Our Mission

Design an Electric Motor Mechanism that will drive:

Financial Sustainability

Reduce the cost to build electric applications by eliminating components, reducing component cost, reducing raw material cost and assembly cost while increasing motor efficiency.

Environmental Sustainability

Consume less resources and protect our environment.

Linear Labs was established after developing a new class of electric motor and generators that create more power while using less energy. Today our motors are made to order and manufactured and assembled in the US and around the world with our world class partners. Linear labs develops and owns 100% of its technology, and has an intellectual property portfolio of 76 Patents:


patents issued


patents pending globally in 9 countries


provisional patents

Our Innovative Team

Brad Hunstable

Founder & CEO

Brad served as CEO of Ustream, now an IBM Company. Under his leadership, Ustream grew to serve tens of millions of users globally and generated $40 million in revenue. In 2016, Ustream was acquired by IBM for $150 million and was turned into the basis of what is now IBM’s core Cloud Video division.

The San Francisco Business Times honored him as an influential young leader in their 40 Under 40 list, he was ranked among the 50 Digital Power Players by the Hollywood Reporter, and honored as Variety’s Producers Guild of America’s Digital 25: Visionaries, Innovators and Producers. In 2017, he received The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Entrepreneur and Innovation Alumni Award.

Brad is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from The Ohio State University.

Fred Hunstable

Founder & CTO

Prolific innovator, the first to design, build and test an entirely new methodology in electric motors and generators in 120 years. Deep expertise in electrical engineering and nuclear power. Led Walker Engineering’s efforts in designing, upgrading and completing electrical infrastructure, environmental and enterprise projects as well as safety and commercial grade evaluation programs.

Mary Korn


Mary served as the CFO of Ustream, now an IBM Company. While working as a member of Brad’s leadership team, Ustream grew to serve tens of millions of users globally and generated $40 million in revenue. In 2016, Ustream was acquired by IBM for $150 million and was turned into the basis of what is now IBM’s core Cloud Video division.

Mary has more than 25 years of experience as a CFO / COO / Co-Founder for high growth venture-backed and public technology companies. She is a high impact team player. She concluded multiple successful exits of software and hardware companies. In her spare time, she is an advisor, investor & mentor for AI, SaaS, and data-intensive tech firms.

She holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, a BA from Marietta College and is a CPA, licensed in the State of California.

Her current ride is a Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid.

Jon Hurry

VP of Strategic Partnerships

Jon brings 25+ years of experience within the automotive industry and has been involved in every aspect of automotive focusing on Electric Vehicle efficiency through the implementation of lightweight materials and high-performance electric hub motors.

10+ years of participation as industry advisor with World Solar Challenge, serving as senior technical representative for Tesla, and Faraday Future. He worked extensively on a GM + Honda joint venture focusing on a hydrogen fuel cell program, Lucid Air and two different advanced development military vehicles.

He has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Western Michigan University where he was also an adjunct professor, part of the manufacturing overview board, and a member of the dean interviewing team for the Engineering College.

Michael Van Steenburg

Dir of Engineering

Michael is a veteran electric vehicle industry professional with approximately 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is a mechanical engineer by training and electric drives expert by experience. Michael launched several advanced technology companies and has worked for DaimlerChrysler, BMW/Mini, Lotus Cars, RuhrPumpen and many others in the areas of advanced materials and electric motor drives.

He has patents issued or pending in several types of advanced electric motors and pioneered the retrofit low voltage hybrid electric drive system. Michael has also developed high voltage 200kW traction drives for Phoenix Motorcars, and modular idle prevention systems for Navistar.

Erik Hatch

Engineering Manager

Erik has over 25+ years of experience in engineering, project management, and leadership in the research, development, prototyping, and product phase of programs ranging from ruggedized motor and integrated electronics systems to complete vehicles.

Erik is highly skilled and experienced in all things mechanical and electrical. He will be adding to our patent portfolio and supporting all our operations to as we scale.

Prior to joining Linear Labs Erik was with General Motors, Faraday Future, and Saleen Automotive where he led many engineering teams and developed and supported 13+ patents.

Abe Nadimi

Dir of Marketing

Abe Nadimi is a serial entrepreneur and exponential growth strategist who consults in scalability, sales and marketing. He has worked as an avionics flight test engineer for Bell Helicopter, and been featured on the INC 500 list.

Bill R. Naifeh

Intellectual Property

Bill is an attorney with expertise in all aspects of intellectual property. His practice focuses on overflow assistance to corporate IP departments, patent litigation support, patent portfolio development, and international patent strategies. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent Office and is licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.). Mr. Naifeh formerly worked with Haynes and Boone.