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Tyler MacCready, PH. D

CEO, is a former engineer and scientist for AeroVironment, and a proven innovator and inventor. Tyler received his BA at Yale, his MSc at University of Wyoming, and his PhD at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. As the Founder and CEO of Ocean Lab, Tyler developed a low cost marine drone for the purposes of monitoring and addressing chemical imbalances in the coastal waters of California, which led to his passionate pursuit of a scalable swarming solution.  Prior inventions include the Walkalong Glider, which was featured on the PBS show Scientific American Frontiers, and achieved significant commercial success in retail stores across the United States. 

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Joy Shapiro

Operations Manager, Joy oversees corporate image, daily operations, and organization and communications of the engineering team. She makes sure Apium is running smoothly, with an efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of customers and clients.

Magnus Delight

Electrical Engineer & Engineering Manager, Magnus joined Apium to work on underwater communication and localization systems. He has also worked on vehicle prototypes including hardware, embedded software, and radio systems. Magnus now serves as Engineering Manager and oversees the engineering team as they work on vehicle development and swarming research.

Drew Heltsley

Mechanical Engineer, With experience ranging from aircraft and satellite components to renewable energy and large scale water features, Drew brings a passion for mechanical design and engineering to Apium. His primary responsibilities include the design and production of the robotic vehicles and support equipment that make up Apium’s swarming systems, with an eye always towards reliability and manufacturability.

Alan Nise

Software Engineer, Alan has over 20 years of experience creating high reliability Embedded Systems for Laser and RF communications systems and chemical sensing equipment. He was also founder and CTO of an offshore software development outsourcing company specializing in Mobile and Web application development. At Apium, Alan is the primary architect of the software systems used for Swarming, Simulation, Vehicle Control and Radio Communications. He also is responsible for the Mobile, PC and Server Applications used to control Apium's swarms.