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Top three join Volatus top tier
As CEO, CCO and CSO, Dan Sloat, Bob Johnson and Nicolas Zart are primed to write the next chapter of the Volatus story. All have huge experience within the AAM industry.
Bob Johnson, Nicolas Zart and Dan Sloat.

US vertiport developer Volatus Infrastructure has named three members of its future leadership team. Dan Sloat will take on the challenge of CEO, working side by side with co-founder Grant Fisk as Volatus continues its rapid worldwide growth. Bob Johnson will take the lead as chief commercial officer (CCO), heading up global business development teams and fostering new relationships. Nicolas Zart will take command as chief strategy officer (CSO), working closely with Sloat to champion the eVTOL industry into reality.

“It's been my pleasure to author the beginning of almost three years of Volatus Infrastructure,” says Fisk. “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 leading roles in the Volatus story.”

Sloat is a JD/MBA, former US Air Force captain who earned a Humanitarian Service Medal for his efforts to aid Syrian refugees during Operation Inherent Resolve in the fight against ISIS. He is a UAS traffic management expert with direct operational experience orchestrating the safe and efficient navigation of 13,000 drones. He's also founder of the Advanced Air Mobility Institute, an international non-profit dedicated to educate and advocate 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 for both startup and corporate companies devising worldwide revenue and growth, and establishing market leadership for innovation in aviation, robotics, telecom, transportation, energy and software technologies. He is a founding member of the Georgia UAS working group at Georgia Tech and member of the Georgia Department of Transportation 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. He was flying in his father's aircraft at the tender age of two months. He grew up with 1920s vintage cars, instilling in him a sense of mobility pioneering, but it wasn't until after driving an AC Propulsion eBox and one of the first Tesla Roadsters that Zart focused on all aspects of the electric drive. He has been a contributing author at Vertiflite magazine since 2017 and consulted in communications with electric vehicles and AAM startups, rekindling his sense of mobility pioneering.

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