VRUZEND began in late 2015 as just an idea in the minds of an inspired team of engineers and machinists.
The goal was to develop a new type of battery building kit. Something simple. Something easy to use. Something awesome.
Spot welders and soldering irons keep too many people from learning to build their own lithium batteries.
VRUZEND decided to change that. And ever since, we here at VRUZEND have been working towards that goal.
Beginning with a simple concept and a cramped, 200 square foot space, our team set in motion the groundwork for the kit you see today. As the kit improved and the work expanded, the team outgrew our modest beginnings and moved into a large 1,500 square foot workshop.
The new space allowed us to achieve one of our main goals right from the beginning: no outsourcing of manufacturing. Every part of the kit (except for the nuts and bolts) is built on-site by our own team so that the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality control can be maintained. The VRUZEND name is synonymous with quality, and our team wouldn’t have it any other way.
As we continue to expand our operations, we look forward to investing in the machinery we need to produce our own nuts and bolts as well, so that we can finally say that 100% of the VRUZEND battery kit is built in-house. Until then though, we’re proud that nearly every single piece that goes into our kit is built by our team in our facility.
Meet the VRUZEND team below!
AKA The Bullet
The communications and operations guy, with one hand glued to the laptop and the other to the phone. He converses with our community of users to make sure they get exactly what they need and tracks every package until it arrives at their door. He's always working, night and day, to make sure VRUZEND customers have the best experience possible. He's also keeping tabs on the production line to make sure everything is running smoothly. And in the few minutes a day he saves for himself, he's working on his 1989 converted gas/electric Honda motorcycle.
AKA The Professor
Micah brings the tech and education side to the team, and has also been known to stick his head into the engineering department from time to time, drawing on his engineering background and nearly a decade of experience in the ebike industry. He's the one responsible for most of the educational articles and videos found on the site (so if you don't like it, blame him!) He enjoys electric bicycles, running, and eating Nutella chocolate spread straight out of the jar.
AKA The Boss Man
Rayo is the man pulling the strings behind the scenes. He's in charge of all the numbers. Finances, taxes, purchasing, investments, opportunity seeking - you name it, Rayo does it. On top of all that, he also works with Urvakhsha on the R&D side of our operation too. When Rayo doesn't have his nose in the books, he likes traveling the world and exploring new places.
AKA The Operator
Dani is our North American incoming and outgoing logistics manager. She is in charge of the USA warehouse and touches everything that comes and goes. Always with an eye for detail, she makes sure you get your orders quickly and in great condition. When she's not overseeing operations, she's creating art or spending time with animals. Dogs, cats, horses, cows, anything with four legs will do!