Founder and President of Automated Pet Care Products Inc. in Pontiac. The company was founded in 1999 to create a new automatic self-cleaning litter box. The Litter-Robot made its market debut in April 2000. Made from recyclable plastics and industrial grade components, the Litter-Robot is sold online at the company's website, Amazon, and SkyMall, and in Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. Previously, Baxter was president of Intensa Technologies and an engineer at Ford Motor Co. After inheriting two cats, he came up with the idea for an automated litter box. Now, the company has growing sales, 20 employees, and a warehouse with a 32,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Juneau, Wis. Baxter was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in the Central Great Lakes region. He has incorporated a green initiative to offer pet owners eco-friendly pet care products, such as the new ECO Unit Litter-Robot that uses 100 percent recycled plastics in 84 percent of its plastic components. Automated Pet Care Products supports the National Wildlife Federation and donated a portion of its profits to help animals impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Baxter received his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.