Organic Transition - My Journey from a Fortune 10 Company to a Start-Up
Friday, March 28, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Dr. Apoorv Agarwal, Organic Transit
Dr. Apoorv Agarwal is General Manager at Organic Transit, a Durham, NC based start-up that builds and sells the ELF, a solar-powered electric trike spanning the space between a bicycle and a car. The ELF provides fun, easy, clean and fast mobility with a zero carbon footprint. Dr. Agarwal joined Organic Transit on March 18, 2014 after a 15 year career with Ford Motor Company where he led several advanced technology development projects in the Research & Advanced Engineering organization. His last position at Ford was in the Electrified Powertrain Engineering organization where he developed growth strategy for the next generation of Ford's full hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles. Dr. Agarwal is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and holds MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Michigan, respectively. In 2012, he received an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.