David Stravitz has designed, invented and developed a wide variety of consumer products — audio, video and photographic accessories, crafting devices, hardware, office products, baby, adult and medical waste containment systems, baby safety products and the list goes on… His client list over the past thirty years reads like a “Who’s Who” in American business.
His intellectual properties include over 181 awarded patents and others are still in pending. Stravitz sold the molded plastic consumer office products division of his company to Newell Rubbermaid (Ticker:NWL) and later that year he sold his RTA furniture division to SAFCO OFFICE PRODUCTS a major manufacturer of office products.
Mr. Stravitz is the creator/inventor of the successful Munchkin/Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, which ultimately became the #1 baby diaper pail in odor control with mom’s preferring it 2 to 1 over the Diaper Genie. Since then, he further improved odor control with his recent inventions that are incorporated into the PurePail diaper pail system (28 patents with more on the way). These latest series of inventions have resulted in the introduction of new and improved waste receptacles and patented replacement refills for baby, pets, adult and medical, and consumer, including baby & pets.
His deep interest in photography led him to the discovery of 500 8×10 negatives of old New York from 1910 to 1948, including more than 150 images of the day-by-day construction of the Chrysler Building. He has authored two books resulting from this discovery: “The Chrysler Building, Creating an Icon Day by Day” (Princeton Architectural Press-2002) and “New York, Empire City 1920-1945” (Harry N. Abrams 2004).