Freedom Motors Management
Freedom Motors Board of Directors:
Paul S. Moller
Jim Toreson, PhD, President—Dr. Toreson has over 16 years experience as a chief executive, and over 20 years experience in manufacturing, including quality control, materials management, JIT production, process control, and manufacturing engineering. Eight years of experience in flexible automation, statistical process control (SPC), and quality system including ISO 9000 and Six Sigma programs. More recently as the founder of ONSHORE, a management consulting firm specializing in technology-intensive products and services he has acted as the CEO of Chineseinvestors.com, an Internet portal serving the world-wide ethnic Chinese marketplace for financial services; VP of Marketing and Sales of APPIANT Technology, Inc., a NASDAQ company providing ASP services for speech recognition; and VP of Business Development for eSpaces, a company providing physically secure and cyber-secure work spaces. Dr. Toreson has a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Michigan, a Dr. of Science from the University of Nevada, and has completed coursework for his PhD EE at the University of Pennsylvania.
Paul S. Moller, PhD, Chief Technical Officer (CTO)—Dr. Moller founded the Company and has served as the Company’s President since its formation. In 1972 he founded Supertrapp Industries and was Chief Executive Officer as Supertrapp became the most recognized international name in high-performance engine silencing systems. In 1983 he founded Moller International to develop powered lift aircraft. Supertrapp Industries was sold in 1988. Under Dr. Moller’s direction, Moller International completed contracts with NASA, NOSC, DARPA, NRL, Harry Diamond Labs, Hughes Aircraft Company, California Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. These contracts included the development and deployment of numerous unmanned aerial vehicles and Wankel based engines. Dr. Moller has received 43 patents including the first U.S. patent on a fundamentally new form of powered lift aircraft. He holds a Masters in Engineering and Ph.D. from McGill University. Dr. Moller was a professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, from 1963 to 1975, where he developed the Aeronautical Engineering program.
Kerry K. Bryant, Director—Mr. Bryant has more than 25 years of successful experience in manufacturing, distribution, dealer, and retail businesses. His background in the powersports industry includes motorcycle, automotive, marine and industrial markets. Background based upon practical application and proven results of concept, design, research & development, manufacturing, marketing, accounting and sales. While working with Paul as SuperTrapp Industry’s Director of Sales and Marketing (1982-1993), Mr. Bryant helped position the company as one of the leading and most recognized performance exhaust system/muffler providers in the market. Mr. Bryant is a graduate of MTI Western Business College with a degree in Accounting and Business Mathematics and was a professional motorcycle roadracer for 13 years, winning many championships and track records – Grand National Circuit & World Championship. He has traveled extensively across the USA, Europe and Japan and is still active in the sport, as well as Motocross, Dirt track, SuperMotard. He is an “A” rated Racquet Ball player. President of Area P, Inc. (www.areapnolimits.com) , a design, engineering, R&D, and manufacturing facility serving the motorcycle and automotive industry.
William Strons, Director—Currently the owner of Admiral Consulting Group, LLC, a Management Consulting and Information Technology Services Company operating for the past fourteen years. Admiral Consulting offers Management Consulting, Project Management, IT Security and Audit services primarily to manufacturing companies. Mr. Strons has assisted companies in turnaround situations by managing new product development, improving manufacturing operations, sales, distribution, administration, securing financing and obtaining ISO certifications. Prior to setting up Admiral Consulting, Mr. Strons was an Engineer at Boeing for 9 years and senior executive at several manufacturing and consulting companies. Mr. Strons is a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology with a B.S. Physics (1963), is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Auditor (CISA), and Manager (CISM). Mr. Strons was identified by Coopers & Lybrand as Employee of the Year when working as a Senior Project Director and received a Value in Performance Award from the McDonnell Douglas Div. of Boeing.
Zack Rabin, Executive Administrator–Mr. Rabin currently serves as Executive Administrator for Freedom Motors. Previously, Mr. Rabin worked as the Social Media Director for the company while completing his degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering at The Ohio State University. Mr. Rabin’s Aeronautical knowledge and entrepreneurial mindset are valuable assets to the company as it moves towards beta production of its engines.
George L. Stevens, Chief Engineer—Mr. Stevens has over 25 years of technical and managerial experience in developing rotary (Wankel) and two-stroke piston engines. Mr. Stevens’ background includes development and application of closed loop control methods for various direct, indirect, and port fuel injection systems, hybrid engine integration and control, and other various automotive/aircraft control systems. Furthermore, Mr. Stevens brings invaluable engine testing experience including data acquisition and dynamometer equipment. His work with Moller International and Freedom Motors is focused on further improving the rotary engine power density, endurance, fuel efficiency, and emission performance. Mr. Stevens holds a BSEET from Brigham Young University and BSME from California State University.
Christopher Clay, Chief Fabricator and Machinist—Mr. Clay spent his early career working for the Naval Postgraduate Schools Turbo Propulsion Laboratory. As a Research Assistant and manufacturer, his experience includes axial compressors, propulsion, high speed flow, acoustic shocks, and renewable energy; completing contracts with DAARPA, Honeywell, Pratt and Whitney, and Rolls Royce. Although his main focus was vertical take-off using Cross Flow fan technology, overseeing the manufacturing of the first ever crossflow fan quadrotor. He is a seasoned machinist with experience in CNC programming and operation as well as manual milling and turning. He also has experience with carbon fiber/fiberglass composite mold making and manufacturing.