November 14, 2014 An engineer searches for ways to make machines lighter and quicker. Featured in: NC State Alumni Magazine
Corvette Z06 @ SEMA
November 7, 2014 We’re fairly certain that reactions will be very warm to these possible upgrades for the Corvette Stingray, as they could offer some seriously great improvements from an already-incredibly-engineered car.
Engineer Contributed to Team USA's Olympic Medals
February 26, 2014 Stronger, lighter carbon fiber components assisted Team USA in winning two silver and four bronze medals in the bobsled and skeleton events.
How one small business helped Team USA win six Olympic medals in Sochi
February 24, 2014 “As a business owner, it’s the most rewarding experience,” deBot, the owner of deBotech Inc. in Mooresville, N.C., said in an interview. “Seeing these athletes achieve their dreams and knowing we had a part in it, you can’t beat that.” by: J.D. Harrison, Washington Post
Hamilton: Bobsled fever can hit hard
February 23, 2014 He graduated from N.C. State in 1993 with a degree in mechanical engineering. His exploits in the field of carbon-fiber technology earned him a spot earlier this year in the school’s inaugural Mechanical and Aerospace engineering Hall of Fame. “It’s all about the Red, White and Blue,” deBot, 47, said. “That trumps everything else.” That isn’t lip service.
Meet the North Carolina company behind the lightning-fast U.S. bobsleds
February 22, 2014 Located in the heart of NASCAR country, composite-material specialist DeBotech builds stuff for everyone from the Department of Defense to Lamborghini. Now it's helping the Americans win medals.
Mooresville business revels in success of Olympic bobsleds
February 20, 2014 “Bobsledding is not a big money game,” he said. “But you can’t replace the aura around it, the feel good around it, people’s impressions of the Olympics. For one month of the year, we’re not talking about war. You see these athletes getting along, high-fiving, Russians, the U.S., China, Korea, Japan. Those are the true benefits to doing the work.”
Sochi Speedsters Pilot Bobsled with a North Carolina Connection
February 18, 2014 U.S. Olympians Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton won a bronze medal Feb. 17 in a bobsled with North Carolina ties.