For almost 40 years, Mr. Schopfer has maintained an independent international design consultancy focusing on concept and product design. Many of these ventures have resulted in the formation of separate companies.
In 2008, Schopfer Yachts was founded to design and implement high concept luxury yachts. The first yacht is Oculus with a length of 240 ft.
In 2000, he founded (the award winning) Marsnext.com an internet community entity dealing with the inevitability of space commerce.
Other ventures include Usque Designs Ltd. (design / production), Plus Designs International (Co-Founded with William K. Seidel) New York / Singapore (design / production / distribution) and HH Holding Company (design / production).
Mr. Schopfer also had a long term design relationship with George Kovacs Lighting (N.Y.) producing several lines of residential lighting.
While working with Reebok International, Mr. Schopfer was commissioned to explore several product concepts including Step Reebok, Jump Reebok, Ring Reebok and later lead design team in the development and production of Slide Reebok.
Through all these activities, Mr. Schopfer has held and still holds a variety of US and International patents.