Hecto Group partners with manufacturers and industry leaders to create exponential value through unique market solutions protected by intellectual property. We use first principles to tackle and solve global needs including cooling, air sanitation, energy storage, and water treatment.
Our origin story dates back to 2009 when our founder John Bergida was in his senior year and about to start the MBA program at Benedictine College. He entered the annual Big Idea Competition, hosted inside a trolley bus looping around campus, with the winning concept for a self-cooling beverage can that was activated at the push of a button. John used the funds from the 1st place award to file his first patent.