After graduating from Delft University of Technology in electrical engineering and earning an MBA from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Robert started his career at Philips Electronics. Since 2003 he has started up numerous ventures. Within PAL-V he is responsible for general management and strategy.
All for one goal
PAL-V International B.V. started in 2001 to design a roadable aircraft. It evaluated many potential technologies and created numerous concepts in cooperation with well-known research institutes and universities. The most important breakthrough was the maturing of the DVC tilting technology in 2005. This brought into reach the design of a real flying car instead of a roadable aircraft.
Ir Robert Dingemanse MBA
CEO & Co-founder
What drives me is to create the first commercially viable flying car on the market
Chief Funding Officer
Bart is a former Partner of Atos KPMG Consulting specialized in business finance and investment analysis. Currently he is Partner at Tacstone. Bart is representing Tacstone as a General Partner in the entrepreneurial investment fund The Hatch Firm, focussed on early stage tech companies. Throughout his career Bart has supported start-ups and early stage companies in their funding ambitions.
PAL-V is not a dream but the reality of tomorrow. Enabling tomorrow’s reality is what drives me
Bartjan Rietdijk MSc
Bartjan is an experienced engineering manager working in the aircraft industry since 1988. Involved in several international aircraft development programs from conceptual design to detail design of interior, systems and airframe end items for business jets, large aircraft, military helicopters and fighters. After graduation at the TUD, he has held various positions in both functional and project areas.
The combination of technology and people makes the PAL-V Liberty fly
Mike Stekelenburg Bsc
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 overall system design and integration.
Our persistence in addressing the challenges is extraordinary
Dr. Markus G. Hess
Chief Marketing and Sales 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 / consumer goods industries. For PAL-V he is responsible for business development and sales.
Working on making a dream come true is extraordinary
Marco van den Bosch
Chief Channel Officer
Marco started his working career as an officer helicopter pilot at the Royal Netherlands Air Force. After his flying career, he started working in the IT industry in various sales and marketing functions, ending up as Director of Claris/Filemaker Benelux, the software department of Apple Computer. In 1998 he started as an entrepreneur, founding a number of successful companies specialized in building online sales and retail channels. With these companies he built channels for high-end brands in Europe and the USA, specialized in IT, customer electronics and sports channels. Marco is CCO for PAL-V, in which he will share his enthusiasm and passion for flying & driving in the new future off mobility.
The Sales Team
Dr. Markus G. Hess
VP Central Europe
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.
Marco van den Bosch
VP Western Europe
Marco started his working career as an officer helicopter pilot at the Royal Netherlands Air Force. After his flying career, he started working in the IT industry in various sales and marketing functions, ending up as Director of Claris/Filemaker Benelux, the software department of Apple Computer. In 1998 he started as an entrepreneur, founding a number of successful companies specialized in building online sales and retail channels. With these companies he built channels for high-end brands in Europe and the USA, specialized in IT, customer electronics and sports channels. Marco is now CCO and VP Western Europe for PAL-V, in which he will share his enthusiasm and passion for flying & driving in the new future off mobility.
Marketing and Sales Officer
While writing his bachelor thesis Joris Wolters came in contact with PAL-V. After graduating from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences he started as Junior Marketing and Sales Officer. Motivated by his passion for aviation and with the vision to change the future of mobility, he is now as Marketing and Sales Officer the backbone of the marketing and sales team.
HEAD OF FLIGHT TRAINING
George is an experienced helicopter and fixed-wing instructor pilot. For twelve years in the Dutch Navy he was involved with Search and Rescue, Airborne helicopters on Navy frigates and he was chief of the Navy Helicopter Flight Academy plus flight examiner for the Navy and Air Force. During this period he was asked to join the award winning aerobatics team, the Grasshoppers. After that he became World Champion helicopter Precision Flying.In 1992 he started Pelican Air Helicopters on Curacao in the Caribbean. In 2016 he was asked to join PAL-V, where his prime responsibility is organizing global flight training for clients.
VP International Business Research & Development and Sales
Born and raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Carlo started his early life at The Royal Airforce. After The Royal Airforce he went to Gibraltar to become manager for secretarial services. A specialist in forming incorporations for high net worth individuals and offshore constructions world wide. CEO for several companies with main purpose funding and business development. From 2017 till present active at PAL-V as Vice President International Business Research & Development and Sales for PAL-V.
Prof. Dr. Taco C.R. van Someren
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
He is former Partner and Director KPMG. Taco is internationally renowned for creating the business of the future by his own developed methodology Strategic Innovation applied in many industries worldwide. Taco is active a.o. as advisor European Commission, advisor several European member states and local governments, professor at several universities, President of International Affairs of the Rotterdamsche Aero Club, President Advisory Board Aerocircular, Advisory Board Central Solar Power Association (VZKC). For PAL-V Taco is active on international business development and sales.
René van Broekhoven
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Born and raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, René started his early life at the Royal Dutch Marines. The following years, he was introduced to international business and management. He has developed his own businesses and has consulted large international companies helping them reaching the next level, seeking investors, big clients and introducing them to safety and security plans. René is a very experienced international trade and logistics manager. He held various positions in international logistics and operational management. For PAL-V René is active on international business development and sales.
PAL-V NORTH AMERICA
VP SALES NORTH AMERICA
Mark has been entrepreneur since his teenage years and was accepted as one of the youngest Fellows of the prestigious Institute of Sales and Marketing Management in the UK. His business interests have given him a very broad experience in many industries from adventure guiding to real estate development. He has also led teams on aviation world record adventures. For PAL-V Mark is responsible for Business Development in North America.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NORTH AMERICA
Andre is born and raised in Holland and immigrated to Canada in 2005. He started his career in investment management in the Netherlands. He has been the CEO for an independent oil producing company and has led several ventures to success. In recent years Andre has focused on start ups and early stage companies, mainly in areas of financing and international expansion. For PAL-V he is spearheading the roll out in North America.
PAL-V Middle East
VP MIDDLE EAST
Khalil is a visionary business man with vast management and consultancy experience in various industries. Starting his career as electrical/biomedical engineer Khalil was partner of various companies in Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Qatar. For PAL-V Khalil is now responsible for the Middle East.
PAL-V SE ASIA
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASIA PACIFIC
Remco is born and raised in the Netherlands and started to work abroad since 1995. He graduated from the University of Utrecht and has been working for many years in the consultancy and consumer goods industries in Europe and Asia, holding various CEO positions. For PAL-V Remco is responsible for Business Development in Asia Pacific and is located in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.