Our Team

Mario R. Garcia, Lead Inventor and Founder
  • Mario started and ran a successful automotive business from 1997 ~ 2003.mrg_ceo
  • He also pitched a business plan and secured additional funding for his automotive business in 1999 (SBA/    SCORE – Comerica Bank).
  • Mario is also a long-time automotive OEM employee (2004~2019), with a tremendous amount of automotive expertise, imagination, creativity, and know-how.
  • His automotive career has been spent in the product  quality, engineering, product development, technical operations, artificial intelligence, and manufacturing departments of some of the largest automotive OEMs on the planet.
  • Mario is also a patented inventor (US 10,186,089 B2) and lead inventor on three other patent applications filed with the USPTO.
  • Patent Portfolio
  • LinkedIn Profile
        
Marcelo Simoes, Head of Engineering and Co-Founder
  • Marcelo is a long-time aerospace industry employee (1995 ~ 2017), with a tremendous amount of experience in practical and cost-effective mechanical marcelo_cropped3design, complex product development, and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.
  • He is also a CAD software expert with over 36,000 hours of experience on multiple CAD platforms.
  • Marcelo has participated in the design and engineering of various military hardware programs, with an emphasis on infrared vision systems, space tracking and surveillance systems, and thermal sight systems for weaponry.
  • He has also held a Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance for two, consecutive, ten year periods.
  • LinkedIn Profile

 

Michael Palmer, Technical Director and Co-Founder
  • Michael started and ran a successful automotive business from 2005 ~ 2012.headshot_cropped5
  • He is also a long-time controls and automation engineer, designer, and programmer, in both the food and beverage industries, as well as the automotive industry (1993 ~ 2019).
  • He is also a long-time vehicle electrification expert, and battery pack designer, at an enthusiast level.
  • Michael converted a Porsche 914 to fully-electric in 1994.
  • LinkedIn Profile

 

Jim Adams, Head of Business Development and Co-Founder
  • Jim has managed large, complex projects and brings over 25 years of diverse experience across home entertainment, financial services, real estate, aerospace and automotive industries.profile_headshot2
  • He was involved in the launch of the DIRECTV service and spent over 13 years supporting its growth to over 15 million customers. As an IT Program Manager Jim successfully led DIRECTV’s systems integration of a broadband company.  Additionally, he was responsible for deploying Siebel CRM to over 11,000 users across 15 locations.
  • Jim has  previously held Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, California Life & Health licenses, as well as, the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation.
  • Has executive level Fortune 500 experience
  • Has led teams as large as 150+ technical employees and contract resources
  • Has managed an annual operational budget of $20M for telecom and IT support
  • Has extensive vendor management experience
  • LinkedIn Profile