We are an experienced, dedicated, highly
qualified team with a clear mission.

We make products with long term value. Our leadership team reflects a group of
diverse individuals with breadth and depth of experience across the company.

We all share the same passion - we all want to transform marine
propulsion systems to clean up the marine environment

Ecomar’s senior team members have extensive commercial boat experience.
We understand what owners and operators need and we work regularly with
naval architects, shipyards and ports to provide solutions fit for the future.

Eugene Bari Chief Executive Officer

Eugene is a serial entrepreneur who has worked in the powered marine sector for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Leeds University and City University Business School.

Anthony Bennett Chief Operating Officer

Following a successful military career as a Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander, Anthony has specialised in Lean Operations and Business Transformation. During his military service he served onboard a Royal Navy survey vessel in the Antarctic and was seconded to the British Antarctic Survey Team to assist in their geographical and natural science research in that area.

Chris Smith Chief Technology Officer and Independent Director

Prof Chris Smith is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University research or Exeter. His research primarily focuses on mechanics and simulation, but has expanded to encompass simulation (and fabrication) of hybrid and electric powertrains. He is working with Ecomar Propulsion on a new generation of low cost reliable high power electric motors.

Luke St Clair Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Luke brings wide ranging experience in several companies through his career, with previous positions held at GE, Eaton Aerospace, Britten Norman Defence and BAE systems. He is widely experienced in electrical and technical solutions in fast jets and helicopters.

Malcolm Padwick Senior Compliance Engineer

Malcolm has significant experience working on a range of innovations including for the UK and overseas armed forces. Malcolm was selected as a top-10 finalist of the Daily Telegraph STEM awards 2020. He is the company lead on Quality (ISO9001/14001), Marine Regulation compliance and IP applications.

Tara Bari Finance/Admin/HR Manager

Tara has worked as a senior administrator in the marine industry for 15 years. Previously employed as Divisional administrator at Desty Marine and Sealine she is Level 4 Customs (post Brexit) qualified.

Anna Millington Senior Systems Engineer

Anna has 10+ years’ experience developing electrical, electronic and mechanical systems for vehicle propulsion applications. Degree in Electronics Engineering at Southampton Solent University and past roles at Altertek, H.E. Electronics and DSM Technologies. Involved in marine projects including the development of Battery and Charging System for a Submarine Rescue Vehicle, and Pressure tolerant Battery System for Sub-Sea Oil and Gas application.

Angelito Barbierato Senior Systems Integration Engineer

Angelito “Beppe” is a career Army senior engineer who has the lead in Ecomar for battery and hydrogen propulsion systems and all electrical control systems. He has a deep technical knowledge of how each system interacts to give clean electrical power to vessel operators on demand. In addition to his technical skills, Angelito is a double gold medal winner at the Invictus games.

Richard Watson Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Richard holds a First class honours degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire and prior roles at Lewmar and RP-Aerosystems. Involved in numerous applications including design, development and project delivery of custom leisure marine equipment and mass produced electric deployable and steerable thrusters for leisure craft and bespoke cabin crew training simulators for the commercial airline industry.

Muhammed Stuurman Mechanical Engineer

Muhammed “Mo” obtained his MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from University of Birmingham. He has led projects on Bio-gas engineering and is fluent in CAD, ANSYS and axisymmetric modelling of heat transfer and turbulence flow.

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