established Cutting Edge Products, bringing more than twenty years of experience in the industrial arts to his company. He began working with glass in 1977 at Orient & Flume Art Glass. Inspired, he started making tools for glass artists under the name Random Specialties. Random Specialties was, indeed, random. Besides making tools, Jeff had commissions for kinetic metal sculptures and produced a line of decorative wrought iron. Because bicycle riding was his passion, he built a few bicycle frames. Later he designed and built bikes for off-road riding. In 1980, Jeff was one of three frame builders to debut a mountain bike at the International Bicycle Dealer Trade Show. Mountain bikes were the hit of the show, and he had more orders for his "Mountain Goats" than he could fill. Jeff turned his efforts to bicycle manufacturing. Over the years, he won awards for innovative frame design and artistic paint finishes. His reputation with Mountain Goat owners all over the world was built on quality craftsmanship. In 1989, Jeff was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Eventually, Mountain Goat Cycles evolved into Altitude Cycle Technologies. As general manager, Jeff supervised the production of frames for Schwinn, Kona, K-2, and other well-known companies. While this was exciting, he missed the actual hands-on fabrication and design process. During the bicycle manufacturing years, Jeff had many requests for his glass tools. In 1998, he established Cutting Edge Products and has dedicated himself to the evolution and production of tools for the glass artist. It is Jeff's experience and our commitment to excellence that enable us to confidently say—our tools are the best. www.redhotmetal.net
Jeff joined the Glass Art Society Board of Directors in September 2013.
Board of Directors (2013–2014)
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