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Ki Nam

President and CEO – T3 Motion, Costa Mesa

OC METRO's Hot 25 for 2011Published: November 01, 2011

Status: Father of two adult children
What you do in your off hours: Golfing and thinking about future products
Hot Factor: Ki Nam’s electric security scooters are now used in 30 countries, including Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Ki Nam can’t resist a smile when he asks, “How many people can say they built their own car? Corporations, sure – but how many individuals?”
Marketing cars isn’t quite here for Nam; that’s a future project he hopes to launch soon. But he does have his own line of electric scooters that are being used by law enforcement and security teams across the country and around the world.
It was in 2006 that he started a company selling electric scooters he designed himself. Nam now has some 3,000 security vehicles in 30 countries, including recent major orders by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Local clients, he says, include Disneyland and the Orange County Sheriffs Department. His vehicles are used by security personnel at 15 percent of the airports in the U.S. They are compact, quiet and easy to ride.
You can see his idea for that car, the GT3, on his website.

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