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 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.

Anna Millington Technical Director

Anna has 10+ years’ experience developing electrical, electronic and mechanical systems for vehicle propulsion applications. She has a degree in Electronics Engineering from Southampton Solent University and has had past roles at Altertek, H.E. Electronics and DSM Technologies, where she has been 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.

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.

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.

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.

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