October 2, 2020, Santa Monica, CA—AirMap is pleased to announce that Simon Crowther will serve as the company’s CEO effective October 5, 2020.
Crowther is an experienced technology leader with a track record of creating winning hardware and software businesses and leading high performing teams. Prior to joining AirMap, he was a Managing Director at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, where he invested in technology companies driving disruptive change. Crowther previously served as CEO of Nearmap (ASX:NEA), an aerial imagery technology and location data company. He holds a BA from the University of Leeds and a Masters in Business and Enterprise from the University of Melbourne. As AirMap CEO, Crowther will lead the growth of the world’s leading unmanned aircraft traffic management company.
“After a thorough selection process, we decided that Simon Crowther was the right leader for AirMap’s next phase of growth,” said AirMap Chairman and Co-Founder Ben Marcus. “His expertise in leading multidisciplinary teams in high-growth industries will ensure AirMap’s continued success as we work to enable safe drone flight at scale.”
“AirMap’s UTM leadership is unparalleled,” Simon Crowther said. “I look forward to working with the whole team to build technologies that grow the drone economy.”
AirMap is the leading digital airspace and automation company serving the drone economy. Airspace authorities and enterprises rely on the AirMap platform to safely operate drones in low altitude airspace and deliver critical business insights. AirMap offers best-in-class mission planning, flight and capture, and dataflow automation solutions to enterprises and third-party solution providers, who can connect their applications to AirMap’s open developer platform. AirMap’s UTM and U-space products are deployed in the Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, and available in over 30 countries. The company serves a global community of over 300,000 operators and 3,000 registered developers. AirMap is committed to advancing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) through ongoing standards development work, global research initiatives, and industry collaboration. Learn more at www.airmap.com.