Windsor is full ideas. Here is a partial list of the many ideas that originated here.
Gummy Bears CONTROL: Radix Controls has their eye on quality, with advanced vision inspections to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality in the cars you drive, the cell phones you stay connected with, the food you eat and the candy you love! Radix Controls has worked with several candy producers, including Cadbury, to deliver the highest quality in Gummy Bears and Sour Worms.
Transformers microSITE: Revenge of the Fallen: Perhaps you were eating gummy bears when you saw Transformers on the big screen. If so, local creative company, Airgid Media Inc., was behind creating the interactive microsite for the launch of the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen DVD. Airgid Media is also linked with WWF Canada and TSN and Pepsi.
Winnipeg Jets goalie pads: The Jets’ goaltender, Chris Mason, is wearing goalie pads that were made in Kingsville, Ont. The pads were created by Brian Customs Sport, who specializes in custom hockey goalie equipment since 1984.
Olympics monitoring: Netmon Inc., a local network and environmental monitoring firm, was recently selected to provide environmental monitoring systems during the London 2012 Olympics for event venues across the British capital.
PUMA mobile app: Did you know that a Windsor company helped create the mobile app behind PUMA’s brand new Faas shoe model. The creator, Red Piston, has also worked with other Fortune 500 brands, including Lowes, Dodge and Universal Music Group.
Child-proof caps: The next time you grab a Tylenol or an Aspirin, know that a Tecumseh born inventor is the man behind the child proof cap. Dr. Henri J. Breault developed the first child-proof container, which was adopted in the Windsor area in 1967.
Roundtail bicycle: Local inventor Lou Tortola recently created the RoundTail family of bikes. Unlike convention diamond geometry, the RoundTail features continuous rings beneath the rider, helping better absorb road vibrations without compromising performance or lateral stiffness. In addition to being on the cover of Road Bike Magazine in January, RoundTail was also featured in the Popular Science Magazine last August.
Joe Fresh clothing: The Joe behind the Loblaws stores line of Joe Fresh fashion and also the creator of Club Monaco is none other than University of Windsor alumni Joe Mimran. Mimran is a 1976 Bachelor’s of Commerce graduate. So the next time you put on your Joe Fresh, wear it proudly.
Madden NFL 2012: I bet you?re wondering how this one connects with Windsor-Essex. Well, it’s another Windsor alumnus. Wolfgang Hamann is now the president / executive producer of a successful video gaming company in Vancouver called Koolhaus Games. Koolhaus Games has four successive top three charted titles, with three of these going to number one.
2012 Oscars coverage: Odette School of Business professor Vincent Georgie wasn’t the only Windsorite mingling with the stars. Local businesswoman Sharon Purtill of Visible Treasures, a direct sales jewellery company, was also in attendance. The company was invited to participate in the gifting lounge at the Oscars, where Pirtill gifted her fabulous
jewellery pieces to this year’s Oscar nominees.