MEET OUR Leaders

Our Executive Board

EXECUTIVE OFFICER:

Louis Wahlgren

Email: z1892854@students.niu.edu

Previously, Louis was the Treasurer for the team, learning the ins and outs of how the Business side is run. Now as President/Executive Officer, he has the knowledge he needs to oversee and organize the team to be as efficient as possible, and spread the word about our team through events and fundraisers! He has great ideas and goals for this upcoming season!

Technical OFFICER:

Clayton Archdale

Email: Z1886704@students.niu.edu

In our previous season, Clayton served as a great resource for all things fabrication and assembly. With more knowledge than ever, he is now going to oversee that portion of the team as Vice-President/Technical Officer, and guide us to building our best car yet! As Clayton keeps up with our work, the team becomes more and more motivated!

SECRetary:

ALEX GERNENZ

Email: Z1921784@students.niu.edu

Last year, Alex worked mainly with Tom on the Safety and Ergonomic portions of the car. He did this all while observing how the team worked, and collected some great thoughts on how he'd like to improve it. This year as Secretary, he's ready to implement his ideas and organize our team better than ever!

Treasurer:

Alberto Aranda

Email: Z1864418@students.niu.edu

After stepping down from President this year, Alberto understands exactly how our team works and has many wonderful ideas on how to improve this year. As Treasurer, he has the knowhow to be able to manage our finances efficiently, and communicate with sponsors new and old. We can't wait to see where we go!

Our Subteam Leads

Clayton Archdale

Chassis/Body/Aero (C.B.A)

Email: Z1886704@students.niu.edu

Our Chassis/Body/Aero Subteam mainly deals with the structure of the car, how everything mounts to the car, and the aerodynamic components. This system of the car requires a lot of design, virtual testing, and hands-on welding/fabrication. If you would like to learn more, consider coming to our next meeting!

Nicholas Pekarski

Powertrain

Email: Z1863658@students.niu.edu

As the largest Subteam by member count, Powertrain sure has a lot of moving parts! Powertrain in basic terms essentially works with everything that makes the car move. If you want to learn about engine building/maintenance, drivetrain components, tuning, and more, this is the team for you!

Matthew Eberle

Suspension

Email: Z1888890@students.niu.edu

The Suspension subteam is arguably the most technical category we have. This is due to the fact that a substantial amount of math goes into finding the perfect suspension setup for the car. That is to say, the best setup for managing the forces that act on the car through turns, acceleration, and braking. It also gives us valuable information about the car's weight distribution, center of gravity, and overall stability which aid other subteams in their projects. Interested? Come talk to Matt at our next meeting!

Nicholas Hugger

Cockpit/Controls/Safety

Email: Z1815940@students.niu.edu

Finally, we have our Cockpit/Controls/Safety team. Anything that our driver touches, will have been carefully designed and sourced by this team. That mainly consists of the seatbelt, seat position, pedal box, safety equipment, brakes, and more. This team works a lot directly with our other subteams to ensure that everything is put together according to refined designs. Come find Niko at our next meeting, and he will tell you all about it!