Rodin Lyasoff Promoted to CEO at Airbus’ A3 Innovation Outpost

Rodin Lyasoff

Rodin Lyasoff, a former project executive at Airbus Group‘s A3 advanced projects and partnerships outpost in Silicon Valley, has been promoted to lead A3 as chief executive.

He succeeds Paul Eremenko, who was appointed as the aerospace and defense contractor’s  chief technology officer,  Airbus said Tuesday.

Lyasoff has supported the development of various unmanned aerial vehicle development programs such as NASA‘s Mars Flyer Demonstrator and AAI Shadow. during his prior role as lead controls and software engineer at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL).

He also previously worked at Zee.Aero and Airware,  where he helped architect and implement a commercial drone deployment platform.

“With extensive experience at the forefront of drone and UAV technology, Rodin is uniquely positioned to lead a fast-paced work environment where solving hard problems is an everyday opportunity, ” said Tom Enders, Airbus Group CEO.

“Among other things, I expect him to evaluate and launch new projects for A³ and to drive A³’s projects forward with continuous speed and dedication.”

San Jose, California-based A3 develops technologies that can support the future of flight missions through episodic disruption.

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