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About Orbis Brakes

Driven by innovation, collaboration, and real-world solutions, Orbis Brakes is changing the equation for the most important part of any car or truck. 

Engineered to provide an unprecedented combination of performance, safety, durability and environmental impact, the Orbis FutureWave delivers an automotive breakthrough years in the making.

2014

Orbis Wheels is founded with a focus on improved powertrains for electric vehicles.

2017 – 2020

Ongoing design innovations reveal light-weight, low-cost aerodynamic solutions that can be applied to the $20.9 billion global automobile and truck brake market.

2021

Orbis Brakes is founded. Proprietary PeriodicWave™ technology developed with NASA demonstrates the most significant disruption of the brake industry in 20 years.

2022

Orbis Brakes begins collaborations with major OEMs, retailers, and aftermarket specialists.

2023

Orbis Brakes debuts the FutureWave, a revolutionary centerless rotor and wheel assembly delivering dramatically lighter, cooler and cleaner brake performance.

Contact + Investor Inquiries

To contact Orbis Brakes or if you have any questions, please contact us at: info@orbisbrakes.com or give us a call at (866) 203-8637.

For information on how to become an investor or if you would like information on Orbis Brakes please contact us at: investor@orbisbrakes.com

OEM Licensing

Orbis Brakes has a proven and patented braking technology available for license to OEMs, Tier-1s and leading aftermarket manufacturers.

Orbis will provide evaluation systems to qualified candidates and work with you to ensure a seamless transition to the future of braking.

Orbis Brakes Leadership Team

Orbis Brakes, Inc. was founded by people with extensive experience in design innovation, energy efficiency, and next generation automotive solutions.

Marcus Hays
Co-CEO, CTO, Co-Founder

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.

Marcus Hays

Co-CEO, CTO
Co-Founder

Marcus Hays
Co-CEO, CTO, Co-Founder

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.

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Marcus Hays
Co-CEO, CTO, Co-Founder

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.

Scott Streeter
Manufacturing Manager, Co-Founder

Scott provides exacting manufacturing experience to Orbis Brakes as owner of TrueForm Design & Manufacturing in Santa Rosa, CA. His education forged a combination of graphic design, welding, and machining  apprenticeship, and Scott went on to develop extensive expertise in precision CNC machine shop services, overseeing the complete design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing process utilizing a variety of materials across multiple industries. A company co-Founder, Scott’s work with Orbis Brakes returns him to his lifelong fascination with all things automotive.

Scott Streeter

Manufacturing Manager
Co-Founder

Scott Streeter
Manufacturing Manager, Co-Founder

Scott provides exacting manufacturing experience to Orbis Brakes as owner of TrueForm Design & Manufacturing in Santa Rosa, CA. His education forged a combination of graphic design, welding, and machining  apprenticeship, and Scott went on to develop extensive expertise in precision CNC machine shop services, overseeing the complete design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing process utilizing a variety of materials across multiple industries. A company co-Founder, Scott’s work with Orbis Brakes returns him to his lifelong fascination with all things automotive.

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Scott Streeter
Manufacturing Manager, Co-Founder

Scott provides exacting manufacturing experience to Orbis Brakes as owner of TrueForm Design & Manufacturing in Santa Rosa, CA. His education forged a combination of graphic design, welding, and machining  apprenticeship, and Scott went on to develop extensive expertise in precision CNC machine shop services, overseeing the complete design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing process utilizing a variety of materials across multiple industries. A company co-Founder, Scott’s work with Orbis Brakes returns him to his lifelong fascination with all things automotive.

Chance Claxton
Co-CEO, Chief Brand Officer

Chance brings a demonstrated history with sustainable consumer goods and start up enterprises to her position as co-CEO of Orbis Brakes. She handled international product sourcing and vendor relations for Design Within Reach, served as Co-Founder and President of waste-free food packaging pioneer U-Konserve, and as CEO for environmental health solutions company BiOAID Inc. Skilled in marketing and brand management, product development, business planning, advertising, and e-commerce, Chance welcomes Orbis Brakes’ mission of combining high-performance automotive innovation with working environmental solutions.

Chance Claxton

Co-CEO
Cheif Brand Officer

Chance Claxton
Co-CEO, Chief Brand Officer

Chance brings a demonstrated history with sustainable consumer goods and start up enterprises to her position as co-CEO of Orbis Brakes. She handled international product sourcing and vendor relations for Design Within Reach, served as Co-Founder and President of waste-free food packaging pioneer U-Konserve, and as CEO for environmental health solutions company BiOAID Inc. Skilled in marketing and brand management, product development, business planning, advertising, and e-commerce, Chance welcomes Orbis Brakes’ mission of combining high-performance automotive innovation with working environmental solutions.

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Chance Claxton
Co-CEO, Chief Brand Officer

Chance brings a demonstrated history with sustainable consumer goods and start up enterprises to her position as co-CEO of Orbis Brakes. She handled international product sourcing and vendor relations for Design Within Reach, served as Co-Founder and President of waste-free food packaging pioneer U-Konserve, and as CEO for environmental health solutions company BiOAID Inc. Skilled in marketing and brand management, product development, business planning, advertising, and e-commerce, Chance welcomes Orbis Brakes’ mission of combining high-performance automotive innovation with working environmental solutions.

Jonathan Lee
Principal Inventor, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee is one of the most successful inventors in the history of NASA. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and inducted into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for his invention of the NASA 398 aluminum alloy, recognized for improving the quality of life on Earth.  As a longtime NASA Research Scientist, Lee has worked on several advanced materials development programs for Rocket Propulsion Systems and Space Launch Vehicles.  He provides technical consulting to the MSFC Technology Transfer Office to help disseminate NASA technologies, and to date more than 50 patent licensing agreements from his NASA inventions have been granted to American private industry for commercialization efforts.

Jonathan Lee

Principal Investor
NASA-Marchsall Space
Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee
Principal Inventor, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee is one of the most successful inventors in the history of NASA. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and inducted into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for his invention of the NASA 398 aluminum alloy, recognized for improving the quality of life on Earth.  As a longtime NASA Research Scientist, Lee has worked on several advanced materials development programs for Rocket Propulsion Systems and Space Launch Vehicles.  He provides technical consulting to the MSFC Technology Transfer Office to help disseminate NASA technologies, and to date more than 50 patent licensing agreements from his NASA inventions have been granted to American private industry for commercialization efforts.

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Jonathan Lee
Principal Inventor, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee is one of the most successful inventors in the history of NASA. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and inducted into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for his invention of the NASA 398 aluminum alloy, recognized for improving the quality of life on Earth.  As a longtime NASA Research Scientist, Lee has worked on several advanced materials development programs for Rocket Propulsion Systems and Space Launch Vehicles.  He provides technical consulting to the MSFC Technology Transfer Office to help disseminate NASA technologies, and to date more than 50 patent licensing agreements from his NASA inventions have been granted to American private industry for commercialization efforts.

Ethan Daniel
Project Manager, Engineering

Ethan is a mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for real-world solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering, and has compiled significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. Ethan honed his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, including leading development of the automotive brake system with a focus on reliability, low cost, and rules compliance.

Ethan Daniel

Project Manager
Engineering

Ethan Daniel
Project Manager, Engineering

Ethan is a mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for real-world solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering, and has compiled significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. Ethan honed his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, including leading development of the automotive brake system with a focus on reliability, low cost, and rules compliance.

Read More

Ethan Daniel
Project Manager, Engineering

Ethan is a mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for real-world solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering, and has compiled significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. Ethan honed his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, including leading development of the automotive brake system with a focus on reliability, low cost, and rules compliance.

Martin Windmill
VP Engineering

Martin’s automotive engineering career has spanned several decades during which he has pioneered the development of several high performance focused technologies including speed record-setting motorcycles, racing-grade disc brake systems and most recently, the patented CarbonWave wheel and brake rotor.

Martin Windmill

VP Engineering

Martin Windmill
VP Engineering

Martin’s automotive engineering career has spanned several decades during which he has pioneered the development of several high performance focused technologies including speed record-setting motorcycles, racing-grade disc brake systems and most recently, the patented CarbonWave wheel and brake rotor.

Read More

Martin Windmill
VP Engineering

Martin’s automotive engineering career has spanned several decades during which he has pioneered the development of several high performance focused technologies including speed record-setting motorcycles, racing-grade disc brake systems and most recently, the patented CarbonWave wheel and brake rotor.

Brad Knop
Chief Financial Officer

Brad has more than 35 years of financial and operations experience specializing in start-ups, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions at a variety of companies. As the founding partner of Propeller Industries, Brad performed all aspects of the CFO function for over 75 early-stage companies in sectors ranging from technology to business services to consumer goods. Prior leadership roles include COO/EVP of website builder liveBooks, CEO of electric bike pioneer Xtracycle, and General Manager of Starmedia Broadband.

Brad Knop

Chief Financial Officer

Brad Knop
Chief Financial Officer

Brad has more than 35 years of financial and operations experience specializing in start-ups, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions at a variety of companies. As the founding partner of Propeller Industries, Brad performed all aspects of the CFO function for over 75 early-stage companies in sectors ranging from technology to business services to consumer goods. Prior leadership roles include COO/EVP of website builder liveBooks, CEO of electric bike pioneer Xtracycle, and General Manager of Starmedia Broadband.

Read More

Brad Knop
Chief Financial Officer

Brad has more than 35 years of financial and operations experience specializing in start-ups, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions at a variety of companies. As the founding partner of Propeller Industries, Brad performed all aspects of the CFO function for over 75 early-stage companies in sectors ranging from technology to business services to consumer goods. Prior leadership roles include COO/EVP of website builder liveBooks, CEO of electric bike pioneer Xtracycle, and General Manager of Starmedia Broadband.

Sue Redding
Creative Director

Sue is an experienced creative leader with a successful record of developing brands and bringing products to market. She got her start in Silicon Valley before becoming a creative director in Pharma/Bio, where she helped launch more than 20 brands. Moving to consumer brands, she worked as CD at Helinox, Stasher, and LifeFactory, and established brands Levi Strauss, The North Face and Specialized Bikes where she designed new patterns, plastics, and products. Winner of numerous design awards, Sue is a professor of Industrial Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Sue Redding

Creative Director

Sue Redding
Creative Director

Sue is an experienced creative leader with a successful record of developing brands and bringing products to market. She got her start in Silicon Valley before becoming a creative director in Pharma/Bio, where she helped launch more than 20 brands. Moving to consumer brands, she worked as CD at Helinox, Stasher, and LifeFactory, and established brands Levi Strauss, The North Face and Specialized Bikes where she designed new patterns, plastics, and products. Winner of numerous design awards, Sue is a professor of Industrial Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Read More

Sue Redding
Creative Director

Sue is an experienced creative leader with a successful record of developing brands and bringing products to market. She got her start in Silicon Valley before becoming a creative director in Pharma/Bio, where she helped launch more than 20 brands. Moving to consumer brands, she worked as CD at Helinox, Stasher, and LifeFactory, and established brands Levi Strauss, The North Face and Specialized Bikes where she designed new patterns, plastics, and products. Winner of numerous design awards, Sue is a professor of Industrial Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Tim Moser
Director of Testing and Validation

Tim has worked in Motorsports for 39 years and spent 32 years teaching people about cars and how to drive them in a performance environment. He has worked for major auto manufacturers as a product trainer and product evaluator/tester. Tim holds racing licenses in SCCA, IMSA, CART, IndyCar, NASA, Rally America, and SCORE. He has competed in cars and motorcycles ranging from Karts to Formula Cars, Rally to Desert Racing, and even Motocross. He has experience with precision driving for commercial use with video and still photography.

Tim Moser

Director of Testing and Validation

Tim Moser
Director of Testing and Validation

Tim has worked in Motorsports for 39 years and spent 32 years teaching people about cars and how to drive them in a performance environment. He has worked for major auto manufacturers as a product trainer and product evaluator/tester. Tim holds racing licenses in SCCA, IMSA, CART, IndyCar, NASA, Rally America, and SCORE. He has competed in cars and motorcycles ranging from Karts to Formula Cars, Rally to Desert Racing, and even Motocross. He has experience with precision driving for commercial use with video and still photography.

Read More

Tim Moser
Director of Testing and Validation

Tim has worked in Motorsports for 39 years and spent 32 years teaching people about cars and how to drive them in a performance environment. He has worked for major auto manufacturers as a product trainer and product evaluator/tester. Tim holds racing licenses in SCCA, IMSA, CART, IndyCar, NASA, Rally America, and SCORE. He has competed in cars and motorcycles ranging from Karts to Formula Cars, Rally to Desert Racing, and even Motocross. He has experience with precision driving for commercial use with video and still photography.

Marcus Hays
Co-CEO, CTO, Co-Founder

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.

Marcus Hays

Co-CEO, CTO
Co-Founder

Marcus Hays
Co-CEO, CTO, Co-Founder

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.

Read More

Marcus Hays
Co-CEO, CTO, Co-Founder

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.

Scott Streeter
Manufacturing Manager, Co-Founder

Scott provides exacting manufacturing experience to Orbis Brakes as owner of TrueForm Design & Manufacturing in Santa Rosa, CA. His education forged a combination of graphic design, welding, and machining  apprenticeship, and Scott went on to develop extensive expertise in precision CNC machine shop services, overseeing the complete design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing process utilizing a variety of materials across multiple industries. A company co-Founder, Scott’s work with Orbis Brakes returns him to his lifelong fascination with all things automotive.

Scott Streeter

Manufacturing Manager
Co-Founder

Scott Streeter
Manufacturing Manager, Co-Founder

Scott provides exacting manufacturing experience to Orbis Brakes as owner of TrueForm Design & Manufacturing in Santa Rosa, CA. His education forged a combination of graphic design, welding, and machining  apprenticeship, and Scott went on to develop extensive expertise in precision CNC machine shop services, overseeing the complete design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing process utilizing a variety of materials across multiple industries. A company co-Founder, Scott’s work with Orbis Brakes returns him to his lifelong fascination with all things automotive.

Read More

Scott Streeter
Manufacturing Manager, Co-Founder

Scott provides exacting manufacturing experience to Orbis Brakes as owner of TrueForm Design & Manufacturing in Santa Rosa, CA. His education forged a combination of graphic design, welding, and machining  apprenticeship, and Scott went on to develop extensive expertise in precision CNC machine shop services, overseeing the complete design, fabrication, machining and manufacturing process utilizing a variety of materials across multiple industries. A company co-Founder, Scott’s work with Orbis Brakes returns him to his lifelong fascination with all things automotive.

Chance Claxton
Co-CEO, Chief Brand Officer

Chance brings a demonstrated history with sustainable consumer goods and start up enterprises to her position as co-CEO of Orbis Brakes. She handled international product sourcing and vendor relations for Design Within Reach, served as Co-Founder and President of waste-free food packaging pioneer U-Konserve, and as CEO for environmental health solutions company BiOAID Inc. Skilled in marketing and brand management, product development, business planning, advertising, and e-commerce, Chance welcomes Orbis Brakes’ mission of combining high-performance automotive innovation with working environmental solutions.

Chance Claxton

Co-CEO
Cheif Brand Officer

Chance Claxton
Co-CEO, Chief Brand Officer

Chance brings a demonstrated history with sustainable consumer goods and start up enterprises to her position as co-CEO of Orbis Brakes. She handled international product sourcing and vendor relations for Design Within Reach, served as Co-Founder and President of waste-free food packaging pioneer U-Konserve, and as CEO for environmental health solutions company BiOAID Inc. Skilled in marketing and brand management, product development, business planning, advertising, and e-commerce, Chance welcomes Orbis Brakes’ mission of combining high-performance automotive innovation with working environmental solutions.

Read More

Chance Claxton
Co-CEO, Chief Brand Officer

Chance brings a demonstrated history with sustainable consumer goods and start up enterprises to her position as co-CEO of Orbis Brakes. She handled international product sourcing and vendor relations for Design Within Reach, served as Co-Founder and President of waste-free food packaging pioneer U-Konserve, and as CEO for environmental health solutions company BiOAID Inc. Skilled in marketing and brand management, product development, business planning, advertising, and e-commerce, Chance welcomes Orbis Brakes’ mission of combining high-performance automotive innovation with working environmental solutions.

Ethan Daniel
Project Manager, Engineering

Ethan is a mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for real-world solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering, and has compiled significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. Ethan honed his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, including leading development of the automotive brake system with a focus on reliability, low cost, and rules compliance.

Ethan Daniel

Project Manager
Engineering

Ethan Daniel
Project Manager, Engineering

Ethan is a mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for real-world solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering, and has compiled significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. Ethan honed his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, including leading development of the automotive brake system with a focus on reliability, low cost, and rules compliance.

Read More

Ethan Daniel
Project Manager, Engineering

Ethan is a mechanical engineer and automotive enthusiast with a passion for real-world solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Industrial Engineering, and has compiled significant experience with SolidWorks, Creo and AutoCAD, as well as building, testing and repairing cars and their components. Ethan honed his engineering and leadership skills as president of Northeastern Electric Racing, including leading development of the automotive brake system with a focus on reliability, low cost, and rules compliance.

Martin Windmill
VP Engineering

Martin’s automotive engineering career has spanned several decades during which he has pioneered the development of several high performance focused technologies including speed record-setting motorcycles, racing-grade disc brake systems and most recently, the patented CarbonWave wheel and brake rotor.

Martin Windmill

VP Engineering

Martin Windmill
VP Engineering

Martin’s automotive engineering career has spanned several decades during which he has pioneered the development of several high performance focused technologies including speed record-setting motorcycles, racing-grade disc brake systems and most recently, the patented CarbonWave wheel and brake rotor.

Read More

Martin Windmill
VP Engineering

Martin’s automotive engineering career has spanned several decades during which he has pioneered the development of several high performance focused technologies including speed record-setting motorcycles, racing-grade disc brake systems and most recently, the patented CarbonWave wheel and brake rotor.

Brad Knop
Chief Financial Officer

Brad has more than 35 years of financial and operations experience specializing in start-ups, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions at a variety of companies. As the founding partner of Propeller Industries, Brad performed all aspects of the CFO function for over 75 early-stage companies in sectors ranging from technology to business services to consumer goods. Prior leadership roles include COO/EVP of website builder liveBooks, CEO of electric bike pioneer Xtracycle, and General Manager of Starmedia Broadband.

Brad Knop

Chief Financial Officer

Brad Knop
Chief Financial Officer

Brad has more than 35 years of financial and operations experience specializing in start-ups, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions at a variety of companies. As the founding partner of Propeller Industries, Brad performed all aspects of the CFO function for over 75 early-stage companies in sectors ranging from technology to business services to consumer goods. Prior leadership roles include COO/EVP of website builder liveBooks, CEO of electric bike pioneer Xtracycle, and General Manager of Starmedia Broadband.

Read More

Brad Knop
Chief Financial Officer

Brad has more than 35 years of financial and operations experience specializing in start-ups, including CEO, COO, and CFO positions at a variety of companies. As the founding partner of Propeller Industries, Brad performed all aspects of the CFO function for over 75 early-stage companies in sectors ranging from technology to business services to consumer goods. Prior leadership roles include COO/EVP of website builder liveBooks, CEO of electric bike pioneer Xtracycle, and General Manager of Starmedia Broadband.

Sue Redding
Creative Director

Sue is an experienced creative leader with a successful record of developing brands and bringing products to market. She got her start in Silicon Valley before becoming a creative director in Pharma/Bio, where she helped launch more than 20 brands. Moving to consumer brands, she worked as CD at Helinox, Stasher, and LifeFactory, and established brands Levi Strauss, The North Face and Specialized Bikes where she designed new patterns, plastics, and products. Winner of numerous design awards, Sue is a professor of Industrial Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Sue Redding

Creative Director

Sue Redding
Creative Director

Sue is an experienced creative leader with a successful record of developing brands and bringing products to market. She got her start in Silicon Valley before becoming a creative director in Pharma/Bio, where she helped launch more than 20 brands. Moving to consumer brands, she worked as CD at Helinox, Stasher, and LifeFactory, and established brands Levi Strauss, The North Face and Specialized Bikes where she designed new patterns, plastics, and products. Winner of numerous design awards, Sue is a professor of Industrial Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Read More

Sue Redding
Creative Director

Sue is an experienced creative leader with a successful record of developing brands and bringing products to market. She got her start in Silicon Valley before becoming a creative director in Pharma/Bio, where she helped launch more than 20 brands. Moving to consumer brands, she worked as CD at Helinox, Stasher, and LifeFactory, and established brands Levi Strauss, The North Face and Specialized Bikes where she designed new patterns, plastics, and products. Winner of numerous design awards, Sue is a professor of Industrial Design at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Tim Moser
Director of Testing and Validation

Tim has worked in Motorsports for 39 years and spent 32 years teaching people about cars and how to drive them in a performance environment. He has worked for major auto manufacturers as a product trainer and product evaluator/tester. Tim holds racing licenses in SCCA, IMSA, CART, IndyCar, NASA, Rally America, and SCORE. He has competed in cars and motorcycles ranging from Karts to Formula Cars, Rally to Desert Racing, and even Motocross. He has experience with precision driving for commercial use with video and still photography.

Tim Moser

Director of Testing and Validation

Tim Moser
Director of Testing and Validation

Tim has worked in Motorsports for 39 years and spent 32 years teaching people about cars and how to drive them in a performance environment. He has worked for major auto manufacturers as a product trainer and product evaluator/tester. Tim holds racing licenses in SCCA, IMSA, CART, IndyCar, NASA, Rally America, and SCORE. He has competed in cars and motorcycles ranging from Karts to Formula Cars, Rally to Desert Racing, and even Motocross. He has experience with precision driving for commercial use with video and still photography.

Read More

Tim Moser
Director of Testing and Validation

Tim has worked in Motorsports for 39 years and spent 32 years teaching people about cars and how to drive them in a performance environment. He has worked for major auto manufacturers as a product trainer and product evaluator/tester. Tim holds racing licenses in SCCA, IMSA, CART, IndyCar, NASA, Rally America, and SCORE. He has competed in cars and motorcycles ranging from Karts to Formula Cars, Rally to Desert Racing, and even Motocross. He has experience with precision driving for commercial use with video and still photography.

Jonathan Lee
Principal Inventor, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee is one of the most successful inventors in the history of NASA. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and inducted into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for his invention of the NASA 398 aluminum alloy, recognized for improving the quality of life on Earth.  As a longtime NASA Research Scientist, Lee has worked on several advanced materials development programs for Rocket Propulsion Systems and Space Launch Vehicles.  He provides technical consulting to the MSFC Technology Transfer Office to help disseminate NASA technologies, and to date more than 50 patent licensing agreements from his NASA inventions have been granted to American private industry for commercialization efforts.

Jonathan Lee

Principal Investor
NASA-Marchsall Space
Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee
Principal Inventor, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee is one of the most successful inventors in the history of NASA. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and inducted into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for his invention of the NASA 398 aluminum alloy, recognized for improving the quality of life on Earth.  As a longtime NASA Research Scientist, Lee has worked on several advanced materials development programs for Rocket Propulsion Systems and Space Launch Vehicles.  He provides technical consulting to the MSFC Technology Transfer Office to help disseminate NASA technologies, and to date more than 50 patent licensing agreements from his NASA inventions have been granted to American private industry for commercialization efforts.

Read More

Jonathan Lee
Principal Inventor, NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Jonathan Lee is one of the most successful inventors in the history of NASA. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and inducted into the Space Foundation’s Space Technology Hall of Fame for his invention of the NASA 398 aluminum alloy, recognized for improving the quality of life on Earth.  As a longtime NASA Research Scientist, Lee has worked on several advanced materials development programs for Rocket Propulsion Systems and Space Launch Vehicles.  He provides technical consulting to the MSFC Technology Transfer Office to help disseminate NASA technologies, and to date more than 50 patent licensing agreements from his NASA inventions have been granted to American private industry for commercialization efforts.