MEET the TEAM

Jon Rimanelli

Founder / CEO

JP Yorro

Chief Commercial Officer

Qhase Lokhandwala

Director R & D

Ross Cooper

Senior Aerodynamics Engineer

Sumit Jagtap

Senior Structural Engineer

Piyush Dharmik

Structural Engineer

Brandon Liu

Aerodynamics and Flight Controls

Patrick Sypniewski

Aerospace Engineer

Martin White

Director of Supply Chain Management

Juli Suarez

Marketing and Business Development
Camilo Pardo

Camilo Pardo

Chief Designer

Sean Haggerty

Controller

Advisory Board

General Duncan J. McNabb (Ret.)

  • 37+ year USAF career; former TRANSCOM Commander ($56B assets, 150K soldiers, global C2)
  • Previously commanded Air Mobility Command providing joint global mobility, refueling, airlift, medevac
  • Co-Founder / Managing Partner of Ares Mobility
  • Developing ASX fleet operations management command center

Bob Lutz

  • Former Vice Chairman of GM
  • Unparalleled 47-year auto industry career with increasing levels of responsibility within Ford, GM, Chrysler and BMW
  • Author of 3 books and renowned for his leadership and collections of iconic cars, jets and motorcycles

Dyan Gibbens

  • 10+ years DoD aerospace program management and acquisitions
  • Pilot, engineer, former USAF Academy Parachute Team
  • MBA from OSU and engineering PhD research on UAS integration
  • Air Force One & Global Hawk engineering and sustainment
  • Liaises with White House on entrepreneurship and aeronautics

Dr. Timothy B. Smith

  • Member of the Aerospace Engineering faculty at University of Michigan since 2006.
  • Interests include electric propulsion, plasma physics and optical diagnostics.
  • Active member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Holds several degrees from the University of Michigan including a MSE in Aerospace, MSE in Nuclear Engineering and PhD in Aero. He also holds a MS Ocean Engineering degree from George Washington University and a BS Aerospace Engineering degree from the University of Virginia.

Todd Hodges

  • Pilot with 40+ years in VTOL design, development and testing experience at NASA Langley
  • Worked with Uber Elevate Director of Aviation Engineering Mark Moore to develop Puffin e-VTOL
  • Supervisory roles in test article fabrication of composites / metals
  • Diverse, historical knowledge of technical aeronautic disciplines

Dr. Juaquim R. R. A. Martins

  • Professor / Head – Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering at U. of Michigan
  • Focused on the development and application of MDO methodologies to aircraft configuration design
  • M.Sc. and Pd.D. degrees from Stanford University