Leadership

Robert O'Keeffe

CEO & Founder of Tachyon Aerospace, Ltd.

Robert has developed technologies stated by the aerospace industry majors as “having the ability to revolutionize space-flight vehicle design and development to initiating the reshaping of the aerospace industry from the ground-up.”

Robert is auto-didactic and has a new un-blinkered understanding of the laws of physics with his breakthroughs in bi-polar magnetic fields and his research with resonance frequency. Through these breakthroughs, Robert has spent 15 years designing a Trans-Atmospheric Flight Vehicle (TAV1) and has spent the last 6 years dedicating himself to the building of a team around Tachyon Aerospace Ltd., showcasing some of his breakthroughs. This includes a new revolutionary propulsion system and many flight system technologies. Robert has an extensive background and understanding of power generation. He has been innovating many disruptive technologies and has designs, blueprints, white papers, and government reports on many of his clean-power technologies.

Robert also has many years R&D experience in the advancement of medical technologies and vehicle emissions reduction tech. The last 34 years has seen him being sought after by some of the major companies in the world. He has been published several times, and is a guest speaker at many physics conferences around the world.

Saad Masood

Chief Culture Officer

As a constituent of the new Millennial generation, Saad has a unique perspective of the emerging culture associated with emerging technologies—and their effects on business, collaboration, strategy, and execution. Saad brings a vibrant approach to Tachyon Aerospace’s Mission Directives with his experience working through multiple industries and career paths. A true entrepreneur weaving through careers and industries creating a series of case studies through his experiences, to bring them full-circle through building the culture at Tachyon Aerospace. A prime example of “the future, designing the future.”

Jean-Paul Gaillard

Chief Operating Officer

Jean-Paul Gaillard is a Swiss citizen, who pursued his studies in Switzerland, England and the US. In addition he studied for 2 years engineering & law, he holds an MBA – UCLA. Jean-Paul Gaillard is an accomplished pilot and innovator in his own right with a life-long passion for aviation and aerospace.

Mr. Gaillard’s sound international professional experience includes: 6 years in operational positions in the U.S. focused primarily on General Management, Marketing, Finance and profit center responsibility for major multinationals such as Philip Morris Companies and Nestlé, as well as with medium-sized companies in Industrial products and FMCG. He is also highly experienced in managing special situations and strategic change.

Jean-Paul’s best known achievements include the creation and international expansion of the Marlboro Classics brand for Philip Morris, and the turnaround of Nespresso for the Nestlé Group. At Nespresso, he defined and implemented the business model, and created the Nespresso Club. He oversaw the development as an international group of companies under his management (Nestlé was the shareholder). He also oversaw as CEO the reorganization of Moevenpick’s Food Division, and the acquisition of Ben & Jerry’s by Unilever. Moevenpick ice cream was subsequently bought by Nestlé. He was also instrumental in the sale of Ebel (LVMH) to Movado Group (NYSE).Today, Jean-Paul Gaillard is the founder and chairman of Ethical Coffee Company SA (ECC manufactures biodegradable capsules, compatible with Nespresso machines).

Von Striker

President of Media and Business Development

Von is an entrepreneurial-minded executive, who brings multicultural experience, with enhanced focus on public relations, media communication and branding to the Tachyon Team.

Through the development and blending of many diverse buisnesses, Von offers a unique perspective, and insight regarding international start-ups in the corporate arena. Her experience includes, ownership, management, teaching, H.R., research, brand development, advertisement, and sales.

A few of the diverse international buisnesses she has worked with include, the medical arena (stem cell/biologics), investments (EB5), oil and gas, entertainment/recording, airline industry, psychology/drug and alcohol disciplines, fine art, precious jewelry/gemology, and numerous luxe brands. Von is also currently the Vice President of Striker Yachts International.

“People are my business”… a quote Von takes seriously, with much gratitude and humility. “In the pursuit of serving others, we find our true joy!”

Giuseppe (Joe) Carusi

COO

Giuseppe is the CEO & Founder of iNova Engineering, and is an Inventor, Active Acquapreneur and Liquid Space Acquanaut. Giuseppe holds a Phd in Literature and Foreign Languages at University of Florence and an MBA for marketing for European SMEs at Université Catholique of Louvain la Neuve, Belgium. He is skilled in business plans, project reports and presentation, and business development for SMEs, and he is an ECAS certified Coach for SMEs.

For 21 years, Giuseppe has been designing and constructing yachts, with Inside Marine and Comar Yachts in Italy, as well as freelance projects. He was the creator of “MUSEC Atlantis—The submarine with Gills.” Giuseppe cooperated with Tarco Research, California USA from 1991 to 2000 in the development of the Bionic Dolphin (1995/2000).

He was the Project developer for the RECS underwater interactive theme park project (Hydropolis) in Dubai UAE on account of UDD (Underwater Design Development Co.) and Anderson Freiberg Architects NY (1999/2001). He was also the “Times and Materials” team leader for Disney Imagineers on Disney Studios project in Paris, France (2001/2002). Giuseppe invented/designed and prototyped the “AirBike—Extreme Personal Hovercraft” for Aqua-Tec Marine Flight Technologies in 2003. And he is a PADI open water certified diver (instructor level).

Classified

Project Engineer

Project Engineer, responsibilities. The Project Engineer is responsible for working on multiple projects. Disciplined in prototyping, CAD design, additive manufacturing, software development, and research and development (R&D).  Knowledge in frequency propagation and magnetic mathematical models. 20+ years experience multi-disciplined fields.

 

Hanieh Sadat

Strategic Partner

As former Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Hanieh and her team managed assets for a select group of family offices and institutions. Hanieh began her career in the financial services industry in 2004 and joined Wachovia Securities, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors, in March of 2006. In Mid-2015, she joined Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Most recently, Hanieh has been busy kick-starting her second career. She founded Impact X, focused on providing funding to and creating strategic partnerships between the most innovative and cutting-edge renewable energy and space technologies.

Hanieh organized over 80 monthly private dining and wining events for qualified investors on topics of investments and wealth management. She invited well-known speakers from various industries to present their views on areas such as philanthropy, disruptive technology, innovations, and entrepreneurship.

Hanieh is an active member of Nexus Global Youth, the Milken Institute Young Leader Circle, and the World Affairs Council, as well as a regular guest at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She is also sitting at the Board of Trustee at American Renewable Energy Institute (AREI), the Board of Advisor at Brain Mapping Foundation.

She received an executive programme from Pepperdine University in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management in 2005 from the California State University of Northridge.

Lucia Missorini (Eng./Arch.)

Architect

Lucia operates Strarchitetture, an associate firm that deals with architecture through an idea that can overcome the simple technical solution of the architectural object, developing it in function of the energies, spaces, and places to which it will be subjected, involving ideas, forms, and different contents to different arts, subjects, and disciplines that can be defined as Extra-Architectural.

Within the study, multidisciplinary reality and biomimicry design is constantly marked by a continuous relationship with the artistic world, in all its forms and derivations expressed through architectural, artistic, events and dissemination and research projects. StrArchitetture will be designing the Space Port for Tachyon Aerospace.

Robert Carusi (Eng./Arch.)

Architect

Robert operates StrArchitetture, an associate firm that deals with architecture through an idea that can overcome the simple technical solution of the architectural object, developing it in function of the energies, spaces, and places to which it will be subjected, involving ideas, forms, and different contents to different arts, subjects, and disciplines that can be defined as Extra-Architectural.

Within the study, multidisciplinary reality and biomimicry design is constantly marked by a continuous relationship with the artistic world, in all its forms and derivations expressed through architectural, artistic, events and dissemination and research projects. StrArchitetture will be designing the Space Port for Tachyon Aerospace.

Stan Barrett

Humanitarian Technologies

Stan joins as a serial entrepreneur, multinational business owner and Founder and President of the Give Back Hope charity. For Stan, life is not complete unless we are as active in making a positive difference in the world as we are in building our own lives and dreams.

Stan brings with him a wealth of business management acumen along with a burning passion to open new frontiers. A natural leader, Stan’s philanthropic nature has led to fresh water for African villages, flood relief in Pakistan and emergency aid after the earthquake in Nepal. It’s this spirit for creating a better world that means Stan will continue to change lives and share Hope.

Han Raguthu (Rick)

Head of Special Projects - Construction - AdRok

Rick is head of Research and Development for AdRok™ and Special Projects in Construction and new building materials. He comes from a multicultural and business background. He was born in India and educated in engineering in New York. He has a unique talent in identifying new products and business opportunities. Rick is placed in a perfect position in Tachyon Aerospace Ltd. to realize the goals and vision of AdRok™.

He has worked with charitable organizations and political figures in several nations and has a true commitment to achieve the goals of Tachyon Aerospace.

Dominic Michael John Mangles

Assistant to Product Development

Dominic is Rick’s assistant in the Special Projects – AdRok™. Dominic is well versed in the property development and construction industry. He has a vast knowledge of construction materials and experience working in research and development. He is placed in a perfect position to assist our head of Special Projects.  

Sam Nichols

IT and Web Developer

Along with maintaining and designing the Tachyon Aerospace website, Sam oversees IT and communications for the team and assists in marketing and branding. Over the last several years, Sam has studied computer science, digital/visual rhetoric, literature, and creative writing; taught composition, rhetoric, and creative writing at the University of New Mexico; and served on editorial boards at Bartleby Snopes and Blue Mesa Review. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Missouri State University.  

Vladislav Alexandrovich

Material Physicist

Born in 1948, Cand.Tech.Sci., Assistant professor, Dean of the Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Kremenchug National University named after Mikhail Ostrogradsky. He is the author and co-author of about 200 scientific and educational methodical developments, including 9 manuals for universities (4 of them with the stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine) and 7 patents for inventions. Scientific interests are focused on the issues of research and modeling of physical processes in technical and biological objects, as well as the development of electronic means of technical and medical diagnostics.

Mospan Denis Vladislavovich

Material Physicist

Mospan Denis Vladislavovich, born in 1976, Cand.Tech.Sci., Assistant Professor of the department “Electronic devices” of the Kremenchug National University named after Mikhail Ostrogradsky. Is the author and co-author about 60 scientific and educational methods and 3 patents for inventions. Scientific interests are concentrated on questions of research and modeling of physical processes in technical and biological objects, as well as the processes of forming elements of rigidity. Thesis: “Improvement of the technology of forming flat sheet metal parts with a rectangular rift method of bending.”

Richard Price

Engineer

Richard has a lifetime of experience innovating and developing new technologies and products. Richard enjoys working along side other inventors brainstorming new concepts, technologies and innovations which has lead him to broaden his horizons into aerospace, propulsion, advanced fuels, energy and power production. Richard’s diverse background includes working with a wide variety of technologies, design and engineering practices with 40 yrs. research and development experience under his belt.