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.

Executive Team

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Ir Robert Dingemanse MBA

CEO & Co-founder

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.

What drives me is to create the first commercially viable flying car on the market
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Bartjan Rietdijk MSc

R&D Manager

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
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Mike Stekelenburg Bsc

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 overall system design and integration.

Our persistence in addressing the challenges is extraordinary
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Dr. Markus G. Hess


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
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Non-executive team

Peter Jorna
Prof. Peter Jorna


Peter is PAL-V’s expert in Human Machine Systems design. He is a teacher at Cranfield University (UK) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China). He worked for 18 years at the National Aerospace Laboratory in Amsterdam and was head of the Flight Division, managing Helicopters, Operational Research, Human Factors and Flight Simulation departments. Since 2008 he operates as an independent expert for the EU and the aviation industry on a.o. flight deck certification for COMAC in China. Peter is the president-elect of the European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP).

Andre Kuiper
Ir. Andre E Kuiper


Andre is very experienced in international business and manufacturing. He built a carreer with Royal Packaging Industries Van Leer and held positions in Brasil and India among others.

Janpieter Koning
Drs. Janpieter Koning Msc RA (CPA)


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.

Frank Mulder
Frank Mulders Msc


After graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, Frank started his career at Stork/Fokker operating in design, qualification/validation, production and services of various aircrafts. The first 6 years he was technical director in mechatronics/sheet-metal following by 14 years in Aerospace Businesses (maintenance /aero structures), including 9 years as president of the Landing Gear Division. Currently he is the CEO of AAE-Grauel which operates in process automation- and high-precision-assemblies.

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