Chief Executive Officer
Jeroen Wink's core activities and strengths are in business development, project management as design and test activities. Jeroen built his skills being project leader for the Stratos II+ sounding rocket project at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering, studying Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft, as well as at TNO, the Space Research Institute in Moscow and Nammo Raufoss.
Chief Operations Officer
Tobias Knop focusses on coordination of research and development efforts, modelling activities as well as test operations. In the past he graduated from TU Delft, led the development of the 10 kN DHX-200 Aurora engine at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering and is has most recently been developing in-space propulsion systems for small satellite component vendor Hyperion Technologies.
Airworthiness & Certification
James Powell obtained his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury. After graduating, James worked at Airwork in New Zealand, leading the design and manufacturing teams designing, certifying and manufacturing a wide range of STCs for various aircraft. James is an Engineering Delegate of The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand. At Dawn, James looks after compliance, operations and flight testing.
Chief Technical Officer
Stefan Powell is leading the technical developments at Dawn Aerospace and excels in design and manufacturing problems as well as test operations. He has an MSc. degree from Delft University of Technology and has worked as a development and test engineer at aerospace companies such as new-space launch provider Rocket Lab, Airwork and most recently Hyperion Technologies.
Chief Safety Officer
Robert Werner's key tasks and function are in the domains of operational safety for test campaigns, and design of mechanical as well as electronic systems. Robert has served as senior safety officer for ground and flight test activities at Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering for many years. Beside his studies at TU Delft Robert has worked for aerospace companies Hyperion Technologies and Rocket Lab.
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Iain Finer holds multiple certified licences for aircraft structures and powerplant maintenance and completed the Summer Space Program of the International Space University. Iain was responsible for C-Check maintenance for Dash-8's and Saab 340 aircraft. Iain was also involved in the design and operations of the TM-65 cryogenic liquid rocket engine of Copenhagen Suborbitals