SOURCE: Innovative Designs, Inc.

August 03, 2006 07:00 ET

Dr. Gary L. Allen Joins Innovative Designs Consulting Staff

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2006 -- Innovative Designs, Inc. (OTCBB: IVDN), "i.d.i.gear," is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary L. Allen has joined the Innovative Designs, Inc. Consulting Staff. Dr. Allen is the founder of Material Innovations, LLC. Prior to the formation of Material Innovations, LLC, Dr. Allen was the Vice President of Business Development for Bayer Polymers from 2003 to 2004, and the Vice President of Research for Bayer's Polyurethanes Division from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Allen earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Dr. Allen's extensive background in New Product Commercialization developed at the Bayer Corporation will assist Innovative Designs in identifying new market segments and applications as it relates to INSULTEX™. Furthermore, Dr. Allen will help guide Innovative Designs on the development of a patent strategy for Innovative Designs' INSULTEX™. In addition, Dr. Allen will play a leadership role in developing and filing patent applications in new market segments, or for new applications of INSULTEX™.

Dr. Allen has been awarded several U.S. and foreign patents relating to polyurethanes. With his extensive knowledge of applications and markets for polyurethanes, including insulation, Dr. Allen will be able to guide Innovative Designs, Inc. in promising directions for INSULTEX™. Thus, the Board of Directors has determined that Dr. Allen will be a tremendous addition to Innovative Designs, Inc.

Joseph Riccelli, President and CEO, commented, "We are fortunate to have Dr. Gary Allen join Innovative Designs' Consulting Staff. Dr. Allen's professional background in New Product Commercialization with the global Bayer Corporation will assist Innovative Designs in identifying new uses and markets for INSULTEX™."

Dr. Gary Allen commented, "I am very impressed with the remarkable properties of INSULTEX™, and the potential for its use in a wide variety of new applications. I am excited about the opportunity to work with Joe Riccelli and his team."

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Innovative Designs, Inc. manufactures the Arctic Armor™ Line, hunting apparel, swimwear, wind shirts, jackets, sleeping bags, and the multi-function "All in One" under the "i.d.i.gear" label featuring INSULTEX™. INSULTEX™ is the thinnest, lightest, and warmest insulator in the market today. For more information, please visit


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