Trevor Rudderham had amassed plenty of experience in product engineering and planning in a large OEM, but a few years ago he found himself attracted to a much smaller start-up with a very clear mission: to create a purpose-built law enforcement patrol car. Carbon Motors is aiming squarely at a sizeable market in North America that is currently dominated by modified retail cars such as Ford's Crown Victoria. As Carbon Motors' VP and Chief Development Officer, Trevor Rudderham is excited by the opportunity ahead in a niche that he believes has been poorly served. just-auto's Editor Dave Leggett interviewed him on behalf of the Lotus Engineering magazine proActive where this article first appeared.