Redefining What’s Possible

Stafl Systems solves the most difficult challenges of the modern era of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Since 2010, our team has helped the top firms in the industry push the boundaries of technology and performance.

Our team members have worked for the biggest names in electric vehicle technology, and they’ve joined us because they want to be part of the pioneering work we’re doing.

Demanding Applications and Environments


Our past projects span the most demanding applications and environments, including:

  • Battery management systems and vehicle control units for electric aircraft
  • Electrical systems for a world championship-winning electric motorcycle
  • Vehicle control units and electrical systems for the fastest street-legal electric car in the world
  • Electrical systems for the first lithium-ion powered off-road vehicle prototype from a major OEM
  • Battery management system for a major OEM electric vehicle race program
  • Vehicle control unit for an all-electric underground mining vehicle

We work with our clients to develop the best systems for their applications, using our existing products or creating new ones that further push the boundaries of technology.

Demanding Applications and Environments


Our past projects span the most demanding applications and environments, including:

  • Battery management systems and vehicle control units for electric aircraft
  • Electrical systems for a world championship-winning electric motorcycle
  • Vehicle control units and electrical systems for the fastest street-legal electric car in the world
  • Electrical systems for the first lithium-ion powered off-road vehicle prototype from a major OEM
  • Battery management system for a major OEM electric vehicle race program
  • Vehicle control unit for an all-electric underground mining vehicle

We work with our clients to develop the best systems for their applications, using our existing products or creating new ones that further push the boundaries of technology.

World-Class Backgrounds

Our team is the product of world-leading universities in their fields, including MIT, University of California and University of Washington.

Erik Stafl

President

Erik is an electrical engineer and business leader with experience working on the most advanced electric vehicle systems in the world. Erik specializes in power electronics, embedded systems, and PCB design. He has experience in company leadership, business planning, and a unique ability to communicate clearly between business and technical areas. Erik holds a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Trevor Steele

Director of Communications

Trevor is a public relations and communications professional who helps people better understand the often complex technology in today’s electric vehicle market. He is also an integral part of the team as a project manager, helping engineers and designers deliver products on time to customers around the world. Trevor has a Masters in Strategic Public Relations from the University of Southern California.

Andrew Macrae

Senior Electrical Engineer

Andrew is an electrical engineer and works on PCB layout, testing and validation and embedded software. With previous experience at Tesla Motors, 38 Studios and Intel, Andrew has a deep understanding of validation, custom firmware, C and embedded systems. He has a Bachelor of Science from Harvey Mudd College.

Bryan Grant

Senior Electrical Engineer

Bryan is a Senior Electrical Engineer working on PCB design and validation. By working in research at Volkswagen IECC and Lockheed Martin, Bryan has a broad set of engineering design skills, but specializes in embedded system and PCB design. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Duke University and a Master of Science from Stanford University.

Jason Torres

Mechanical Design Engineer

Jason is a mechanical engineer who specializes on quick design cycles, rapid prototyping for testing, and structural/thermal analysis. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Physics from Rutgers University, he worked for Hewlett-Packard, NASA, and a few hardware startups in the Bay Area before joining the team at Stafl Systems.

Eric Yu

Electrical/Software Engineer

Eric is a software and electrical engineer who specializes in computer applications design and development. He loves to learn new things and prides himself as a jack-of-all-trades. As an employee at Stafl Systems, he works on multiple fronts from developing Applications for Web/Cloud, Desktop, and Mobile to Embedded Applications such as Telematics and Infotainment Systems.

Marcos Nolan

Multidisciplinary Designer (ID/UX/UI/Visual)

Marcos has worked with a variety of companies on projects ranging across the design spectrum, with five years’ automotive body development experience. He is equally comfortable developing the visual style and ergonomics of a given gadget as he is the look, feel, and functionality of the user interface it runs.

Peter Wu

Embedded Software Engineer

Peter is an embedded software engineer at Stafl Systems. He enjoys developing embedded software with a specific focus on vehicular applications. Peter came to Stafl Systems after having previously worked on projects at NASA, Boeing and Raytheon where he performed software validation and application development. He has a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University.

Jeff Bahns

Full Stack Software Engineer

Jeff is a software developer who works primarily on website applications and product development. He is comfortable working in multiple programming languages and environments. As an undergraduate at Sonoma State University, Jeff researched high-performance computing and power consumption.

Alex Jacobsen

Electrical Engineer

Alex is an electrical engineer and works on PCB design and validation. He has worked in the aerospace and biomedical device industries. He also has experience with embedded systems. Alex received his Bachelors of Science from University of California Davis where he researched radiation detectors in a partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Labs.

Ava Mills

Engineering Technician

Ava is an engineering technician, helping the team with production and organization. Ava is energetic and has previously worked as an administrative manager of a gym in San Francisco and as a dance instructor.

Work With Us

Senior Electrical Engineer

The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for helping develop the next generation of technology that enables high-voltage battery energy storage, both stationary and in vehicle sectors. The Senior Electrical Engineer will design circuit boards and develop electronic systems based on our collection of reference designs and technology, further developing the technology to meet the changing needs of our customers. The Senior Electrical Engineer will also provide technical leadership, helping guide a team of electrical and embedded software engineers from concept to delivery.

Electric Vehicle Systems Engineer

At Stafl Systems, an Electric Vehicle Systems Engineer is responsible for helping develop the next generation of technology that enables high-voltage battery energy storage, both for stationary and motive applications. The Electric Vehicle Systems Engineer will design high voltage powertrains and distribution systems as well as propose innovative solutions that combine best-in-class components to solve difficult power-flow and control problems.

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