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Working to create profound change in the electric motor industry

Through a passionate mix of innovative technology and entrepreneurial spirit. Everyone at ECM, is engaged in making the company a success. We form a collaborative team with specialization in Business Development, Engineering, Research and Development, Operations, Finance and General Management with the sole goal of disrupting and improving motor technology for the next generation of innovators.

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Who We Are

ECM PCB Stator Tech is a Massachusetts-based startup dedicated to changing how innovators interact with electric machines. We believe engineers and product designers should not have to choose a motors from a catalog of fixed frame sizes, speeds, and torques. We offer a design software platform, PrintStator, that gives access to optimized, purpose-built PCB Stator motors for any application.

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Our Vision

We envision the motor not as a one size fits all item, engineered to a single performance requirement, but as a component that should be designed to exact specs for a perfect fit. For exciting new applications, we’ve created a motor software and technology platform that offers the agility, scalability, and performance to compliment the applications in which it will be used.


Internals of ECM's sustainable electric motor with important advantages of the motor

Our Motivation

ECM is driven by the positive impact higher performance motors can have on the future of our environment. We are creating an electric motor platform offering exceptional performance, purpose-built motors that offer system-level efficiency improvements and design flexibility in excess of what might otherwise be possible.


ECM PCB Stator Tech is backed by an elite board of industry titans and entrepreneurial veterans who are fully committed to using their unique expertise to advance PrintStator Saas and PCB Stator Technology.

Steven Shaw Ph.D. | Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Shaw received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000 in the Laboratory for Electronic and Electromagnetic Systems under Professor S. B. Leeb. Dr. Shaw also holds EE (’00), M.Eng. (’97) and S.B. (’95) degrees from MIT. While at MIT, he was honored with the 1997 David Adler memorial prize for the “best thesis in electrical engineering.”

Dr. Shaw is the author of more than fifty peer-reviewed articles which have in excess of 1,600 citations. In 2007, he was honored by the IEEE Power Engineering Society with a prize paper award for a 2005 paper on dynamic modeling of fuel cells. This paper now has in excess of a 350 citations. Dr. Shaw is a named inventor on two U.S. patents and several applications. In 2007, he received the Vice President for Research Award for Meritorious Science and Technology. Dr. Shaw was also honored by Technology Review magazine as one of the TR100 (top one hundred innovators) who will “create the future.”

The National Academy of Engineering selected Dr. Shaw as a member of the Frontiers of Engineering Class of 2003, which brings together “a select group of emerging engineering leaders from industry, academe, and government labs…” Dr. Shaw was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to participate in the first meeting of the National Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Engineering at the Global Grand Challenges Summit in London in 2013. Dr. Shaw is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award. Dr. Shaw has also been recognized on several occasions as an outstanding instructor by his students. He has supervised more than twenty students in graduate and doctoral research who now hold a variety of positions in industry and academia.

Dr. Shaw has fourteen years of professional research, teaching and consulting experience since obtaining his doctorate. He holds license number 19596 as a professional engineer in the state of Montana. He is a senior member of IEEE, an officer in the local IEEE chapter and a member of Sigma Xi. His interests span a wide variety of fields, united by the themes of control, modeling and identification of energy conversion and storage. 

Brian Casey | President & CEO

Mr. Casey is an expert in the energy and technology industry with over 30 years of experience. This includes leading two companies from growth-stage, to scale, to acquisition.    

 As the founder and CEO of sustainable energy firm, SourceOne,  Brian was responsible for the overall management and technical efforts of the company. He successfully raised equity investments, targeted and acquired a complementing business from a Fortune 500 company, and developed a uniquely qualified commercial, private utility offering. Under Mr. Casey’s direction, SourceOne created and implemented award winning, sustainable energy projects for its customers and secured multi-million-dollar energy efficiency and infrastructure contracts within the private and public sectors.  

 Veolia Environnement S.A. acquired SourceOne in April of 2007. Mr. Casey continued to grow SourceOne over the next several years, realizing double-digit growth in revenue and earnings and delivering significant shareholder value.  

 From there, Mr. Casey co-founded SourceGreen, an industrial scale solar energy development company that successfully created 8 MWs of renewable solar energy within the state of Massachusetts. NextSun Energy acquired SourceGreen in 2013. 
In his role as President and CEO of ECM PCB Stator Technology, Brian has driven ECM’s development as a global electric motor design and SaaS company. ECM pairs advanced Motor CAD and patented PCB Stator—printed circuit board—technology to create next generation electric motors that are lighter, quieter, and more energy and space efficient across a broad range of use cases.   

 Mr. Casey has led the adoption of ECM’s technology by multiple partners across a broad range of verticals: HVAC, Consumer Electronics, E-Mobility, Fitness, Medical, Robotics, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Defense, and more. 

Brian served on the board of Hubbell Power Systems owned Cantega Technologiesan industry-leading software platform for the manufacture of dielectric polymer products that serve the electric utility industry.  

 Mr. Casey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Power Systems & Delivery from Northeastern University.  

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Mike Smith | CFO & COO

Mike Smith is an experienced Finance and Operations Executive with proven success in high growth ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity backed entrepreneurial businesses. He has a broad-based background in both public and privately held companies with expert qualifications across all corporate finance, accounting, treasury, and operating functions.

Mike Powell | Executive Chairman, Board of Directors

Former Global Head of Markets for HSBC and member of HSBC Group Executive Committee. A seasoned Global Macro investor with extensive strategic management experience, and excellent contacts amongst senior Hedge Fund managers, bankers and regulators. Mike serves as a non-executive director of Jadwa Investments. Mike has also served as a senior Advisor to Moore Capital.

Rod Prat | Board of Directors

Rod Prat has had an extensive career in the capital markets in both the private and public sector. He began his career at Goldman Sachs, Toronto in Derivative Sales and structuring.

After spending 20 years in sales and trading Mr.Prat has developed extensive risk management and structuring skills.

Gary Bergstorm PH.D | Board of Directors

Gary is an entrepreneur, investor and benefactor. He founded Acadian Asset Management in 1986 to offer advanced global investment strategies to institutional investors around the world. He has been investing globally for over 40 years and was one of the first institutional managers to advocate the benefits of disciplined global equity investment for US based investors. He spent nine years at the Putnam Companies and later founded Acadian Financial Research (predecessor of Acadian Asset Management). The firm worked extensively with a number of major investment organizations, including State Street Bank and Trust Company, where it developed and helped manage the first international index matching strategies.

When the formal relationship with State Street ended, Acadian Asset Management began managing institutional assets directly. Since then, the firm grew to over $100 billion of assets under management and continued to be a pioneer in developing a variety of active management strategies for global investing.

Gary retired from Acadian in 2017 so he could devote more time to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs and young companies — mainly MIT spin offs — to achieve their full potential, on the global stage. After a year of following ECM’s progress closely as an active investor, Gary was elected to the ECM Board of Directors in early 2018. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Martin Trust MIT Center of Entrepreneurship, among other ambitious enterprises.

Gary has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Portfolio Management. His award-winning article, “A New Route to High Returns and Lower Risks,” published in the journal in 1975, was one of the first to advocate significant allocations of the assets of US–based funds to global equities. His other publications include articles in the Financial Analysts Journal, Columbia Journal of World Business, Management Science, The Wall Street Journal, and The MIT Sloan Management Review, as well as chapters in many books.

Gary currently also serves on the boards of several major non-profit institutions, including Boston Children’s Hospital. He has a particular interest in development economics and emerging markets, gained in part from his extensive research experience in India, including being hosted for several months in the Usha Fan Company. He earned a doctorate from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he also served on the faculty. His interest in becoming an entrepreneur, and helping others, started when he took the course “New Enterprises” at MIT in the 1960s.

Lance Bakrow | Board of Directors

Mr. Bakrow is a former Partner of Goldman Sachs where he ran energy and other related commodity trading for the firm. He also founded Greenwich Energy Partners, a global energy trading and asset investment firm.

After extremely rapid growth, Greenwich Energy Partners was sold to Cinergy (now Duke Power). He also formed Greenwich Power, a private equity company focused on energy investments in new technology, alternative energy, and energy risk management solutions. Lance has a long history of building entrepreneurial initiatives in the energy industry, an in-depth and sophisticated knowledge of corporate finance and energy related businesses.

Bill Warner | Board of Directors

Bill has over three-decades of experience building technology companies. He currently serves as an LP at 9 active VC funds and has invested in and advised over 60 startups. Bill was the founding VP of Sales at Cacheflow/Blue Coat Systems which went public in 1999 and was subsequently acquired by Symantec.

Ken Morse is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and global sales veteran. He is Chairman & CEO of Entrepreneurship Ventures, Inc. Following graduation from MIT with a BS in Political Science and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Ken co-founded six tech startups with MIT friends and classmates, all of which went global. Ken was either CEO or head of all or part of the sales machine for each of them, including 3Com and AspenTech. Five did well, with two Unicorn IPOs and three successful mergers; one was a disaster.

Ken is a thought leader in innovation, entrepreneurship and global sales. He has been active for 40+ years commercializing novel technologies such as ECM, and bringing breakthrough inventions from lab to market. Ken’s focus at ECM is on accelerating our engagement with ambitious client firms seeking to significantly expand their market position by embracing and deploying ECM’s technology.

Ken serves on the Board of Advisors of several ambitious, young, fast-growing tech firms in Boston, Quebec, Europe and beyond. Ken served on President Obama’s National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE, Washington) which launched Startup America and the JOBS Act, where he chaired the sub-committee on Advanced Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing. He is a visiting professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, where he teaches Global Sales Strategies.

Dr. Jacobs joins ECM with over 35 years of sector experience – most recently as Vice President of Aerospace and Defense at global electronics manufacturing company Celestica.

Throughout his professional journey, Jack has achieved and applied unprecedented expertise across multiple facets of the defense and aerospace industry.​

Dr. Jacobs began his career at American aerospace manufacturing and defense contractor McDonnell Douglas Aircraft {now Boeing}, where he spent nine-years as an Engineering and Program Manager and obtained his Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics. Jacobs went on to hold senior positions in the Aerospace Divisions at both Honeywell and Viasat, where he oversaw a variety of development, integration and manufacturing projects in avionics, spacecraft, and electromechanical systems for defense, commercial, and business aviation applications. ​

​Dr. Jacobs is currently President and Founder of JHJ Enterprises LLC consulting services.​

Karen and Rick Hargrove are technology industry veterans and active angel investors. 
Mr. and Mrs. Hargrove served as early executives at the Microsoft Corporation, where each played critical roles in the company’s ascent.

During her tenure with Microsoft, Karen worked in research and advanced development for the company’s digital office systems. In her leadership role, she led the formation and implementation of Microsoft’s vision for integrating personal computers with other office technologies. Mrs. Hargrove was instrumental in creating new business worldwide and overseeing the growth of Microsoft product technology. Prior to joining Microsoft, Karen worked on software development for ATL and on advanced hardware design and software development for Digital Equipment Corporation. Her broad oversight and experience include government security and encryption, Intel chip design, 3D graphics, digital books, font technology, and natural language.  

Mr. Hargrove is a former Microsoft software engineer. He spent the early part of his career working on OS, kernel and driver development. He also served as a Principal Systems Consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services Group, where he created and defined the practice and worked with top Fortune 100 corporations to migrate legacy mainframe and mini-computer systems to Windows client-server architecture. Rick completed his career at Microsoft as Group Program Manager in the Enterprise Tools Group. There he led a system to help corporate developers build advanced client-server database applications — a product that reached $2 billion in revenues.

Mr. Hargrove holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas. Mrs. Hargrove is a graduate of the University of Kansas and serves as a Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Naval Postgraduate School Foundation and chair of the funding committee.  

As venture angels, Mr. and Ms. Hargrove share an interest in backing Green technology and continue to maintain an active involvement with deep tech innovation.

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