Hylant and Smart Business has recognized Alten-Cresttek CEO and Co-Founder Girish Gowda as a member of the 2018 Smart 50 Awards.
Gowda, who has over 20 years of automotive engineering experience, started Cresttek (now Alten-Cresttek) in 2014 with two employees. He secured a services agreement with Honda R&D, The Ohio State University and several tier 1 suppliers within the first year. Alten-Cresttek has grown to more than 200 employees with two technical centers in the U.S., one in Mexico and another in India.
At the forefront of connected and autonomous vehicle systems, Gowda recognizes the importance of public/private partnerships.
Alten-Cresttek develops engineering services in vehicle crash simulation, embedded systems and product life cycle management. It also collaborated with Michael Baker International to secure the project management portion of the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor, Ohio’s first road with smart infrastructure, including dedicated short-range communications on 32 intersections and 1,200 vehicles.