John brings 29 years of automotive engineering, program and operations experience inclusive of P&L for a Fortune 500 division and running a Toyota business unit. John started at GM and continued on to Ford for a total of 16 years. He then moved over to the major Tier 1 suppliers as in GKN, Collins & Aikman and eventually Magna Steyr. John left Magna for Tesla Motors where he led the Michigan Tech Center, the vehicle development and assembly factory teams for 3 years. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University in addition to an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.
Ted Oshman brings 30 years of investment experience in start-up enterprises to the ALTe board of directors. Trained as an attorney, Ted has provided early stage equity and debt financing to companies in the software, internet technology, medical technology, real estate, consumer product and green energy industries. He has made significant investments in companies such as Quigo, LLC., Novacure, The .TV Corporation, Sonaro Realty, CyberTavern, LLC, Eyescene, OBU Interactive, Two Dogs, LLC., Reonomy, LLC., Real Imaging and AppZorz, Inc.
In addition to his investment activities at ALTe and other companies, Ted serves as a member of the boards of numerous educational institutions, communal organizations and other not-for-profit organizations. He earned a BS in biology from the University of Rochester and a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. He has been designated a “SuperLawyer” by Thomson Reuters based upon his professional achievements as an attorney.
Darren draws upon 35 years of vehicle, powertrain and component operations and product development experience from General Motors leading automobile programs with P & L responsibility, engine manufacturing operations & lean manufacturing improvements and as Plant Manager for power steering pump production at Delphi Automotive. Darren has held product planning, industrial engineering and corporate strategy positions and was developing a low investment, agile production system when he led manufacturing for the HUMMER spin off. Darren brought a number of innovative products to the market during his 10 years as Vehicle Line Director including the Saturn Ion, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky, Opel Zafira and Chevrolet Impala which he led from concept to production. He holds a Bachelor Degree in industrial Engineering from Kettering University (previously General Motors Institute) and Masters Degree in Management from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Simon Ahn is an attorney with 20 years of business law experience and has been managing partner and counsel for the law firm of Ahn and Associates, LLC since 1996. Simon has personally negotiated and successfully transacted more than 2000 business and real estate transactions.
In addition to being the largest investor of ALTe, Simon Ahn is also the Principal and owner of Green Detroit Regional Center and represents the investors’ interest of SMS Investment Group, LLC.
He graduated with B.A. from the University of Chicago and attended Hofstra University School of Law with a full three year academic scholarship.