##A Fundamentally Cleaner, Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology## The internal combustion engine has evolved significantly since its invention in the late 1800’s. Although major improvements have been made, its original fixed geometry architecture still exists and is reaching the limit of design efficiency. Pinnacle Engines has a new efficiency solution, just when global vehicle growth is demanding it. After decades of study and creative design work on a better engine architecture, Monty Cleeves founded Pinnacle Engines in late 2007. His invention combines two historically proven concepts - opposed pistons and sleeve valves - into an elegant, fundamentally cleaner, four-stroke engine platform.
Pinnacle Engine Architecture Delivers Hybrid or Diesel Fuel Economy at Low Cost
Getting Revved Up
Our team and its industry advisors are experienced professionals with a passion for making a difference in efficient transportation. We have hundreds of years of collective work experience in the automotive, motorcycle, marine and power sports industries.
Pinnacle is on a fast track to bring its ultra-efficient engine technology to commercial markets in Asia through licensing and technology agreements with several Asian vehicle OEMS.
By 2016, there will be two hundred million motorcycles, cars and trucks sold annually around the world...
Inventors, Automotive Pioneers and Market Experts
Pinnacle’s technical team under Monty Cleeves has pioneered and patented an ultra-efficient four-stroke engine architecture and is working with several industry OEM partners.
Boards and Advisors
Pinnacle Engines is aligned with elite venture capital firms and global manufacturers who share a passion for creating better automotive technology solutions.
Board of Directors
Asian Advisory Board
The Asian Business Advisory Board makes key connections for Pinnacle Engines in the Asian automotive industry. Board members have extensive experience in product management and operations for leading Asian automotive companies.
Phil Murtaugh is the chief executive officer of Qoros Automotive Co., a joint venture between Chery Automobile Co. and Kenon Holdings. Prior to joining Qoros, Phil was the CEO of Chrysler’s Asia Operations, executive VP for Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. and CEO for General Motors China Group, where he oversaw vehicle and parts operations in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Phil joins the Advisory Board with over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry with a primary focus in manufacturing and product development. Additionally, Phil was elected as one of the top 50 influential persons in the world’s automobile industry by Motor Trend and holds a master’s degree in industrial management from Stanford University.
In his 41-year career at Ford Motor Company, John focused on emerging markets in Asia and Africa, living and working throughout the region before returning to his homeland of Australia. John was president of Ford India, vice chairman & EVP of Mazda Motor Company and EVP of Ford Asia Pacific & Africa.
A former president of Hyundai India, BVR brings extensive experience in the Asian automotive industry. Prior to Hyundai, BVR was with Tata Administrative Services and headed marketing at Tata Motors with the overall responsibility of formulating and implementing strategies in marketing, sales, service and financing for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars.
Hong Liang Lu
With a genuine curiosity for efficient engine architectures, Hong Liang has been a friend and informal advisor to Pinnacle Engines for the past few years. Previously, Hong was president & CEO of Kyocera Unison and founded Unitech Industries in 1991 focusing on digital and wireless transmissions systems in emerging markets.
Mr. Freeman H. Shen is the Group Co-founder and CEO of Pateo Group, the leading vehicle connectivity, telematics and smart car technology company based in Shanghai. Previously, he was the Board Member and Group Vice President of Geely Holding Group, Corporate Development, M&A. Geely Holding Group is the parent company of Volvo Car Group based in Sweden, and Geely Auto listed in Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Our investors believe in making a difference in engine efficiency. We are proud to be supported by leading venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and around the world.