Carbon emission from transport is a challenge that needs to be tackled from sea, land, and air. While a lot of progress has been made in tackling land-based emissions, boats and airplanes are still lagging behind. However, most of the technology that has made electric vehicles reliable is now being adopted in building electric boats.
Today, the host Kevin Blevins talks to Ryan Cook, co-founder, and CTO of Arc Boats – a start-up focused on building electric sports boats that will help avert climate change. He is an experienced engineer who also worked at Space X for many years.
In this episode, you’ll learn why the co-founders chose to start an electric sports boat company. You’ll also learn about the challenges that they have faced in building the boat as well as the opportunities they see in that market segment. Additionally, you’ll hear about why the company chose to use Siemens NX and what their experience has been so far.
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Guest: Ryan Cook – CTO of Arc Boats
After graduating from Northwestern University, Ryan spent 7 years as a lead mechanical engineer at SpaceX where he owned the first stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
Host: Kevin Blevins – Portfolio Development Executive
Kevin Blevins is the Portfolio Development Executive for SMB and Startup Companies and manages the Siemens DISW Startup Program. He works with the Siemens sales organizations as well as Siemens Partners to engage and evangelize the Siemens Startup Program in the Americas. Kevin has spent more than 35 years in the Engineering and Manufacturing software industry. Prior to this he spent seven years in the automotive design industry. Kevin has been with Siemens for 33 years. During this time, he has held positions in Technical Support, Technical Sales Support Leadership, Sales Director for the Automotive Region, Partner Sales Executive, and his current position. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI.
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Startups: Digitalization to Realization is a podcast series where we interview startup owners about their journey to turn their idea into a reality and become the next industry leaders. Launching a startup is never an easy road. In this series, you will hear startup owners tell their story about how they got started, what inspires them, and how they are always striving to solve their challenges. Some startups were born in the pandemic and some are changing to adapt this uncertain time. All of them have a great story to tell.