Founder and President
Jason has always had a passion for building things. He began his career in the early 90s as pattern maker for Hasbro. In 1999, Jason founded Empire Prototype (known today as the Empire Group). From its inception, Jason and the company embraced technology, 3D printing in particular. The company quickly grew into a 16,000 sq. ft. facility. Breaking away from the traditional model/pattern maker role required Empire to create a new process for creating prototypes faster and at a higher level of quality than its overseas counterparts. This process has since become the industry standard.
Director Of Product Development
As the director of product development, Roger brings to Empire 25 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and plastics. He leads a team of highly skilled industrial designers, graphic designers, and engineers. Roger believes in applying a team approach to the design and development process along with building a culture of innovation. Having earned a few patents, he understands the needs of individual inventors and is always eager to help them navigate the paths needed to bring their ideas to life.