Alanholds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He specializes in 3D modeling, prototype creation, small volume production, PCB design, electro-mechanical system integration and engineering analysis. After working for nine years in the Automotive Industry at Bosch and New Eagle doing control systems development and advanced combustion research, he started a government-focused startup and launched an automotive developer toolkit called Carloop
Alan is passionate about functional designs that can make an impact on the world. After working as an independent consultant, Alan founded Shapeable to fill
a gap he had identified in the hardware creation process: fast iteration of hardware prototypes and proof of concepts. Product development was too slow and high-risk for people looking to test and quickly begin envisioning how their product might work.