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Doron Merdinger

Doron Merdinger

CEO & Founder

  • NYU School of Business (Honors)
  • Expert in product development, manufacturing, supply chain
  • Wartime veteran, Israeli Air Force Intelligence

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derek barger

Derek Barger

Chief Electrical & Electronics Engineer

  • National Radio Institute Master Technician
  • Electric Vehicle Engineer
  • Global expert and World Record holder (Battery-powered Vehicles)

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Yaakov Werdiger

Yaakov Werdiger

COO

  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Industrial Engineering & Management - Jerusalem College of Technology. Israeli Defense Forces

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Czar Balangue

Czar Balangue

Chief Systems and
Software Engineer

  • Master degree in Digital Communications and Electronics (Honors)
  • University of Hertfordshire

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Brian Weiner

Brian Weiner

CFO

  • Brian is a highly accomplished business and financial professional with diverse skills that companies trust and value. He has institutional level knowledge of financial controls and accounting systems, and has led numerous equity and debt capital raises in excess of $3 Billion. Brian was also the Deputy Trade Commissioner for the Government of Israel for the Southwestern United States leading joint ventures and strategic partnerships.

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William wood

William Wood

Lead Design Engineer

  • William is an experienced professional with a background in automotive and aerospace industries. William has worked with various leading luxury global brands such as Aston Martin and developed standout exterior and interior designs. He also oversaw the delivery of his design and engineering as market-ready solutions.

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Alasdair MacBean

Alasdair MacBean

Lead Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer

  • Aerospace Vehicle Design – Cranfield University
  • 10+ years experience – designing and building aircraft and aerospace components

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Alasdair MacBean

Arnold Holmes

Certification Manager

  • A highly experienced, dual designated DAR-(F/T) he has tremendous experience in aircraft certification procedures and will lead Doroni Aerospace through the intricate steps of FAA certification.  Arnold has been involved in numerous complex certification projects ranging from complete STC programs, Special operations aircraft for clients such as Boeing and Air to Air refueling operations for the military.  Arnold is an A&P/IA and has owned several GA maintenance shops as well as assisted in the development of both Part 135 and Part 145 operations.  Arnold has spent time as the Director of Maintenance for a very successful Cirrus limited service center and is a private pilot with more than 2500 hours of flight time.

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Abe Dats

Abe Dats

Marketing & investor Relations

Expert communicator who has spent the last 5 years helping a variety of startups achieve their true potential, whether by raising capital, jumpstarting product growth, or bringing operations to scale. After building an $8M dollar a year business at the age of 19,

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David Gambill

David Gambill

Chief Aerospace Engineer

David is an accomplished aerospace engineer with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for renowned companies such as General Dynamics, Boeing, and Leonardo, and has contributed to a variety of projects, including the F-16 and the V-22 vertical takeoff and landing AW609. Additionally, he was Chief Engineer for two years at XTI Aircraft Company, where he worked on the development of a hybrid VTOL business aircraft called the Tri-Fan 600. With his extensive expertise and impressive track record, David brings valuable knowledge and experience to the Doroni Aerospace team.

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Drago Kozhuharov

Drago Kozhuharov

Senior Software Engineer

  • Master degrees in Data Science and Finance
  • 3 years of experience as a software engineer

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Ido Shabi

Ido
Shabi

Senior Software Engineer

Ido is an experienced software engineer with over a decade of experience in the industry.He has worked on a wide range of projects for various companies, demonstrating his expertise in developing innovative solutions to complex problems.Additionally, Ido is a highly skilled cybersecurity expert dedicated to helping develop robust security solutions that protect digital assets.
Ido holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv.

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Miles Gilbert

Miles Gilbert

Senior Software Engineer

Miles Gilbert has 7 years of professional experience as a software engineer from games, consumer electronics, manufacturing and aerospace industries. Miles attended London South Bank University where he studied Game Design and Development and earned a First Class Degree with Honors.

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Charles Boyd

Charles Boyd

Test Pilot

  • 20 + years experience, 14,000+hours of flight time.
  • Part-107 Remote Pilotand Part-135 PrivateAir Charter Currentand Qualified

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