Meet the Founders
We think Pulse Motors is the innovative, environmentally friendly start up that it's known for due to the people who made Pulse possible: the founders. They come from different backgrounds but share the same sense of importance in green commuting and corporate responsibility. Our founders believe in the value of electric vehicles so much that they decided to personally take on this challenge. Meet them here:
Micah Toll - CEO & President
Currently finishing up a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, Micah is a serial inventor and entrepreneur with a list of international awards and successful start-ups. From designing disaster relief shelters to solving domestic construction problems, Micah has a history of combining solid engineering practice with creative business ventures. His long standing interest in classic automotive design and strong belief in sustainable engineering have combined to fuel his love for electric vehicles. Micah's daily driver is a personal electric vehicle he hand built in 2010. You can contact Micah here or by emailing him at Micah[at]PulseEV.com.
Thorin Tobiassen - CTO & Senior VP
Thorin is the electric vehicle expert here at Pulse. Thorin holds two Associate's degrees in machining and production methods and a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. Having spent most of his life in California before coming to Pittsburgh, Thorin has first hand experience in the electric vehicle market growing on the West Coast. His affinity for electric vehicles was what led him to help found Pulse. From scratch-built electric vehicles to gravity race cars and even combat robots, there's very little Thorin hasn't constructed and then personally driven. He has spent the last four years designing and tinkering on his own electric vehicle projects, and his creations have even competed in the popular series BattleBots. In between his exciting projects and R&D work on Pulse's next-generation vehicle, Thorin can be reached here or by emailing him at Thorin[at]PulseEV.com
Max Pless - COO & Senior VP
Max hails from the bike industry (and Eastern PA) and has used his education in frame-building school and experience with bike repair over the last 5 years to contribute to the design of the PEV0. Max's industry experience have taught him the major obstacles to urban commuting and has helped Pulse design the PEV0 for maximum comfort and usability. When Max isn't drawing up new designs here at Pulse, you can find him around the halls of Pitt finishing up his degree in mechanical engineering. You can contact Max here or by emailing him at Max[at]PulseEV.com