TEAM

 

ANDREW SMITH

FOUNDER & CEO

Andrew Smith founded ATDynamics in 2006. Under his leadership, ATDynamics has brought to market the most commercially successful semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology in the history of the freight industry, with the potential to reduce diesel fuel demand by over $2 billion annually. Prior to ATDynamics, Andrew advised businesses on four continents as a management consultant in the transportation, manufacturing and energy sectors including work with General Electric's Wind Energy Group. He holds a B.S. in physics from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. (Extended Bio)

JEFF GROSSMANN

VP ENGINEERING

With expertise in product design and production management, Jeff Grossmann was responsible for overseeing all aspects of development for the TrailerTail®, the Company's flagship product. He consults with trucking fleets to track equipment reliability and performance and serves as a technical contact for fleet needs. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College.


KYLE HOUSTON

VP SALES

Kyle Houston is responsible for the successful implementation of advanced trailer aerodynamics programs by ATDynamics trucking fleet customers. He comes to ATDynamics after playing a critical role in the widespread industry adoption of all-electric auxiliary power units for long-haul trucks. He has over 15 years of sales and marketing experience with technical product lines including recognition as leading the sales effort for Inc. Magazine's 4th fastest growing energy company.


MITCH SLOMIAK

CFO

Mitch Slomiak brings more than 20 years of senior financial experience to the ATDynamics team, with a unique blend of business planning, strategy and senior financial operations expertise. Over the last decade, Mitch has served as a CFO and advisor to multiple clean technology companies.


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STEVEN RODGER

GLOBAL MARKETING DIRECTOR

With over a decade of hands-on involvement expanding entrepreneurial ventures, Mr. Rodger directs company marketing, while overseeing operations and finances. Prior to ATDynamics, Mr. Rodger consulted for several businesses throughout the U.S. and New Zealand in the clean energy, manufacturing and media production sectors. He holds a B.S. degree in environmental science from University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the Orfalea School of Business, Cal Poly.


JOHN ELSTON

CONTROLLER

Mr. Elston brings extensive hands-on managerial experience ranging from early stage startups to multinational corporations. His skill in analysis, in system and organizational development, and in mergers and acquisitions have helped several companies through rapid growth and successful dispositions. John holds a BA in Economics from Wabash College and an MBA from Indiana University.

 




DEVIN KOCH

VP INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Mr. Koch brings a broad background of international business development and transportation experience to ATDynamics. Mr. Koch's experience blends a broad background of client focused work at global consultancies Accenture and Booz and Co. where he led a wide variety of management consulting projects. ATDynamics will also draw heavily on Mr. Koch's company building experience as he builds a global sales and engineering organization for ATDynamics with his initial efforts focused in the UK, Europe, and Australia.

TOM GOTTLIEB

VP OPERATIONS

Tom brings over two decades of domestic and international operations to the ATDynamics team with previous roles in project management, supply chain in the aerospace, security, automotive, medical, and trucking industry. Mr. Gottlieb has a BS degree from the University of Cincinnati, graduate of the GE Financial Management Program, Thunderbird International business, and trained in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

FRITZ MARINKO

VP SPECIAL ACCOUNTS

Fritz Marinko joined ATDynamics after a long and successful career at Auto Research Center (ARC), one of the nation’s leading wind tunnel aerodynamics testing facilities. Fritz is passionate about educating the trucking industry and improving the fuel economy of heavy duty vehicles via improved aerodynamics. Fritz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.

 



CRYSTAL ARVIGO, MBA

MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Crystal brings 15 years of diverse business and entrepreneurial experience to the ATDynamics Team. She manages Human Resources and Recruiting, Media Relations and Corporate Branding and assists with ATDynamics’ international expansion efforts. Crystal is passionate about making business a force of change in the world and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and International Business from Florida International University as well as an M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School.



KYLE SAGER

LEAD FIELD TECHNICIAN

Kyle leads the installation team within ATDynamics, supporting both engineering and customer fulfillment functions. Mr. Sager has extensive experience in the transportation industry and competitively races cars when he's not retrofitting America's most fuel efficient fleets with TrailerTail retrofits.



JARED NIEMIEC

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Jared brings energy and passion to even the most challenging engineering environments. His end-user focus has led to successful motorsports development programs and clean tech research. At ATDynamics, Jared is managing many new product initiatives that will revolutionize the face of the trucking industry. Jared holds a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering.

COURT HINRICHER

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Court supports ATDynamics' research and development and future technology departments ensuring quality control on all TrailerTail products. Court has extensive experience in clean energy and structural engineering and is currently working to build the next generation aerodynamics with ATDynamics SuperTruck program. Mr. Hinricher holds a B.S. from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering.

MIKE POLIDORI

ENGINEERING MANAGER

Mike joins ATDynamics from Honda R&D where he designed and developed automotive chassis parts. While a student at the University of California, Irvine, Mike led a team in the design and construction of a compressed natural gas racecar for a fuel efficiency competition. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine.

 

ROBERT STOICA

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Robert brings enthusiasm and passion for innovation. He has product design and development experience with prior work in the solar industry. Robert is leading initiatives to sustain and enhance current TrailerTail products as well as developing new products for the European market. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley.

 

AUSTIN DUNCANSON

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Austin supports ATDynamics’ engineering department with a focus on new product development. In the past he has assisted the engineering team with product development tasks, while also helping design and implement facility improvements to increase production efficiency and accuracy. Austin holds a B.A. in Physics with a minor in Economics from Colby College and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

KEVIN CHEN

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Kevin brings a diverse expertise to the TrailerTail Engineering Team specializing in design. He is constantly working to blend high performance design with trucker tough durability. Kevin holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Irvine and plays competitive Volleyball when he's not designing the latest in fuel efficiency technology.


BRENDAN McLOUGHLIN

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - NORTHWEST

Brendan graduated from Colgate University where, among other things, he studied energy policy and economics. After working with several high tech start-ups in San Francisco, he was thrilled to learn about what ATDynamics was doing and jumped at the opportunity to join the team. He brings a passion for the product and a love of numbers to the team. As a triathlete, he also looks forward to applying lessons in aerodynamics to his life outside of work.

 

MARCO SOUSA

REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - SOUTHWEST

Marco is an entrepreneur at heart  and brings his business expertise to the ATDynamics team.  He has a proven ability to gain cooperation and build consensus among diverse groups and at the organizational level. He brings leadership to the sales team and is focused on delivering performance-driven savings to forward thinking trucking fleets.


MIKE BROWN

NORTH AMERICAN SALES DIRECTOR

Mike brings two decades of experience in the commercial transportation industry guiding ATDynamics' sales team and solidifying their leadership position in advanced aerodynamics. His background covers a broad range from sales management and OEM penetration to channel management and everything in between. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.





JAKE MILLAN

ACCOUNT MANAGER - NORTHWEST

Jake was initially exposed to the power and viability of diesel engines while commercial fishing in Alaska, and he soon became extremely passionate about reducing petroleum consumption in the transportation sector and helping the USA towards 100% energy independence. Since then, Jake has produced and sold renewable transportation fuels to fleets for almost a decade, resulting in millions of gallons of petroleum saved. Jake graduated from the University of Montana, is an Eagle Scout and when he isn't selling TrailerTails, he can often be found mountain biking or backcountry skiing

 




LANDON CHRISTENSEN

ACCOUNT MANAGER NORTHEAST

Landon comes from a technological background and has been helping businesses across the country be more competitive for more than 5 years. His predisposition to help businesses of all sizes improve their bottom line is why he joined the ATDynamics family. An avid outdoorsman, he is passionate about helping improve the environment and make America stronger one trailer at a time.

 

LOUISE RODRIGUEZ

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Louise brings over 13 years of sales coordination and customer service experience to the ATDynamics team. She  supports customers both domestically and internationally, and continually raises the bar in customer satisfaction through her impeccable attention to detail, thoroughness and dependability

 

 


 

BRYAN KANTOR

FIELD TECHNICIAN

Bryan brings over 15 years of commercial construction experience to the ATDynamics team. He utilizes his background in construction to ensure that TrailerTail® technology is deployed efficiently and effectively by fleets nationwide. Brian is also an entrepreneur, having owned and managed  a plumbing company for 7 years prior to joining the TrailerTail® Rapid Deployment Team. 

 

DAN MOFFATT

FIELD TECHNICIAN

Dan brings over 12 years of engineering and construction expertise to ATDynamics team. With a commercial construction background and managment background, Dan ensures that TrailerTail® technology is deployed efficiently and effectively by fleets nationwide.

 

CHRIS GABRIEL

PURCHASING SPECIALIST

As one of the earliest employees at ATDynamics, Chris ensures that the Company’s facilities and purchasing operations keep pace with expansion.  He manages TrailerTail® product inventory and specializes in operation streamlining and system automation.  Chris also assists with product testing and R&D, ensuring that all products meet the industry’s trucker-tough standards.  When he is not purchasing parts for TrailerTail® you can find him modifying custom hot rods at his Auto Body Shop in South San Francisco. 

 

BRITA SCHMIDT

FULFILLMENT

Brita brings a trucking background to the TrailerTail rapid deployment team with previous experience selling APUs. Born and raised in the midwest, she has since been in the bay area for the last decade.


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BUSINESS ADVISORS

BABUR OZDEN

ADVISOR TO ATDYNAMICS SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM


DAVID CALLEY

FOUNDER AND CEO, SOUTHWEST WIND POWER


DR. KYRIL CALSOYAS

FOUNDER, AERO-TRUCK


ROD CANION

CO-FOUNDER AND FORMER CEO, COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION

 

ART CIOCCA

CHAIRMAN, THE WINE GROUP

GREGG FAIRBROTHERS

FOUNDING DIRECTOR, DARTMOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORK


DR. JACK M. GILL

FOUNDER AND GENERAL PARTNER, VANGUARD VENTURES


WILLIAM LOGINOV

PRINCIPAL ATTORNEY – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LOGINOV & ASSOCIATES


JOSEPH MADDEN

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, EOS CLIMATE


DAVID POWERS

PARTNER – PRIVATE EQUITY AND TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES, GOODWIN PROCTER


FRED WAINWRIGHT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TUCK CENTER FOR PRIVATE EQUITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP


ACADEMIC ADVISORS 

DR. MICHAEL VAN TOOREN

PROFESSOR OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY


DR. KEN VISSER

PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL AND AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, CLARKSON UNIVERSITY


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