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Our Mission

To electrify transportation by creating cost-effective and scalable propulsion solutions.

Founded in 2017, Duxion Motors Inc. is an advanced motor design and manufacturing company developing high power density electric propulsion systems for aviation and marine industries.


Our engineers have developed powerful scalable electric drives that accelerate the transition to emission free electric transportation. Our patented eJet Motor enables jet owners and OEMs to hybridize or fully electrify their existing fleets more quickly and economically.

Our Focus

The automotive industry has made major strides towards the goal of sustainable transportation, while the aviation industry lags behind. One of the major limitations causing this lag is a lack of high power, lightweight electric propulsion.

Duxion solves this problem with next generation hybrid and full electric propulsion systems which have a wide range of applications, including:

  • Jet Aircraft

  • Large Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

  • Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft (VTOL)

  • Marine Vessels

Our Values

We’re more than just motors — we’re the rebirth of electric transportation.

Integrity: Doing the right thing
Innovation: Pushing boundaries
Advancement: Expanding electric travel solutions
Stewardship: Protecting the environment
Respect: Treating others how we would like to be treated
Our Goals
Reduce Fuel Consumption
Reduce Maintenance Costs
Slash Emissions
Improve Reliability
Leadership Team
Rick Pilgrim

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Rick is a well-rounded leader with deep rooted experience in developing technology-based companies. Most recently, he developed and led a start up in the drilling technology space, QuickSilver Technologies LLC, focused on developing a proprietary drilling technology that was sold to the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor.

Previously, he was Vice President (Engineering) Letourneau Technologies Inc., a design and manufacturing division of Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC). Where the management team was tasked with monetizing the company. Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ: JOYG), purchased LeTourneau from Rowan for $1.1 billion.

Earlier in his career, Rick was manager of corporate engineering for Ensco PLC and held various roles during his 16 years with Schlumberger (NYSE: SLB) in operations, capital project and engineering. He spent 5 years in aircraft operations in the Royal Canadian Airforce. Rick holds multiple patents and has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Sheikh Rabbi

Technical Fellow & Board of Directors

Rabbi is a co-founder of Duxion Motors and led the birth of Duxion’s eJet motor, the first-ever electric propulsor to replace turbofans on commercial aircraft. Boasting over a dozen years of experience designing unique propulsion systems, his contributions in the field began during his PhD studies, where he conceptualized and created the world's first self-starting solid rotor hysteresis interior permanent magnet motor. This novel technology was tailored for oil and gas applications, specifically for submersible pumps in the challenging environment of deep narrow vein oil-well recovery.  


Rabbi's research of electric machines is well-regarded in academia and industry, with over 35 papers to his name. These include multiple inclusions in prestigious IEEE Transaction Papers, and features in NOIA News magazine and World Oil magazine. Rabbi's technical skills are also reflected in his patent portfolio, holding co-inventorship on multiple worldwide patents.

Richard Roper

COO & Board of Directors


Richard is a naval architect with over 27 years’ experience in engineering, design, construction and operations in the offshore oil and gas industry. As the former Vice President (Engineering) at Valaris plc, the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor, Richard has overseen a variety of projects and has demonstrated his passion about innovation in the offshore oil and gas industry by campaigning and driving the development of novel technologies. 


Richard holds numerous patents in marine and offshore oil and gas industries. He has a B.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of New Orleans.

Mason Melkowits

Vice President – Engineering


Mason has more than two decades of experience in the offshore drilling industry – spanning international and domestic assignments – in roles encompassing engineering and project management. His experience includes MODU design and construction support, operations and marketing support, and innovation development and implementation. In his prior role, Mason led the Engineering, Marine Operations & Compliance, and Document Control functions for one of the world’s leading offshore drilling contractors, supporting global operations of a $7B rig fleet, the industry’s largest.

He has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.

Ron Walsh

Financial Controller


Ron is a seasoned Chartered Professional Accountant with over thirty years of experience spanning various aspects of accounting, consulting, and operational activities. He consistently drives results by spearheading strategic initiatives, refining processes, and capitalizing on technological advancements. He deploys his leadership, communication, and customer service skills to efficiently advance the company's objectives while also effectively applying his experience and skills to steer the organization towards financial success.

Ron graduated Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University and earned a Master's Certificate in Project Management from York University.

Jason Aspin

Board of Directors


Jason is the co-founder and CEO/CTO of Aspin Kemp and Associates (AKA). AKA is a systems integration and technology company creating innovative marine hybridization solutions for over 25 years, including the world’s first hybrid tugboat. In 2018, Jason was inducted into the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Business Hall of fame for outstanding contributions in the technology and marine Industries.


Jason graduated from the Marine Engineering Program at Canadian Coast Guard College in 1987. He holds several patents around hybrid technologies, power systems, and power and propulsion system reliability and efficiency.

Jon Baksht

Board of Directors


Jon is a seasoned Chief Financial Officer with global management experience as CFO of an industry leading S&P 500 corporation. His strong strategic focus and capital markets background has resulted in raising over $25 billion of capital and over $50 billion of strategic transactions being closed. In his most recent position as EVP and CFO of Valaris, the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor, Jon led multi-year strategic initiatives to high-grade assets, position the company into key markets, streamline operations and strengthen the balance sheet. Earlier in his career, he worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and in management consulting at Accenture. He is an experienced Corporate Director, having served on the Board of ARO Drilling as a committee member and Chairman of the Audit Committee.


Jon is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he earned a Master of Business Administration. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Bachelor of Science with High Honors in Electrical Engineering.

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