Masao Ono

Tokyo R&D Co., Ltd., President and CEO-Japan

Mr. Ono started designing racing cars when he was a student at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1969, and has designed more than 20 racing cars including cars for Le Mans 24 hours and Formula One, before establishing Tokyo R&D in 1981 with several colleagues. Tokyo R&D is an independent engineering company specializing in the research and development of automobiles. Tokyo R&D founded PUES Corporation in 1999, and the purpose of PUES is to develop and to manufacture electric motor, inverter, controller, battery management system, and battery pack for hybrid and electric vehicles. He serves as the president and CEO of both companies. He also founded Vemac Car Company Ltd., in 1998. This company develops and manufactures low volume production sports cars and racing cars.

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