Adya founded Tula in 2008 with the idea that he could apply his background in innovative advanced signal processing to engine and powertrain controls, to create an optimized combustion engine that could operate at peak efficiency for any given level of requested torque. Tula is Adya’s third successful start-up; prior to Tula, Adya founded Tripath Technology, Inc., a company he took public that reached a valuation of over $1B at its peak. As an innovator of Digital Amplification technology, the company filed over 100 US Patents, many of which were authored by Adya. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Adya held various technical and management positions with IBM, Hewlett Packard, and National Semiconductor. As Chief Technology Officer, Adya is responsible for exploring advanced signal processing and optimization techniques for next generation automotive controls.
Adya received his B.Tech, and M.Tech degrees in electronics engineering from Banaras Hindu University in India. He pursued graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Nevada Reno.
R. Scott Bailey
President & Chief Executive Officer
Scott joined Tula in 2011, bringing a career of automotive leadership and global customer relationships to Tula. Prior to Tula, Bailey served as vice president and general manager of gasoline engine management systems for Delphi Powertrain, where his responsibilities included developing innovative products to optimize engine efficiency, emissions and performance. He has extensive experience in all phases of engineering management and has served in key leadership positions at the product line and divisional levels, including interfacing with customer powertrain executives at OEMs around the globe. He has also started up numerous technical centers, plants and joint ventures. Scott began his career with General Motors Co. in 1977.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
John joined Tula in 2016, bringing both automotive engineering management and customer development expertise to Tula. Prior to joining Tula, John held various executive positions at Delphi Automotive, including vice president of powertrain engineering for Delphi Powertrain Systems, president of Delphi Diesel Systems, and general manager of the Delphi powertrain electronics business. He began his career with GM in the Rochester Products Division and held numerous positions in manufacturing engineering, finance, operations, product engineering, and sales & marketing before being named executive director of engineering for gasoline engine management systems.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska, and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
Ron joined Tula in 2011, bringing with him both an extensive network of automotive executive contacts, and powertrain engineering management expertise. Prior to joining Tula, Ron held various executive positions within GM, including vice president of powertrain engineering for GM International Operations, vice president of powertrain operations for GM Daewoo and president and CEO of GM Isuzu Diesel Engines Limited. He began his career with GM in the Buick Motor Division and held numerous powertrain design and release positions before advancing to executive director of engine development, calibration and validation for all GM North American engine operations.
Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, a master’s in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael joined Tula in 2014, bringing a technology growth company background to the organization. Before Tula, Michael held CFO positions at technology companies including SiliconBlue, a fabless semiconductor company, and BlueArc, a network attached storage company. Prior to his work within technology start-ups, he was president of R&D Funding Corp, a technology venture investment company owned by Prudential Securities. He began his career working in corporate M&A and strategy roles.
Michael holds an MBA from Northwestern University, and an AB degree in political science from Kenyon College.
Chief Engineer, Powertrain
Matthew brings to Tula his ability to turn highly advanced engine concepts into real-world commercial solutions. He oversees all of Tula’s powertrain engineering efforts. Prior to joining Tula, Matthew worked for Ford Motor Company, conducting fuel efficiency research on heavily downsized turbocharged gasoline engines. He conducted research on hydrogen engines, and co-designed a combustion chamber that achieved record fuel efficiency levels. He also served as a powertrain resident engineer at the lead F-150 assembly plant, supporting a major launch as well as on-going production.
Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Director, Business Development
Steven joined Tula in 2010. His approach to customer and project management builds off an extensive foundation of engineering. He leads Tula’s international sales and customer program management; prior to this, Steven was a key engineering technical contributor to early DSF algorithm development. Prior to Tula, Steven held positions in powertrain calibration and engine development with Dinan Engineering, Roush Industries, Delphi Automotive, Robert Bosch Corporation, and Lotus Engineering, as well as leading his own aftermarket company, Secant Vehicle Engineering.
Steven holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and pursues continuing education in business and leadership.
Director, DSP Algorithms & Software
Joe joined Tula in 2011. He brings a deep knowledge of algorithm development for control systems, including software development for embedded systems. He leads the software team that develops code for delivery to customers. Joe is also responsible for developing the DSF fire control algorithms and code. Prior to joining Tula, Joe was a Principal Engineer at several companies in Silicon Valley, including Telegent Systems where he designed algorithms enabling television on cell phones; at LSI Logic where he developed software and silicon for DSL technology and DVD controllers; and at IBM.
Joe earned a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate degree from Princeton University in electrical engineering.
Amy joined Tula in 2013, bringing structure, initiative and efficiency to the finance department. Prior to Tula, Amy was a staff accountant for the Elmore Companies, an independently-owned company with many subsidiaries ranging from minor league baseball teams, industrial equipment, medical legal consulting, to real estate management.
Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Francisco State University and her accounting degree from California State University, Bakersfield.
Senior Manager, Powertrain Integration and Testing
Chris joined Tula Technology in 2008, bringing his vehicle and engine modification/ optimization expertise to Tula. Chris is responsible for our dynamometer testing facility, vehicle builds, and DSF demonstrations. Prior to joining Tula, Chris worked in the automotive aftermarket industry as manager of an engineering team designing and manufacturing performance parts for BMWs, and was also manager of the Engine and Race departments which included Dynamometers, Engine Machine Shop and Track Support for professional racing series.
Earlier in his career Chris was an automotive technician, racecar fabricator and crew chief of numerous race teams, including racing victories at Daytona 24.
Senior Manager, Human Resources
Glenda joined Tula in 2012, bringing both HR and Silicon Valley recruiting expertise to the organization. Before Tula, Glenda held HR Management and Talent Acquisition positions at technology companies including Magnum Semiconductor (specializing in video compression, acquired by GigOptix), and ATMI, Inc. (a provider of specialty semiconductor materials, acquired by Entegris).
Glenda attended Brandman University and completed Columbia University’s Organization Development Program.
Electrical Engineering Manager
Jackjoined Tula in 2008, bringing both creative and practical solutions to Tula’s electrical and electromechanical product development. Jack was instrumental in designing the original deactivation hardware and control circuitry for Tula’s first demonstration vehicle. Prior to joining Tula, Jack held management, hardware design and engineering positions at Foveon (image sensors), Tripath (digital audio amplification), and National Semiconductor (digital logic, mass storage, ethernet).
Jack received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the San Jose State University.
Senior Manager, dDSF & Customer Programs
Jackie joined Tula in 2010, bringing advanced engine/powertrain control expertise to Tula. Jackie led the development and implementation of Tula’s engine control strategy for our first demonstration vehicle. Prior to Tula, Jackie worked at Navistar as a controls engineer, responsible for advanced control strategies for meeting stringent emission regulations.
Jackie holds a PhD degree in electrical engineering from the Ohio State University.
Principal Engineer & Engineering Manager, eDSF
Mark joined Tula in 2009, bringing extensive engine control R&D expertise to Tula. He was part of the original team at Tula that first developed the DSF technology, and headed advanced control systems development before being named manager of Tula’s electrified DSF effort. Prior to joining Tula, Mark held positions at General Motors, Toyota, and UC Berkeley’s Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory, as well as startups outside of the automotive space.
Mark holds a M.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in mechanical engineering (control systems).
Electric Motor Programs Manager
Paul joined Tula in 2018, bringing an extensive knowledge of electric motor controls and power electronics systems to Tula’s electric motor efforts. Prior to Tula, Paul was technical director in the EV startup CleanWave Technologies, and prior to CleanWave he was chief engineer with BAE Systems in the HybriDrive division where he worked on commuter buses, commercial trucks, military vehicles and electric aircraft programs.
Paul holds a first class with honors bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Brighton Technical College (Brighton University) in the UK.
Principal Marketing Strategist
Ram joined Tula in 2013, bringing a background in technical marketing and program management to Tula. Prior to Tula, Ram was at Xilinx managing the worldwide university program team, and at Marvell Semiconductors where his responsibilities included automotive and consumer wireless solutions applications, marketing and business development. He began his career at Hewlett Packard as a software engineer.
Ram holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Robert joined Tula in 2015, bringing extensive engine simulation and analysis expertise, as well as project management and customer interface experience. Prior to joining Tula, Robert served as Staff Engineer and Combustion and Emissions application lead at Gamma Technologies, where he defined the commercial strategy for, and managed the development of, an in-cylinder software product, and collaborated with OEMs and suppliers on enhancing engine performance simulation models.
Robert holds a bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois, both in mechanical engineering.
Vijay joined Tula in 2012, bringing automotive noise and vibration expertise to Tula. He helps identify and implement both software and hardware solutions to improve DSF’s value, and aids in bringing DSF to production through project management and technical support for customers and partners. Prior to joining Tula, Vijay worked in NVH engineering roles at Chrysler and Hitachi Automotive, developing product solutions through testing, simulation and analysis.
Vijay holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University.