about tec

C. Russell Thomas
President and CTO, Director

Mr. Thomas is the founder of TEC and the inventor of the original design for the TEC SineDrive™ platform and the TEC-1™ and TEC Helios™ engines. He studied as an undergraduate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000, and postponed the remainder of his education to devote all of his time and attention to the development of TEC. Mr. Thomas has been the primary fundraiser and negotiator for TEC, and he continues to expand the Company's technology with inventions and patent applications.

Jay M. Larson
Vice President of Technology, Director

Mr. Larson's patents can be found in more than one in every eight engines manufactured worldwide. Mr. Larson is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and of the American Society of Metals. He was awarded these fellowships because of his innovations in metal hardening technology, which are widely used in current internal combustion engines. Additionally, Mr. Larson is a winner of the PACE Award for technological advancement.

Mr. Larson's former positions include global management roles with Eaton Engine Components Company, including Worldwide Manager of Engineering of Eaton Engine Components Company and Director of Engineering of Shanghai Eaton Engine Components Company. Mr. Larson received his Ph.D. in metallurgy from the University of Washington.

Davin Robinson
Finance Manager

Mr. Robinson has an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, where he focused in entrepreneurial finance. Prior to receiving his MBA, Mr. Robinson graduated Cum Laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in marketing.

Mr. Robinson has over a decade of experience working within small and large corporations. He is responsible for establishing the first department wide metrics for the Merchant Services Division at American Express, was the youngest Account Executive for Auto Trader's Western PA Territory and founded a small renovation start up in Charlotte, NC.

PJ Chesson
Motorsports Business Development

Mr. Chesson is a former driver in the World of Outlaws and IndyCar series. As part of TEC's partnership with CT Autosport, Mr. Chesson manages TEC's racing projects and motorsports marketing and has lined up a team of prominent drivers to race TEC engines in the 2014 Dakar Rally.

PJ Chesson is one of the world's best sprint car drivers having won the highest paid sprint car race in the US and the first titles to be held by an American in both New Zealand and Australia. In 2006, PJ was backed by NBA star Carmelo Anthony to race in the Indy 500.

PJ was the most requested interview when he was racing in the IndyCar series. He was also presented contracts to be on four separate reality television shows including ABC's hit show The Bachelor. PJ is leveraging his contacts and experience to promote CT and TEC technology in racing.

Miles Shea
Manager of Market Strategy and Research

Mr. Shea graduated from the MBA program at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado with a focus in marketing and entrepreneurial business development. Prior to receiving his MBA, Mr. Shea graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in political science.

Mr. Shea's past experiences include managing and co-founding a real estate services startup company. Mr. Shea is an amateur mechanic and an avid racing hobbyist. When he is not working at TEC, he is planning his next racing endeavor.

Kendall T. Blake

Dr. Blake has been a director of TEC since April 2006. He, until recently, served as the medical director of quality and resource management for Mississippi Baptist Health Systems. He earned his A.B. from Princeton University and his M.D. from Vanderbilt University Medical School.

George W. Dettloff

Mr. Dettloff is the recently retired President and CEO of SKF USA Inc., a position he assumed in 2006. He has been a director of TEC since November 2007. While at SKF, George was also president of SKF's Automotive Division, North America, a position he assumed in 2004. At SKF, he coordinated a variety of activities for the SKF Group's US operations, including its Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial and Service businesses. His responsibilities included oversight of Human Resources, Administration, Legal, IT Systems, Finance and SKF's shared service center. SKF is the leading supplier of anti-friction technology to the automotive industry and is a design partner of TEC. George also has held operational positions with Eaton Corporation as general manager of its Transmissions and Engine Components business, and then with Textron Corporation as president of its Industrial Fasteners business.



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