Driven by their own life experience the engineers and designers of Warmilu recognized the need for a life sustaining source of warmth that does not require electricity. Warmilu is a technology that brings hours of lasting warmth to those in need.
Meet the Team
Chief Executive Officer
Grace is a problem solver. She connects Warmilu to the right people to build strategy and infrastructure to share warmth. Having been born preterm, leading Warmilu is an opportunity to give back and transform lives with warmth. She is passionate about getting more young women into the STEM fields and breaking down typical engineering stereotypes. Since May 2013, she has also provided recommendations to 240+ start-ups through the First Customer Program to address critical gaps in business development, marketing, and sales.
Chief Technology Officer
Rachel is a builder. She uses statistical control, experimental design, and reproducibility in her pursuit of innovation. She has conducted research at Dow Corning, Alcoa Howmet, and the University of Michigan. She works on product development, validation, and design. She enjoys Michigan sports and is constantly trying to drive global impact. Her main goal is to use her knowledge to change the world for the better and leave a lasting impression.
Chief Operating Officer
Alex Chen is a PhD candidate in the Industrial Operations Engineering program at the University of Michigan. He works on production and development of the heat technology. His global perspective as a foreign exchange student from China helps shed new light on the global health issues.
Director of Operations
Steve is a mechatronic. Steve is the go-to for production processes, quality management systems, documentation, and design science. His eye for precision quality has been shaped by his background in food manufacturing (gluten-free baked goods and chocolate), heat treatment, x-ray diffraction, machine learning, design methods, and digital merchandising and advertising.
Consultant and Prospective VP
Larrea is a designer of soft things. When she met the Warmilu team she knew that she could bring her creative and graphic design talents to a cause that resonates with her. Not only does Larrea provide strategic and tactical implementation to the IncuBlanket, she dives into building relationships with suppliers to cut down lead times and procure quality and baby-safe materials made in the USA.
Lorraine is a mentor and source of cultural and humanitarian aid wisdom. When she met the Warmilu team she knew that she could leverage the years she spent in the Congo to help Warmilu spread the warmth to save lives.