21Geo is the invention of a single individual, Tom Dobroth the founder of 21Geo. Tom worked tirelessly for years as the idea morphed and changed. What began as an investigation into low loss transmission became much broader – the Universal Bearing Methodology. Over time the idea showed that thousands of devices are possible. Working to support the broad idea required new methods. As the methods became more robust, many devices became apparent. Then the idea went full circle, the low loss transmissions became practical.
Currently, the plans for the rest of 2018 are to market the speed reducer and apply for Small Business Innovation Research Grants to fund future development. The goals for 2019 are first to bring the speed reducer to a ready-to-produce product. The process requires an extensive redesign for manufacturing followed by intense test procedures. Success in this goal will build a best-practice for all future devices. The second goal is to bring the Precise Cycle devices to the next level. If successful, combined with the best practices from the speed reducer, then the enormous efficiencies of the Precise Cycle can be realized.
Tom has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from MIT. For his master’s thesis, Tom solved a major industrial problem by advancing the state of the art for computational fluid dynamics. Since then Tom has worked in Silicon Valley as an engineer, project manager, product manager, and salesperson. He has been top salesperson in a few times in his career and enjoys solving his customer’s problems.
Tom has 50 years of competitive sailing experience and enjoys both racing and cruising. Tom has been a very successful racer at the local level and has won many regattas and season championships. Racing on San Francisco Bay in over 30 knots of breeze is one of the unique experiences Tom has treasured. Also, he has chartered sailboats in the Caribbean with his partner. He and his partner have traveled extensively, including Europe, South America, and Asia.