Alain Eboli is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a father to a 4yr old son who also shares a strong interest in cars and trucks. Alain's role is Engineering Manager for Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge/Alloy USA, the largest independent manufacturer of Jeep replacement parts and accessories.
How long have you been in the automotive aftermarket? What other industries have you worked in?
I have been with Omix-ADA/Rugged Ridge/Alloy USA for about 5 years with a brief period of about 6 months where I worked for Newell Rubbermaid's Graco Childrens Products brand. I returned to Omix in August of 2012 to fill the role of Engineering Manager. Prior to my initial employment with Omix, I worked as a Design Engineer designing LED billboard structures and other signage solutions for outdoor applications, stadiums and arenas.
What does it take to create innovative products?
It's much easier to invent than it is to innovate. Creating innovative products starts with understanding the consumer and the problems they face.