About Us

Patrick J. Garahan, Cup-Pilot Inventor and President, twice served as Secretary of Transportation for the State of Vermont and is now a transportation consultant living in San Diego. Much of his time is spent working on issues and products that are changing the way we live. As a frequent flyer, he is all too familiar with the ever-changing world of modern air travel. Simple problems like where to put your morning coffee when you settle into your seat can easily make the experience worse. He decided to combine his skills as a licensed engineer and Stanford MBA to create the Cup-Pilot - a simple, inexpensive, portable cup holder.

It enhances small pleasures like a good cup of coffee, preventing spills while optimizing space for work and relaxation.


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"I recently took a trip to India and used my Cup-Pilot at the airport, on the plane, and, when I didn't have a bedside table, I hung my Cup-Pilot from my luggage to hold my drink. I never want to travel without it again!"

Sally Turner, Elm Grove, WI