Richard Mayer and Dr. Malcolm
R. Currie co-founded Real Spirit USA, Inc. in July 2005.
Richard serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Secretary
and Chief Financial Officer while Dr. Currie is the Chairman of
Prior to founding Real
Richard was President of Currie Technologies, Inc. (CTI), a
transportation business selling electric bikes and scooters. As with
Real-Spirit, Mr. Mayer started CTI with Dr. Malcolm Currie.
In fact, Richard is the inventor of the electric scooter and
bicycle drive systems used by CTI and
Prior to joining Currie, Mr. Mayer taught college at
UCLA and CAL State - Northridge as well as secondary school
classes at Van Nuys High School. The subjects he taught ranged from
automotive technology to photography and aerospace technology. Richard
taught for 17 years at the LA Unified School District.
During his teaching years, Mr. Mayer was also the owner of Electric
Car Co. of America and built over 50 custom electric cars
including several for Hollywood stars including Ed Begley Jr., Alan
Alda, Alexandra Paul, Fran Tarkington and Jay Leno among
Mr. Mayer is a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles and holds
California teaching credentials in automotive, aerospace technology
Dr. Malcolm R. Currie:
Currie is the previously served as the CEO of Currie Technologies
Inc., an electric transportation company since 1997.
Currie is perhaps best know however as the former Chairman and CEO
of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1988 to 1992 and as a former
United States, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and
Engineering from 1972 to 1977. Upon his retirement from Hughes in 1992
the company, in honor of his years of dedicated service named him
Currie currently serves on Boards of
Directors of several publicly traded companies and is also a member and past
chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern
California. Dr. Currie has previously served as President and
CEO of Delco Electronics Corp., Chairman and CEO of GM Hughes
Currie holds a BA in Physics and a
PhD in Engineering
Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.