Meet Our Sparks Inventors: Malcom Duncan

As we expand our innovation center to Sparks 2.0 we want to reintroduce the inventors we currently partner with and share more of their personal stories. This post is part of a series that not only explores our inventors and their products, but shares details about their passions outside of electricity.

Have you heard of our Super Rod system? Today, meet Malcolm Duncan, the experienced electrician who came up with the idea.

Born in North East England, Malcom has always been a family man. In fact, Malcolm got his start in the electrical industry alongside his father, who left the Royal Air Force while Malcolm was still young to become an electrician.

After serving an apprenticeship with a local newspaper, Malcolm made his way back to the electrical industry when he was 21 – initially working for a distributor, and then a manufacturer. Twenty years later, he began working for himself at Super Rod.

Bringing over 30 years of experience working with installers and an in-depth understanding of the electrical industry to the table, we have been fortunate to work with an innovator like Malcom. Interested in learning more about him? Keep reading:

Q1: Describe yourself with one sentence.

Serial inventor, creator and entrepreneur with a passion for all types of innovation.

Q2: What is your innovative product?

The Super Rod, a system designed to save labor whilst installing multiple types of cable.

Q3: How did you come up with the idea?

Initially from working with my father as a child, but then complimented with over 30 years experience working with installers from all over the world.

Q4: Are you working to develop more products?

Innovation is a continual process, as soon as you stop you fall behind, so yes we are always working on new products.

Q5: What did you enjoy most about working with Madison?

They share my passion for innovation and creativity, which extends beyond the product and encompasses their whole marketing philosophy.

Q6: What is your proudest accomplishment?

Outside work, it would have to be the achievements of my daughters. Inside work, having actual contractors vote our system “The Best Product of the Last 50 Years” is definitely up there.

Q7: What’s something people are surprised to learn about you?

That I left school at the age of 16 and have been learning ever since.

Q8: What’s your favorite movie?

Quadrophenia

Q9: What’s your favorite movie song quote?

You don’t need eyes to see, you need vision.

Q10: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Anything out doors, time with my family, walking the dog, riding the horse.

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