Roei Ganzarski (Feb. 1st) – The Future of Electric Aviation: What can we expect in our lifetime

CEO, Magnix and Executive Chairman, Eviation

Roei is CEO of magniX, an electric aviation propulsion company. With a vision of connecting communities with low-cost, clean air transportation, magniX is disrupting aviation as we know it. Under Roei’s leadership, magniX developed industry leading propulsion systems, were the first in the world to fly multiple all-electric commercial aircraft, achieved world’s first FAA Special Conditions publication, and won a lucrative $75M NASA contract to develop a large scale 40-passenger electric aircraft. Roei was invited to testify in front of US Congress on the future of aviation and was recently recognized by Business Insider as one of ‘100 People Transforming Business’.

In addition to his magniX role, Roei also serves as executive chairman of Eviation, the electric aircraft manufacturer bringing a newly designed all-electric aircraft to market.

Prior to magniX, Roei was CEO of BoldIQ – a provider of dynamic real-time scheduling optimization software. Under his leadership, BoldIQ grew from seed software startup to multi-million-dollar profitable SaaS company.

Before BoldIQ, Roei was with the Boeing family of companies in continuously increasing roles of responsibility. His last role was Chief Customer Officer for Boeing’s Flight Services division where he led worldwide customer and market facing organizations and was responsible for revenue growth and
customer service.

Other experiences prior to Boeing include investment banking, corporate finance, advertising, and the military.

Roei serves as chair of the Electric Propulsion and Innovation Committee (EPIC) at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and is a member of their executive committee.

He is a graduate of Wharton’s Advanced Management Program, earned an MBA from the University of Washington, and a BA in Economics from The University of Haifa.

Roei lives with his family in Redmond, Washington, USA.

Source: Bellevue Rotary Club