Egon Monostory
MonoJet Inventor and Developer

Egon Monostory, age 65, is the inventor and developer of the Monojet and has been actively developing and testing the technology over the last 25 years. Mr. Monostory holds the patents to the MonoJet and is president of Mono-Tech Tool and Engineering Company, a research and development company in Culver City, California, which has for many years specialized in prototype design and fabrication for the aerospace industry. Mr. Monostory is also an accomplished surfer.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he researched, designed and developed a high-performance, jet surfboard and named it the MonoJet. Perfecting this revolutionary new personal watercraft has taken more than 4000 hours of bench testing and 5000 hours of ocean navigation field-testing.

Born and educated in Budapest Hungary, Egon Monostory graduated from a respected Budapest technical school as head of his class in machining and tool making. After graduating he attended classes to earn a degree in mechanical engineering and worked briefly in the defense industry. In 1956, he escaped from the Soviet block following the Hungarian uprising and immigrated to Canada. After obtaining first class honors in Machine and Tool Design at Toronto Central Technical College he immigrated to the United States.

In 1963, Monostory began work at the Alderson Research Laboratories in New York on Apollo related projects. This was followed by a project with Vernon Devices in New York where he spearheaded development on a new concept in metal boring technology. In 1972, Monostory started his own business in the Los Angeles area, building a new facility in Culver City. This business served the aerospace industries, developing projects for Northrop Aviation and McDonnell Douglas including sophisticated satellite products, highly specialized, intricate devices for use in military and space systems.


Egon Monostory
Mono-Tech Tool and Engineering Company
3743 Robertson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232