Aerovel is excited to share that we have added Dr. Ben Motazed to our team as the new VP of business development and technology. Ben brings more than 30 years of experience in the robotics and unmanned systems industry. He has held senior executive roles in strategy, business development, sales, product management and marketing at companies such as Aurora Flight Sciences, Athena Technologies, Rockwell Collins, Google X, Intel Corporation and AeroVironment.
“I have known Ben for many years and expect him to be a tremendous asset to our company,” said Ali Dian, CEO of Aerovel. “He has a deep knowledge of the unmanned and aerospace industries and an excellent skillset to support Aerovel’s continued growth.”
Ben earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Robotics Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and started his career as a research scientist at the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute. While there, he pursued research in subsurface mapping technologies and devices, unmanned ground vehicles and distributed vehicle control systems.