Technology Showcase @ Yuri's Night Lecture Bios
Christopher Perkins is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Unimodal Systems, developer of the SkyTran™ personal rapid transit system. Mr. Perkins has over 20 years of diverse, entrepreneurial experience in product development, engineering, and marketing. Before coming to Unimodal, he was president of Advanced Ride Technology Systems, Inc., a firm involved in the research and development of high speed ride systems. Previously, Mr. Perkins consulted with Quantum Dynamics, Inc., an energy services company providing cogeneration systems for industrial and power grid applications.
John Cole is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Unimodal Systems, developer of the SkyTran™ personal rapid transit system. Mr. Cole guides business and product development with his extensive experience in project management and engineering development. Prior to working at Unimodal, Mr. Cole participated in the development of several leading edge medical devices and also the development of missile guidance systems for Loral, a major defense contractor. Mr. Cole has a BS in chemistry from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.