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AbM Engineering, LLC

AbM has patented technology for an innovative speed drive for Wind Turbines, named "QDrive". It is efficient, compact, with extended life.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Daytona Beach, FL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2003
  • Employees 8
  • Website

Company Summary

AbM is a start-up in the UCF incubator developing the QDrive technology. Applications include wind turbine drive trains, where gearbox failure accounts for 35.1% of 2012 US reported turbine damage claims. AbM has previously spent 10 years consulting, with past experience serving as Subcontractor in DoD SBIR Phase I and II for advanced propulsion, and Prime on STTR Phase I with ERAU developing a health monitoring system for helicopter gearboxes.


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    Magdy S Attia
    President and Chief of Engineering

    Dr. Attia received his PhD in 1995 in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He then joined Siemens (formerly Westinghouse) AG Power as a senior engineer in the advanced engine development group progressing to project lead for the upgrade of the 501F engine. In 2003 he founded AbM to focus on innovative technology for power generation systems. He previously served as CTO and COO of Turbine Truck Engines (NYSE: TTEG.OB) until 2011.

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    Sean Holly
    Chief Executing Officer

    Mr. Holly has over 15 years of startup and restructuring leadership experience. Prior to joining AbM, he led the re-establishment of Crane Cams between 2010 and 2013, and held a critical role in the restructuring of S&S Cycle where he reconfigured operations to respond to a 75% drop in revenue over 3 years. He spent 6 years in special operations in the US Navy, and is a MIT Leaders for Global Operations Fellow where he received a MS and an MBA.

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    Darrell Stevens
    Senior Engineer

    Mr. Stevens has 16+ years of prototyping, design, and drafting experience. In 1998 he served as a design draftsman for Cessna and worked on the certification of the Citation II aircraft aftermarket modifications, and with AAR Corp in 2009 to develop replacement jet aircraft parts using GD&T, improve manufacturing processes, and assist in preparation of FAA packages. Later he joined AbM as lead design engineer. He holds a BSc in engineering.

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    Daniel Eshak

    Mr. Eshak is a Principle Engineer at Siemens Energy with extensive engineering experience, design knowledge, finite element modeling and simulation, and nonlinear vibration expertise. He received his MS. in mechanical engineering from UCF, and has 21+ years in the design of various gas turbine power plant components. Mr. Eshak holds five patents and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

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    Jim Schwarz
    VP Market Development

    Mr. Schwarz has 30+ years in establishing, developing, and maintaining sales relationships in the industrial component supply market. Prior to joining AbM, he served as President/CEO of a custom manufacturer serving large OEMs, he reversed a two year loss resulting in sales growing from $25 to over $80 million and a return to profitability. He holds a MBA from University of Cincinnati and a JD of Law from Northern Kentucky University.


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    Mark Malek, Esq - IP
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    Brandon Perry, CPA

Previous Investors

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    Self-funded by Dr. Magdy Attia