WCTA Lunch: Visions of Clean Sustainable Transportation Systems featuring Mark Frohnmayer, CEO of Arcimoto. Frohnmayer founded Arcimoto in 2007 to help catalyze a sustainable transportation system. Arcimoto is currently developing the SRK, an ultra-efficient 3-wheeled electric vehicle for everyday driving. Mark will speak about the development of a long-range, integrated system approach to next generation sustainable mass transit using ultra-efficient vehicle platforms and self-driving car technology. The program will focus on connecting new transportation models with software, systems integration relationships.
- Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto, graduated from UC Berkeley in 1996 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. After 11 years in the computer games industry and the sale of his first startup company, GarageGames, Mark turned his entrepreneurial energy towards sustainable business development in OR. His current endeavor, Arcimoto, was founded in 2007 to design and build environmentally efficient solutions for transportation. Mark served on the OR governor’s Alternate Fuel Vehicle Infrastructure Working Group in 2009, has been peer selected twice as one of the PNW’s clean technology Pivotal Leaders and was appointed to the Oregon Transportation Commission. See a YouTube video of Mark presenting his vision here.
- With a panel of expert respondents including:
- Christopher Gil, President and Founder, MotoVolta, a startup company developing high performance zero emission motorcycles. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics from Pennsylvania State University, and worked in the aerospace industry for over 13 years before starting MotoVolta. Christopher is passionate about the use of clean energy in high performance vehicular applications, and believes that electric-powered vehicles are the future of transportation. His team at MotoVolta is developing innovative technology that will close the gap between electric-powered and petroleum-powered motorcycles.
- David Allen, Executive Vice President, McKinstry: David is responsible for McKinstry’s brand development, managing the company’s strategic positioning, and overseeing its business development, community relations, and client service activities. He is widely respected for helping create McKinstry’s positioning strategy… a strategy that has resulted in the firm’s national reputation as a leader in integrated facility services delivery and engineered solutions in the clean technology sector. During his 30 years in the design, construction and facility management industry, David has championed countless marketing, client development, and strategic initiatives for McKinstry, driving its brand value to remarkable heights. Today he is a well-known seminar presenter, workshop leader, and trainer in the areas of corporate communications, branding, business development, marketing, client services, human resource management, workforce development, and project delivery. David serves on the boards of several industry associations, trade groups, community-based organizations, and business alliances including enterpriseSeattle and the Washington Clean Technology Alliance, the National Board of NAIOP, and The Seattle Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he was recently chosen to lead the Construction and Green Design/Building Skill Panel for the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. David earned his Bachelor of Arts from UW.
- When: February 1, noon-1:30 p.m.
- Where: Arbor Group/UBS Financial, 925 Fourth Avenue, 18th Floor Conference Room, Seattle
- Thanks to Jan Greylorn for organizing this event.