Azizi Tucker likes to go fast. Whether it was racing mountain bikes in the 1990’s or developing manufacturing and quality processes for Tesla Motors, the faster the better. Azizi owns Sketch to SKU, a product development and engineering consulting company. Sketch to SKU focuses on helping non-engineers transform their ideas into sale-able products. His company works to ensure that designing a product is not limited to engineers but is available to “normal” people. A key to efficient and sustainable products is to tailor designs to the strength and methods of local suppliers.
Sketch to SKU is currently completing design and production of both gas and electric racing cars manufactured in Taipei. Sketch to SKU is also designing and testing “hyper-local sourced” electric bikes.
He understood that his education would continue if he chose to work on the correct projects. His search for an educational work environment lead him to the Detroit car industry, then on to NASA Goddard Flight Center and finally to Tesla Motors in California. He was responsible for Asia Supplier Development and began his working career in Asia (and hundreds of airplane flights) helping suppliers throughout Asia develop manufacturable products.