Pormentilla added that his design allows for versatility to accommodate packages of different sizes and shapes. “This design pretty much eliminates all jury-rigging that has to be done.”
Pormentilla’s design was recently chosen by Quirky, an online invention company, to be produced and sold, according to Tiffany Markofsky, director of public relations. “This is a product everybody’s excited about,” she added. “It’s definitely clever.”
Pormentilla’s invention is currently in development, and could come to market by year’s end, according to Markofsky.
“It was very surreal,” Pormentilla explained of being chosen. “It was like I was on cloud nine, because I had worked so hard in developing this product, and I knew it had a lot of potential.”
Pormentilla, who attended Saint Peter’s Preparatory School, before going on to major in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers, explained that he always wanted to invent things that could improve people’s lives.
“I told myself, one day, it’d be nice for me to invent something that could help the masses,” he said. “I always had that passion in me to make something great.”