When Jon Sumroy walked into the Transport Research Laboratory and asked for a crash test on a booster seat prototype he had cobbled together from canvas sheeting, straps and mountain-climbing equipment, it was laughable. Until they did the test.
In recent years, moms have been in the spotlight for tackling problems facing today’s parents, and finding solutions they turn into thriving businesses. But these “mompreneurs” are not alone. Many dads are also turning their bright ideas for improving family life into successful business ventures. With Father’s Day upon us, it’s time to tip our hats to some of the most innovative dads of the year.