Team Steam USA

The Team

Harry Schoell
 is Chairman and CEO of Cyclone Power Technologies, and the inventor of the Cyclone Engine that will power Team Steam USA’s attempt to break the Land Speed Record for steam vehicles. Under Harry’s leadership, Cyclone has received over 29 patents for the Cyclone Engine, the “Invention of the Year” Award from Popular Science, two SAE Tech Awards, and major contracts from Raytheon and the U.S. Army.  Harry is a life-long inventor, who before founding Cyclone, made his mark in the marine design, power and propulsion fields, and was recently named as one of the true “Game Changers” in the industry by Boating Magazine.

Nelson Hoyos is Director of Development and Driver for the Team. Nelson is a two-time NHRA Champion and Turbo Magazine “Driver of the Year”. He has been involved in the development, racing and business aspects of motorsports for over 30 years, and has been instrumental in leading high profile multi-million dollar race team and marketing programs for the US Navy, Ford and Chevrolet Racing Divisions. As factory driver and engine technologies advisor, Nelson has set numerous drag racing records for Ford, Chevy and set a land speed record at Bonneville in excess of 243 mph for the GM Performance/Chevrolet division. Nelson founded and currently runs the Driven2Win Drag Racing School.

Cyclone’s Steam Experts
and Advisors:

George Nutz George Nutz was a research and development engineer at MIT Instrumentation Laboratory and part of an MIT team that was developing a steam powered Saab for the Clean Air Car Race from MIT to Caltech. He has been working on and designing boilers, engines, superheaters and economizers for steam cars and boat owners for 40 years as a consultant in New England. He represented MIT Labs at the external combustion hearings at the Department of Transportation meetings in 1968.

Allan "Brownie" Brown is Senior Engineering Fellow with Cyclone, whose experience spans over 56 years in the marine industry where he has developed propulsion, hydraulic, electrical and exhaust systems for some of the best known names in the business. Over the years, Brownie has served as: Director of Product Development for Cigarette Racing Team; President and CEO of Cougar Marine, which built powerboats that won 33 consecutive offshore races including 12 World and National Championships; Director of Product Development for Stainless Marine; Project Engineer for Gentry Transatlantic on the “Gentry Eagle,” a 113’ mega-yacht that held the transatlantic speed crossing record; Product Development Consultant for Teleflex Marine; and General Manager of Donzi Marine.

Robert Edwards is a retired senior engineer from Lockheed Martin. Bob served at Lockheed Martin for over 30 years, working on different projects including the Apollo Moon Project and other space programs. Bob has also spent over 20 years working with experimental steam cars and other steam systems, and is an officer of the Mobile Steam Society in Tennessee.

Karl A. Petersen is a product development consultant with hands-on experience in light steam power systems. His presence in the product development, publishing and design began even before he obtained his degrees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  His wide ranging work includes avionics, vehicle instrument clusters, sensors, alarm systems and controls, electrochemical process systems and semiconductor wafer process systems. Karl’s human factors and industrial design work includes aircraft and workplace designs. In steam development, Karl began in 1965 and built two complete demonstrator cars and several power plants during the smog crisis era. His recent steam system consulting has included systems for development labs and concept development for railroad applications. In parallel with his professional career he has researched, edited and published automotive and technical journals including the Steam Automobile  and has two books in the works on historical origins of steam automotive technology.

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