"It’s incredibly diverse at ZeroAvia, not just culturally but the level of intellectual diversity."
The opportunity to really make a difference not only to the aviation industry but to be a piece of the puzzle that helps tackle climate change was one I couldn't resist. If I can look back at my career when I retire knowing I made a difference, I’ll be a happy man and I strongly believe that ZeroAvia’s mission will help me achieve that.
It’s incredibly diverse at ZeroAvia, not just culturally but the level of intellectual diversity of the company, the company is full of people with the same mindset, all working towards a goal they are all passionate about which make it a very unique and special culture to be a part of. It’s an environment where you feel comfortable, that the ideas you bring to the table will be heard and considered no matter what your experience or background. It’s that kind of attitude that makes people enjoy their work environment.
As part of the Strategy & Infrastructure teams I am responsible for managing projects that aren’t always directly related to the core powertrain development, but are crucial to successful deployment of the technology when the time comes. This includes things like the upskilling of the current workforce to be suitable to handle hydrogen in aviation, and the deployment of hydrogen infrastructure at airports around the world to support the aircraft.
Having started as an associate, I have always been encouraged to find an area of the business that interests me and pursue more opportunities there. There is always plenty of openings and opportunities for people to develop and grow, whether that be through courses or through goal setting and mentoring/coaching.
Honestly, there’s not one individual thing that stands out, but more an accumulation of great people, a common meaningful goal, and a sense of belonging that makes it such a good work environment.
I think the day the Dornier had its first flight was the proudest so far. A really special moment, not just in the company history but the history of aviation and to have played a small part in making that happen makes me proud.