DR SEYED MOHSENI
CEO & Founder
Dr Seyed Mohseni is a serial entrepreneur who has founded a number of successful businesses with his academic background in aerospace engineering design. He holds an MSc in aerospace propulsion (Cranfield University) as well as an MBA and doctorate in gas turbine technology (Cranfield University). Samad Aerospace Ltd, a UK based company, developing a range of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) electric powered business aircraft for civil aviation use.
Graeme joined Samad Aerospace in March 2019 after a 40 year career with BAE Systems where he held various senior engineering leadership roles on the design, flight development, certification and support on both civil and military aircraft.
As Chief Engineer, and previously Chief Projects Engineer, Graeme gained a wide aerospace engineering experience at whole aircraft integration level including working with Air bus, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Gulfstream along with major equipment and engine suppliers. He was Chief Designer ATP and 748 at Prestwick leading to the development and certification of the Jetstream 61, a 64 seat turboprop.
MOHAMMAD REZA MARGHOUBKAR
Head of Operations
Mohammad Reza is a multi-skilled and ambitious engineer, who has completed his MSc in Mechanical Engineering as the top graduate in 2014.
Since starting his engineering work in 2012 he has gained vast engineering knowledge in different industry fields worldwide including gas turbine optimisation, oil and gas, technical drawing, construction, manufacturing site QC/QA supervision, systems engineering, Aerospace and biotechnology.
As well as industrial and engineering experience, Mohammad Reza has scientific activities such as lecturing and research for both universities and industrial institutes.
His international work experience in South America, Middle East and Europe with fluency in three languages (English, Spanish, and Persian) has made him an engineer without borders.
Head of Advanced Tech
Current involvement in Autonomous & Connected Vehicles. Expertise in Design, Construction and Testing of UAV and Small Piloted Aircraft. Lifetime experience in high level Motorsport – For more than 20 years have led the transition of motorsport technologies into Aerospace/Other applications with particular emphasis in Electronic Control & Data Systems and Propulsion Technologies. Cosworth/Pi Research – McLaren Applied Technologies. Started formal work with Team Lotus in F1 in 1973. Founded companies (Racing Technology Norfolk -etc.) which conducted joint ventures with Toyota Motor Corporation and the Audi Volkswagen Group. Finished contracting work at McLaren Applied Technologies in December 2016.
John has a lifetimes experience in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry in multiple senior management roles including CEO, Managing Director, Marketing Director, Commercial Director and Business Development Director.John specializes in raising investment and finance for Airports, Aerospace and Aviation projects with a specialisation in UK Export Finance. He also assists in the acquisition of aircraft for Airlines including finance and leasing. John is a qualified NLP Specialist and Certified Human Resource Manager qualified with the American Certification Institute in Delaware, USA. He is also a Business Coach qualified at Bournemouth University in the UK.
Norman Wijker is a graduate of Cranfield University’s famous Aerospace Vehicle Design course. After graduation, Norman worked in a variety of roles, from software coding for Tilt-rotor performance at the MoD to all-round design/manufacturing at Edgely Aeronautics and positions in Airbus and Boeing. In 2002 Norman brought together a team of sailors and engineers to design and race a C class catamaran for the “little America’s Cup” and raced in championships in the USA and UK. This led to a job working for Airbus future projects during which time Norman was consulted on the new “innovation cell” in Toulouse. Since joining Samad in 2018, Norman has led the designs for e-Starling and Q-Starling.
Head of Avionics
During his industrial career, he contributed to the design and then development of the avionics and systems for a variety of Airbus and Boeing airliners. His doctorate investigated the application of mathematical proofs to computing machines. Since joining academia, he has been part of the current revolution in aviation enabled by electrical power and miniaturised computers, focusing on the development of novel airframes and systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. He heads a group of engineers creating UAVs for variety of projects, for applications ranging from renewable energy to defence and security. He has given commentary and spoken on his subjects of expertise to television, radio, and online news channels, discussing airliner safety, defence of airports from rogue drones, and flying taxis.
MARWAN MAURIZIO CHEDID
Dr Marwan Maurizio Chedid has an extensive background with aircraft structures (metal and composite materials, MSc Cranfield University), flight and ground loads (numerical and experimental, PhD at Cranfield University) means of compliance of the certification rules of Initial and Continuing Airworthiness, Structural Integrity Programmes (Operational Loads Measurement, Life Extension) developed through international aerospace manufacturers (Vulcanair, Partenavia, Pilatus, Evektor, and Comac) and maintenance organisation (Marshall Aerospace). This exposed him for more than 20 years to the challenges of the technical departments for civil and military aircraft regulated according to international aviation authorities.