SOURCE: Innovative Designs, Inc.

March 06, 2007 07:00 ET

Innovative Designs Adds Daniel Rains to Its Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 -- Innovative Designs, Inc. (OTCBB: IVDNQ), "i.d.i.gear," is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel P. Rains to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rains brings a diversified background that includes a business and athletic acumen. Mr. Rains' background will assist in the direction and in the rapid growth of Innovative Designs, Inc. Innovative Designs' products feature INSULTEX, the thinnest, lightest and warmest insulator in the market today.

For the last 15 years, Mr. Rains' business acumen has been developed through holding the position of Vice President of Business Development for McCarl's Services, Inc., one of the largest, leading mechanical service firms in the United States that serves the comprehensive needs of the commercial, industrial and manufacturing markets.

In addition, Mr. Rains' athletic acumen was developed through being a team member of the University of Cincinnati Football Team, and the Chicago Bears Football Team, 1981-87. At the pinnacle of Mr. Rains' football career, he earned a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Chicago Bears 1985 Super Bowl Championship Team. During his tenure with the Chicago Bears, Dan Rains received the Ed Block Courage Award. Other career highlights included Associated Press All American, induction into the University of Cincinnati Hall of Fame, University of Cincinnati Team MVP, Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame, AFA Semi-Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Hula Bowl, and Japan Bowl Collegiate All-Star Games.

Mr. Rains has been involved in many philanthropic endeavors over the years. One true and dear to his heart, which he founded and chairs, is the Tony Dorsett/McGuire Memorial Celebrity Golf Outing. The event raises much-needed funds for the McGuire Memorial Home, which is home to about 90 severely handicapped, mentally challenged residents. To date, the celebrity outing has raised over $4,000,000 for the McGuire Home. Furthermore, Mr. Rains has been honored with the Ray Mansfield Humanitarian Award, and the Arc of Beaver County Community Service Award.

Joseph Riccelli, CEO of Innovative Designs, commented, "We are pleased to have an individual with Dan Rains' business, athletic, and philanthropic experiences advising Innovative Designs through its Board of Directors in order to take the company to the next level."

Dan Rains commented, "I am excited to play a meaningful role in the success of Innovative Designs as a Director. I own all of Innovative Designs' apparel items, and I enjoy the outdoors so much more with these products. The products are extremely warm and comfortable, while being amazingly lightweight."

The Company

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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