February 25 to March 2, 2019
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RT Custer

Vortic Watch Company
CoFounder and CEO
Fort Collins, Colorado
R.T. Custer ('14 IE) is the CoFounder and CEO of Vortic Watch Company (www.vorticwatches.com). While at Penn State, he and his business partner decided to start a wrist watch manufacturing company. After graduation, they launched the American Artisan Series on Kickstarter.com. That product features antique American pocket watch mechanisms that are salvaged, restored, and rebuilt into custom wrist watches with 3D printed titanium cases. They’ve been called the “Craft Brewery of Watch Manufacturing,” and they’ve been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and The Penn Stater magazine.