I’m Mark—an inventor, advisor and mentor. As a result of working with me, startup companies and existing business are able to launch, “switch gears,” or reinvent themselves to stay relevant so they can promote and grow their business, sell more products or services, and generate more revenue!


I have been in the innovation, environmental and tech space for decades, creating a number of products and helping a wide range of companies in the automotive, restaurant and education industries successfully launch, grow and scale.


To learn more about me, check out this recent profile piece here

Why I created the Wheel Tray?

Short answer:  Because eating in the car is difficult, not to mention messy. 


How many times have you been on the go and had to grab a meal and eat it in your car? For me, it was an everyday occurrence. Running from meeting to meeting, trying to where to put my drink, my food and my phone or even my tablet or laptop if I needed to respond to a client.


I thought to myself, if only there was a tray that would hook over my steering wheel to make eating easier in my car less messy and an enjoyable experience. 


So, I decided to invent one. That’s how The Wheel Tray was born!  Necessity is the mother of all invention as they say. 


After making endless prototypes, I got used to having one tucked away in my car. They are cool, convenient, fun to use, easy to store and a conversation starter. People were constantly walking by asking “Where did you get that? I want one!” 


One day I was out on the road and went through a drive thru, got my food, parked my car and began to get ready to eat—only to discover that I left The Wheel Tray back at my design studio.  That was the moment I realized, “OMG I love this product and I am confident that everyone is going to love it and need it as much as I do.


With The Wheel Tray you’ll: 


  • Eliminate messes

  • Avoid spills or stains on your clothes or ketchup dripping down the side of your console (from the French fries you aren’t supposed to be eating)

  • Have a place to work on your tablet, laptop or phone after you eat

  • Have a built-in, COVID-safe place to eat your meals when restaurants are only offering take out.


We hope you’ll help us reach our goal and make The Wheel Tray a staple for every car on the road.


Why support us?


  • We plan to hire single parents, veterans, seniors, people experiencing homelessness and special needs individuals to produce our product.  Inclusiveness and diversity are core values in my family, and our family company has been awarded Dunn & Bradstreet’s Small Company of the Year seven times. 

  • The number of PRE-ORDERS we receive will determine our production goals, taking us from a small, inhouse, limited capacity operation to mass production – so every person who lives life on the go, will be able to reap the benefits of The Wheel Tray.

  • Contributors and early-adopters will get an innovative, new “Made in the U.S.A” product that will create jobs, help the environment with sustainable manufacturing practices utilizing recyclable materials, and potentially assist with reducing the number of unemployed individuals and those experiencing homelessness.  


It’s a win/win/win opportunity! 


Join the mission today, 

Mark Machuszek