How ePropelled became the experts in Magnetic Engineering
In 2018, Nick Grewal went looking for experts in magnetic engineering because he saw enormous potential in the future of magnetic technology and electromagnetic propulsion, particularly with electric motors. Nick found and determined that Electronica UK and SwimDrive, both of the UK, were the most advanced products in this category and the best patented technology out there. He formed ePropelled, Inc. out of those acquisitions and a US-based headquarters was established in Lowell, MA. Nick is currently building a fantasy-league team of all-stars to put his intuition into motion.
Founded in 1999 and based in Cardiff, Wales, Electronica UK’s core business was in the design of leading-edge magnetic systems and the electric motor. The company won several grant awards from the Welsh Government, Technology Strategy Board and the Carbon Trust for their innovative designs. They hold 7 patents for those designs with several others still pending. Putting magnetics to work is their specialty and they have solved some pretty difficult problems with that technology.
ePropelled, the experts in magnetic engineering, is now the future of electric propulsion. The products (propulsion motors, starter generators, and power management units) are currently suited for applications in aerospace, electric vehicles, water pumps, and many more verticals to be explored soon. ePropelled will bring manufacturing back to Lowell, MA, the first planned mill city of America.
Meet the Experts in Magnetic Engineering
Nick GrewalCEO & President
Nick is an experienced technology entrepreneur and investor in over forty high tech companies. He has served on a number of company boards and as an advisor for venture capital firms in the Boston area. In the 90s, he started Onlake Investments, a successful investment company. Prior to Onlake, Nick was founder and CEO of Nashoba Networks which was sold to Cisco Systems for $100 million. He was Vice President at Cisco Systems. Nick led engineering, business development and operational teams as an executive at CrossCom, Proteon, Fibronics and Compugraphics.
Nabeel ShirazeeGlobal CTO & MD
Nabeel graduated from Leicester University in 1990 where he studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering. An M.Sc. in magnetic engineering followed at Cardiff University where he continued his Ph.D. studies and developed a permanent magnet lifting system that was patented by Cardiff University. His keen interest in magnetics led to a patented magnetic levitation system, which was awarded the “World’s No 1 Invention” at INPEX in the USA. In 1999 he founded Electronica, a magnetics research & design consultancy. Since then he has been involved with various challenging projects, including the design of an actuator motor for a British aerospace company. He also licensed the magnetic levitation technology to a Company in France.
Tim QuaglieriDirector of Finance & HR
Tim has over 15 years of financial experience, including guiding sales and operations budgets for several companies. Tim has also led human resources and ancillary areas of several companies for over a decade and has been a key part of the management team through a number of acquisitions, including those of his former employers by Husky, Autodesk, and most recently Schneider Electric. Tim is a graduate from College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Accounting and Economics.
Gary CardoneVP of Engineering
Gary has over 30 years’ experience in product development where he has held positions as Director of Technology as well as Director and Vice President of Product Development. He has worked for start-up companies such as Netezza Corporation and Cereva Networks and large organizations such as Wang Laboratories, 3Com and Mueller Systems. He has several patents in the area of Storage Systems and PC design. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, as well as post graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts.
Nick DeSilvioDirector of Manufacturing
Nick brings over 30 years of Senior Manufacturing and Operations Management experiences to ePropelled. Prior to join ePropelled he was the Director of Operations at Triasys Technologies Corp and Protium Technologies Inc. where he was one of the founders and Managing Partners. Nick was also the Vice President of U.S. Operations for Unique Broadband Systems and Vice President of Operations at SierraCom for over 12 years supporting the Telecommunications industry. His experience covers Logistics, Inventory Control, Manufacturing, Customer Service, Quality Assurance, Planning, Program Management, Facilities, and Security.
Andrea DiTonnoCorporate Marcom Manager
Andrea brings nearly 20 years’ experience to ePropelled in marketing communications, developing international markets, product marketing, brand management, and strategy planning. Andrea has worked for US- and UK-based companies and is concurrently managing her own small business. Prior to coming to ePropelled, she was the International Marketing Manager at Cambridge Education Group and a Product Marketing Manager at iRobot in the Defense & Security division.
Dorian DaviesVP Sales & Business Development
Dorian has been involved in the swimming pool and hot tub industry for over 30 years, working in frontline sales and marketing roles for some of the world's biggest names in swimming pools, hot tubs, sauna and steam. With experience in both B2B and B2C environments, he is one of the most recognized faces in the industry, Dorian serves on the committee of BISHTA (The British and Irish Spa & Hot Tub Association), and has had many articles on selling and marketing published in the trade press over the years.
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