Richard Mayer and Dr. Malcolm R. Currie co-founded Real Spirit USA, Inc. in July 2005. Richard serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Secretaryand Chief Financial Officer while Dr. Currie is the Chairman of the Board.
Prior to founding Real Spirit, Richard was President of Currie Technologies, Inc. (CTI), a transportation business selling electric bikes and scooters. As with Real-Spirit, Mr. Mayer started CTI with Dr. Malcolm Currie. In fact, Richard is the inventor of the electric scooter and bicycle drive systems used by CTI and holds numerous patents.
Prior to joining Currie, Mr. Mayer taught college at UCLA and CAL State – Northridge as well as secondary school classes at Van Nuys High School. The subjects he taught ranged from automotive technology to photography and aerospace technology. Richard taught for 17 years at the LA Unified School District.
During his teaching years, Mr. Mayer was also the owner of Electric Car Co. of America and built over 50 custom electric cars including several for Hollywood stars including Ed Begley Jr., Alan Alda, Alexandra Paul, Fran Tarkington and Jay Leno among others.
Mr. Mayer is a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles and holds California teaching credentials in automotive, aerospace technology and photography.