Oz Aksan studied Physics & Math at Guilford College in North Carolina. After graduating Oz worked as M.E. and product development engineer at Glacier Bay Catamarans for 8 years where the company produced over 1300 catamarans . During his employment, Western Washington University awarded Oz the Industrial Engineering Recognition Award. Oz started his own boat company, Aksano Catamarans, in 2001 where he designed and produced high performance catamarans, unmanned drones, carbon-fiber hydroplanes, carbon-fiber seats. His company also helped with the development of new products for multiple boat manufacturers in the Pacific North West. Currently Oz works for two companies in the Northwest specialized in the manufacturing of cruiser boats.