Our Team

The team is organized in a hierarchical tree headed by the Team Lead and Chief Engineer - senior students who are elected by returning team members to take charge for the following season. Together, they work to develop the principle mechanical design of the next car, set goals and targets for the upcoming season, and manage the overall direction of the team.

The Senior Leaders include three others. The Shop Manager oversees the proper use of all tools, trains the team to use machines safely, and helps the various subsystems with the fabrication of in-house parts. The Development Manager oversees data collection and collaborates with other leadership to construct a testing and development plan to ensure the car is well-prepared for the Michigan competition. The Business Manager oversees team finances, effective use of materials, and the Cost Model and Business Presentation for competition.

 

team lead - ryan jacobs 

4th Year Mechanical Engineer                                                               rjacobs33@gatech.edu                                                                             865.257.0525

chief engineer - spencer kemp

4th Year Mechanical Engineer                                                               skemp8@gatech.edu                                                                               404.831.4625

shop manager -             Elliot blocha

5th Year Mechanical Engineer   eblocha3@gatech.edu               919.931.0912

 

development manager -         christopher scank

3rd Year Aerospace Engineer cscank@gatech.edu                  319.899.7540

business manager -                 matthew sharpe

4th Year Civil Engineer msharpe33@gatech.edu            954.770.7344

 

 
 

Beneath these Senior Leaders, various subsystems divide the work and specialize in specific areas of the car.    The Subsystem Leaders lead their respective teams in the design, fabrication, and analysis of individual components on their specific system. The subsystems are:

 
 
  • Electrical
  • Powertrain
  • Suspension
  • Aerodynamics
  • Chassis
  • Controls
               Aerodynamics - Kerry Henegar

               Aerodynamics - Kerry Henegar

                        Chassis - David Xu

                        Chassis - David Xu

                    Controls - Chase Lynch

                    Controls - Chase Lynch

                 Electrical - Jonathan Hillengas

                 Electrical - Jonathan Hillengas

                 Powertrain - Christian Free

                 Powertrain - Christian Free

                   Suspension - Dustin Roth

                   Suspension - Dustin Roth

 

 
 

Parallel to Subsystem Leads are four System Directors: Manufacturing, Performance, Public Relations, and Recruiting. These directors work with subsystem leads beyond the scope of the car, such as component manufacturing, event coordination, sponsor relations, and machine training.

 

 
                  Performance - Mike Green

                  Performance - Mike Green

             Manufacturing - Emily Kamienski

             Manufacturing - Emily Kamienski

                Public Relations - Lillian Ong

                Public Relations - Lillian Ong

             Recruiting - Geraghty Anne Ellis

             Recruiting - Geraghty Anne Ellis