Steve Pope


Contest Chairman
Past President

Lenexa, KS

Steve Pope is native to Kansas City, married for 14 years with two children 11 and 9. With more than 20 years experience, he is CEO of R2FACT Inc., a product development consulting firm in Kansas City, MO, specializing in Design, Engineering, Prototyping and Manufacturing from “Idea to Delivery”. He holds a MS in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology 1998 and BFA in Industrial Design from the University of KS 1991.

Prior to his R2FACT start-up in 2001, Steve developed his broad expertise in working directly for over twelve distinctly different firms in both Kansas City and Atlanta, GA in the concept development, design, engineering, shop, prototyping, documentation, manufacturing, production, quality control, packaging and shipping environments.

He has played a key role in the development of point of purchase displays, products, and instruments for globally recognized companies such as Ascom Transport Systems, Charbroil, Chrysler, Garmin, Hewlett-Packard, Igloo, Lucent Technologies, Rheem and Thomson Consumer Electronics among others. Through R2FACT once back in Kansas City, he has developed products for locally recognized Kansas City companies such as O’Neill Manufacturing, Donegan Optical, Top Innovations, The Stowers Institute, Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Co. and Garden Weasel among many others.

All through his youth and even today, Steve is fascinated with technology and how things work and look.  Although a Product Designer for other businesses by trade, he’s a problem solver and innovator by nature and loves to help others create.


Key Expertise

Product Development
Concept Development
Product Design
Industrial Design
Product Engineering
Off Shore Manufacturing

r2fact, product, development, prototype, design, engineer, consumer, medical, device, manufacture

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