A: As I continued to listen to the market, I discovered that there was a growing demand for reliable hotel phones, so I devised a plan to design, manufacture, and market hotel phones under the original company name Scitec, Inc.
Q: When did you found Scitec, Inc.?
A: I founded Scitec in 1993 as a custom manufacturing and consulting company.
Q: Why did you choose the name Scitec?
A: Scitec was short for Science and Technology, which was not only a logical expression of my own science, and technology education and experience, but an acknowledgement of emerging science and technology developments in the marketplace.
Q: But when did the company actually begin manufacturing hotel phones?
A: In 1995. As I continued to study the hospitality telephone market, I discovered that refurbished 2500 Series telephones accounted for a big slice of the market, so I made the decision to offer an economy version of the industry standard 2500 desk set.
Q: How did that work out?
A: An instant success! Scitec launched its first 2500 Series telephone under the Aegis® brand in Q2 1995. We pre-sold over 30,000 phones to 200+ hotels throughout the U.S. prior to product release. Then in Q4 1995, we introduced a redesigned low-cost 2500 set priced to compete with refurbished phones.