SKULLY Technologies designs and manufacturers AR wearable technology. Its first product, the world’s most intelligent motorcycle helmet, provides advanced technology to promote a safe, comfortable and connected ride. Headquartered in Atlanta, the new company is lead by a team of technology, transportation and motorcycle experts, including cofounders Ivan Contreras, founder and CEO of Torrot/GasGas motorcycle brands, and Rafael Contreras, president of Carbures aerospace carbon fiber manufacturer.
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make it right campaign
The assets of SKULLY, Inc., a Silicon Valley start-up, were acquired by Ivan Contreras and Rafael Contreras, successful businessmen in a variety of global turnaround industrial and technology ventures, and named the new company SKULLY Technologies.
SKULLY Technologies is unrelated to the former SKULLY, Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in 2016 and is no longer in business.
Many people who paid SKULLY, Inc., for a SKULLY AR-1 helmet were extremely disappointed when they found out that SKULLY, Inc., shut their doors and could not fulfill their order.
SKULLY Technologies intends on fulfilling SKULLY’s destiny and is bringing the SKULLY helmet back. As a part of this effort we want to make it right with those who have contributed toward an original SKULLY helmet and never received one.
We are providing previous contributors to SKULLY, Inc., the opportunity to receive a SKULLY FENIX AR helmet, an improved version of the SKULLY AR-1 which began shipping on an allotment schedule in summer 2018 and will continue through 2019.
We call this our Make It Right campaign.
Ivan Contreras - Founder and CEO - Ivan has been managing technology companies for more than 15 years with expertise in smart mobility spanning products, technologies, data and how they interact to create intelligent transportation ecosystems. His international trajectory took him to the United States where he personally directed the expansion of Carbures, an aerospace carbon manufacturer serving clients such as Boeing, Tesla and Proterra among other leading companies.
As a highly experienced international entrepreneur, Contreras refounded and turned around TORROT which manufactures electric bikes and scooters and GasGas manufacturer of off-road motorcycles. These acquisitions added to his portfolio under MUVING LLC, a successful ride-share scooter company out of Cadiz.
Contreras was seeking the best potential smart helmet technology to bring to market when he acquired SKULLY, Inc. and renamed the company SKULLY Technologies which designs and manufactures AR and AI wearable tech gear with the first product being an augmented reality motorcycle helmet called the SKULLY FENIX AR. In addition to his expansive portfolio Contreras also leads Sensefields which provides advanced mobility data solutions.
Contreras has a vision to change the world by changing the way people move by facilitating intelligent transportation ecosystems around the world. He will continue to seek partnerships with businesses, cities, government, universities and others that share in his vision.
Contreras has an MBA from the University of Barcelona as well as different postgraduate programs through Harvard University.
John Lauten - COO - John is a global operations executive who delivers exceptional client experiences and quantifiable results by directly improving operations, systems and processes worldwide while lowering operating expenses.
John has built and managed large, diverse global teams and held leadership positions in acquisition integration for both acquiring companies and acquired companies. His expertise and skills include: international expansion, supply chain, program management, mergers & acquisitions, process optimization, sales & operations planning, corporate strategy, operations management, and business transformation.
During his more than 20-year career Lauten held roles with FOX Racing Shox as Vice President of Strategic Operations and Business Development, and held various executive positions with Cisco Systems such as Director of Business Operations Strategy and Planning, Head of U.S. and Canada Customer Operations, Director of Global Supply Chain Management and additional roles in sales operations and finance. Lauten has an MBA of Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and a BBA of Marketing from Texas Christian University.
Himanshu Parikh - CTO - Himanshu Parikh is an experienced General Management executive with a track record of $1B+ group within a large corporation Cisco Systems and has strong background in engineering. As a VP and General Manager of Cisco/Scientific-Atlanta, Himanshu lead one of the fastest growing revenue-generating organizations. A pioneer in the cable and telco industries, Parikh directed multiple business units creation and launch initiatives validated by the achievement of metrics such as revenue objectives, timelines, double digits profitability and market positioning success.
Parikh has been successful in blending in an entrepreneurial spirit into large and mid-size organization and also founded start-up iNovo Broadband Inc and iOpenC LLC after retiring from Cisco System. He has comprehensive expertise in the fields of IoT, AR, VR, AI, Cloud, Data Analytics, cable, and telecommunications, mobile and Internet/Online video sectors.
During his more than 33 years since 1978 in the cable television industry he has been awarded multiple patents and has been an active participant in industry organizations and initiatives such as CableLabs and OpenCable. Parikh has an MSEE from University of Texas at Austin.