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Our Founders

KEVIN MAHL

Kevin is President + CEO of Champion Tire & Wheel which serves the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races throughout the season. He holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University. He is highly skilled in business development, strategic planning and operations management.

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ALBERT BRUNNER

Albert is the owner of AB Consulting, LLC - a consulting firm for Automation + Manufacturing. Albert is highly skilled at strategic planning, product development, marketing and business strategy.

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NATHAN HORN

Nathan is Vice President of Claytex USA - a systems engineering simulation and software consultancy. He has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. He is highly skilled in vehicle dynamics, systems engineering simulation, software development, and management.

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LAURA CARDAROPOLI

Laura is Director of Business Operations at FTI and former COO of The Chicken Fountain, LLC. She graduated from James Madison University with a B.S. in Political Science. She is highly skilled at human resources, talent acquisition and recruiting.

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TODD MORY

Todd is the Founder/Owner of Techmor which creates innovative systems with advanced sensors, microcontrollers, wireless technology and smartphone/tablet apps. Todd has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and is highly skilled in engineering, electronics and automotive.

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JEFF SCHULTZ

Jeff is an executive and entrepreneur focused on product & technology development, business development and general management. He is the Co-Founder of Phase AM. He has a PhD from Virginia Polytech Institute  and State University and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jeff is skilled in materials science, product development and characterization.

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EDWIN SISSON

Ed has over 20 years of industry experience ranging from production, public relations, purchasing, global business management, and researcher and research manager. An inventor and past-consumer of legal services, Ed is now a patent attorney and principal owner of Edwin A. Sisson, Attorney at Law, PLLC. Ed has a chemical engineering and communications degrees from the University of Nebraska, an MBA from Case Western Reserve, and a law degree from the University of Akron.

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