1st Place recipient

Shetka, portrait

Stanley Shetka

Stanley J. Shetka is an American inventor, professor, artist/designer, and founder/CEO of Collateral Healing, Inc. In the early 1990’s he invented Shetkastone®, one of the only true wood replacement materials made form 100% recycled paper/cellulose fiber. Stan’s inventions have been featured on the front pages of major magazines and Newspapers around the world such as:  The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Asahi news, Japan. In 1994 his work was featured in a one-person exhibition titled “Paper Futures” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Internationally he has been interviewed on the CBS morning show, HGTV, CNN, Swedish Television Productions and the Associated Press. He has lectured at the Forest Products laboratory in Madison Wisconsin, England, China, Japan, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. Over the past thirty years Stan has received in excess of $1 million in grants and has continually evolved the concept of creating wood, stone and plastic replacement products made from recycled plant, paper and cloth fibers.As a consultant he has designed products for several industries including furniture, building and construction, shipping and crating, point-of-purchase displays and toys. Recently he identified key components necessary for high production turnkey factories that have the potential to create an industrial revolution centered on the production and manufacturing of “green” wood-replacement products made from recycled materials and non-wood renewable fibers.