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About Us

Motorcycle Headlight

Secure. Simple. Compatible.

In 1989, the inventor of the Flash2PassTM system, Chris de Janasz, needed a garage door remote that fulfilled those three qualities. He was disappointed by traditional button remotes, finding them often in need of replacement and an unwieldly addition to his motorcycle. Chris began developing his own remote and, in 1990, he successfully filed a patent for his invention; while the size of a football, his design was still superior to the traditional remote. Over the years, he has streamlined the design and technology to create the quality product available today: Flash2PassTM.

Today, Flash2PassTM is fully optimized for unsurpassed performance. The product is sold by Flash to Open LLC, a team of engineers, financial whizzes, bikers, tinkerers, marketing gurus, and business students. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, our team works tirelessly to ensure Flash2PassTM is the leading choice for American motorcyclists due to its ease of installation and use, safety, and superior compatibility.

Driven by the values of building long-term relationships, creating win-win situations, and sharing, our team strives to give you first-rate service and exceptional products. All customers are welcome – as Flash to Open LLC’s products have evolved, their applications have expanded beyond motorcycles to include cars, gates, multi-door garages, and more!

The entire Flash to Open LLC, team appreciates your feedback. For any product suggestions, questions, or concerns, please email us at info@flashtoopen.com.

The Team

Nathan Evans

Nathan

Intellectual Property and Corporate Attorney

Working with Flash to Open gives me the chance to help innovators and motorcycle riders. As an attorney, I focus on protecting our company’s inventions to ensure that we are the premier option on the market. As a gadgets enthusiast, I enjoy supporting new technology that makes motorcycle riders’ experiences safer and more carefree. When I’m not traveling to motorcycle expos or attending meetings on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my wife and two children.

 

Rick Kulow

Rick 

Chief Strategist

My path to Flash to Open began when I chose to start my own business after graduating from college. This led to years of entrepreneurship that included my founding a company, retiring from that company, and becoming a Senior Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Virginia’s Innovation Laboratory. Flash2Pass excites me because I like motorcycles and people who ride them, and I view Flash to Open as a chance to enhance their experience while having fun. When I’m not mentoring young entrepreneurs or installing Flash2Pass on my own vehicles, I spend as much time as I can with my wife, three children, and my lawn.

 

Gena

Marketing Director

I enjoy connecting ideas and visuals to a practical foundation. With Flash to Open, I can create content that links concepts – flashing lights, security, innovation – to a definitive purpose: helping motorcycle and car owners worry less and move faster. When I’m not creating how-to-install videos and developing our website, I work full time as a digital marketer for an agency and run a Youtube channel and blog about beauty and fashion.

 

Chris de Janasz

Chris

Inventor

In one month, my sister spent $100 on two garage door remotes – one found itself in a 2-year-old’s glass of juice, and the other found a second life as a dog’s chew toy. This launched my years-long project to develop a remote that can’t be lost, stolen, or chewed on. As the product development progressed, I realized that I love interacting with motorcycle users – especially current and future Flash2Pass users! When I’m not handling sales or complex technical support, I enjoy spending time doing anything that gets me out on the water.