Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline, is boosting its executive team as it prepares for commercial launch.
The company announced the appointment of Gavin Gomes as chief revenue officer and a member of its executive team.
From January 1, 2024, Gavin Gomes will step into the role after serving as GM, Dronamics Australia, since August this year.
The appointment comes as Dronamics prepares for its next phase – the launch of commercial operations, starting in Greece, followed by the rest of the Mediterranean, the Gulf region as well as Australia.
Gomes’ track record in senior commercial roles in both start-up and private companies, listed entities and global multinationals, will be central to Dronamics’ evolving its commercial model and creating compelling customer experiences, the company said.
Dronamics has secured launch customers including Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (Germany), Hellenic Post (Greece), Emirates Post Group (UAE), Aramex (UAE), and will be looking to establish itself in market verticals including e-commerce, parcel and post, perishables, pharma, and spare parts.
Previously, Gomes has led commercial and management teams at companies such as Australia Post, Canon, Telstra, and IBM. His experience includes steering transitions and expansions of multinational companies.
With aviation as one of his life-long passions, Gavin is also a qualified pilot and currently serves as a non-executive director of Royal Victorian Aero Club and CM Pacific Pty Ltd.
Gavin is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a master’s degree in Commerce from the University of NSW, along with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance.
He succeeds Tim Martin, who is departing Dronamics to explore new opportunities.
“We are delighted to welcome Gavin into the chief revenue officer role. Since joining us, he has consistently demonstrated exceptional management abilities, essential for helping drive Dronamics into its next chapter. His leadership qualities are not only impressive but also align perfectly with our company culture. Gavin’s capacity to motivate commercial teams and navigate challenges skillfully is remarkable. We are thrilled to leverage his vast experience and expertise as we embark on the next stage of our company’s growth.
“As Gavin steps into his new role, we also acknowledge the contributions of Tim Martin. His work with Dronamics has been very important in our journey, and we are thankful for the dedication he has shown. We deeply appreciate everything he has done for Dronamics and wish him all the best in his new endeavors,’’ said Svilen Rangelov, co-founder and CEO of Dronamics.
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