Perkuna Engineering was founded in April, 2012 after spinning off from REV Technologies, a Vancouver-based electric vehicle company. Our team worked together at REV for several years, gaining extensive experience in developing electric vehicle technologies.
We have successfully designed and built several electric vehicles prototypes, including an all-electric sport utility vehicle with grid-tied bi-directional power flow, and a number of airport ground support equipment (GSE) electric vehicles.
We are growing Perkuna Engineering to be the leading global provider of electric vehicle innovation, engineering solutions, and strategic consulting. Through our wide experience base, deep technical knowledge, excellent track record, modern engineering tools, and passionate team of engineers, we serve a range of customers across many industrial sectors, as well as government agencies. We give our customers crucial first mover advantage by having a fully capable engineering team ready to begin work on their product idea's technical challenges, saving them from costs and delays associated with staffing-up or overloading and distracting an internal engineering department.
Kody is a senior technology manager and entrepreneur with a strong vision for technology trends, and experienced product development leader within multidisciplinary teams. Supported by a broad range of experience in mechanical engineering, project management and manufacturing within several cleantech and high-tech companies, he has helped bring products to market such as electric vehicles, biomass energy systems, and high precision process control systems. Kody holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of British Columbia and a Management of Technology MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Kody's expertise in project and team management, software implementation, engineering supervision and guidance, value and production engineering, 3D-based production engineering environments, lithium cell chemistries, enterprise resource planning, and Six Sigma methods can help with your new product development needs.
Jonathan holds a Master of Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC). His degree centered around mechatronics; the marriage of mechanical and electrical engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Engineering at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, and a Mechanical Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
During his Masters degree he joined the UBC electric car organization, where he was involved with the design and build of a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle conversion, which drove across Canada in only 14 days; the first electric car to do so.
In April of 2011, he began working a team of engineers and artists to reincarnate (in the form of an electromechanical machine) a 60-million-year-old, 50-foot long, 1-ton prehistoric serpent named Titanoboa. The project is a huge success and has been displayed at Google I/O, Burning Man, Beaker Head in Calgary, and the USA Science and Engineering Festival.
Sean holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with an Electronics Specialisation from the University of Victoria. He also holds two Diplomas of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT); Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology.
Sean has over 13 years experience working on electric and hybrid-electric vehicle technologies, including drivetrain and body electronics, vehicle communication networks, vehicle control systems, and battery management systems. He has also worked in the medical, industrial, and consumer industries.
Sean specialises in board-level electronic hardware design and embedded systems programming; from conceptualisation, to circuit design, PCB layout, firmware programming, and testing. He is experienced using a variety of programming and Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software, including Altium Designer and Autodesk products.