Leadership Team

Sebastien Gendron

Sebastien Gendron

Co-founder and CEO

Sebastien founded TransPod in 2015 and brings more than 13 years of experience leading engineers at global transportation manufacturers, including Bombardier, Safran S.A., and Airbus Group. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from ISAE-SUPAERO and Aix Marseille University in France.

Ryan Janzen

Ryan Janzen

Co-founder and CTO

Ryan’s extensive background in research and development has led to advances in avionics, optics, mathematical theory, vehicle propulsion, and physics. He has produced more than 40 scientific papers and presentations, and is a member of distinguished professional organizations including the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

Dianna Lai Read

Dianna Lai Read

Director of Communications

Dianna has worked with tech industry leaders and challenger brands for the past 10 years to improve corporate reputation and accelerate business growth through strategic integrated communications. She specializes in corporate positioning, messaging, strategy, and execution for thought-leadership and demand-generation campaigns.

Hoang Mai

Hoang Mai

Chief Legal Officer

As a former Member of Parliament of Canada, Hoang has a proven track record in successfully dealing with regulatory and political issues. Hoang has practiced law for more than 15 years and has worked with a multinational law firm in Montreal, Vietnam, Singapore and Hong Kong on international, corporate, and finance law.

Thierry Boitier

Thierry Boitier

Director of Supply Chain and Procurement

Thierry has more than 10 years of international supply chain experience working across Europe, Africa, and Asia with global organizations, including Caterpillar. He holds masters degrees in engineering and business management from Centrale Lyon and EM Lyon in France. Thierry also runs marathons and plays the pipe organ and piano.

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