Manuel Heredia Ortiz, former Airbus executive, has been appointed by Crisalion Mobility as Managing Director. Heredia, who joins Crisalion from Airbus, will oversee the company’s strategy and the delivery of its goals
Manuel Heredia Ortiz Crisalion Mobility Managing Director
Crisalion Mobility, a Spanish leader in the design and development of advanced electric mobility solutions which are efficient, safe and sustainable, has today announced the appointment of Manuel Heredia Ortiz as Managing Director. Heredia will oversee strategy and ensure Crisalion Mobility delivers on its corporate goals, identifying the resources needed to implement the company’s ambitious roadmap and assuming overall responsibility for the various business and market segments.
Heredia holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from Seville University, a PhD from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from HEC Paris Business School. He brings two decades of international experience to the table, having held executive positions at leading companies in the industry and played a key role in implementing innovative solutions.
Since 2004, Andalusia-born Heredia has held various roles at Airbus Defence & Space, the defence division of Airbus Group, including CEO of Airbus Poland and Vice-President of Operations for the A400M military transport aircraft, and has been actively involved in various projects in the aeronautical sector related to training and new technologies.
Commenting on his appointment, Manuel Heredia Ortiz said: “It is an exciting challenge to be leading the way to the future of mobility with Crisalion Mobility, competing at the very highest level. I am delighted to be joining a team of driven, motivated professionals with a rich diversity of knowledge and curiosity that truly reflect the Crisalion project.”
Carlos Poveda Rey, founder and CEO of the company, said: « Crisalion Mobility is committed to attracting the best talent in the market, and Manuel’s appointment as Managing Director is a clear reflection of that policy. Manuel brings the right experience and talent to strengthen the foundations on which we are building advanced air and ground mobility solutions for international operators.”
In recent months, Crisalion Mobility has significantly grown its technical and executive teams with the appointment of outstanding professionals including Óscar Lara, Chief Operating Officer, and Gustavo Rodríguez, Chief Technology Officer.
About Crisalion Mobility
Crisalion Mobility is a Spanish leader in designing and developing advanced electric air and ground mobility solutions which are efficient, safe and sustainable.
Created in 2019 and formerly known as UMILES Next, Crisalion Mobility is a pioneer in electric ground and air mobility, delivering solutions for Spanish and international mobility operators using its own technologies.
By 2030, there will be electric aircraft operating in both urban and regional airspace. Autonomous ground transport services driven remotely via a control centre are already a reality.
Crisalion Mobility develops competitive solutions in both of these areas:
- The first Spanish eVTOL and one of the first in Europe to successfully complete test flights.
- The first prototype for a remote control centre for ground vehicles in Spain, to be tested in real-world private environments soon.