Who are we?
We’re your secret weapon.
At MechaSpin we think that Great Hardware Deserves Great Software and we've demonstrated time and time again that we're the team to deliver that Software to our customers.
Danny Kent, PhD – President
Danny has over 20 years of experience in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems industry. His career has had a diverse path as he has developed expertise in distributed software architectures, software standardization, software design & development, user interfaces, human Factors and many other topics relevant to today's emerging automation markets. Danny has a passion for using today's cutting-edge technologies and sensors to improve, automate and enhance existing technologies and processes. Danny holds a PhD and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida with a focus on Robotics, Dynamics and Controls. He also holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Nicholas Johnson, PhD – CTO
Nicholas has over 20 years of experience developing software and has worked on a wide range of projects. These projects have ranged from low-level products involving embedded system design and firmware development to user facing applications and implementing high-level artificial intelligence algorithms. He has worked with a myriad of sensors, actuators, and other hardware, and is knowledgeable in a wide array of programming languages. He has a passion for testing to ensure that any developed system will function as intended and stand up to the tests of time. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida where he worked on unmanned system development and autonomous vehicle technologies (self-driving cars). He also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Howard University.
Frederic Katz – VP Engineering
Greensboro, North Carolina
Fred has over 15 experience in developing software and control algorithms for an array of electro-mechanical-hydraulic systems. He has worked with a myriad of sensors, actuators, and other hardware, and is knowledgeable in a wide array of programming languages. He has a passion for developing and standing up automated systems to carry out complex tasks in a safe and efficient manner. He holds a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst as well as BS in Electrical Engineering.
Jack Gillespie – VP Business Development
Jack has extensive experience working with the Department of Defense, LiDAR manufacturers and the MechaSpin software engineering team to develop custom solutions for a wide array of customer applications. As the Vice President of Business Development, Jack has worked on all sides of MechaSpin and is currently responsible for generating new opportunities, managing our sales pipeline, and ensuring customer success. He holds a BS from the University of Florida in Political Science with minors in Marketing and Public Relations.
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