Odyssey Medal

R. Paul Craig, Jr.

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Craig co-founded Pentadyne Power Corporation in 1998 after securing an exclusive license to the flywheel technology intellectual property developed by Rosen Motors in the mid-1990s. Rosen developed the world’s first hybrid electric passenger car powered by a flywheel and microturbine. Craig previously was president and CEO of Capstone Turbine, developer of a revolutionary microturbine generator. He also led a venture team at Sundstrand Power Systems for commercial aviation auxiliary power units and served in senior management positions for Honeywell to develop and commercialize advanced technology power systems. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Hendrix and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Craig has served on the Hendrix College Board of Trustees since 2006.