Director, Technology & Business Development
Ben Marchionna is shaping the future of aviation as Director of Technology and Business Development at Electra.aero, a startup developing the world’s first hybrid-electric short takeoff and landing (“eSTOL”) aircraft for urban and regional air mobility markets. Before Electra, Ben led Operations at SkySpecs, a Goldman Sachs-backed startup creating autonomous robotics and software solutions for the clean energy industry. He got his start at the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works where he worked on a variety of disruptive aircraft development programs for national security applications. Ben chairs the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Industry Advisory Board, is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and serves on the State of Michigan’s UAS Task Force.