Eric Schacht – Vice President, Systems Engineering

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Eric is the Vice President of Systems Engineering responsible for the control and automation architecture for Q2P’s technology.  He works with controls software, simulation, power electronics, circuits, and testing for various aspects of the Q2P product.  In addition, he contributes a significant amount of mechanical design expertise from automotive, energy storage systems, manufacturing, and agriculture.  He has previous experience in software and controls ranging from laboratory automation, manufacturing automation, vehicle controls, and various types of simulation.  The professional experience comes from time at General Electric (GE), General Motors (GM), CAR Technologies, and OSU Center for Automotive Research (CAR).  He has both a bachelors and masters in electrical engineering from OSU with specializations in power systems, circuits, and power electronics.  During college, he was a team member and leader of the OSU hybrid vehicle competition teams developing systems and software as well as testing the vehicle for competition.  At a younger age, Eric was an integral part of a family fruit and vegetable farm and retail market operation, which built custom equipment and repaired most of the commercial equipment used in the operation.