Meet the Team
A graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Jim started Kaz Technologies in 1995. Jim has over three decades of racing and automotive experience; including two shock patents, numerous wins for General Motors, SRT, TWR Jaguar and, well, a lot more. Jim's specialties include 7 post development, 7 post testing, and shocks.
A graduate of Clemson University, Dave joined Kaz in 2001. He has been the race engineer Bimmerworld, and is currently the lead engineer for Prestige Performance Lamborghini Super Trofeo. Dave's specialties include: finite element analysis, vehicle data analysis, custom analysis development, graphical user interface, as well as shock & suspension tuning.
John brings three decades of racing experience to our team, including 2 NASCAR championships. He's been a crew chief in Cup, Busch and Truck. He joined Kaz Technologies in 2006. His expertise includes: 7-post testing, writing data analysis software, shock development, data acquisition and analysis and test equipment design.
A graduate of Montana State University, Ryan joined the Kaz Tech team in 2012. Ryan started his career in the IndyCar Series where he worked as a Data and Electronics Engineer. He was also a Race Engineer on the Action Express Racing Daytona Prototype team. He now specializes as a Race Engineer and 7-Post Test Engineer.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, Ben joined the Kaz Tech team in 2010. His passion originally began in off road chassis and drivetrain design & fabrication. His specialties include chassis design, multi-link independent and solid axle suspension kinematics, shock and spring dynamics, vibrations, and control systems. At Kaz Tech Ben is the Active Shock specialist as well as 7-post Test Engineer.
Kelvin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Canada and joined the Kaz Tech team in 2014. He completed several internships including placements at General Motors and Multimatic, as well as led Waterloo’s team in the GM sponsored EcoCAR 2 student engineering competition. His area of expertise includes mechanical design, optimization, and analysis. At Kaz Tech he is responsible for the crank dyno and 7 post analysis development.
A graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Ben joined the Kaz Tech team in 2017. Ben brings with him years of engineering experience, including being a race engineer for Turner Scott motorsports, NTS motorsports, and Gms Racing Inc. His specialties include testing and data analysis. He is currently the support engineer for GM's Cup, Xfinity and Truck teams.