Here's some info on our next leading company and technology...this time, Michael Richardson, e-Drive Retro, working out of Estonia and Helsinki"
To convert stylish, iconic cars of yesteryear into high performing, smart connected, green plug-in electric vehicles of tomorrow. To establish and lead an entirely new automotive category – Electric Vehicle Classic Car Conversion – as the finest producer in the world.
e-Drive Retro replaces a vintage vehicle’s complete fossil fuel drivetrain with a robust Nordic-engineered plug-in electric drivetrain featuring a proprietary control and communications system that delivers an exhilarating and authentic driving experience, which can be enjoyed reliably with minimal maintenance.
Michael M. Richardson
Founder & CEO
A proven global leader, Michael has effectively managed many cross-functional teams and led technical product strategies in many industries. He has also established pivotal alliance and global sourcing relationships, attaining aggressive business growth under the most challenging time and resource constraints. With his rare balance of applied technological vision and insightful business judgment, Michael delivers practical strategic guidance, motivation, and hands-on solution architecture. He brings more than 35 years of experience in a variety of senior management and entrepreneurial positions with leading-edge technology companies.
This energetic entrepreneur was inspired to start E-Drive Retro in 2015 with his unique vision for the future of authentic vintage cars benefitting from sustiaanble, reliable and high performance EV technology. In addition, he continues to serve as CIO and an active Board Member with Financial Services technology leader, Xtiva Financial Systems, Inc., as well as Founder/Managing Director of his Agile Business Transformation advisory services organization, Tech-Azur, LLC. His mantra is business agility and the relentless pursuit of continuous improvement and customer value delivery at every level.
Holding 19 issued patents, with others pending, Michael is an innovative thought leader with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Michael maintains a global perspective with dual U.S./E.U. citizenship, and was one of the first to receive Estonian e-Residency. He received his engineering degree, with Dual Majors in Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science, from the University of Minnesota, College of Science and Engineering.