Interview: Bill Lazaroff, Lifetime Brands Sr.VP, Product Design and Development on Got Invention Radio


Bio/Educational:
Degree in Philosophy from Stony Brook University (1975)
Judge for IHA National Student Design Competition
Advisor and Judge for Fashion Institute of Technology Senior Home Products Class
Guest Lecturer at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Class Instructor Senior Industrial Design Class at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena
Bio/Work:
1998-Present: Senior Vice-President, Industrial Design & Product Development, Lifetime Brands, Garden City, NY
Have come up with ideas for numerous utility patents for some of Lifetime’s most successful products
Winner of many industry product design awards
Bring to market over 5,000 new products yearly
Previous experience includes: over 20 years in Retail as Owner/Buyer and also as Chief Merchandising Officer
Radio Disc Jockey @WRCN 103.9
Recently appeared on “Invention Hunters” on Food Network
Bio/Personal:
Born in Bronx, NY, November, 1954. Lived in Queens, then Smithtown (graduated Smithtown HS in 1971).
Married with two sons (one entering college, the other entering senior year in high school)
Big music collector
Follow all major sports
Avid reader

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