The AirSeed Technologies team is made up of experienced professionals in engineering, agriculture, marine and terrestrial micro-biology.
Our management team have a proven track record in early stage growth businesses and are highly motivated in ensuring the company’s future success.
With a presence in South Africa and Australia, AirSeed Technologies can engage with and respond to clients at all hours of the day.
Director & CEO — Co-founder
A senior leader, mechanical engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience within the automotive/aerospace design sector for companies such as BMW and AirBus Industries.
Andrew holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and has experience successfully building companies, scaling up his own engineering and manufacturing business. Andrew is now devoted full time to AirSeed Technologies and leads all project initiatives whilst also being heavily involved in the engineering and development of all drone and manufacturing plant hardware.
Director & Chief Pilot — Co-founder
One of the most experienced mapping and drone data analysts in Africa, Andries has done extensive research in the field of GeoSpatial data and the implementation data in Precision Agriculture and Land Surveying. Over the past 3 years, Andries has mapped and processed over 40 000 hectares across South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, and Australia and offers a strong technical background in UAV systems.
Andries leads all mapping and data analysis for AirSeed Technologies and acts as the companies Chief Pilot. Andries is responsible for infield planting operations, transport logistics and ensuring the Company operates within UAV regulatory requirements.
Eric is a B2B marketing, business development and demand generation strategist. Over the past 5 years he has helped 38 SME’s and 11 Fortune 500 companies grow their revenue streams with smarter, faster and more agile marketing strategies.
Eric leads all media and outbound customer activities for AirSeed Technologies.
Pieter Van Zyl
Mechatronics Engineer (Meng Mechatronics)
Pieter is a very accomplished and enthusiastic Mechatronics Engineer with a strong passion for the environment. Pieter has developed many robotic systems and associated coding and is instrumental in the development of AirSeed’s drone technology, software integration and operational workflow.
Professer David Suggett
Research Partner - Marine Biologist
David has extensive knowledge within Terrestrial, blue carbon and marine microbiology. An Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney ,Dr Suggett has been instrumental in the restoration of Australia’s coral reefs.
David is passionate about environmental restoration and leads AirSeed Technologies’ bio-tech research and development of blue carbon seed pods.
Dr Rachael Gallagher
Research Partner - Plant Ecologist
Rachael is a plant ecologist passionate about ensuring conservation of the Australian flora. A professor at Macquarie University, her work focusses on the vulnerability of plants to human-induced threats, including climate change and invasive species, using a combination of data science and field experiments. Rachael is Deputy Chair of the NSW Threatened Species Scientific Committee and her research is used to inform conservation policy and action.
Rachael is instrumental in the development of AirSeed Technologies’ bio-tech research and development of terrestrial seed pods.
Dr Sasha Tetu
Research Partner - Microbial Ecologist
Sasha is a microbial ecologist whose research utilises a variety of modern microbiology and ‘omics’ techniques to investigate important microorganisms in soil, marine and host-associated environments. A Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at Macquarie University, her research seeks to explore the varied yet vital ways that microorganisms contribute to animal, plant and ecosystem health.
Sasha experience is vital in the development of AirSeed Technologies’ bio-tech research and development of terrestrial seed pods
Industrial and Mechanical Engineer
Anthony has over 30 yrs experience in Mechanical and Industrial Design Engineering working within the high precision underwater robotic arena. Under the direction of Andrew Walker, Anthony leads the design and development of AirSeed Technologies mobile manufacturing plant.
AirSeed Technologies' mission to give Mother Nature a 'kick up the bum'
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Drones could greatly accelerate reforestation efforts around the world.
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Drones are aiding bushfire recovery and helping in the response to coronavirus
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