College for Creative Studies: Product Design
After graduating from college, Jack Elder spent 16 years as an automotive designer and engineer with General Motors.
Feeling the entrepreneurial spirit, Elder left the corporate world and started a design, engineering and manufacturing company in 1996. His company designs and manufactures products for the houseold, safety, packaging and automotive markets. Their specialty is multi-material injection molded components.
Elder has 30+ patents on unique product and tooling designs. His true passion is design, especially utilizing the newer tools available for designers, engineers and inventors. The motto for hid company is "quality by design".
Teaching is Elder's way of giving back for all the great opportunities he has had in the product and automotive design. He encourages and challenges young designers in the proper use of materials, appropriate manufacturing techniques and realistic design solutions.