President of Moto Engineering and Prototype
While attending college in the late 1990’s, I worked for a leading trans-axle manufacturer in off road racing. This was a great introduction to the world of high-tolerance machining, and high alloy materials.
In 1998 I graduated from San Diego State, and immediately went to work in San Jose for a leading off-road and bicycle shock manufacturer. I learned there what high end design and machining was all about. I spent a lot of time in the office designing and machining parts for shocks, running shocks in the test lab, and travelling the world tuning shocks. I learned that it was possible to have both form and function at the same time. While working in the arena of high performance shock absorbers, much of my time was spent designing for specific race teams or defense contractors. I
In 2007 I went to work for the industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts. I quickly moved into the role of Director of Engineering. While there, the engineering department grew from eight employees to over twenty employees. The company became incredibly successful, and the right thing to do was probably to sit back and enjoy a comfortable salary. My day to day tasks turned into managing people, my desire to continue designing, developing, and getting my hand dirty left me wanting more.
Moto Engineering and Prototype started out of the need to shorten development time by bringing the designer and the prototype closer together; under the same roof in this case. If products can be designed and prototyped in fewer revisions, the product can begin to be sold sooner.