A New Approach to Jet Engine Lubrication with Zulu Pods

By Lauren Viel

Most innovations in the jet engine industry are focused on major parts such as the combustor and the turbine. However, there are other critical parts that play a major role in managing its performance, efficiency, and cost. One of those critical parts that have been a focus of innovation for a vibrant startup is the engine lubrication system. 

Today, I’m talking to the two co-founders of Zulu Pods, Inc – Robert Sladen, the company’s Chairman and CEO, and Daniella Sladen, the company’s CTO. They’ll help us understand how their innovative product works and the progress that they have made so far.

In this episode, you’ll learn about Zulu Pods and the impact that they expect to make in the jet engine industry. We’ll discuss how they came up with the idea for their product as well as how Siemens NX has helped them in their project so far. Lastly, you’ll hear more about the company’s future goals and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

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Listen to this episode of Startups to learn how Zulu Pods is using Siemens Software to bring performance benefits to engines.

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Host: Paul Musto- Portfolio Development Executive at Siemens Digital Industries Software

Host: Paul Musto- Portfolio Development Executive at Siemens Digital Industries Software

Paul Musto is a Portfolio Development Executive for Siemens Digital Industries Software focused on delivering design and simulation software solutions to small and medium sized businesses (SMB), including companies in the early startup stage. Prior to his current role at Siemens, Paul was Director of Marketing for the Electronic Board Systems segment at Mentor Graphics (now part of Siemens), responsible for driving product strategy, go-to-market solutions, and market development. Paul has over 30 years of electronics and software design experience. Prior to joining Mentor, Paul led a software development organization at Cadence Design Systems, responsible for Cadence’s electronic engineering implementation tools. Throughout his career, Paul has extensive experience serving in various technical, product marketing, and business development roles. Paul holds a B.S.E.E. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA

Guest: Daniella Sladen- Co-Founder and CTO of Zulu Pods

Guest: Daniella Sladen- Co-Founder and CTO of Zulu Pods

Daniella is a highly motivated analytical engineer with cross functional experience in structures, thermals and design engineering. She specializes in design and structural analysis within the gas turbine engine field; particularly in finite element analysis of bearing compartment hardware and design of the externals area of various military engines.

Guest: Robert Sladen, MBA- Zulu Pods Chairman and CEO

Guest: Robert Sladen, MBA- Zulu Pods Chairman and CEO

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/podcasts/startups/a-new-approach-to-jet-engine-lubrication-with-zulu-pods/