Key leadership hires as Wing scales-up drone delivery

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Over the past few years, we’ve been working hard to show what a scaled-up drone delivery system will look like. We’ve demonstrated a service that delivers upwards of 1,000 packages a day – or roughly one every 25 seconds. Earlier this year, we unveiled the Wing Delivery Network – our next generation operational model which is designed to enable high-volume drone delivery across major metro areas and will enable Wing to support millions of deliveries in the coming years. And just recently, we announced a partnership with Walmart that represents our largest expansion to date in the U.S. – bringing our service within reach of 60,000 people in the Dallas area. 

As we take another step toward scale, we’re excited to share two key appointments to the Wing leadership team.

Martín Gomez has joined Wing as our new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Martín will play an integral role leading Wing’s technology teams, specifically focusing on flight automation and software – two crucial elements of the Wing Delivery Network. Martín is joining a talented technical team at Wing and will help drive the innovations needed to bring the benefits of drone delivery to more people.  

Martín joins Wing after a long career at Aurora Flight Sciences, where he was most recently Senior Chief Engineer. He has worked as an engineer and technical leader for 40 years, across the fields of uncrewed aircraft systems, spacecraft, and embedded systems development. 

Also joining Wing as Global Head of Partnerships is Cosimo Leipold. In this role, Cosimo will lead our business-to-business expansion efforts and partnerships with other organizations who share our vision for a multi-modal delivery system that harnesses the power of the sky above us to move small packages safely, efficiently, and conveniently. At Wing, a main focus of Cosimo’s will be helping retailers integrate automated drone delivery in a zero-friction way to realize the paradigm shift that Wing’s delivery represents.

Cosimo is no stranger to next-generation transportation solutions. He joins Wing after seven years at Nuro, a leading on-road autonomous delivery company, where he was a founding member. At Nuro, Cosimo led both the Strategy and Partnerships teams and helped the company secure multi-million dollar deals with some of the world’s best known brands, including Walmart, Kroger, and UberEATS. 

Join us in welcoming Martín and Cosimo to the Wing team as we continue to bring drone delivery to more partners and communities around the globe!

Martín,

What excited you most about joining Wing?

I’m incredibly excited to join the strong technical team at Wing that has built and matured such a revolutionary drone delivery platform. My focus will be on supporting the team, building strong leaders, and making sure the right process and structure are in place to help the entire organization continue to innovate. 

If you’re not at work, where are you?

Probably in my hangar! I’m an aviation “nut” and a dyed in the wool engineer. If I’m not in my hangar, there’s a good chance I’m flying! 

Cosimo

What excited you most about joining Wing?

I’m most excited by what Wing can bring to our partners. Much has been said of the autonomous revolution, but for years it’s often been a question of “if”, “when” or “where” this might happen. For Wing, it’s no longer a question of if autonomous technology can have an impact, no longer a question of when, and no longer a question of where. The technology simply works, the business case is compelling, and the system is capable of operating nearly anywhere on earth. The opportunity for us to deliver both meaningful savings and durable strategic advantages to our partners is here. 

If you’re not at work, where are you?

All things outdoors – Skiing, scuba diving, or hiking!

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