Manta Aircraft: new Board of Directors appointed
Giuseppe Orsi, former AW top manager, among them
Manta Aircraft announced the appointment of its new Board of Directors. Joining the board are former AgustaWestland top managers including Giuseppe Orsi, Fabio Nannoni, and Sergio Biganzoli, as well as Eugenio Cremascoli from Avionord.
The company unveils the restructuring of its new board, effective as of July 2023. This strategic move is a testament to the company's ongoing commitment to enhance corporate governance, foster innovation, and drive further growth.
The newly appointed Board of Directors brings together a diverse group of experienced professionals and experts, each of whom boasts a proven track record in aviation top management, helicopter and aircraft design, marketing, and operations. Their collective experience and vision will play a pivotal role in steering Manta Aircraft through the upcoming phases of development and expansion.
A primary focus is to secure the next financing round (currently open) for finalizing the platform design, developing core subsystems, and producing two 1:1 scale prototypes of the agile 2-seater model and drone, based on the hybrid-electric eVSTOL platform "ANN" with extended range, by the first half of 2025, thought for categories like the Experimental Aircraft, Defence, and specific Utility and Service applications.
The newly appointed members of the Board of Directors are:
After graduating in Aeronautical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan, he started his long and successful career in the Italian aero industry, in 1973 with SIAI Marchetti. After the firm was incorporated in Agusta, he was appointed to hold a series of key management positions of home and international operations, including the joint-venture with Bell Helicopters for the BA (then AW) 609 Tilt-rotor (airplane-helicopter) program. In 2004 he was appointed CEO of AgustaWestland, and in 2011 he became the CEO and Chairman of Finmeccanica (now Leonardo), one of the main Italian hi-tech industrial conglomerates.
Sergio Biganzoli, CFO;
Eugenio Cremascoli – CEO Avionord.
These ones complement the existing members of the Board of Directors:
Lucas Marchesini, CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman;
Juanjo Espinosa, CDO, Co-Founder;
Michael Mesaric, COO, Co-Founder.
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