Volatus Infrastructure has announced the first three members of its leadership team, naming its chief executive officer, chief commercial officer and chief strategy officer.

As chief executive officer (CEO) Dan Sloat will work side by side with co-founder Grant Fisk as Volatus continues its rapid growth. Bob Johnson will take the lead as chief commercial officer (CCO), heading up Volatus’ global business development teams and fostering new relationships. Chief strategy officer (CSO) Nicolas Zart will work closely with Sloat to champion the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) industry into reality.

“The next chapter of Volatus is being written today by bringing together some of the brightest minds in the AAM industry. The impact Dan, Nicolas and Bob have already had on the AAM industry is immeasurable and I could not be more honoured that they are now taking leading roles in the Volatus story,” Fisk said of the appointments.

Dan Sloat is a JD/MBA (Juris Doctor/ Master of Business Administration), former United States Air Force captain who earned a Humanitarian Service Medal for his efforts to aid Syrian refugees during Operation Inherent Resolve. He is a UAS traffic management expert with direct operational experience orchestrating the safe and efficient navigation of 13,000 drones. Sloat is also the founder of the Advanced Air Mobility Institute, an international non-profit dedicated to advocating for the broadest public benefit through the AAM ecosystem globally.

Bob Johnson is an early adapter of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology with senior executive business development expertise at both start-up and established companies. He is a founding member of the Georgia UAS Working Group at Georgia Tech and member of theGeorgia Department of Transportation (DOT) AAM Working Group.

Nicolas Zart is the former director of strategic development for Vertical Flight Society and has covered the electric mobility industry as a journalist for the last 15 years.

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