Chief Operating Officer, VerdeGo Aero
As COO of VerdeGo Aero, Eric Bartsch is the architect of the VerdeGo business model. VerdeGo was founded by private spaceflight proponent Erik Lindbergh, grandson of Charles Lindbergh, "to make short-range air travel as useful and efficient as long-distance air travel," with a focus on quiet electric propulsion for use in general aviation. The company's ultimate goal is to "make the dream of 'Flying Car' transportation a reality."
Eric's background includes executive general management experience at $250M+ businesses as well as extensive expertise commercializing new innovations. Prior to VerdeGo, Eric co-founded Powering Imagination to promote clean, quiet electric flight. At Yuneec / GWI, he led development, flight test, and marketing; and he was responsible for the first formation electric aircraft team at AirVenture 2013.
Eric is a commercial, instrument, airplane, and glider pilot with flight experience in electric planes.