ABOUT US


ABOUT GLOBAL AIR CYLINDER WHEELS®


THE COMPANY

Global Air Cylinder Wheels®️ Incorporated (GACW) is an engineering company out of Phoenix, Arizona. The company has been developing the Air Suspension Wheel for OTR mining vehicles since 2011.​


GACW has teamed up with experts in the field of suspension, steel manufacturing, and treads and relies on over 200 years of combined engineering experience.



THE STORY

GACW founder Dr. Zoltan Kemeny, a multidisciplinary engineer and inventor with over 260 patents in his name, witnessed a tire dump fire 10 years ago and was astounded by the amount of thick black smoke it generated. After more research he discovered that rubber microparticles produced by wear and tear of rubber tires are a far greater pollutant. According to National Geographic rubber micro particles account for as much as 28% of overall microplastic waste in the oceans.


Dr. Kemeny designed an all steel mechanical wheel, which can be fitted with biodegradable threads and is 100% recyclable after its useful life. He named it the Air Suspension Wheel. The ASW is eco-friendly, stronger, safer and more cost-efficient than rubber tires. It also reduces the rolling resistance, consequently reducing emissions of combustion engine vehicles or extending the range of electric vehicles.


The first concept of the Air Suspension Wheels were tested at a gold mine site in South Africa in 2015. Since 2016, the ASW underwent multiple rounds of field testing at mining sites of different mining companies in the South Africa, USA, and Chile and with progressively positive results.


The ASW technology has no direct competitors and a strong patent portfolio with 37 patents granted and over 50 patents pending.


THE VISION

Our vision is revolutionize the tire industry by providing an eco-friendly, better performing, safe and cost-efficient alternative to the polluting rubber tire. We hope that our solution will contribute to a safer and more sustainable world.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dr. Zoltan Kemeny

President, CEO


Acknowledged expert in vehicle dynamics with over 44 years of experience in R&D and engineering. Owns and co-owns over 250 patents and  Built up four startups and exited with success. Holds degrees in structural dynamics engineering, architecture, and seismology.

Harmen van Kamp

SVP, Global Sales


Sales professional with over 15 years of experience in sales and business development. Worked in various sectors including mining, heavy machinery, FMCG, and agricultural technology.

Mark Keenan

Non-Executive Director


Co-founder and Chairman of KHS&S, one of the largest design-assist building companies in the world. More than 35 years of experience performing nearly every facet of construction, ranging from field operations supervision to senior executive management. 

Jan Lorant

Non-Executive Director


President and Lead Designer for Gabor Lorant Architects, a firm that has provided architectural and engineering services to federal, state and municipal entities in 38 states and 3 countries throughout its 56-year history. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Lorant has a thorough understanding of all aspects of design and construction of complex buildings and structures including large industrial facilities, redundant and resilient public safety centers as well as college/university research buildings.

ADVISORY BOARD


Marc Hellmann

Advisory Board Member


Marc Hellmann is the CEO of HANSA-FLEX South Africa, a division of HANSA-FLEX International, Germany. The group’s business activities span 40 countries worldwide and specialize in Fluid Technology. Marc is a global entrepreneur and businessman currently serving on the Board of Directors of various companies throughout the U.S., Africa, Germany and Australia.

Dr. Avi Wiezel

Advisory Board Member


Avi Wiezel currently serves as the assistant dean at Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (Arizona State University) and is an associate professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering. Dr. Wiezel held several managerial positions within construction and engineering firms throughout Europe and the Middle East.

DESIGNED TO LAST AS LONG AS THE VEHICLE

The Air Suspension Wheel changes an unreliable and unsafe consumable into a predictable, safe, and eco-friendly capital asset.

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