Orville Crain

Orville V. Crain

Owner at Klever Innovations LLC

1734-F Airpark Drive, Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
HQ Phone:
(800) 218-3068

General Information


Co-Owner  - Klever Kutter LLC

President  - Orvilles Marketing LLC


Western Michigan University


Board Member  - Muskegon Inventors Network

Board Member  - United Inventors Association

Member  - Mid Michigan Inventors Council

Secretary  - The UIA

Club Membership Co-Chair, Membership Recruitment  - MUSKEGON ROTARY FOUNDATION

Founder  - Grand Rapids Inventors Network

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Orville V. Crain
President, Klever Innovations, LLC Email: orvilles@comcast.net Phone: 231-719-1290

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Secretary: Orville Crain
Term of Office 2009-2011 Orville Crain Secretary Orville is co-owner of Klever Innovations, which manufacturers and markets utility box and package opening tools. Started in 2005 from a simple idea, the company has sold over 1.5 million of its tools. The tools are unique in that they cannot cut the user or damage the contents being opened. See www.kleverinnovations.net A lifelong entrepreneur, Orville has 4 patents (one pending) and has launched ventures around two that have made significant profit. Orville has developed and teaches a class since 2005 called "Should You Patent Your Creative Idea" at Muskegon Community College. Orville also founded the Muskegon Inventors Network, a local inventors group. He has served as the group's leader for the last three years, since its inception. The group has forty members who attend meetings with sixty total members from West Michigan. Orville is also actively involved as a member of the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Innovation Committee. MIN is an associate member of the Chamber. Prior to launching his successful invention, Orville ran a sales and marketing company that sourced consumer items in China and bought from large importers to resell to small distributors and to many Walgreen Drug Stores. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University.

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Orville Crain, of Klever Innovations, calls into the show
Ron and Jim get a call from Orville Crain, of Klever Innovations, to talk about their product the Klever Kutter. The Klever Kutter is a box cutting device designed specifically to do only that. It is the only product on the market allowed on airplanes by TSA. Orville talks about his perfect storm of starting the business with his partners, one who invented the Klever Kutter, one who is a molding expert, and himself, a marketing guy. Learn about his journey into the entrepreneurial world.

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