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Software Motor Company Makes Key Hire in Its Quest to Change the Way the World Consumes Energy


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 Software Motor Company announced that it has hired Spencer Worley as Vice President of Engineering.

Mr. Worley brings more than 30 years of engineering and operational leadership to the company, which is changing the way the world consumes energy with the SMC Smart Motor System. His experience growing teams and ramping products to volume production is key as the company brings the Smart Motor System to the HVACR market. The system, which delivers energy savings of 20% to 50% compared to NEMA Premium Efficiency motors, will drastically reduce global energy consumption.

"We are excited to make such an excellent addition to the SMC team. Spencer's record of success in building strong engineering teams and bringing products into mass production comes at the perfect time and will accelerate our next stage of growth," says Executive Chairman Ryan Morris.  

Prior to Software Motor Company, Spencer managed product development at Glowforge, where he oversaw engineering, manufacturing, and scaling to mass production. He has also held leadership roles at Sphero, where he developed the FORCE BAND, and at Amazon, where he led the development of the Amazon Echo.

Mr. Worley holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2014, the company launched this January at the AHR Expo by announcing it raised a Series A of $13,141,592. It has since doubled in size, opened new offices and made a key executive hire with Paul Wickberg, who has 30 years of HVAC and controls experience, as EVP of Sales. SMC sells motors between 1HP to 5HP and is scheduled to introduce a 15HP motor in October.

The company has won awards from the National Science Foundation, Wells Fargo's Innovation Incubator, and the CleanTech Open. It was recently featured by Energy CIO Insights as one of this year's Top 10 Smart Energy Solution Providers, and its Smart Motor System took gold for commercial controls in ACHR's The News 2018 Design Dealer Awards.

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