Our Team

Gregory Smith

Gregory Smith

Founder/President

Email: gregory.smith@flxpwr.com
24 years of experience in development of advanced automotive power electronics and traction motors at General Motors and Oak Ridge National Lab. Extensive experience in program management, supplier development, co-development partnerships, and cost analysis. BA, University of California Los Angeles; MBA, New York Institute of Technology; and over 20 patents.

Robert Dawsey

Robert Dawsey

Vice President, Engineering and Operations

Email: robert.dawsey@flxpwr.com
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Mr. Dawsey has spent over 27 years in the development of electric and hybrid vehicles at General Motors. He has served in many capacities, including Mechanical Engineering Manager for Power Electronics and Inductive Chargers, Power Electronics Program Manager, Allison Bus Hybrid Program Manager, and Senior Engineering Manager for Global Electric Motors. He has developed power electronics and traction motors for many General Motors vehicles including the EV1, Tahoe/Escalade/Silverado Hybrid, Gen I and Gen II Volt, multiple e-assist programs, and the Chevrolet Bolt.

Mr. Dawsey holds a B.S. degree from Union College in Mechanical Engineering and Economics, and a M.S. Degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University. He holds 12 patents in power electronics, controls, and electric machines.

David Ouwerkerk

David Ouwerkerk

Chief Systems Engineer

Email: david.ouwerkerk@flxpwr.com
Mr. Ouwerkerk is Flex Power’s Chief Systems and Electrical Engineer. He has 30 plus years experience in power electronics (military, automotive, EV Infrastructure, and standards) and engineering programs management. This includes work from: research, development, validation, production (setup and support), certifications, distribution, and field support.

Mr. Ouwerkerk has a BSEE from Loyola Marymount University and a MSEE (specialized in Circuit Theory) from UCLA. He has worked for: Hughes Electronics, General Motors, Global Power Electronics, and Faraday Future before coming to Flex Power. He holds eight US Patents.

Jim Burdette

Jim Burdette

Software Engineer

Email: jim.burdette@flxpwr.com
Prior to joining Flex Power Control in 2017, Mr. Burdette spent more than 37 years in the satellite components industry. During this time Mr. Burdette worked on a variety of different software projects for: electromagnetic simulation and design, electron optics design, automated data acquisition and analysis and autonomous space simulation testing.

For Flex Power Control, Mr. Burdette has designed the software architecture and data infrastructure for the SPIN system, and he is the primary developer for the main SPIN control software.

Mr. Burdette has a degree in Applied Physics from the California State University, Northridge and has been a contributing member of three teams to receive R&D100 award recognition.

May Jang

May Jang

Analytics/Control Engineer

Email: may.jang@flxpwr.com
Ms Jang has over 25 years systems engineering experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Her expertise includes systems modeling and simulation, system reliability, and risk analysis.

Ms Jang holds a B.A. degree in physics from Occidental College, and M.S., Engineers Degree and PhD in Control Systems Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her responsibilities at Flex Power Control, Inc. include systems engineering, controls modeling and simulation, and analytics project lead.

Lloyd Linder

Lloyd Linder

Systems Engineer/User Interface

Email: lloyd.linder@flxpwr.com
Mr. Linder has over 35 years of industry experience. He was a Senior Scientist at Hughes Aircraft, an Engineering Fellow at Raytheon, a founder of TelASIC Communications, and has led a successful consulting business over the past 15 years with 100 clients. He has been the co-author of over 100 domestic, and 300-400 international, issued patents, as well as dozens of journal and conference papers. His responsibilities at Flex Power Control, Inc. include intellectual property creation and protection, contributions to the overall system concept as well as future enhancements and refinements to the system operation. Mr. Linder has a BSEE and MSEE from UCLA, an EEE (Engineer’s) Degree from USC, and completed his PHD thesis work on the fundamental correction of nonlinear errors in the bipolar transistor.

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Ted Peterson

Digital Engineer

Email: ted.peterson@flxpwr.com
Mr. Peterson has 27 years of experience in digital design in automotive and grid tied power electronics at General Motors and Flex Power Control. Mr. Peterson holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from California State University Northridge and has two patents.

Mary Bellinger

Mary Bellinger

Business Development Manager

Email: mary.bellinger@flxpwr.com
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Mary Bellinger is the Business Development Manager for Flex Power Control. Mary holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations/Advertising and Communications, as well as a Minor in Graphic Design from DePaul University. Prior to joining the Flex Power team, Mary’s professional background began in Chicago at RPM Advertising in Account Management, then transitioned to ADP where she had a successful track record in outside B to B sales.