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We are honored to welcome back our judging chairmen, Andrej Skrinjar and Howard Lim. They were our 2013 chairmen, and have returned to co-chair our International Judging Committee. Judging the ideas is an important part of INPEX’s annual trade show because winning an INPEX award may provide an inventor with credibility, notoriety and recognition for their invention.
During the last 26 years, Howard A. Lim has earned his stripes as a world-class branding specialist through extensive hands-on experience, hard work, innovative thinking, and setting new standards in many industries. His company, HOW Creative®, was established in 1987, and is one of the first Los Angeles-based, single source, multidisciplinary Authentic Branding® firms. Howard is multifaceted and offers a full range of strategies and services: business/consumer/brand strategies, coupled with brand creation and brand design which includes: brand and corporate identity systems, brand marks, websites, print, advertisements, annual reports, catalogs, product designing, packaging, and digital media.
Many mentors contributed to his successful branding career, and provided him with a broad-ranging perspective for building world-class brands. Howard studied under the world-renowned brander, Greg Hutchensen, who created the famous Christian Dior brand; Robert Densham, who created the Midstate Bank brand; and Howard’s brother, Dennis Lim, who created the Think Different brand campaign for Apple. After eight years of intense college studies in multiple disciplines, he earned a BS in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly, and Graduate Studies from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
From 1998-2002, Andrej was the leader of the Slovenian business innovation network, which was a group that evaluated inventions and innovations from Slovenia, Germany, Swiss and the United States. This network was the center for inventors to implement their ideas and inventions into practice. Andrej’s leadership with this network drew him great respect in the international invention industry. His keen eye for mechanical evaluation has made him an ideal fit as a Chairman of the INPEX International Judging Committee. Andrej also holds a seat as the President of the International Jury for INOVA, the international exhibition of innovations held at the Zagreb International Fair in Croatia. He also served as one of four foreign judges at the Taiwan Excellence Awards in Taipei, Taiwan in April.
With 18 years experience, Andrej is an expert in total quality management, having organized construction and production processes for higher quality and efficiency with a focus in the metal and furniture industries. Andrej holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering and an MScBA. He is a professional lecturer as well as a member of the Slovenian association of mechanical engineering’s experts (SICOS).
Every invention at INPEX has the opportunity to be judged by our committee of judges. The judges will walk the show floor on Wednesday, review the invention and talk to each inventor about his or her idea. Gold medals will be given in over 40 different product categories at the International Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 20, after the close of the show. Find out more about INPEX 2014, America’s largest invention trade show, held June 18-20 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.
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