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Marcus Hays

CEO & Co-Founder of ORBIS Wheel

Marcus is an electric vehicle veteran, dating back to the early days of the influential CALSTART Advanced Transportation Hatchery in Burbank, CA. His pursuit of innovative partnerships resulted in collaborations with Lee Iacocca, Dr. Paul MacCready, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Argonne National Labs, and most recently with National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 

He holds multiple patents in electric vehicle powertrains, related automotive components, and clean-power technologies. Marcus designed and built the first electric motorcycle to set two land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats (2006 & 2007) and races a vintage Mini Cooper in his spare time. He was educated as a Transportation Design Major at the Pasadena Art Center and is a veteran of the US Navy.