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.

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

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.

Chris Smith Chief Technology Officer and Independent Director

Prof Chris Smith is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of 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.

Emilio Binst Benvenuti Finance Director

Emilio is an experienced strategy consultant and venture builder. He has worked in multiple sectors for the last 5 years, with over 200 innovative start-ups across the globe, helping them define a clear and actionable strategy for growth, raise funds, and build sustainable commercial models.

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.

Rachel Keen Senior Project Manager

Rachel is a Business Graduate from Cardiff University with over 10 years’ Project Management experience, gained from the manufacturing and research industries in a variety of roles from Analyst to Head of Projects. She has led both customer-facing and internal projects on a variety of topics from materials management to soft drinks consulting projects, working with some of the biggest global players in the industry.

Angelito Barbierato Senior Systems Integration Engineer

Angelito “Beppe” is a career Army senior engineer who leads on battery and hydrogen propulsion systems and all electrical control systems at Ecomar Propulsion. 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.

Craig Miller Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Craig has 10+ years experience as a mechanical design and development engineer. He has a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Strathclyde and has previously worked with industry leading companies such as Trumpf Lasers and Delphi Diesel Systems, where he helped produce the next generation of fuel injection equipment for the heavy duty diesel market, gearing heavily towards emissions and cost reduction.

David Daish Senior Technical Engineer

Dave spent 12 years in the Royal Navy as a Mechanical Marine Engineer, specialising in diesel engines and sea boats. He has a keen interest in future sustainability and is striving to complete a bachelor’s in engineering.

Gary Fennell Senior Electrical Systems Engineer

Gary has 25+ years’ experience developing electrical and electrical systems for a range of automotive applications including powertrain, body systems and internal occupier comfort. This experience has been gained in both larger automotive manufactures as well as in technical consultancies. More recently, Gary has concentrated on pure Electric and Hybrid vehicle system development.

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