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Electric Force Motors LLC

EFM is commercializing a disruptive electric motor technology that exceeds premium energy efficiency standards and lowers costs.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Ashland, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Electric Force Motors, LLC (EFM) is developing a radically new, next generation electric motor and generator based on their Electric Field Technology (EFT) IP. The innovation operates in proportion to the capacitance of the motor, rather than relative to inductance as with traditional magnetic motors. High voltages, rather than high currents, are used to develop forces which results in significant increases in efficiency.


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    Weston Johnson
    CEO & CTO

    Founder, CEO & CTO, Weston Johnson, earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering, basing his dissertation on electric field motor design. He is also the inventor of a novel induction motor topology and holds patents for his work. Weston was previously a Founder and VP of R&D for Escent Technologies, a spectroscopy based start-up.

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    William Daughtrey
    President, CFO

    William Daughtrey, Chairman, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dominion Resources Innovation Center. Daughtrey will transition, when appropriate, to become the EFM Chairman, President and interim CFO. His 35 year business career includes management consulting, and senior executive positions.

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    Nanci Vogtli
    VP Marketing and Sales

    VP of Sales & Marketing, Nanci Vogtli, has been a smart energy industry consultant with over 20 years of experience in global sales, product development and marketing of hardware. She was formerly the GM of Pulse Engineering’s Telecom division.


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    Thomas Grant for business and Ryan Schneider for IP -

Previous Investors

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    Family & Friends Round - 8 investors
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    Convertible Note - 10 investors