About KDE Direct
KDE Direct, LLC is a company driven by innovation and quality products. Through developing new and innovative products, maintaining the highest quality, and supplying the consumer with direct-to-market prices, our goal is to deliver the customer the greatest designs on the market, whether you're looking for the best drone motor, drone ESC, or drone propeller. All products have been inspired by a degreed Biomedical and Mechanical Engineer, so nothing is created without detailed design intent, finite-element analysis, and the strictest machining guidelines. We are confident you will be pleased with your purchase and we hope you enjoy our products as much as we do.
About KDE Direct
Patrick and Leslie founded KDE Direct in 2008. Patrick, an avid R/C enthusiast and engineer, saw major flaws in the design and manufacturing of R/C helicopters and wanted to improve upon the quality and performance capabilities. Patrick invented his first product for the market and established a new foundation for high standards in the industry, driving the market and technology into the brand-new era of drones.
From the beginning, KDE Direct’s mission has been to develop the latest technology using the best manufacturing practices in combination with world-class customer support. What started as a hobby business launched a global brand that leads the world in single and multirotor components.
In 2012, with the rapid explosion and worldwide availability of UAS and drone technology (UAV), KDE Direct became the go-to brand in power system technology and ultimately, the worldwide leader in commercial and industrial markets for custom and off-the-shelf components, including drone motors, ESCs, and military-grade propellers.
At KDE Direct, we’re intrigued by change. The ability to design-forward and improve the technologies our customers depend on, inspires us to continue engineering the best products in the world. We collaborate daily on ideas for product use - everything from LiDAR scans and surveying, to mapping of oil rigs and agricultural crops; even to enabling super heavy lifters in aerial cinematography. The sky really has no limits and the ability for new technologies is endless.
In an ever-changing world, we strive to stay ahead. This means pushing the limits of possibility, providing market-leading products, and setting the standard for customer support. We believe customer support goes hand-in-hand with excellent products - both core values of our brand. We push ourselves to lead and to always improve in upholding these values.
About the Founders
Patrick’s educational background includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. With key insight in mechanical and electrical design, and past-careers in manufacturing and tenure at large corporations focused on product design (such as HP, Callaway Golf, and Nautilus), Patrick now leads the R&D team and is the Lead Designer for KDE Direct.
Leslie holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with a focus on Management Information Systems. As the leader of the Operations and Management team, she has a key focus on company growth and business relationships. With technical business and management skills and tenure at medical companies seeking to establish their practice and/or upgrade technology for enhanced performance, Leslie continues to be the lead strategist for the company.
With KDE Direct headquarters located in Bend, Oregon, Patrick and Leslie enjoy the outdoors as often as possible. The family enjoys skiing in the winter and hiking, and camping and R/C activities in the summer months continues to be their passion.
KDE Quality Management
KDE Direct has implemented ISO 9001 certification for all production facilities, to ensure the highest quality throughout the manufacturing and quality-inspection process. In addition to ISO 9001, KDE Direct products are RoHS (The Restriction of Hazardous Substances), CE (European Conformity), and WEEE (The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) compliant for commercial and industrial applications. KDE Direct products have been designed, manufactured, and tested to meet the essential requirements of all applicable directives, and as a corporate value, the production facilities are continually expanding into additional compliances - leading the market in high-performance and dependable power systems now and into the future.