About Warren

For those familiar with the mega-hit kitchenware product called Smart Spin, Warren Tuttle was the person behind the scenes helping to orchestrate its direct-response, overnight success. Teaming up with a Boston based inventor, Warren selected an explosive path to market. Since its launch, more than 10 million Smart Spin units have been sold.

Warren has also partnered in the initial market launch of several other innovative housewares products including MISTO, The Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer, which has sold more than 5 million units worldwide, and The Toss and Turn Pan, one of the decade’s best selling cookware fry pans in the US. Warren has also helped numerous housewares product patent holders obtain licensing agreements with major US manufacturers and has counseled many inventors who have gone on to start their own small businesses.

Currently, Warren works with the Open Innovation programs for two major US companies: Techtronic Industries NA of Anderson, South Carolina and Lifetime Brands of Garden City, NY. As an outside contractor, he screens and serves as a liaison for innovative external product submissions for the mutual benefit of both the companies and inventors.

As the largest manufacturer of power tools in the US, TTI Group distributes products under the RYOBI, Ridgid and Milwaukee brands, as well as other OEM arrangements. Additionally, TTI owns Homelite, Hoover vacuums and Dirt Devil.

Lifetime Brands is the world’s largest manufacturer of kitchen utensils and a major supplier of food prep and tabletop products to America’s major retailers. They market over 18,000 products under multiple brand names including Farberware, Kitchen Aid, Cuisinart, Pedrini, Mikasa, Towle and Pfaltzgraff. In the past four years, Warren has initiated more than 40 of the company’s new product licensing agreements.

Currently, Warren serves as the President of the United Inventors Association, a national non-profit dedicated to educating aspiring inventors, patent holders and product developers. He speaks regularly across the country about licensing and open innovation at Inventor Clubs, Industry Trade Shows and, on occasion, USPTO events. He currently resides in Connecticut, just outside of NYC, with his wife and three daughters.