarding critical facts pertaining to the intellectual property involved in this dispute. Mr. Gibbs is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA and is qualified in Chinese Commercial Law, including counterfeiting, finance, manufacturing and processes.
    Gibbs Group, the firm pioneered by Douglas Gibbs, celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.


    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group LLC Managing Partner Provides Critical Expert Witness and Forensics Testimony in Wrongful Death Litigation

  • Doug Gibbs, Managing Partner of Gibbs Group LLC, was selected as Primary Judicial Witness for a wrongful death litigation in the State Court of Alabama. In Wingate v. Cequent, Mr. Gibbs was qualified and chosen by the defendants as the primary expert, and provided deposition, trial support, forensic analysis and testimony regarding the design, physics, testing, application and safe use of automotive accessories on vehicles. By virtue of his education, training, skill and experience in the field of Automotive Roof Rack Systems, Mr. Gibbs was qualified, and was never disqualified through the litigation.
    Mr. Gibbs was the founder of Sport Rack Systems®; acquired by Masco Corporation, a fortune 50 company, was previously the VP and Director of Product Development at Yakima, and is a named inventor of 14 patents; many of which are related to automotive technologies.
    Gibbs Group LLC - the firm pioneered by Mr. Gibbs - celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.


    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Sacramento Professional Selected for Expert Witness and Forensics Testimony in Wrongful Death Litigation

  • Doug Gibbs, Managing Partner of Gibbs Group LLC, based in Yuba City, was selected as Primary Judicial Witness for a wrongful death case in the State Court of California. In Reid v. Diamond Growers, attorneys chose Mr. Gibbs as their primary expert, where he utilized forensic testing, similitude engineering, human factors and load dynamics to reenact events that led to an untimely death on the premises.
    In the United States, under the Federal Rule of Evidence 702 (FRE), an expert witness must be qualified on the topic of testimony. Mr. Gibbs holds a BSME, MBA and certificate in Chinese Commercial Law. Mr. Gibbs is a member of NSPE, IDSA, SME, ASME, has specialized expertise in the field of processing plant safety, vehicle dynamics, and human factors. Mr. Gibbs is regularly called upon to provide unbiased, scientific testimony in courts of law.
    Gibbs Group LLC, the firm pioneered by Douglas Gibbs, celebrates 30 years of Product Commercialization for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Mercedes Benz, L3, Medtronics, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot & Patagonia. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. Their firm provides business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.


    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

  • Yuba City, California, Fuzz-Butt Marketing announces the launch of the new Officially Licensed Orange County Choppers® Pet Line. The line has been a year in development and includes 18 products and 41 SKU's covering the main areas of pet related purchases. The pet line has a fully coordinated theme based on the black and red 'web bike' made famous by Orange County Choppers®. The line includes nylon and leather collars, faux leather biker jackets, a varsity style jacket, printed and embroidered t-shirts, a feeding bowl and mat, and a line of dog toys including a Paul Sr. caricature toy. Any store display would be enhanced with the lines impactful packaging and amusing product lines.



    "The TV show American Chopper is still the most viewed TV program on TLC and is not only seen in the U.S., but in 160 countries worldwide. Doug Gibbs, VP Gibbs Group, LLC notes that OCC® and Fuzz Butt Marketing are truly global brands and we are very pleased to be working with them. Paul Teutul, Sr.'s affection for his dogs, Marty and Gus, is well known and documented on American Chopper numerous times. This new and unique pet line encompasses everything that OCC® stands for - Quality, Design and Innovation."
    Orange County Choppers® and Fuzz Butt Marketing engaged Gibbs Group LLC to ideate the concepts, design, source, manufacture and manage the start of this business. Theirexpertise and specialized knowledge in product design, international anti-counterfeiting, finance and Chinese Commercial Law provided swift and efficient work.Mr. Gibbs is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA and is qualified in Chinese Commercial Law, including counterfeiting, manufacturing and processes.
    Gibbs Group LLC, the firm pioneered by Mr. Gibbs, celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, L3, Hewlett Packard, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its affiliate office in Shenzhen, China, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group LLC Managing Partner Provides Expert Witness Testimony on Critical International Patent Infringement Case

  • Expert Witness: Douglas Lee v. Industri AB Thule and Eldon Group America, Inc (United States District Court, Central District of California, Western Division, Civil action 96-1817 GHK)
    Doug Gibbs, Managing Partner of Gibbs Group LLC, an international business management team based in Yuba City and Shenzhen, China, is proud to announce the successful conclusion of an international patent dispute regarding technologies of which Doug Gibbs was the selected Expert Witness and Judicial Expert. Selected as the Defendants primary witness, Mr. Gibbs satisfied strict qualifications set forth by the Federal Court Of Appeals. By virtue of his education, training, skill and experience in the field of Automotive Roof Rack Systems, Mr. Gibbs opined regarding his understanding of Automotive Rack Technologies, having published numerous papers, obtaining several patents related to these technologies, and founding Sport Rack Systems; acquired by Masco Corporation, a fortune 50 company.

    Mr. Gibbs delivered compelling expert evidence in this international patent dispute. Mr. Gibbs was previously VP & Director of Engineering/Product Design at Yakima, a respected roof-rack supplier, as well as founder of Sport Rack and Mascotech Accessories, a Tier I supplier of automotive accessories to many of the world's best automakers.
    Gibbs Group LLC, the firm pioneered by Douglas Gibbs, celebrates their 30th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Masco, Target Stores, Mercedes Benz, Daimler Benz, Krogers, L3, Hewlett Packard, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Orange County Choppers, NHL, Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance. Through its China office, the firm provides expedited entry of US goods and services to the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Live Oak's Sannar patents guitar amplifier design

  • DATELINE: April 14, 2013 | by Michael Hatamiya for appealdemocrat.com

    A Mid-Valley industrial designer has received a US patent for a guitar amplifier that is lightweight and affordable yet has the sound of traditional tube-type amplifiers.Jason Sannar, product design manager for Gibbs Group LLC of Yuba City, was granted his first patent, which protects the design of the EM-1 guitar amplifier made by Four Force. The EM-1 won Best of Show at the National Association of Music Merchants trade show in Nashville, Tenn., in July last year, competing against heavyweights like Peavey, Marshall and Fender. Sannar, 44, a Gridley High School graduate who lives in Live Oak, won approval for the design patent, which covers the way it physically looks. Jim McGillivary, an executive with Tektronix, designed the amp's circuit technology. McGillivary's utility patent for the way the amplifier operates is pending. "When Jim came to us, all he had was the circuit board, and he asked us to design something different than the typical amp," Sannar recounted last week. "I looked at literally thousands of amp designs. And what you could see was that they're all a box. So I knew I needed to do something other than that."We knew we had to make this look different from other amps. There are thousands of them on the market, and we knew it had to look different or no one would give it a second thought and no one would hear what it sounds like," he explained.
    The EM-1 utilizes a solid-state circuit board, unlike traditional amps, which use vacuum tubes. It weighs only 12 pounds, relieving guitar players from having to lug around large, heavy tube-amplifiers.
    "They still use tubes today because musicians like the sound tube amps have a very distinct sound," Sannar said.
    "But they're expensive, they're delicate, the tubes can break. The problem with solid state is it doesn't have the same warm sound as a tube amp. "So Jim came up with a new type of solid-state circuitry to mimic the sound of a tube amplifier, with tube-like distortion, which guitar players want. Fender even tried to do it and fell short."
    Through Gibbs Group's China branch, a manufacturer in China was found for production of the EM-1. The factory also makes speakers for VOX and Fender.
    Four Force LLC, which is owned by McGillivary, was set up to make and distribute the EM-1. The amp went on the market in January 2012 with a retail price of $199. The first run of 500 has sold out, and they've ordered 1,000 more units.
    Four Force is coming out with a 50-watt bass amp this summer. With the EM-1 at 5 watts, the company is also working on the 50-watt EM-2, which is due out in 2014. Sannar isn't wallowing in his guitar amp success. He's currently involved with or has recently finished work on a portable steamer, anti-microbial sleeves for door handles and a line of protective hockey gear for an NHL player.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Table Tote receives Top Holiday Seller Award from Amazon

  • DATELINE: March 26, 2013 | Yuba City, CA

    Amazon® Services awards Table Tote as a top seller for 2012 for their signature product the Table Tote. Gibbs Group helped their client, Table Tote, design and manufacture the lightweight, portable laptop table. Its extendable work surface & mouse pad is made for all laptops, portable projectors, and other compact devices.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Jason Sannar Receives First US Patent for Innovative Amplifier Design

  • DATELINE: March 12, 2013 | Yuba City, CA

    Local boy, Jason Sannar of Live Oak, CA receives his first US Patent number D667,811. This patent protects the innovative design of the EM-1 guitar amplifier offered by Four Force. The design is light-weight and dedicated to bringing affordable, high quality sound to guitar players everywhere.
    Sannar was responsible for the design and engineering of this unique guitar amplifier. It won Best Of Show at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) event held in Nashville Tennessee. Competing with heavyweights like Peavey, Marshall, Line 6 and Fender, the revolutionary lightweight solid-state amplifier is the first to duplicate the distortion of high priced, heavy and unreliable tube-type amplifiers.

    Sannar is Product Design Manager for Yuba City based company Gibbs Group, LLC, which has over 29 years in providing comprehensive business & product development as well as strategic marketing for early stage growth companies.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Innovative EM-1 Guitar Amplifier sweeps Nashville music show

  • DATELINE: July 28 2012 | Nashville, Tennessee

    A proprietary, patented guitar amplifier designed and produced by Yuba City based Gibbs Group LLC was selected as Best Of Show this week at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) event held in Nashville Tennessee. Competing with heavyweights like Peavey, Marshall, Line 6 and Fender, the revolutionary lightweight solid-state amplifier is the first to duplicate the distortion of high priced, heavy and unreliable tube-type amplifiers. Global sales of the Four Force EM-1 are already strong throughout North, South America, and Japan.
    For more than a century, the NAMM show, held in Nashville, Los Angeles and Moscow, Russia - is the industry's leading music buying show with annual attendance of more than 133,000 retail buyers from 100 countries worldwide. NAMM organization boasts over 10,000 retail members.

    Gibbs Group - with offices in USA and China - was responsible for concepts, engineering, production and sales of the popular amplifier. For over 25 years, Gibbs Group provides comprehensive business & product development, and strategic marketing for early stage growth companies. Its American design team has international manufacturing alliances and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Its Managing Partner, Doug Gibbs, was co-founder of Sport Rack, a Tier I automotive supplier with revenue of $365 million, ultimately acquired by Masco Corp. (NYSE; MSX, http://www.masco.com)
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Forcing the Issue...

  • DATELINE: July 12, 2012

    The struggle to find a solid-state amp that matches a tube amp has been raging from the day solid-state was invented the technology was cheaper, lighter, and in many ways more versatile, which all seemed like advantages to the early adopters. It didn't take long for amp designers to start scrambling to replicate the natural break-up and warm tones of classic tubes, though.
    The new California-based company, Four Force, recently unveiled what could be the next step in this quest: an ultra-compact amp called the EM-1. It's a sleek, 13-pound solution to a decades-old problem, and the company says it's just getting started.
    The small EM-1 is initially the sole focus and identity of Four Force. It's a 5-watt combo amp with a 35-watt 10" speaker and a 3-band EQ, overdrive, and volume controls that can also power an extension cabinet for big-time volumes. The amps work on a circuit technology dubbed "Tube Illusion" that was developed by founder Jim McGillivary, an executive at a tech company. The group began showing off the amps at the 2012 Winter NAMM show and immediately started getting great response.

    Indeed, at the NAMM show, they took to wearing the amps around their neck to demonstrate how lightweight they were. Rankin says the weight never gets in the way of a need for volume. "I took it home and hooked it up to a Marshall 412 cabinet, which is a 100w cabinet, and it was shaking the walls. You'd be surprised with this little 5w amp pushing a 16 ohm cabinet. It will take you by surprise. The 10" speaker is great for practice, but you can turn that up. If you're using it in more of a live band setting, you can hook it up to an extension cabinet two 10s, two 12s, four 12s, even a full stack. It will push them."
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Sutton's talent for tinkering may mean new equipment line; 'Game-changing' protective gear under development

  • By J. Ireland | The Edmonton Journal | DATELINE: March 8, 2012 | Photography by Shaughn Butts, The Journal, File , Edmonton Journal

    Tinkering has long been one of Andy Sutton's diversions but now the Edmonton Oilers defenceman is in the process of turning his interest in technology into an equipment line.
    Sutton, who teamed up with the Gibbs Group, a California-based product and development company, currently has his product in the test lab. The end goal is to get a shinto-shoulder line of protective gear into the NHL.
    It's going to provide significant weight savings without compromising protection. It's going to be game-changing," said Sutton, who was six classes from graduating from Michigan Tech with a degree in environmental engineering when he was signed by the San Jose Sharks in 1998. Over the years he's modified his golf clubs, altered his hockey gear, and about three years ago, got serious about developing his own line. Gibbs has been shipping samples to Sutton throughout the process and they have often scheduled meetings during the Oilers road trips to California. They know they are not the only ones looking for innovative solutions to curb the increasing number of injuries and that companies like Nike and Reebok are constantly pushing ideas through their research and development facilities. Still, they remain committed to their project.

    "I've been in product development all my life," said Doug Gibbs from his office in Sacramento.
    "The day you think you're the first one with an idea is the day that you retire.
    "This system is both lighter and more protective," he explained. "The gear hasn't changed much in the last 20 years. It does the job but it's bulky and hot and cumbersome.
    "Andy came to us to develop a technology that would change the shape and the performance of protection systems. Over the past year or so, we've tried a number of different inventions and technology applications and I think we have one that works."
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Tehama County Landfill Diverting Waste

  • By Andrea Wagner, DN Staff Writer | Source: www.redbluffdailynews.com | DATELINE: February 18, 2011

    Mountains of garbage and a lot of diligent work have compacted into an alliance between businesses and recycling efforts. The Tehama County Sanitary Landfill Agency has been combining grant funding, ingenuity and economic sensitivity to make waste management and recycling valuable and convenient for businesses.
    One project has the Landfill Agency staff doing a one-month study, starting Feb. 15, to see how much expanded polystyrene, or plastic foam, is collected locally, said Kristina Miller, manager.
    GreenFreak, LLC, a company based in Yuba City, has proposed creating a new manufacturing site in Tehama County to recycle used Styrofoam and other plastic foams into custom bobble-head cake toppers, skateboard decks, Hygenique baths and professional tool sets.

    CalRecycle offers low-interest loans and other tools to give incentives to businesses that divert waste from landfills, according to the website,www.calrecycle.ca.gov
    Tehama County became one of the newest members of the Recycled Market Development Zone in October 2009, making it possible for local businesses to participate in the loan programs and other benefits.
    The company is applying for a $365,000 loan that would fund up to 75 percent of the project costs at a 4 percent interest rate over seven years.
    Along those same lines, the agency is in the process of creating a Green Business Guild program to give local businesses incentives and awards for recycling and waste reduction.
    MThe landfill itself is distinctly organized. Gulls circle and squawk above one hill as trucks painted mostly dark green dart to and from the mound like bees to a hive. Driving closer to the top of the hill, to the open face of the landfill, plastic grocery bags that spin and jump in the wind like flies are confined by fencing to catch debris. Downhill, in the Material Recovery Center, a large garage contains machines, conveyer belts and large bins that are used to sort and bale recyclables brought in from curbside bins throughout the county. Outside, areas are designated for particular types of waste, such as leaves and grasses or hazardous wastes.
    A proposal is to be presented to the Joint Powers Association for approval in March.
    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group founder leads his team of professionals in assisting international businesses in startup and growth.

  • DATELINE: December 13, 2010

    Gibbs Group founder, Doug Gibbs leads his team of professionals in assisting international businesses in startup and growth. That experience provides real world professional experience that uniquely qualifies them as Expert Witnesses for international law firms and corporations. Through the Round Table Group, Doug has appeared in Federal Courts as an expert witness in the growing field of international business and finance. Gibbs Group has an office in China, and is very active in establishing and growing Sino-Foreign business for American companies wishing to penetrate the lucrative Chinese Domestic Market. The Round Table Group is recognized as the leading authority in expert witness search and referral, connecting attorneys with expert witnesses in all fields. Its professional team of recruiters, researchers, and attorneys uses rigorous methodologies, subscription and proprietary databases (including its own network of over 100,000 experts), relationships with numerous consulting firms, literature analysis, and review of case law to quickly find unbiased expert witnesses and consultants.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Y.C. Man Has Green Plan for Styrofoam

  • DATELINE: October 2, 2010

    Doug Gibbs challenges anyone to tear his business card in half. The strongest resident could try, but it's doubtful they would shred it in two. The normal-looking card is made from recycled plastic and is just one product Gibbs hopes to soon see manufactured in the Yuba-Sutter area when the new business GreenFreak gets off the ground. By starting the plastic foam recycling company, he and others at Gibbs Group aim to put local residents back to work and help the environment. The business model is fairly simple: Divert expanded polystyrene, commonly known as Styrofoam, from the landfill, then recycle it into a higher-value product and train local residents how to manufacture, sell and market those new plastic products.
    "I'm not trying to save the world," he said. "But I see so many people with no jobs and their lives are falling apart and this is what I can do." Last week, Gibbs presented the business to supervisors in Yuba and Sutter counties and the Yuba City economic development commission, hoping to gain their endorsement.
    GreenFreak can begin manufacturing plastic products in as little as two months, as soon as it signs a contractual agreement for expanded polystyrene with a waste management agency. Recology has first right of refusal, but several other landfill agencies are also waiting in the wings, Gibbs said. Polystyrene is a problem everywhere in the country, Gibbs said. If it can be reclaimed and processed into a higher value commodity, known as "upcycling," there is a profit to be made along with positive environmental benefits. A giant block of expanded foam that once cushioned and protected electronics is processed down to a small amount of pelletized resin, which can be made into any plastic object, whether skateboards, bobbleheads or medical equipment, Gibbs said.
    GreenFreak already has developed prototypes of possible products and has buyers lined up, he said. He plans to use existing business relationships with Wal-Mart, Williams-Sonoma and Ace Hardware, and offer to make any recycled plastic product they desire.
    "This is building jobs, which is No. 1 on our list of things we need to accomplish," said Councilwoman Leslie McBride.
    "Because it is green, it's not being trucked off, polluting and clogging our roadways to go 300 miles to Los Angeles and then be trucked back here."
    "Styrofoam is an ongoing challenge," he said. "It has no recycling home at this point and ultimately ends up in the landfill."
    The expanded polystyrene presents more of a volume issue than a weight issue, but also doesn't produce any methane for the landfill to capture and convert to energy.
    "It is a product that doesn't really break down or biodegrade. It just takes up space," he said. "It's of no value to the landfill."
    As GreenFreak grows, so will the number of jobs, profits for the waste management company and the lifespan of the landfill, Gibbs said. The waste management agency that partners with the company will receive a percentage of the profits.
    The plan is to start with premier-grade expanded polystyrene, the kind that is most often found cushioning electronics and other breakables. Once the business is established, it may eventually broach the market for second-grade polystyrene containers, such as Chinese takeout and convenience store coffee cups.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

GROWYuba-Sutter Jobs Initiative Announces Local Fabulous 50 Businesses

  • Inaugural Event on June 29 Will Celebrate and Catalyze Business Success in the Region DATELINE: June 22, 2010

    Yuba City and Marysville, California -- GROWYuba-Sutter, a collaboration of local businesses, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations, announced today the inaugural class of the Yuba-Sutter Fabulous 50 businesses that will be recognized at a special event on Tuesday, June 29 from 4-7 p.m. at Frank M. Booth's corporate offices located at 222 Third Street in Marysville. Seating is limited for the event and individuals should email business@thinkyubacity.com or call 530-822-4762 by noon on Monday, June 28 to RSVP.
    The GROWYuba-Sutter jobs initiative is focused on assisting innovative growth companies who sell their products into the statewide, national or global market and thereby bring income back into the region which grows the economy. It is sponsored by North Central Counties Consortium (NCCC), County of Yuba, County of Sutter, and the City of Yuba City, and supported by the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation, Northeastern California SBDC, SMART Marketing, The Gibbs Group, Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce, Absolute Pewter, Golden Capital Network and others.
    Companies determined to be part of the GROWYuba-Sutter Fabulous 50 are headquartered or have major local decision-making influence on their operations in the Yuba-Sutter region and are being recognized because of their past, current or future economic contributions to the regional economy. Information highlighting their collective economic impact will be presented on June 29 at the event.
    The companies that will be recognized as part of The Fabulous 50 include:
    Absolute Pewter, Ace Composites, Inc., Andermac, Baked Industries, Bella's Confections, Billtek Profits, Bishop's Pumpkin Farms, Butte Iron Works, California Molded Products, Cambridge Jr. College, Chipco Manufacturing, Coe Orchard Equipment, CTU Precast, Deluxe Packages, Eagle Molding, Electronic Health Records, FAST Fabricators, FERM Hydraulics, Frank M. Booth, Golden Bear Ceramics, GreenTraks, Gibbs Group, HART (High Voltage Apparatus Repair and Testing), HFB Enterprises, ElectraBase, Intech, Ken's Custom Cars, King Clothing, Kingsbury, Inc., Kinner Manufacturing, MarComm Media Group, Mathews Rice, Montna Farms, Nelson Manufacturing, New Earth Market, No-Toil Industries, OMI (Organic Mattresses, Inc.), Orchard Machinery Corporation, Placer Waterworks, Robert Mathews Farms, Sculpture Concepts, Sierra Gold Nurseries, Inc., Silica Resources, Siller Brothers, Stephens Farm House, Succeed.net, Sunset Molding, Sunsweet Growers, Inc., Sutter Buttes Brewing, Sweco Products, Inc., Taylor Brothers Farms, Telecom Lifters, The Farmers Wife, Transitional Systems Manufacturing, Inc., Unity Forest Products, Valley View Packing, Yuba City Steel Products, Yuba River Molding and Millwork

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Cynthia Gibbs elected to Board of Directors of the Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation

  • DATELINE: May 10, 2010

    Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public benefit corporation and one of only six Economic Development Districts in the State of California as designated by the U. S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

    YSEDC staff and resources are available to work closely and in strict confidence with businesses considering location or expansion within the Yuba-Sutter region.
    Business expansion, attraction and retention
    Business planning and counseling
    Workforce development and training
    Business financing
    Yuba-Sutter enterprise zone consulting
    Local incentives and contacts

    YSEDC serves Sutter and Yuba counties and the cities of Live Oak, Marysville, Yuba City and Wheatland.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Company man in an unlikely place

  • DATELINE: May 09, 2009 | By Michael Hatamiya/Appeal-Democrat

    Far from being a corporate drone, Doug Gibbs develops companies and their products. Gibbs Group LLC isn't your average business in the Yuba-Sutter area. It's not a retailer or a wholesaler. It has nothing directly to do with farming or forestry or construction or automobile repair. The essence of its business, strictly speaking, is not in manufacturing things like plywood or mobile homes. It's the kind of business one would think of as inhabiting some sleek office building in a place like Santa Clara or Irvine or an expansive college town like Boulder, Colo., or Austin, Texas. Doug Gibbs, co-founder of Gibbs Group, described his business: "We specialize in starting and running small companies and getting them over the crucial first four years of business. We get the machine working and functioning well, then hand it over to the client."

    Gibbs Group deals in ideas and business relationships. Along with launching companies, it helps develop products for companies and when there's no one else to make something and sell it, it becomes the manufacturer and seller itself. You wouldn't know this from the company's modest, nondescript building on Shasta Street on the edge of downtown Yuba City. Under a shingled roof, with "Gibbs Group, LLC" painted on the glass door in front, the premises could easily pass for a small-town insurance firm or law office. But step inside and you see the fruits of its labor, which are the things that fill the shelves and racks of Costco, AutoZone, Ace Hardware, Petsmart, Lowe's and other places selling the "stuff" of the American retail experience. In the Gibbs Group office, you can peruse retail displays of a line of hand tools and of Orange County Choppers gear for pets but the household tools and OCC items aren't for sale; they're for showing off the firm's work. There's also a Patagonia jacket on a mannequin and various products in cardboard and cellophane retail packaging.
    Gibbs Group developed its Generation Tools line, which includes everything from adjustable wrenches and carpenter's levels to trowels and pipe shears, after one of its salesmen heard retailers lamenting that there was no unified tool line that they could offer tape measures had a different color scheme than bolt cutters which didn't color-coordinate with garden spades. Gibbs realized there was a niche to fill and decided to develop a matching line of tools.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Patagonia Apparel receives Gear of the Year Award published in Outside Magazine

  • DATELINE: December 20, 2005



    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Arcwave's System Passes Testing by Cox

  • DATELINE: June 15, 2005

    Arcwave Inc.'s fixed wireless system, which uses the DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) protocol, has been approved by Cox Business Services for deployment throughout the cable operator's service areas.
    Cox conducted field evaluations of Arcwave's ARCXtend wireless plant extension solution, finding that it could establish links within Cox's cable infrastructure without adverse impact.
    "ARCXtend provides Cox with the ability to rapidly connect commercial buildings beyond the reach of our HFC [hybrid fiber coaxial] network without the delay and expense of digging up streets or deploying aerial fixed lines through a traditional plant extension," stated Kristine Faulkner, VP of product development and management for Cox Business Services.
    Arcwave offers the ARCXtend product as a means for cable operators to reach unserved small-to-medium enterprise (SME) customers.
    While cable infrastructure is typically located near such customers, about 50 percent of the SME market is still not readily accessible by the cable companies, according to Arcwave. Typical problems include zoning restrictions, right-of-way challenges and the expense of laying new cable infrastructure to reach SME customers.
    -- Kurt Mackie

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

CoWave Networks and Advanced Radio Cells, Inc. (ARCi)
Merge to Form Arcwave

  • CAMPBELL, Calif., April 09, 2003

    CoWave Networks, a developer of protocol and application software for development of mesh-based BWA solutions, and Advanced Radio Cells Inc. (ARCi), an established provider of affordable broadband wireless access equipment operating in the 5GHz license-free band, announced their merger to form a new company called Arcwave Inc. ARCi is a leader in low-cost, highly reliable wireless antenna and radio technology, which is currently being delivered in the successful ARCell Point-to-Multipoint, license-free, 5GHz solution that utilizes DOCSIS, the leading broadband standard in the world, to deliver affordable, reliable, manageable and scalable broadband service in underserved markets.
    In December, CoWave received an additional $3.7 million round of funding from its current investors, Mayfield, Venrock, and Lucent. The leveraged talents of the combined company will expand the product offering into other licensed and license-free bands and will explore promising, new market applications with major broadband service providers.
    Gibbs Group acted as lead design team for ARCi in the development of its products. "Gibbs Group, LLC filled an important need in early growth stages at ARCI. Their hands-on technical prowess, seasoned staff and international operations proved invaluable to the timely and cost sensitive introduction of our wireless broadband products. THe Gibbs Group Team provided a novel and successful phased-process approach to the engineering, testing, production & introduction of these products. Under their guidance, a rapid tooling process was employed to produce our products (allowing immediate revenue), then they provided seamless transition to full production tooling (with higher retained margins). Their strategy paid off handsomely, and the product is performing very well in all weather conditions with customer (exterior) installations in some of the harshest climates around the globe"
    Leon Louie, VP Operations ARCI.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group Develops Biodegradable Non-Petroleum Oil; Earns Motorcycle Industry's Dirt Rider Magazine "Best Product of 1998"

  • DATELINE: November 23,1998

    SACRAMENTO, CA; The Gibbs Group is proud to announce that its No-Toil Motorcycle Air Filter Oil and Cleaner has been awarded off-road motorcycle Dirt Rider Maaazine's coveted Best Product of the Year, 1998. (November,1998)
    No-Toil Air Filter Oil and Cleaner, developed by the Gibbs Group, consultants for Northern California-based No-Toil Industries (http@//www.notoil.com), is applied to foam air filters to keep harmful dirt and grime from getting through the air filters and into off-road vehicle engines. Motocross motorcycles and ATVs live most of their life in notoriously dirty and dusty off-pavement environments. In order to keep dust from penetrating the foam filters and ruining expensive engines, very sticky petroleum-based oils have traditionally been applied to the filter to catch the small dust particles.
    No-Toil filter oil is lOO%non-petroleum. Earlier attempts to develop non-petroleum filter oils by other manufacturers have resulted in oils that 'melt' or run at high temperatures, or oils that clog the air filter. The revolutionary oil's proprietary formulation (patent pending) not only overcomes these earlier problems, it actually increases air flow and engine Performance when compared to traditional filter oils.
    Best of all, No-Toil filter oil, and its proprietary filter cleaner are the first of its genre that are 100% biodegradable, not a hazardous material as other oils are classified. Dirty filters can be washed in a washing machine with No-Toil cleaner -- dirty water and biodegradable oil can be flushed down the drain. This represents an end to dangerous and environmentally harmful solvent cleaning of oil from air filters, and the start of a new industry product category: performance PLUS environmental safety.
    Motor-sports related products are not new to Andy and Doug Gibbs, the brothers who formed the Sacramento-based Gibbs Group Management Consulting. In 1990, they founded Sport Rack Systems which manufactured ski and bike racks for Jeeps, Minivans and other Sport Utility Vehicles. After acquisition of Sport Rack by MascoTech Accessories Div. (NYSE; MSX., http://www.mascotech.com), the Gibbs posted about 2 dozen patents, helped open domestic and international markets, off-shore manufacturing facilities, and numerous product lines for the Detroit auto supplier from their Sacramento facility. Company revenue has grown from $40 million in'92 to almost a half a billion dollors currently.
    The Gibbs Group specializes in executive business and product development, and strategic marketing for start-ups to $150 million companies, in business planning and strategy, investment packaging, turnkey product development and manufacturing sourcing, operations and Internet E-Commerce business development.
    The Gibbs Group spent nearly a year developing No-Toil's biodegradable oil and cleaner, and continues to develop No-Toil's consumer distribution channel strategy and is assisting with ongoing domestic and international patent and product development.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group LLC Adds Staff

  • Dateline: October 1, 2002

    Gibbs Group LLC, an international business management team based in Yuba City, announced the addition of Lawrence Mirabal, Margie Crowell & Jason Sannar to the California Office, and Michael Huang to their Shenzhen, China Office.
    Mr. Mirabal joins Gibbs Group as VP - Sales & Marketing - Business Development. His responsibilities include sales planning and marketing of innovative consumer products and product development services. Lawrence brings with him over 15 years of executive sales management in software, hardware, electronic & consumer products. Prior to Gibbs Group, Mr. Mirabal was Portal Solutions Manager for Workscape Inc responsible for DaimlerChrysler., Sales/Marketing Manager for High Speed Design, Inc., VP of Worldwide Sales for Design Solutions Inc, Westech Expo Corp, RJ Reynolds-Nabisco and Safeway Stores Inc. Mr. Mirabal holds a BA from the University of New Mexico.
    Jason Sannar joins the Gibbs Group team as Design Manager. Mr. Sannar will oversee product design, engineering, prototyping, agency certification and process documentation for the vast array of consumer products produced by Gibbs Group. He will collaborate with Gibbs Group international manufacturers to ensure consistent product quality. Mr. Sannar holds degrees in Industrial Design and Computer Aided Drafting Technologies
    Margie Crowell joins the company as Project Manager. Ms. Crowell coordinates and manages global procurement to ensure timely new product releases, legal, customs/importation, administrative, sales/marketing and trade show coordination. Ms. Crowell is trained in Microsoft applications, operations, employee relations, personnel & finance.
    Michael Huang joins the Gibbs Group as Director - Asian Services. Mr. Huang is responsible for daily management of all Pacific Rim design and manufacturing activities at the Gibbs Group office in Shenzhen, China (Hong Kong). Mr. Huang provides procurement, finance, supply chain and logistical support for the growing number of Gibbs Group products made in the Asia-Pacific region.
    Gibbs Group celebrates their 20th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products for such top names as Sports Authority, Target Stores, Krogers, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Patagonia & others. In addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group provides executive business, product & market development services for growth companies worldwide. This includes business planning/strategy, investment packaging, turnkey product development and global manufacturing assistance.
    Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

NEWS WATCH: ACCESSORIES; A Telescopting Table Lends Relief to Rumpled Laps

  • DATELINE: May 9, 2002

    Traveling laptop users may note that the lap doesn't always work well as a desk. A long session can leave it hot and sweaty. The Table Tote, a lightweight, portable desk from PC Tables, offers the lap a breather.
    When folded lup and stowed away, the Table Tote could be mistaken for a second laptop. A bottom panel slides off the reveal four telescoping aluminum legs stored in the underbelly. Once the legs are attached to the fiber-filled plastic tabletop, they can be adjusted from 13 to 29 inches in height.
    The Table Tote may revise the way you think about your office. With its modular document clop and side panel for a mouse pad, the table ensures that wherever you go, you're never far from a functional workstation. Although the table weighs 2.6 pounds, it can support up to 18 pounds.
    Business users can set up camp while delayed at the airport, and college students can save some dorm-room space by using it rather than a conventional computer desk. The Table Tote could also easily accommodate a printer or projector.
    The Table Top costs $49.99 and is available at www.pctabletote.com. Setting up the desk takes less than a minute, hardly enough time to work up a sweat.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Table Tote Offers Laptop Solution

  • DATELINE: June 14, 2002

    YUBA CITY, CALIF. - PC Tables is marketing a new portable laptop computer stand called that Table Tote.
    Priced at $49 retail, the Table Tote is a versatile, stable workstation that can be used in a variety of settings, including homes, airports, and hotels. It is designed for the business traveler, student and anyone else that can use a portable workstation for laptop use, writing, giving a presentation or even eating a meal.
    "As a frequent business traveler, I often found myself without a stable workspace when waiting in a lobby or giving a PowerPoint presentation," said Doug Gibbs, the product's designer. "I wanted to design a product that would be compact enough to be portable, yet sturdy enough to be stable and user friendly."
    When folded, the Table Tote reduces to a 13x11-inch unit that, at only one inch thick, fits easily into a briefcase, laptop case or backpack. When in use, the table extends up to 36 inches tall and the surface area expands to a width of 18 inches.
    The unit, which features a plastic work surface and telescoping, aluminum legs, widths less than three pounds, and sets up in seconds. The unit includes a sliding mouse tray and document holder.
    PC Tables plans to distribute the line through office supply stores, college bookstores, high-volume retail accounts and its own Web site

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Group Adds Staff, New Offices

  • DATELINE: December 5, 2001

    SACRAMENTO, CA; Gibbs Group LLC, an international business management team based in Yuba City, announced a move to larger facility, and the addition of Rashmi Mago & Robert Scott to their California office staff.
    Ms. Mago joins Gibbs Group as Program Manager - Consumer Products. She is responsible for all budget and program management for the lines of innovative consumer products developed, manufactured, and distributed worldwide by Gibbs Group. Ms. Mago has a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce, with Advance Diplomas in Multimedia & Software Utility.
    Mr. Scott joins the company as National Sales Manager - Consumer Products, with responsibility for Sales Planning and Marketing for products developed and manufactured by Gibbs Group. Mr. Scott's 20 years sales experience includes Collins Products, Formica Corp., & Louisiana Pacific; education includes studies at Chico State & Bringham Young Universities.
    Gibbs Group celebrates their 12th year of inventing, engineering, manufacturing & marketing innovative, proprietary consumer products to top companies as Sports Authority, Target Stores, Kroger's, Cost Plus Imports, Wal Mart, Patagonia & others. IN addition to the promotion and management of its own products, the Gibbs Group specializes in executive business and product development, and strategic marketing for start-ups to $150 million companies, in business planning and strategy, investment packaging, turnkey product development and international manufacturing sourcing operation.
    Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards including "Best of Show" (International Bicycle Show) and "Product of the Year" (Dirt Rider).
    Doug Gibbs, Managing Partner co-founded Sport Rack Systems, which designed & manufactured cutting edge accessories for Big 4 automakers. After acquisition of Sport Rack by MascoTech Accessories (NYSE;MSX), Gibbs posted about 2 dozen patents, helped open domestic and international markets, off-shore manufacturing facilities, and numerous product lines for the Detroit auto supplier form their Sacramento area facility. Company revenue grew from $40 million in '92 to $365 million in '2000. Gibbs Group now operates independently in a new larger facility on 555 Onstott Road.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Business: Telecom Co-op Venture

  • DATELINE: March 21, 2001

    SACRAMENTO, CA; Gibbs Group LLC, a Calif. based business management group has been chosen to help develop and manufacture next generation advanced telecommunication systems for Advanced Radio Cells, Incorporated (ARCi) Formed by some of the pioneers in advanced telecommunications, ARCi has investment from Silicon Valley-based Band of Angels, Vyyo, Inc. (nasdaq: VYYO), SBV Capital, and China Technology Ventures. ARCi a fixed broadband wireless developer, located in Campbell , Ca has created the first proven and operational DOCSIS-based radio system operating in unlicensed wireless frequency bands.
    Gibbs Group specializes in rapid time to market for products and businesses up to 150 million dollars and have received many "Product of the Year", and "Best of Show" awards. Doug and Andy Gibbs are founders of Sport Rack Systems, acquired by Masco Corporation. The Gibbs' have appeared on CNN, have published several books on entruepanuership, and business start-ups, provide expert witness/; litigation support. The California Company and its international manufacturing alliances have set new standards for rapid product commercialization.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Advanced Accessory Systems - SPORT RACK DIVISION receives "SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR" award from General Motors Corp

  • DATELINE: May 22, 2000

    SACRAMENTO, CA; SportRack (division of Advanced Accessory Systems LLC) has been chosen as "Supplier Of The Year" in the United States, and "Corporation of The Year" in Asian countries by General Motors Corporation for 1999.
    2000 marks the eighth consecutive year General Motors Corporation (http://gm.com) has recognized its best suppliers, the companies whose efforts have helped raise the quality standards for GM products worldwide. This year, 181 companies, from 22 countries were chosen as the "Best of the Best" in their respective fields, based on excellence in the areas of quality, service, technology, and price. General Motors products include Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Holden, Cadillac, Saturn, GMC Trucks, Opel, and Vauxhall brands.
    Sport Rack Systems, a Tier II manufacturer of ski and bike racks for Jeeps, Minivans and other Sport Utility Vehicles was founded and operated by Doug and Andy Gibbs of the Gibbs Group LLC, headquartered in Yuba City, California. Their company, Sport Rack Systems, recognized as an industry leader, quickly became a preferred designer/supplier to many of the automotive manufacturers, such as Subaru, Volvo, Chrysler, Isuzu, and General Motors. Ultimately, manufacturing operations were relocated/expanded to Michigan and other foreign countries for improved distribution logistics. After an acquisition of Sport Rack Systems by MascoTech . (NYSE;MSX, http://www.mascotech.com), the Gibbs posted about 2 dozen patents, developed one of the industry's most advanced rapid product development facilities, helped open domestic and international markets, established and managed off-shore design & manufacturing facilities, and numerous product lines for the Detroit auto supplier from their Sacramento facility. Company revenue has grown from $40 million in '92 to almost $550 million in '99.
    Consumer and motor-sports related products are not new to Andy and Doug Gibbs, the brothers who formed the Sacramento-based Gibbs Group LLC; a Management and Operations Consulting Firm. The Gibbs Group LLC has strong ties to Silicon Valley, and specializes in executive business and product development, and strategic marketing for start-ups to $150 million companies, in business planning and strategy, investment packaging, intellectual property matters, turnkey product development and manufacturing sourcing, operations and Internet E-Commerce business development.
    Unlike other management assistance firms, Gibbs Group LLC personnel work on-site with international manufacturing affiliates and play active roles in the daily operations of their companies and clients; which has proven to be vital in the success of their many ventures. Gibbs Group LLC participates in automotive, sporting goods, biodegradable petroleum, consumer electronics, apparel, footwear, consumer electronics, housewares, building, electrical power distribution and internet products and businesses.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Brothers Open Firm Offering Consulting Entrepreneuring

  • DATELINE: November 23,1998

    SACRAMENTO, CA; After 20 years 'in the business', and following a Fortune 50 acquisition of their last company, Doug and Andy Gibbs have formed a new firm offering consulting entrepreneur services.
    Gibbs Group Associates consulting entrepreneuring firm offers a unique team solution to mid-sized companies and investors - entrepreneurial team for rent. As a highly seasoned team, they assist in investment 'packaging', organization / re-organization, new market entry, strategic alliances, new product development and production, business planning, and team building, wearing all of the traditional entrepreneur hats.
    Most management consulting firms place their seasoned professionals based on the task. In reality, many have never had their entire pacheck depend entirely on their performance-for months at a time. To find hands-on consultants who are true entrepreneurs, the guys with the battle scars and successes earned on the front line, is nearly an impossible task.
    There is little in business they haven't done, from doing the dirty work, to building productive, self-confident organizations. Whether replacing a dysfunctional management team reporting to the Board, or launching a new division, the brothers are equally capable.
    Entrepreneurs are running their own companies; so seasoned entrepreneurial talent is simply not available in the consulting marketplace. "We're making our entrepreneurial skills available as our business. And we don't work the traditional 40 hour, 8 - 5 consulting hours either; it's simply is not an option. Calling Taiwan or China at midnight on Sunday (8 AM Monday, Far East time), working through tooling issues with manufacturers is not uncommon. We do whatever it takes to get the job done-fast. That's what entrepreneurs do." To the Gibbs, you're either first, or you're a footnote. For the '98 season, their 'firsts' Include: Bicycling Magazine's " 1999 EDITORS CHOICE AWARD" for a line of advanced wireless bicycle computers for Vetta USA, and Dirt Rider Motorcycle Magazine " 1998 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" for the industry's first high-performance, biodegradable non-petroleum air filter oil for No-Toil Industries.
    CNN/fn and USA Today profiled Gibbs Inventor's Resource (http: www.patentcafe.com), now considered the Internet's leading patent and intellectual property information resource. The Gibbs (and most investors) put a high value on intellectual property assets; Andy authored Ironman Inventing and Ironman Business Plan, workbooks that address the hard realities of technology and business development.
    Gibbs' one million hit/day Website profiled by CNN and USA-Today. They have placed another 1/2 dozen businesses on the Internet, including law and venture capital firms, manufacturers and E-commerce sites.
    In 1990, the brothers founded Sport Rack Systems, which manufactured bike and ski, racks for Detroit automakers. After acquisition of Sport Rack by Masco Tech Accessories Div. (NYSE; MSX), the Gibbs posted about 2 dozen patents, helped open domestic and international markets, offshore manufacturing facilities, and numerous product lines for the Detroit auto supplier from their Sacramento facility. The rack division revenue has grown from $40 million in'92 to almost a half a billion dollors currently. One of their racks has been hailed as the best-selling automotive OEM rack accessory ever.
    The Gibbs experience includes business, product and market development in the automotive, sporting goods, electronics, medical, architectural & building products, environmental safety industries, and Internet E-commerce. They balance day-to-day activities against long term investor and shareholder objectives. Andy says "The 'real objectives' are always bigger than getting another product to the market. Many business tacticians will never be strategists, and most strategists have never turned a bolt on the assembly line. We bring, the program together in the most efficient package."
    Right now, the Gibbs firm provide business development services to various companies in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Sacramento areas.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

Gibbs Brothers Open Firm Offering Consulting Entrepreneuring

  • DATELINE: November 23,1998

    SACRAMENTO, CA; After 20 years 'in the business', and following a Fortune 50 acquisition of their last company, Doug and Andy Gibbs have formed a new firm offering consulting entrepreneur services.
    Gibbs Group Associates consulting entrepreneuring firm offers a unique team solution to mid-sized companies and investors - entrepreneurial team for rent. As a highly seasoned team, they assist in investment 'packaging', organization / re-organization, new market entry, strategic alliances, new product development and production, business planning, and team building, wearing all of the traditional entrepreneur hats. Most management consulting firms place their seasoned professionals based on the task. In reality, many have never had their entire pacheck depend entirely on their performance-for months at a time. To find hands-on consultants who are true entrepreneurs, the guys with the battle scars and successes earned on the front line, is nearly an impossible task. There is little in business they haven't done, from doing the dirty work, to building productive, self-confident organizations. Whether replacing a dysfunctional management team reporting to the Board, or launching a new division, the brothers are equally capable. To the Gibbs, you're either first, or you're a footnote. For the '98 season, their 'firsts' Include: Bicycling Magazine's " 1999 EDITORS CHOICE AWARD" for a line of advanced wireless bicycle computers for Vetta USA, and Dirt Rider Motorcycle Magazine " 1998 PRODUCT OF THE YEAR" for the industry's first high-performance, biodegradable non-petroleum air filter oil for No-Toil Industries.
    CNN/fn and USA Today profiled Gibbs Inventor's Resource (http: www.patentcafe.com), now considered the Internet's leading patent and intellectual property information resource. The Gibbs (and most investors) put a high value on intellectual property assets; Andy authored Ironman Inventing and Ironman Business Plan, workbooks that address the hard realities of technology and business development.
    Gibbs' one million hit/day Website profiled by CNN and USA-Today. They have placed another 1/2 dozen businesses on the Internet, including law and venture capital firms, manufacturers and E-commerce sites.
    In 1990, the brothers founded Sport Rack Systems, which manufactured bike and ski, racks for Detroit automakers. After acquisition of Sport Rack by Masco Tech Accessories Div. (NYSE; MSX), the Gibbs posted about 2 dozen patents, helped open domestic and international markets, offshore manufacturing facilities, and numerous product lines for the Detroit auto supplier from their Sacramento facility. The rack division revenue has grown from $40 million in'92 to almost a half a billion dollors currently. One of their racks has been hailed as the best-selling automotive OEM rack accessory ever.
    The Gibbs experience includes business, product and market development in the automotive, sporting goods, electronics, medical, architectural & building products, environmental safety industries, and Internet E-commerce. They balance day-to-day activities against long term investor and shareholder objectives. Andy says "The 'real objectives' are always bigger than getting another product to the market. Many business tacticians will never be strategists, and most strategists have never turned a bolt on the assembly line. We bring, the program together in the most efficient package."
    Right now, the Gibbs firm provide business development services to various companies in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and the Sacramento areas.

    Contact: Gibbs Group combines an American design team with international manufacturing alliances, and is credited with numerous patents & industry awards. Gibbs Group can be reached at 530.751.2765 or doug@productbuilders.com.
    or GIBBSGROUPLLC (Skype) or www.productbuilders.com

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