Christopher Guerrera

President & Chief Executive Officer, The Modern Inventor Chris is an ME with 35+ years, Lean 6 Sigma expert. Known as "King of Manufacturing", featured on Shark Tank, hosts "Shark Tank Effect" podcast. Key role in BMW USA start-up, patented fuel system designer for Ford, Lean 6 Sigma Master Black Belt. Specializes in product launches and manufacturing.

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Mr. Guerrera is an accomplished executive with over 35 years’ experience as a Mechanical Engineer who is a Lean 6 Sigma Manufacturing expert that has successfully led multiple teams through new Product Launch and is known as the "King of Manufacturing". Mr. Guerrera has enjoyed National Media exposure recently featured on the Shark Tank Season 12 Finale. He is the host of a weekly podcast "Shark Tank Effect" and is the Vice President of the United Inventors Association featuring his trademarked program “Pitch to the Pros” . He has been featured on Good Morning America, Shark Tank and now is part of Daymond John’s “the People’s Shark” Rise Nation Mastermind program.

He was the Emcee of the Shark Tank panel for the MAKE48 competition hosted by the Smithsonian Lemelson Center in Washington DC and his "Made in America" manufacturing plant is Walmart Certified with his products displayed alongside such household name products as Scrub Daddy®, Squatty Potty®, Paint Brush Cover®, Bug Bite Thing® and Drop Stop®, all products that have achieved mass distribution & sales after their appearance on the reality TV series “Shark Tank” .

Mr. Guerrera was instrumental in the USA BMW start-up success where he managed the interior group for the BMW Z3 and X5. He was awarded the JD Powers and Associates best in class Quality Award from BMW. For the ninth consecutive year, the BMW Manufacturing plant led the nation in Automotive exports by value.

Mr. Guerrera was an integral part of the 1/8 turn fuel system design for Ford Motor Company and is listed on the patent as the Chief Design Engineer. He spent three years developing the on-board fuel vapor recovery system for the Ford Taurus vehicle that was the first in its class to have such a sophisticated fuel system revolutionizing the industry.

Mr. Guerrera holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Mechanical Engineering and is a Lean 6 Sigma Master Black Belt. He served as the Executive Supplier Counsel for BMW, Ford Motor Company, and Toyota Motor Company.

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Innovating for Success: UIA's Blueprint from Product Concept to 'Shark Tank' Triumph with Carmine Denisco & Christopher Guerrera

21 February 2024, 10:00 PM
Carmine Denisco Christopher Guerrera

Innovate Hampton Roads

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