Executive team:


Ir Robert Dingemanse MBA:
Co-founder and CEO

After graduating from Delft University in electrical engineering and earning an MBA from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Robert started his career at Royal Philips Electronics. He successfully launched many new products in the market. Later he set up and changed the strategic direction of a number of businesses within Philips. Since 2003 he has started up a number of ventures
outside of Philips. For PAL-V he is responsible for general management and
strategy.

Mike Stekelenburg Bsc:
COO and Chief engineer

Since his graduation in electronics, Mike has been working in high-tech innovation, acting as innovation manager or general manager. Mike created new breakthrough product lines in very different business environments for Royal Philips Electronics, Thomson and FEI Company (listed on Nasdaq). For PAL-V, he is responsible for project management, overall system design and integration.

Dr. Markus G. Hess:
Chief Marketing Officer

Markus Hess graduated with an MBA from Clemson University, SC and received a Ph. D. from the University of St. Gallen in the field of strategic management in the airline industry. After various executive positions with Festool, Multiplex, Malik Consulting and RUAG he started two ventures in the consulting and consumer goods industries. For PAL-V he is responsible for business development and sales.

Non-Executive team:


Prof Peter Jorna:
Chairman Supervisory Board

Peter is PAL-V’s expert in Human Machine Systems design and evaluation. He teaches part-time at Cranfield University in the UK and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He worked for 18 years at the National Aerospace Laboratory in Amsterdam and served as head of the Flight Division, managing Helicopters, Operational Research, Human Factors, Flight Mechanics, and Flight Simulation departments. Since 2008 he has been active as an independent expert for the European Union and the aviation industry, including flight deck certification for COMAC in China. Peter is the President-elect of the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP).

Ir André Kuiper:
Member Supervisory Board

André is an experienced international industry manager and engineer who built a career at Royal Packaging Industries Van Leer, retiring from the Board of Management. He is very experienced in international business and manufacturing management and is a respected lecturer on those subjects. André has worked in India and Brazil, amongst others.

Janpieter Koning Msc:
Member Supervisory Board

Janpieter is a financial and business expert active as an official registered accountant. He was a former partner of KPMG and co-founded the company Tacstone Ventures, which specialized in start- up companies with innovative technologies and
business models.

Ir Rutger Deurvorst:
Manager Industrial Relations

After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University Delft, Rutger started as Business Development Manager at N.V. Indivers Far East (Singapore 1980-1987). After earning his MBA at Insead France in 1988 Rutger managed two aerospace businesses of his personal Holding Axxiflex B.V. Subsidiaries were sold in 2000 and 2004. From 2001 to 2003 Rutger was Investment Manager at ICT incubator Twinning heading a portfolio of 25 investments.
Since 2005 Rutger is specializing in the development of industrial cooperation between high tech businesses in the Netherlands and global companies in the Geo Security Sector.