Before founding the corporation that bears his initials, Benjamin P. Gulak was a young inventor
with an idea for making green vehicles cool. At 19, Gulak transformed a design for an electric
scooter that began as a high school science project into an international sensation.
The UNO electric scooter won the grand prize at the 2007 Intel International Science and
Engineering Fair, was named one of the Top 10 Inventions of 2008 by Popular Science
magazine, and raised enough money from investors to allow Gulak to found BPG, Inc. The
company has continued development of the UNO motorcycle and is developing other
innovative vehicle designs, such as the DTV Shredder, a crossover vehicle for action sports.
Converting the buzz, excitement, and ingenuity of Gulak's early engineering achievements
into actual products that support a successful manufacturing business is challenging, and
requires the efforts of a full-time design and engineering team working in a capable and
cost-effective development environment.
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Implement SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis software to refine concepts and produce manufacturable designs.
- Cut design time by 50 percent
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- Introduced first-of-its-kind product
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