OUR MISSION

Igniting a paradigm shift and challenging the status quo in the transportation industry.

DUXION AT A GLANCE

The automotive industry has made major strides towards the goal of sustainable transportation, while the aviation and marine industries lag 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 electric propulsion systems which have a wide range of applications, including:

 

  • Commercial Aircraft

  • Large Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft

  • Marine Vessels


Our engineers have developed powerful, scalable electric machines that fulfill the demands of large aircraft and emerging transportation needs. DuXion combines powerful, lightweight electric drives with novel mechanical packaging solutions.

 

OUR VALUES

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

ETHICS

HONESTY

INTEGRITY

INNOVATION

DIVERSITY

OUR GOALS

REDUCE FUEL CONSUMPTION

LESS MAINTENANCE

SLASH  EMISSIONS

RELIABILITY

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Rick Pilgrim
Chief Executive Officer

Rick is the Co-founder of DuXion, he is a well-rounded leader with deep rooted experience in developing technology-based companies. After spending 5 years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and later joining Schlumberger in Texas for 16 years as a manager of corporate engineering and support. He became Vice President (Engineering) in LeTourneau Tech which was later acquired by Schlumberger. He founded QuickSilver, a company focused on developing a proprietary drilling technology that was sold to the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor. 

 

Rick holds multiple patents and has a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Sheikh Rabbi
Chief Technology Officer

Rabbi is an electrical engineer with 9 years’ experience in electric machine design, power electronics, and control systems development for high-speed pumps and compressors. His passion and dedication to the research and development of new technologies have led him to pursue Duxion Motors in 2017. 

 

Rabbi's research on electric machines have been published in over 35 papers including multiple IEEE Transaction Papers, and are featured in prestigious NOIA News magazine and World Oil magazine.

Rikki Pilgrim
Project Manager

Rikki manages project scheduling and systems integration of the motor & drive systems. She holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas and is currently residing in Austin, Texas. She is experienced with embedded system design and validation.

 

As a passionate environmentalist, Rikki finds satisfaction in developing electric motors and generators that contribute to reducing the carbon footprint on our planet. 

OUR LEADERS

OUR BOARD

Richard Roper

Richard Roper 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.

Jason Aspin

Jason Aspin 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.

Christine Tovee

Christine is the former CTO of Airbus Group North America, the first woman to hold this position. Prior to Airbus, Christine worked at BAE Systems on several projects in the U.K. and the U.S. 

 

She has a B.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from U of T and has a Masters in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from MIT.

OUR ADVISORS

Jim House

Jim has 40 years of aerospace, defense, and fortune 100 business leadership experience. After completing a 21-year military aviation career, Jim spent the next 18 years focused on corporate account management, and business development with Pratt & Whitney Canada and Honeywell. 

 

Later, Jim served as the Director of Business Strategy with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Catherina Kennedy

Catherina is a leader in international business development, government relations and corporate strategy. She worked in senior roles with the Governments of Canada and NL, and has over 15 years experience in the technology sector. 

 

Catherina manages her own consultancy firm and has networks around the globe that her clients tap into.

OUR PROPULSION SYSTEMS

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