Tutus Executive Leadership
Our commitment to you is that; In humility we shall count others more significant than ourselves. Looking at others interest not just our own. Planning and acting for the ability to reach our greatest potential in the present while preserving our ideals for future generations. Living up to our high ethical standard while always showing respect for others. Utilizing all of our senses and combined experience for the creation of advancements in our products and how we do business. Discovering new concepts and opportunities to advance our vision. Delivering high quality while striving for continues improvement. Valuing each other while encouraging individual contributions and accountability. Maintaining pleasure, enjoyment and amusement in our work environments.
KEVIN M. JONES
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin M. Jones is the CEO and serves as legal counsel for Tutus, LLC. Kevin has practiced business and intellectual property law at the Law Offices of K. M. Jones and Associates for 11 years. He has been an adjunct college professor for 16 years, teaching courses in contracts, patenting, electrical engineering, and business administration. Prior to beginning a second career in law, Kevin was a systems engineer specializing in research and development. His projects were in the fields of computer hardware, software, robotics, oil & gas, and medical equipment.
Kevin is a native of Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge with BS-EE and BS-EEC degrees. After working with the Compaq Computers team that invented blade server technology, Kevin went to night school to earn his Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law. He then returned to the computer industry working on Hewlett Packard’s legal team, to manage the patent portfolio of one of their largest divisions, where he previously worked as an engineer. Kevin has prosecuted patents in 14 countries and is an inventor of more than 50 patents.
Kevin has spoken and lectured on many business management, engineering, and intellectual property topics before various organizations across the United States, and is a frequent speaker at entrepreneur and business start-up programs in the Houston, Texas area.
FORREST C. HESTER
Chief Development Officer
Forrest Hester is the CDO and founder for Tutus, LLC. Forrest is an advocate of assisting operators in the safe and effective use of powered access. He is the chairman of the Aerial Work Platform Council with the Scaffold Access Industry Association (SAIA); a certified instructor with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); a member of the ANSI/SAIA-Accredited Standards Developers (ASC) A92 committee; secretary for the ANSI/SAIA A92.24-2018 Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) sub-committee; and a member of North American Regional Council (NARC) with IPAF. Hester is also the founder of TUTUS LLC, a components part manufacturing company of dropped object prevention enclosures for walking working platforms.
SAFE, EFFECTIVE, ECONOMICAL.
IF IT CAN BE DROPPED, IT CAN BE STOPPED
Reputational Damage, Dropped Objects give companies bad reputations for mismanagement of employees and poor risk mitigation. It is near impossible calculating the incalculable.
Equipment And Enviromental, Dropped Objects cause significant damage to construction site and equipment. Including Seabeds and bodies of water.
Accident And Incidents, Dropped Objects account for over 60% of all HiPo's (High Potential). Injuries And Fatalities, Dropped Objects account for around 35% of all safety related incidents to the oil and gas industry.
Our Skills & Expertise
Our specialization, is going from concept to market ready product for product(s) in the access industry. Conceptualizing what doesn't exist and performing market research. We engineer prototypes, using mechanical design, industrial design, or both depending on the specifics of the product. Our manufacturing support is key when working with all final concepts. Product launch is a an undertaking and we succeed because of our program management. Communication design has and will always will remain a huge part of our teams base for idea sharing.