This was the year that we got our first 3D Printer, a Makerbot Replicator 2X. Paul did not know it at the time but this little machine would eventually change the course of his business completely.
Paul’s brother Ben came back for a second summer and helped offload a lot of smaller projects from him so he could focus on one of the company’s largest projects to date, the development of a iPhone case with a built in taser (no, we are not kidding, this really happened).
That spring Paul’s Accountant had threatened to quit unless he hired a professional Bookkeeper, he lucked into finding Jennifer Bissard and convincing her to come work for him. She was the companies first real employee and rapidly became Paul’s right-hand woman.