Alec Stewart, CEO & Product Architect
B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, UBC
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford
M.S. Management Science & Engineering, Stanford
Alec dropped out of the Stanford Aero/Astro PhD program to start Velocitek. Before founding Velocitek, Alec also worked on UAV design at Insitu and DPI where he became familiar with the power of GPS technology.
When he is not busy trying to hone Velocitek into a lean, mean, satisfaction producing machine he surfs and windsurfs.
Charles Swanson, Sales & Support Manager
B.S. Physics, Bates College
Straight out of college, Charles worked on the project management team for the construction of an indoor ski slope in New Jersey. After three years, Charles jumped ship and left the construction industry for Melges 32 Worlds in San Francisco. That led to a two year world tour and his first job in the marine electronics sphere.
In that time Charles sailed with Jason Carroll’s venerable Argo team (among others), winning consecutive Melges 32 National Championships, the 2011 Copa Del Rey, and HPDO in the Viper 640 Class.
One week after Nor’easter Nemo dropped 30+ inches of snow on the Northeast, Charles boarded a flight to Hawaii to start with Velocitek. Charles looks forward to building sustainable, long-term relationships with wholesale customers to spread the good word of Velocitek around the globe.
We have been lucky enough to get Afshin to direct the design and development of everything we've released since 2008. Afshin has guided us towards being more user-centered, helping us to create products that are not only robust, but also easy to use and nice to look at.
Afshin has 6 years of experience with some of Silicon Valley's most prestigious design firms. He is now building his own consultancy in Vancouver: