Knowledge | Skills | Experience
Our leadership team of highly skilled individuals with the knowledge and relevant industry experience is well suited to bring green, cost-effective urban transit solutions to cities, hospitals, universities, industrial campuses, retail complexes, and other use cases.
Executive VP Projects Director
John Mardirosian is a co-founder of Sunshine Transport Solutions Corp (STSC) and the Executive VP Program Director, responsible for systems Implementation. John brings more than 40 years of experience in electrical, software, mechanical, systems, and test engineering and decades of experience forming teams and providing senior program management leadership in programs utilizing teams of over 100 people from multiple geographic locations. In addition, John brings a clear focus on profitability, economic viability, and business.
John’s experience spans the transportation, aerospace, weather radar, medical device, and healthcare industries as well as significant work in government military contract proposals, oversight, and evaluations. In addition, John’s experience includes dozens of programs managed under the most stringent government regulatory environments and safety-critical development (DoD, ASCE APM, FAA, FDA).
Within the transportation space, John has worked to develop a Personal Rapid Transit system, the Raytheon PRT200, for the Village of Rosemont, near Chicago, IL.
The PRT2000 effort culminated in an operational system that successfully passed the final System Acceptance Test running seven days a week, 16 hours a day, without a failure. John has also contributed to proposals for other PRT systems (the Ultra PRT for Dubai, UAE). John holds patents in Carrier Recovery design for line-of-sight microwave radio systems and novel user interfaces for medical devices.
John holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Masters in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare from Boston University. John is also a licensed electrician in Massachusetts. Throughout his career, John has held positions with Altran, Philips Medical, MITRE, Foliage, Raytheon, TRW, ESL Inc., and AT&T Bell Laboratories.
Chairman & CEO
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from the University of Southern California.
Executive VP – Business Development
Executive VP - Design and Safety
Mike Teske joined Sunshine Transport Solutions Corp (STSC) in the role of Executive VP-Design and Safety as one of the Founders. Mike brings more than 40 years of experience in the design, development, installation, operation, and maintenance of complex thrill rides, and amusement rides.
Mike is also currently Technical Director at Celtic Engineering. Mike’s experience includes being the past Technical Director responsible for opening five major theme parks in the US and Europe and being responsible for engineering, safety, and opening 110 major attractions.
Mike Teske brings an excellent record for safety and engineering oversight for demanding high g-force, high-speed amusement rides. Mike is highly effective in managing professional collaborations with key people from business as well as city and state government officials and has worked with manufacturing companies building to the highest standards of safety.
Some of Mike’s experiences include designing and building rides for Disney World and Universal Studios and being the Park Technical Manager for Disney’s EPCOT. Mike was also key in defining, building, and certifying SlotZilla, a zip line rider in The Fremont Experience. Most recently, Mike was involved in designing, installing, and certification a new external glass elevator on One Vanderbilt in NYC.
Beyond his working activities, Mike has also served on the ASTM International Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices and has been recognized by ASTM for his contributions; Mike is devoted to the development and application of standards that ensure public safety. Mike received their Standards Development Award in 2013.
Mike holds an Associate of Arts in Mechanical Engineering from Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL. Mike also owns and produced multiple Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile certified GT40’s which were the 1966-67 Ford Factory championship racing.
Throughout his career, Mike has held positions with Celtic Engineering, Inc, Rethink Leisure & Entertainment, LLC, The Nassal Company, Celtic Engineering, Inc., Skyline Franchising LLC, Dollywood/Dollywood Splash Country, Vekoma Rides USA, Earl Teske Consulting, Universal Studios Orlando, and Walt Disney Company.