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Electric Motor Design Firm ECM Appoints New R&D Director (Dr. Eric Ponce) and EVP for Legal, HR, and Government Affairs (Mandy Carozza) to Team

POSTED 05/16/2024

Carozza and Ponce bring critical industry and technical experience to ECM’s rapidly growing software business.   

NEEDHAM, Mass.-- US electric motor design and software company ECM PCB Stator Tech recently named Mandy Carozza as EVP for Legal, Human Resources, and Government Affairs and Dr. Eric Ponce as Director of Research and Development.  

In her role, Mandy will serve as ECM’s in-house counsel on all legal matters. She will also manage human resources development (for ECM’s fast-growing team) and act as the company’s public affairs liaison with government entities.  

Mandy brings more than 15 years of valuable experience as both in-house corporate counsel and as a private practice lawyer. Prior to joining ECM, Mandy served as Vice President and General Counsel at global footwear brands Rockport and REEF. Prior to that, she was counsel at Mintz Levin in Boston, Massachusetts, where she advised and represented public and private companies on a wide variety of legal issues. Mandy holds a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Tampa. 

Eric Ponce joins ECM after earning his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to that Ponce earned his Master of Engineering and Computer Science and B.S. in Electrical Science and Engineering degrees from MIT.  

While at MIT, Dr. Ponce worked on various projects ranging from high-power EV systems to novel ultra-low-power sensing systems for IoT applications. His experience also includes work in consumer, industrial, and agricultural sectors.   

"ECM is thrilled to welcome Mandy and Eric on board. They both bring critical experience that will add tremendous value on our journey to becoming a global electric motor design and software leader,” said ECM CEO Brian Casey. 

As a company, ECM pairs patented PCB Stator innovation to PrintStator Motor CAD to create next generation electric machines that are smaller, quieter, and more energy and space efficient across a broad range of use cases. Those include Consumer Electronics, HVAC, E-Mobility, Medical, Robotics, Aerospace, and more. 

ECM’s PCB Stators replace the bulky copper windings in traditional motors with an ultra-thin disc. PCB Stator motors designed via PrintStator are up to 70% lighter than conventional options—while achieving efficiencies in the mid-90s and requiring just 20% of the raw materials.  

ECM has earned 14 award distinctions for its Motor CAD platform and electric motor solutions, including winning the 2024 Automation Innovation Awards for Software. The company launched PrintStator as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product in January 2024 at CES.   Mrs. Carozza and Dr. Ponce’s collective experience will support ECM’s rapid growth that has seen the firm evolve from a startup entity to a SaaS enterprise serving 21st century electric motor design needs.  “I am ecstatic to join ECM and look forward to working alongside the entire team during this exciting growth stage. It is truly exciting to join this amazing group to achieve our goals of advancing disruptive electric motor technology,” said Mandy Carozza, ECM’s new EVP of Legal, HR, and Government Affairs. 

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About ECM 

ECM PCB Stator Tech uses advanced Motor CAD and patented PCB Stator—printed circuit board—technology to create next generation electric motors for multiple applications. ECM’s award-winning PrintStator  software powers the design, manufacture, and integration of PCB Stator motors that are lighter, quieter, and more energy and space efficient across a broad range of use cases. ECM designed motors achieve efficiencies in excess of 90 percent while requiring up to 70 percent less raw materials to produce.  

ECM has collaborated with multiple organizations to create optimized motor solutions across a variety of verticals: HVAC, Consumer Electronics, E-Mobility, Fitness, Medical, Robotics, Renewable Energy, Aerospace, Defense, and more. 

ECM’s design partners include aerospace and defense innovator L3 Harris, global electronics manufacturer Celestica, and consumer electronics startup  Nodo Film Systems

ECM is a 2024 CES Innovation Awards Honoree and winner of four International SaaS Awards—including SaaS Solution of The Year, Best SaaS Product For CSR, Sustainability And ESG, and Best SaaS Product For Engineering Management, PLM Or CAD. ECM’s PrintStator software is also an Automate Innovation Awards, Machine Design IDEA Awards, and Design World LEAP Awards winner. 

ECM has offices in Boston (MA) and Bozeman (MT) and maintains a business development representative in Europe

You can learn more about ECM’s PCB Stator solutions and PrintStator Motor CAD platform at www.pcbstator.com and in this video: “How Does a PCB Stator Work?” For inquiries regarding PCB motors and custom solutions contact [email protected]

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