Necessity Is The Mother of Invention!


With an Idea


ABOUT the guys behind

Engineer & Designer with a Passion

Firefighter Kris Nagy

As a firefighter, I needed a simple way to attach what I needed to my helmet. I also wanted to deploy, swap, change batteries or pull my camera's memory stick with ease. Necessity being the mother of invetion, GUTS HM1 was born! It is the 1 mount with multiple solutions.

I am a passionate, hard charging firefighter with a strong focus on firefighter survival. I am Pro Board Certification Firefighter II and am a graduate of the National Fire Academy Firefighter Safety and Survival Course. I have 21+ years of “in-the-street” experience, serving honorably in seven states with both career and volunteer departments. As a firefighter, officer, rescue technician, and a nationally registered EMT, I am a leader with a diverse background. In addition to the fire service, I also have 21 years of successful sales and marketing leadership under his belt.

Engineer & Designer Ed Machen is a product development specialist. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech. Ed has 37 years of development and   management experience. He is well versed in Human Factors Engineering, the multidisciplinary field incorporating psychology, engineering, industrial design, statistics, operations research and anthropometry. If you are Interested in developing your product? Learn how with help from