About the speaker
Aaron Muderick is the inventor of Thinking Putty® and president of Crazy Aaron’s, a toy manufacturer based in Norristown, PA. With magnetic, UV light-reactive, heat-sensitive, crystal-clear, glowin-the-dark and color-shifting varieties, Aaron brought bouncing putty into the 21st century. Thinking Putty brings joy, wonder, and fun to children and adults in over fifty countries all over the world.
Crazy Aaron’s manufactures Thinking Putty from start to finish right here in the USA. The company has also developed unique production methods to employ hundreds of individuals with special needs. As president, Aaron leads R&D of new products, develops new methods of innovative manufacturing, and handles worldwide regulatory compliance. He has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, The Chicago Tribune and various other media outlets.
In addition to leading Crazy Aaron’s, Aaron was elected to the Toy Association Board in 2019 and was elected President of his local borough council in 2016. He is also a volunteer firefighter and the Treasurer of GEEO, a nonprofit organization that enables teachers to travel abroad and share their experiences with their students upon returning to the classroom. The organization’s goal is to promote a more outward-looking world view in American students.
Aaron holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Rochester. Prior to founding Crazy Aaron’s, he implemented internet software solutions for Fortune 500 clients including: Apple, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, AIG, Deloitte Consulting, Cigna, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, US Steel, Nabisco, Roda le Press, and KPMG. Aaron’s hobbies include photography, restoring old cameras, collecting playing cards and photographs he finds in the street, caving, hiking, astronomy, garage sales, and dreaming of a trip to Mars. He currently resides just outside Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters.
Aaron never sleeps. Instead, at night, he studies Wikipedia and toy safety regulations.
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