About American Innovations, LLC

Welcome to American Innovations, LLC

Here at American Innovations, LLC, we are committed to providing 100% quality, American made products that in turn, provide effective solutions for our customers. We are a Veteran Owned and Operated, Family run business that continuously strives to improve ourselves, our business, and our products. NRA Affiliated Business since 1996.

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Meet American Innovations

We are a team of Service Disabled Army Veterans who have moved their expertise into the commercial market providing quality products that are designed and manufactured in America. We are hunters and shooters who love the outdoors. Our products were all created by our own experiences attempting to solve a problem and make life a little easier.

Dan Carlson

Dan Carlson

Inventor and Engineer

Background: Dan Carlson is one of the original owners and founder of American Innovations, LLC. He is also a Service Disabled Navy Veteran, inventor and engineer of the Gun Pro and Ditch Mate.

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Owner/ Operations/ BD

Background: Service Disabled Army Veteran, 22 years of service, Owner, CEO of High Ground Consulting Group Inc. A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business focused on supporting the Department of Defense. Co-Owner of American Innovations LLC.

Education:Retired US Army Ranger, Jump Master, BS Geology (Colorado State Univ.), Masters Degree Organizational Effectiveness (CSU) Adult Education, Masters Degree Special Education (CU), Certification Organizational Effectiveness/Certification Project Management (CSU), Certifications Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt, Black Belt (Villanova U).

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Kurt Thomas

Kurt Thomas

Owner/ Operations/ Sales and Marketing/ R&D/ Graphic Design

Background: Service Disabled Army Veteran, 4 years of active duty service. Retired US Army Capt. Project Manager, Joint Professional Military Education instructor, Lean 6 Sigma Blackbelt facilitator, lead Business Developer contracting and consulting services for High Ground Consulting Group Inc. Currently employed by Agrium/Crop Production Services as the Manager of Process Excellence AP & AR Retail at the Loveland Colorado Headquarters. Performing as the Lead Program Manager for a process improvement initiative.

Education: BS LandScape Architecture (CSU), pursuing MBA (CSU), Masters Certification in Six Sigma, Masters Certification in Project Management, Masters Certification in Lean Enterprise Solutions, Certifications Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt, Black Belt, JPME Certified Instructor.

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Teresa Thomas

Teresa Thomas

Owner/ HR/ Accounting

Background: Work/Psychology degree, 13 years experience in Special Education in Curriculum modification/Curriculum adaptation/Inclusion, 24 years experience as parent of daughter with Special Needs, 3 years experience in Human Resources/Administration/Project Management (Military Special Education Projects), with High Ground Consulting Group, Inc. (Consulting Contractor to Department of Defense)