Owner and Founder of Millennium, Nelson Figueroa was born in Puerto Rico where he spent every available moment in construction or destruction. He could take a transistor radio apart and reassemble it by the age of 6. It was this love of electronics that lead him to join the US Army at the age of 17. His recruitment in the Night Stalkers 160th Special Operations Aviation Unit changed the trajectory of his military career. Known as the Army’s premier night fighting aviation force, the Night Stalkers worked with the most advanced avionics equipment and pioneered night flight techniques. Nelson often worked with advanced technology years before it ever made it to the civilian market.
Upon his honorable discharge from the military, Nelson put this knowledge to use in the luxury yacht industry, designing electrical systems for well-known super yachts such as Lady Rex and The Viper. In the early 90s, Nelson was approached by Mike Guth, the founder of Vantare, to design the electrical system on the first Vantare luxury coach. What ensued was over a decade of research and development as he designed and developed new systems and components for the luxury motor coach market. In addition to leading the company, Nelson heads up Research and Development and Product Innovation for Millennium and personally overseas the building process of every coach in production.