Posted on November 11 2016
Concept One co-owner Randy Redd is a mechanical engineer and has been designing all the pulley systems and other parts for Concept One since starting the company with his brother Kevin in 2001. After graduating with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology with a Manufacturing Option, from Southern College of Technology (now Kennesaw State University) in 1995 Randy came back to Cumming to work in the family business. After years of working in the restoration business with their dad Kevin and Randy knew there was a market for making parts for hot rods and muscle cars. Kevin had received his CNC certification from Lanier Tech and he and one of his instructors bought some equipment and were starting to make a few parts. With Randy’s design experience they started making racing parts. By 2001, they were ready to launch Concept One Pulley Systems and Randy designed the first pulley system which was a small block Chevy “Wide Kit” for muscle cars.
Did you know it takes about six months to design a new pulley system? The pulleys themselves don’t take that long to design, but it does take a long time to get all the components together that you are designing for, measuring al the dimensions you need, making drawings and putting together the final design. Right now Randy is putting the finishing touches on another LS supercharger kit and getting the new GM LT engine into the process.
Randy lives in Dawsonville, Georgia with his wife Kendra of 16 years and their children Carter (10) and Phoebe (7).