David Richards, CBE founded Prodrive in 1984 and acted as a chairman of Aston Martin. He is one of the most respected figures in world motorsport. Mr. Richards has been instrumental in establishing Prodrive as a world-leading motorsport and technology business. He has also led two F1 teams – Benetton and BAR - as team principal and in the latter led the team to second place in the F1 Constructors’ World Championship in 2004. Today, he is actively involved in all aspects of the Prodrive group and works closely with the board to develop the business strategy, supporting the executive team in its new business activity.
Tana Kosikova Veberova
Engineer - Computational Analysis
Engineer - Computational Analysis
Engineer - Computational Analysis
Professional structural engineer and manager with over 20 years of experience in delivering engineering solutions in safety critical industries. Expertise in understanding technical requirements and processes for developing design concepts through to manufacture and certification. Expertise on the management processes involved in running a successful project, including managing customers, work packages and people.
Professional trained as a mechanical engineer, Alex Wendorff’s 25 year long career has spanned four countries and touched some of the world’s top automobile manufactures. He attended the University for applied science in Cologne with his engineering studies being focuses in reciprocating machines, control systems and numeric control systems.
His first job placement would last 7 years beginning in 1990 with Mercedes-Benz AZ in Stuttgart, Germany.After 4 years in the Diesel design department, he moved into a deputy team leader role in the Mercedes Motorsport group. In 1997, Axel moved to Hinwil, Switzerland taking up a position as a project leader and senior designer for Sauber Petronas Engineering AG. Over his two years with Petronas, he was personally appointed to build up the company’s capabilities to develop and manufacture Formula 1 engines.
Between 1999 and 2003, Axel returned to Germany joining Toyota Motorsport, similarly building up their Formula 1 Engine capabilities from the ground up.Axel made a pivotal move in 2004 when he moved to the United Kingdom with the challenge of building up Mercedes-Benz High Performance Engines. In nearly 5 years as chief engineer, he saw numerous successes, most notably reshaping the company as a world-leading organization for power train development. After his time with Mercedes, Axel returned to Germany for working with Horiba Europe GmbH to create sustainable profit for the factory in Oberursel.
It was in 2011, that he got his first opportunity with McLaren Automotive in the U.K. as their Head of Powertrain. There, he was put in charge of development for the hybrid drive for their P1 car. Mr. Wendorff’s last major move would be to McLaren Racing group from April 2013 to March 2015. There he continued his role as head of Powertrain and played a developmental role with the key aspects of the partnership. Most recently he was self-employed as an engineering and management consultant, with his last project centered on assisting Renault negotiate their return to Formula 1.
Finance Director with over 14 years of successful career within finance with an international experience thoughtfully building up the skills, knowledge and experience needed to be the inspiring leader.
His experience has been building up stone by stone and went through financial audit, due diligence projects, project management, financial controlling, financial reporting and financial management connected with people management.
Head of Procurement in charge of the whole AeroMobil supply chain.
With over 10 years in sourcing related managerial roles in international corporations, Markus possesses vast knowledge over tactical purchasing, strategic sourcing, supplier quality, cost reduction activities, global commodity management and eventually leading total supply chain functions.
He has gained his professional exprience mainly in Power generation, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Electronics and Marine industries.
IT Manager with over 20 years' experience in managing information technology and computer systems. Controlling and evaluating IT and electronic data operations. Expertise in design, implementation and coordination of systems, policies and procedures. Supporting business processes by means of understanding the business needs, challenges and its growth. Capable of effective people management.
With 30 years of experience in controls, software and electronics sectors, Tim brings an impressive knowledge of safety critical systems to AeroMobil, chiefly gained within the aerospace industry.
From early days at Rolls-Royce, where Tim conducted a review of the civil aero engine controls systems design methodologies, innovation and the introduction of new technology has been a constant feature of Tim's career.
Subsequently, joining a UK subsidiary of General Signal, Tim took on various senior engineering and project management roles across a range of safety critical control system projects, in industries as diverse as nuclear, power generation and pharmaceuticals. During this time, Tim spent a year in the USA managing a dual fuel power station control system project. The challenge of managing the development of auto coded DAL A software for the A400M engine/propeller ECU, saw Tim locate to MTU Munich for almost a decade. Most recently, a return to controls and software consultancy, has allowed Tim to provide innovative control solutions whilst exploiting the latest developments in artificial intelligence.
Tim brings to the AeroMobil project experience across a breadth of approaches and the confidence to apply novel techniques. He has direct experience of safety critical regulations and has been instrumental in developing the control systems and software which have been key to bringing several products successfully to market.
Working within the Aviation and Defence sector for over 20 years on vehicle electrics, flight testing and avionic systems for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft.
Jason has a varied and innovative approach to engineering, relishing the technical and ground-breaking challenges to engineer and complete the AeroMobil product range.
His background is in conceptual design, whole vehicle architecture, system integration and engineering support for various large OEM's including Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, AgustaWestland and Eurocopter, as well as smaller diverse companies engineering companies within the Devence and Aviation arena.
After finishing the studies as an Aerospace Engineer at the Technical & Engineering University of Amsterdam, Imran began his career with KLM. He joined KLM as Planning Engineer and later worked as Project Engineer for wide body aircraft base maintenance including B747 and B777. This esperience gave him the opportunity to master different skills like troubleshooting, planning, people management, customer interface and mainly that the safety has the priority in the aviation world.
Later in his career, Imran continued to work for GKN Aerospace for nearly 6 years, where he was a part of different development projects for commercial and military aircraft and helicopters including B737, B747, B767, B777, P8, C17, A320, AW101, AW139, Lynx, Metroliner, F35 and others.
When Fokker Holland was acquired by GKN Aerospace in 2015, Imran took a part in the integration team with the role to identify synergies and savings to maximize the acquisition value. He led the Technology integration with impactful direct and indirect engineering savings. He created and presented a combined technology portfolio of Fokker and GKN to the top leaders for strategic decisions.
Martin's field of experience and interests are aircraft aerodynamics and mechanics of flight. He participated in the development and design modification of the family of VUT Aircraft (VUT 100, VUT 200, VUT 300), VUT 001 Marabu, VUT 081 Kondor and KP 2U-Sova.
He has considerable experience in the flight and ground testing of the aircraft (preparation and realization of measurement, processing and analysis of the test data). As a research worker he participated in the development of a flying laboratory for testing of aerodynamic characteristics of the whole aircraft and wing airfoil, as well as the turboprop engine TP 100.
Young universal designer graduated in 2012 at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava at the transportation design studio under the leadership of Štefan Klein.
After the studies, Adam worked several years as Graphic Designer and 3D Artist in a creative studio (Hamendeggs), as Art Director (Sofian) and as Industrial Designer (Plastic Omnium's technical center).
He participated in a number of successful university projects for Skoda, VW or Audi and is the author / co-creator of several Slovak designs, e.g. the first Slovak pedal assisted electric vehicle designed by students - Sandman.
Adam is a part of Aeromobil's styling team.
Structural engineer with 9 years of experience in primary and secondary structure design and analysis; primarily on Airbus aircraft including A320, A321neo, A330, A350 & A400M.
Specialist in fatigue and damage tolerance analysis methods and toolsets. Provided training courses in fatigue and damage tolerance analysis, Airbus methods and toolsets in the UK and India.
Ivan is bringing 10 years of experience, from both - automotive and aerospace areas.
After finishing the University, he started his career as Production Planner for an industrial company producing and delivering interior parts for KIA Motors, followed by Interior Design Engineer role for JohnsonControls, where he gained experience in surface design, utilized on projects such as Opel Insignia, Opel Zafira, Volvo XC90 and Ford C-max.
After 5 years in the automotive area, he shifted to the aircraft company FACC. As Desing Engineer he mainly collaborated on the projects for Airbus A320 and as Weight Specialist, for Comac C919.
Graduated in 2011 from Slovak University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Michal started his professional career in FAC AG as Design Engineer for aircraft parts. He participated on various aerospace projects like Airbus A330 flap track fairings, Airbus A321 outboard flap, Embraer E2 jet flap track fairings.
His over 5 years experience gave him a lot of knowledge in designing of aircraft composite and metal structures and also knowledge of manufacturing and assembling of aerospace composite parts.
Michal is now a part of AeroMobil project as Lead Design Engineer within Primary Structures and Body Systems group.
After finishing the University studies at the Institute of Aerospace Engineering in Brno, Slavo worked half a year for YanFeng as Design Engineer for automotive interiors.
In AeroMobil, he is responsible for Design Engineering activities for the wings and tail surfaces.
Tibor brings experience from the traditional aerospace industry.
He graduated from Brno University of Technology, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Institute of Aerospace Engineering with specialization in aircraft design.
After finishing the University studies, he worked over 5 years in the Aircraft Industries as a Development Design Engineer on a project of modernization of the metal 19-seats commuter transport aircraft L410NG. He created complex solutions from 3D designs through drawings for manufacture support, with main focus on aircraft structure design and mechanical systems. He also cooperated with Blanik Aircraft CZ, producer of traditional metal gliders L13 and L23.
Tibor is a part of AeroMobil airframe and primary structures team.
Avionics and Electronics System Designer, graduated from Faculty of Aeronautics at Technical University in Kosice, bringing experience from conventional aerospace, with unconventional thinking.
Tomas started his career as Avionics and Electronics Designer for Shark UL where he was responsible for the assembly of electronics and avionics systems, preparation of electrical and avionics systems to flight, implementation of the navigation system "Glass cockpit" FLYMAP and Dynon SKYVIEW on board.
Hungry for new challenges and knowledge, he continued his career working for LET Kunovice on design and modification of avionics systems, management of design works, checking the suppliers and supporting the aircraft certification L140 E-20. He also experienced the prototyping design of control and signaling electronic airframe systems engaged with avionics LRU Garmin G3000 on L410NG aircraft. Was also the co-author of FHA and FMEA analysis.
Passionate design engineer with 10 years experience in automotive industry, previously working for Johnson Controls company.
She gained her first experience as Benchmarking Specialist followed by the experience as Design Engineer for numerous plastic and seating projects like Land Rover Discovery Sport and Evoque, Volvo XC90 and 60, Porsche Cayenne, Fiat Viaggio, Ford C-max and many others. She was also part of JCI innovation team where she was working on carbon fiber seat for AMG and on Camisma project.
Katarina is part of AeroMobil interior and safety team.
Creative Design Engineer bringing new ideas during the vehicle development. Mainly focused on interior seats where he has more than 10 years experience brought from Johnson Controls company.
Previously he was working as Design and Lead Engineer in Slovakia and abroad (Germany, China, other EU countries), on a variety of projects like Mercedes A and B-class, OPEL Meriva, FIAT viaggio, BMW X1. As a complex seat Lead Engineer he was in direct contact with the customer and was coordinating the engineering sub-product team members (Trim, Foam, Metal, Plastic, Small parts...).
During his past 11 years he also gained knowledge in designing and manufacturing different seat components, safety, legal requirements, comfort and many others.
Stanislav is a part of AeroMobil interior and safety engineering team.
Experienced automotive technician with Canadian Interprovincial Red Seal certificate in automotive, Bohus has 18 years of automotive experience which started at his dad's workshop while still at the high school, already rebuilding his first vintage vehicles.
His automotive experience covers working with different personal vehicles, in the areas such as electric systems, body work, mechanics, diagnostics, propulsion; all these also applied for racing vehicles kit cars and luxury high end sport cars.
During his work for Slovak racing team Petersport as a Chief Tech, he gained the race track experience, building race cars, project cars and servicing luxury and racing vehicles for VIP clients as for example former NHL hockey player Lubomir Visnovsky.
Bohus gained the international automotive experience in Republic of Ireland, covering technical service of all personal vehicle areas followed by the overseas experience at Auto Canada group, where he got a chance to understand the automotive industry and product in North America as Leading Technician, covering all responsibilities and duties for the dealership workshop, its efficiency, proper work flow and quality.
By participating on new technology training courses as hybrid propulsion training or steering and braking assist training, Bohus is able to apply his knowledge of latest technologies to the development of AeroMobil.
Stano's long-standing interest in aviation led to the University study of aviation transport at the University of Zilina.
Within his 14 years of experience within aerospace/aviation quality, such as quality systems and quality audits, production organisation set up, technical documentation administration and management, he also gained the experience with airworthiness management of airplanes in several airlines. Also, Stanislav held a role of Quality Manager of the first Slovak Part 21 Production Organization Approval holder.
Matej has a varied international experience gained during his studies as well as professionally. Possessing over 8 years' experience in project and financial management of national and EU projects on economics, research, development and innovations, he brings a good drive and know-how in the area of public funding to AeroMobil.
Professional Strategic Purchaser with over 20 years of experience holding various roles in foreign and multinational companies.
Andrea is a specialist for strategic purchasing, supply chain and contract management. Within her career, she extablished new procurement teams and is experienced in leading training sessions for buyers.
Over 11 years experience in the office and administration, as well as sales and single-entry bookkeeping gained in financial and commercial companies in various positions from Assistant to Business Officer.