Hail Storm Products LLC is a Texas corporation. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in technology, manufacturing, business development, and the hail damage industry, both in the United States and around the world. We are pleased to introduce our founders below.
Michael Siciliano, Co-Founder
Michael is a 25-year veteran in sales and business development, his career having been largely focused on electronics and power technologies, both B2C and B2B. From his degree in Applied Science (Electronics) to his executive level experience, Michael’s career has been marked by significant accomplishments, including over $180M in direct sales and involvement in over $3B in early-, mid-, and late-stage project development. Among these sales were the largest solar power system in the history of Texas (Tarrant Regional water District) and the second largest in the entire USA (Panda Power Funds/Consolidated Edison, Pilesgrove, NJ).
In 2009, after 12 years living in hail-prone North Texas, Michael began to investigate methods by which items could be protected from hail damage. After designing and building several prototypes and identifying the best materials and technology principals, he filed his first provisional patent for a device in May 2010.
Then, further improvements warranted yet another provisional patent application. Shortly thereafter, Michael reached out to HailReporter.com because of his vision for how an early warning and hail detection system should be an essential companion service to the device, providing a true end-to-end solution and an ideal customer experience. In 2012, Michael filed a Utility Patent for The Hail Protector System. In March, 2015, the Utility Patented was published by the USPTO (US 8,985,672).
Steven Krug, Co-Founder
Steve has over 25 years of diverse corporate P/L leadership positions including global C level, Division President, and general manager experience. With broad general management accomplishments, he has achieved measurable successes within the Hi-Tech, capital equipment, consumer electronics, and web services markets.
For six years he has shared these experiences by being the founder of his own consulting practice that specializes in coaching small and mid-size business owners on becoming stronger leaders through strategic thinking.
In addition to his commitment to his clients and the spirit of entrepreneurship, he is also a co-founder of Thinkulus Media, LLC, whose Hail Reporter web application reset the bar for hailstorm alerting in 2010 and soon became his full time passion. Some of his other credits include technology/product development and patent licensing, building unique retail categories, domestic and foreign acquisitions and mergers, IPO (FLIR Systems), best practices award winner for customer satisfaction, board of directors positions in both for profit and non-profit organizations, and an avid competing rower.