The IRT Team

Greg Header, President

Greg has always had a love for the outdoors and innovative technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Alvernia College. In 1998, he founded Solar Innovations®, a national leader in custom luxury glass structures, skylights, and window and door systems. Because of the many talents within the Solar Innovations® team, and his passion for the the outdoors, Greg started to design and create custom fishing reels, and in 2007 founded Innovative Reel Technologies®. Greg continues to test the products IRT® creates to continuously improve and produce the highest-performing reels possible for our customers.

Ben Foreman, Marketing and Sales Manager

As an avid outdoorsman and angler, Ben has a passion for the outdoor industry. With a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Albright College, Ben understands the need to push the boundaries of current trends and spread the IRT name worldwide. You can commonly see Ben running the IRT Reels booth at outdoor expos and trade shows across the US. He makes it a priority to get to know IRT’s customers and help them select the perfect product for their needs. Ben sees every purchase through from beginning to end, making sure that every reel is given the attention it needs to be quality checked and "stamped" with the IRT seal of approval.

Tim Wiest, Chief Engineer

As the Chief Engineer at IRT® Reels, Tim is responsible for overseeing the development of new technologies. Tim has always worked in the field of engineering and his understanding of how components come together landed him the position of Chief Engineer. Prior to joining the team, he was a Manufacturing Engineer for Penn Reels Spinning from 1990-1998, before engineering for Spinning Reel from 1998-2005 where he designed the Liveliners, Slammers and SSG series reels along with several patents. He joined Solar Innovations® and Innovative Reel Technologies® in 2007 as Chief Engineer of the fishing reels. He holds a MET Engineering Degree from Penn State, 1988.