Doug Patton, CEO
Doug Patton founded Patton Design in 1983. Since then, Patton Design has created over 200 products in 40 diverse categories. He has received a combination of over 150 engineering patents and international design awards, and his designs can be seen in permanent museum collections at the Smithsonian Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in Germany and New York.
Doug has worked personally with many Fortune 500 CEOs to new strategic product ideas, and his innovations in product development have earned his clients billions. He has developed new corporations such as @HomeMD and Hydrus, and has helped dozens of start-ups become successful market leaders. The expanse of his expertise includes an vast range of market categories such as medical, computer, consumer, radar technologies, wireless, A/V, sports equipment, automotive, and homeland security. He is also known as a “Visual Futurist” in the film industry for his work sketching futuristic product ideas for science fiction movies.
Doug Patton graduated from California State University of Long Beach in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, and was awarded Distinguished Alumnus in 1995. He was commencement speaker for the graduating class that same year. Doug Patton is a member of Tech Coast Venture Network, The American Film Institute (AFI) Advanced Technology Group, AEA where he helped develop the formation of the Committee of Homeland Security, and serves on the Political Committee for TechNet, Southern CA.