Theresa Marler

Entrepreneur and Inventor

Location
Los Gatos, California
Industry
Consumer Goods
Current
  1. PupGear Corporation
Education
  1. LSU
Websites
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Background

Summary

PupGear Corporation designs and develops solution based pet products,including synthetic grass for dogs, and marine accessories. They were the first company to design and sell floating dog ramps, that allowed access for dogs in and out of the water. They were also the first company to design, package, and mass market a portable dog potty through major retailers and catalog companies.

Brands
• doggydocks™
• Pup-Head ®
• Pup-Grass™
• Paw Pads ™
• Pup-Pads™
• Pup-Zymes™
• Go Spot®
• Ball Stopper™
• Roll N Go®
• Pup-Fresh™


Company Timeline

1997
Develops prototype for Floating Dog Ramp doggydocks™
1998
doggydocks™ Website goes live
2004
Incorporates in Nevada as PupGear Corporation
Introduces The Original Portable Dog Potty™ creating the now 120 million dollar per year indoor dog potty category
Introduces Paw Pads™ Non-Slip Traction Pads For Dogs
2005
Begins selling wholesale to Pet Retailers and Catalog Companies
2006
Develops Pup-Grass Synthetic Grass Built For Dogs with Tommy Wilbanks in Dalton Georgia
2007
Pup-Head Wins 2007 Pinnacle Award
2008
Introduces Pup-Head™ Mini Portable Dog Potty
2009
Introduces Go Spot™ Circular Dog Potty
2010
Hires Peter Palmer to develop strategic plan to reduce manufacturing costs in order to compete with several imported copycat products
Company begins utilizing more cost effective manufacturing methods
Introduces The Ball-Stopper™ Toy Blocker And Furniture Protector

Experience

Founder/ Vice President

PupGear Corporation
– Present (10 years 2 months)

As an entrepreneur and founder I wear many hats including the following:.

• Product Design And Development Including Testing
• Brand Development And Creating New Brands
• Developed Brand Strategy
• Business Plan & Sales Strategy Development.
• New Packaging Design
• Retail Merchandising
• Customer Service Policies
• Product Safety Policies
• Supply Chain Logistics
• Budgets and Forecasts
• Marketing And Adverting Strategies.

Skills

  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Merchandising
  • Advertising

Education

LSU

AA, Western Civilization

Additional Info

  1. Interests

    • Classic Wooden Boats Sailing,
    • boating and any water related activity Photography History and politics Dogs and Puppies Video games on PS3
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Honors & Awards

2007 Pinnacle Award Best New Pet Product
2009 Chamber Of Commerce Best Manufacturing Company
2010 Chamber Of Commerce Best Manufacturing Company

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