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
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
Marco van den Bosch
Marco started his flight training at the Royal Netherlands Air Force. After which he held various sales and marketing positions in the IT industry, 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.
Working on making a dream come true is extraordinary
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
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
The Sales Team
Marco van den Bosch
Marco started his flight training at the Royal Netherlands Air Force. After which he held various sales and marketing positions in the IT industry, 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 Manager
While writing his bachelor thesis, Joris Wolters came in contact with PAL-V. After graduating from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, he started at PAL-V. Motivated by his passion for aviation and with the vision to change the future of mobility, he is now Marketing and Sales Manager for PAL-V. Apart from his work at PAL-V Joris is currently an Executive-MBA candidate at the Nyenrode Business University.
VP International Business Development
Born and raised in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Carlo started his early life at the Dutch Defence. After his time in the Dutch Defence, 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 Development for PAL-V.
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 in international business development and sales.
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.
Country manager Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Richard has close to three decades of professional experience in his respective fields of providing innovative wealth management services to institutional investors and private investors/families. He has been working with asset management firms and banks on strategic advisory engagements focused on solving complex business issues across a wide variety of business functions. He had the honor to work for Ferrari and Porsche in key positions. While sharing his passion for fast cars and aviation Richard is now setting up the sales channels in Switzerland for PAL-V.
COUNTRY MANAGER UNITED KINGDOM
Andy was born and raised in the English Lake district and commenced flying airplanes back in 1989 whilst working within the automotive sector in parts and accessory distribution. Successfully establishing himself with several international distribution companies, Andy’s business literally took off and this success introduced him to fine cars and rotary flight, going onto own and operate several helicopters. International sales and distribution combined with his love for flying allowed Andy to combine two of those two passions, working as Chief Sales Officer for Several leading aviation brands. Until recently home was the USA, Andy now back in Europe, combines all three passions with unparalleled enthusiasm at PAL-V.
PAL-V Flydrive academy
HEAD OF FLIGHT TRAINING
Phil has more than 6000 hours instructing on gyroplanes, making him one of the most experienced gyroplane instructors in the world. He is a Senior Gyroplane Flight Examiner in the United Kingdom and the Chairman of the International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training (IAPGT). Phil has written several books on gyroplanes including the Gyroplane Pilots Handbook, the internationally acclaimed manual for learning to fly a gyroplane. Phil is responsible for establishing and overseeing the global PAL-V Instructor and PAL-V Pilot Training and Accreditation programs.
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 Sales in North America.
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT NORTH AMERICA
Gary has been an active pilot since 1979. He current holds multiple ratings including commercial IFR ratings. He has flown and owned various aircraft and now flies a Cirrus SR22T. Gary was involved in many standard organisations, including 1st Lt in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol, Angel Flight West (medical flights). He is a licensed FAA Safety Trainer. He has years of experience in successful technology start-ups and Mergers and Acquisitions. For PAL-V he is spearheading the business development 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 the GCC. For PAL-V Khalil is now responsible for the Middle East region.
VP Saudi Arabia
Khaled manages investment portfolios with investments in Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Africa. Over the last 25 years, he partnered with a number of successful entrepreneurs to build various businesses. He is actively developing new companies around new technologies as part of the portfolios. For PAL-V he is focusing on the development of the market in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Shuhua Wang
Shu is an experienced Europe-China business developer. She was the first Chinese Women PhD in the field of Sustainability and Innovation. She has been working with a number of European companies doing business in China. Using her Chinese and European governmental and management experiences, she wrote price winning management books about China. Next to her work for PAL-V, she also teaches courses and coaches top managers about how to cooperate with Chinese partners. She is fluent in Chinese, English and Dutch. Shu is responsible for developing and implementing PAL-V’s business development and strategy for China. 微信：ShuhuavanSomerenWang
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.