Jim Kor graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Manitoba in 1974. After a decade of designing farm machinery for Winnipeg manufacturers, including tractors, swathers, and combines (for Versatile and CI), Jim Kor started his own design firm. KOR Product Design is now an international design consultancy with clients in Canada, the USA, and Europe. KOR’s main thrust is combining Engineering and Industrial Design into a unified design. KOR has worked within various industries, including agricultural machinery, city and inter-city buses, commercial swimming pools, automotive, and aerospace. KOR’s designed products are mass-produced and reach world markets. KOR’s self-initiated research projects have been at the forefront of sustainable transportation and energy efficiency, and have been presented at conferences, schools, and universities in North America and Europe. KOR’s third vehicle project, an environmental car called Urbee, initiated the formation of a new company called KOR Ecologic, aimed at developing and commercializing this unique roadworthy vehicle, worldwide. Jim Kor was born in Amsterdam, lived in Indonesia, and moved to Canada when he was seven. He lives there now, is married, has two teenage boys, a dog, and 3 cats.