ABOUT

Arcimoto was founded in 2007 with the mission to build products that catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system. The Arcimoto name means “Future I Drive” and it is our aspiration: to devise new technologies and patterns of mobility that together raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint and affordability.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Mark Frohnmayer, Chairman, President & Founder
Mark Frohnmayer is currently our President and Founder. He has served in this position since day one. Previously, he was one of the founders of GarageGames.com, a software development company successfully sold to IAC, Inc. in 2007. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

Terry Becker, Director
Terry Becker is currently a Director. He has served in this position for two years, from May 8th 2015 to the present date. He has also concurrently held the position of Director of Engineering and Global Product Support at Peterson Pacific Corporation since February 2014, where he established design processes to grow the market share of the company. From February 2007 to the present, he has also served as Board Chairman of Oregon Pattern& Foundry, a non- ferrous foundry and rapid prototype/pattern making company. From 2008 to 2012, he was Deputy Director of Operations of JBT AeroTech, where he improved processes between the operations departments including engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, material control, planning, service and project management. He holds a BSME from Walla Walla University.

Thomas Thurston, Director
Thomas Thurston is currently a Director. He has served in this position for two years, from May 2015 to the present date. He has also concurrently held the position of Managing Director of WR Hambrecht Ventures since January 2014, a venture capital firm that uses data science to target early-stage growth companies. From February 2013 to the present, he has also served as Board Member of Ironstone Group, Inc., a publicly traded investment corporation. He holds a BA from the University of Oregon, and MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a JD from the Santa Clara University School of Law and was a research fellow at the Harvard Business School.

Jeff Curl, Director
Jeff Curl is currently a Director. He has served in this position for two years, from May 2015 to the present date. He also holds the position of CFO/COO, Senior Partner and Architect ACA Service Model at Summit Benefit and Actuarial Services, Inc. from 1994 to the present date. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a MBA from the University of Oregon – Charles H. Lundquist College of Business.

Douglas Campoli, Chief Financial Officer
Douglas Campoli is currently our Chief Financial Officer. He has served in this position from June 2015 to the present date. Prior to joining Arcimoto, he was the Founder of Strategic Financial Consulting from February 2013 to June 2015, providing financial consulting services for startup and existing businesses. From September 2012 to September 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer of ManaFuel, bringing energy independence to Pacific Island Nations. From May 2007 to February 2011, he was Chief Financial Officer of GarageGames.com, Inc. From 2004 to May 2007, he was Chief Financial Officer of SeQuential Biofuels. Prior to 2007, he held various financial positions at Genuity, GTE, and AT&T. He holds a BS in Business and Finance from the University of South Florida and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Tampa.

Jesse Fittipaldi, Vice President
Jesse brings 20 years of engineering project management and team building experience to Arcimoto. Prior to joining the venture in 2015, Jesse designed, managed, and commissioned large-scale public and private sector building engineering projects throughout Oregon. His specialty projects were those requiring expertise in solar, geothermal, energy efficiency, LEED and complicated control strategy.

David Boyd, Vehicle Development Lead
David brings 27 years of vehicle product development experience to the venture, including the design of the world’s first Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (GEM), vehicle power electronics development as the co-founder of Synkromotive, and most recently developing an electric microbus for developing nations from napkin sketch to full prototype in 6 months at Pangaea Motors.

Jove Lachman-Curl, Mechanical Engineering Lead
Jove brings a passion for environmentally conscious light transportation, coupled with a broad love of engineering. Jove comes from the bicycle industry, particularly focusing on trailers and child-related products, and incorporating innovative design, safety standards and testing, overseas manufacturing, quality control and problem solving Jove joined Arcimoto in 2015 to work on suspension and brakes but his eye for design simplicity and excellent communication skills quickly landed him in the mechanical engineering lead role.

Travis Travelstead, Electrical Engineering Lead
Travis has spent nearly a decade in electric vehicle related product development and manufacturing, with a focus on bridging the electrical, mechanical and software design disciplines. After getting his start with plug in hybrid kit design and manufacturing of the Zilla high performance motor controllers, Travis moved on to electric vehicle and truck stop electrification infrastructure development with nationwide deployments. Before joining Arcimoto, Travis worked with Pangaea Motors to bring a fully electric mini bus from the drawing board into series production in the Philippines.

Tim Hynen, Manufacturing Lead
Tim has been involved in manufacturing for 25 years. His expertise is with high volume manufacturing and plant management, through state-of-the-art processes. His recent consulting project was with Winchester Gun Safes. His management, implementation of automated machinery, and increased product flow resulted in a reduction of 50 percent in direct labor costs. He has engineered facilities to compete with the foreign market, equipping plants with the right tools to create efficient, effective ways to make manufacturing profitable. As a business owner he understands the day to day operation to compete and bring a great product to the consumer.

TEAM

The Builders

A candid action shot of Prototype Production Lead Joe Morgan, Industrial Designer Collin Lafayette, and Fabricator Mike “Michelangelo” Dunphy assembling the Generation 8 engineering test mule. Then there is the brilliant R&D Fabricator Rod Bautista prepping for the Signature Series. The build team is now fine-tuning the ride of the Generation 8 Alpha “looks-like/works-like” prototypes.

Engineering, Making It Count

CFO Douglas Campoli, Mechanical Design Genius Jim Jordan and Mechanical Engineer Diana Standish optimize the FUV design to make it robust and affordable for daily drivers everywhere.

The Fully Grounded Trio

Electrical Engineer Carter Marquis, Embedded Systems Designer John Simpson and Electrical Engineering Lead Travis Travelstead drive the design of the FUV’s fully integrated drive system: from battery cells and power electronics to user-facing applications and online data logging.

Leadership In Innovation

Jim, Mechanical Engineer Lead Jove Lachman-Curl and Vehicle Development Lead David Boyd drive the iteration process: optimizing weight, material input and suspension design to min/max the footprint and capabilities of the FUV.

That Dude We Haven’t Met Yet

It’s possible that Greg Thompson is an advanced AI capable of passing the vehicle design Turing Test, but we think it’s more likely he’s just an awesome designer who can work with teams anywhere in the world to create amazing vehicle concepts. Greg called the FUV shell the toughest design challenge he’s ever faced. We think he emerged from the contest victorious.

Engineering The Machine

Stephanie Moore-Fuller, Mechanical Engineer, brings a great depth of vehicle safety and testing expertise and experience to the Arcimoto Team.  While Karan Shah, Mechanical Design Engineer adds the key features to the Arcimoto FUV.

Communicating the Vision

Brand Director John Friess, Office Pup Mia, and Office Manager / Purchasing Lead Sebastiane Power and connect with our customers and supplier partners to help tell the story and keep the good ship Arcimoto sailing forward to the goal.

The Marketing Gurus

Eric Fritz, Marketing Lead, is a veteran of Arcimoto and manages the collective marketing, messaging and branding approaches for the company. He is joined by Kyle Hayek, Communications & Media Specialist, who drives the daily interaction with Arcimoto customers, both on and offline.