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


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.



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











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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.

Dipesh has developed seasoned international work experience throughout Japan, Nepal, and North America. He currently works in St.John’s Newfoundland as Duxion’s lead mechanical engineer. He is currently working towards completing a part-time Ph.D at Memorial University.


In Dipesh’s spare time, Dipesh likes to keep his mind sharp by being an avid chess player.

Dipesh Maharjan
Mechanical Engineering Lead
Rikki Pilgrim
Lead Systems Engineering

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. 


Justin is a registered Professional Engineer & Geoscientist, completing an Engineering Masters in controls and automation, while working at Duxion. He has extensive work experience in design implementation, embedded systems for home, industrial, and marine automation. 


In Justin's spare time, he has a passion for tinkering with DIY electronics. 

Justin Royce
Electrical Systems Lead
Nathan Maniam
Marketing Specialist

Nathan is a Digital Marketing Specialist with over 2 years experience in the marketing industry. He volunteered at an internship with DC Design House, Co-founded a startup called Study Savior, and partnered with Fontreal - a children’s publisher here in Newfoundland. 

His skills include Copywriting, Content writing, social media, and business development.


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.


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.

Jim House

Jim brings nearly 40 years of aerospace, defense, and fortune 100 business leadership experience to  DuXion. 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. 


Returning to his home after 33 years, Jim served as the Director of Business Strategy with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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