• About Us

    Leading the Future of Aviation

About Us

Leading the Future of Aviation

Our Story

We envision a world where our high-power-density electric motors power airplanes cleanly and more efficiently, in a way that benefits the environment and lowers costs for consumers. We see a world where the skies are as open as roads are today, allowing people to embark on journeys, and packages to be delivered, that might otherwise never have been made.

Our Future

Aircraft connect continents, countries, and cultures. They shrink boundaries, power commerce, and expand our sense of possibility. For the past century, the world, and our understanding of our world has been transformed, while aircraft have only incrementally evolved and improved.

magniX is bringing to market an advanced electric propulsion system for aircraft. We know from history that a disruption in aircraft design has always come about from revolution in the propulsion systems. magniX is working to revolutionize the way the world flies by transforming the way aircraft are powered.

magniX will shape culture by enabling cheaper, cleaner transport solutions and influence and inspire more aircraft companies to become electric by demonstrating a sustainable air travel solution.


Enabling people to travel in densely populated areas by using clean, quiet, and cost-effective air transportation solutions.

Traditional Aircraft

Clean and powerful solutions for aircraft


Technology that empowers large-sized drones for heavy cargo transportation, and silent, zero-emissions missions.

A World Class Team

We have a world class team of engineers that have decided to change the world with us. Our team includes members from Airbus, Astronics, Boeing, Ford, Google, GE Aviation, Liebherr Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Tesla. All coming here with the passion for powering flight.

Our Leaders

Roei Ganzarski – CEO

Roei leads magniX. Prior to magniX, Roei was CEO of BoldIQ, a global provider of dynamic real-time scheduling optimization software which, under Roei’s leadership, grew from a seed software startup to a profitable multi-million dollar SaaS company. Before BoldIQ, Roei was Chief Customer Officer for Boeing’s Flight Services division where he led all worldwide customer and market facing organizations. Other experiences prior to Boeing include private investment banking, corporate finance, advertising, and the military.

He is a graduate of Wharton’s Advanced Management Program, earned an MBA from the University of Washington, and a BA in Economics from The University of Haifa. Roei sits on the board of the Washington Technology Industry Association.

Scott Sandler – CFO

Leading manufacturing companies in automotive, aerospace and media, Scott has a rich mix of finance, operations and engineering experience. As an expert in revenue growth and operational efficiency, he has lead several finance divisions in companies like SpaceX, Ford and other exciting start ups. Scott holds a masters in Aeronautical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from University of Michigan.

David Sercombe – Chief Engineer

David has a wealth of knowledge and experience in electric motor technology from Guina Developments/Guina Energy. He specializes in the design, modelling and prototyping of permanent magnet and superconducting motors and generators. He is one of the key driving forces behind the design and development of the magni series systems.

David earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons) at University of  Southern Queensland.

Caryn Niles – Chief of Staff

Caryn brings a broad range of professional experience to magniX. She has nine years of aerospace experience with Boeing, where she worked in Program Management for business development at Flight Services and in airplane development on the 777X Wing, where she oversaw the creation and implementation of a lifecycle management process for greenfield initiatives. Prior to that, she worked in marketing and consulting, served as a teacher to at-risk youth, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in China. Her specialty lies in promoting efficiency and real-world gains in complex, dynamic development environments. She is passionate about the environment and clean energy.

Caryn has a MA in International Law from George Washington University and a BA in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.

Steffen Geries – Program Management

Steff joined magniX from Airbus as an experienced program manager. He worked on complex multi-national aircraft and helicopter programs like the Eurofighter, Cougar, and the CH-53, and was campaign leader and contract manager in the acquisition and implementation of the H145 Special Forces and H135 training helicopters performance-based, full-support contracts. Steffen’s varied experiences include serving in the German Air Force.

Steffen earned an MBA from the UAS Kempten & Brisbane Graduate School of Business and a Bachelors degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bundeswehr University Munich.

Luciano Serra – Head of Certification and Safety

Luciano leads certification and safety for magniX. He has significant experience in aerospace certification gained from working at industry leaders such as Embraer and Bombardier. Luciano’s experience spans different countries including Germany, Japan, Canada, Brazil, and Australia. He has advanced knowledge of airworthiness regulations worldwide, including aircraft Type Certification, design change approvals and operational requirements.

Luciano earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

John Kells – Head of Product Engineering

John “JK” is an experienced leader and mechanical engineer having worked at companies such as Guina Energy, Turbosmart, and Brevini where he worked on industrial gearboxes and custom drives. John also worked at AVL Powertrain where he was contracted to Ford as a driveline engineer at the Ford Development Centre.

John earned his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Auckland.

Robert Criner – Head of Integration

Robert “Bob” comes to magniX with a wealth of experience in aerospace engineering having worked for companies such as GKN Aerospace, Spirit AeroSystems, UTC, Saab and GoogleX working on complex projects such as the 787, F-35, G650, Makani, and A350.

Bob earned a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

Our Locations

Seattle, USA

Seattle is home to a rich history in Aviation. This is the home of our first US development centre. Home to great companies like Boeing, Starbucks and Microsoft

Gold Coast, Australia

The birth place of our technology. Hidden away in the corner of surfer’s paradise, we have our technology centre. We design, assemble and test our motors right here.