Leadership team

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Steinmann

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Paul Steinmann has 30 years of experience as a senior executive, operational and technical manager within the Oil and Gas, shipbuilding and marine equipment sectors.

Paul is a proven marine technology innovator, having founded a naval architecture consultancy to finance the

internal product development, IP protection, and strategic market plan of what is now the VEEM Gyro product range. The technology was acquired by VEEM Ltd in 2011. Paul stayed on to lead the technical and commercial development of the product range, and assisted the company to list on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:VEE) in 2016.

Paul began his career as a research scientist testing and developing keels, winglets and rudders for America’s Cup yachts. He then spent time in the fast ferry ferry industry, ship stabilisation systems, FPSO developments, and subsea construction.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from The University of Melbourne and an MBA from The University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and a Chartered Engineer.

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Michael Andrewartha


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Michael Andrewartha holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and a PhD in Numerical Hydrodynamics of hydrofoils.

Michael is an experienced and proven expert in the fields of mechanical engineering and fluid dynamics.

Michael's previous role was as Principal Engineer for VEEM Engineering where he led the successful design, and development of the Marine Gyrostabiliser product line.

Michael is a co-inventor of the ENAUTIC WaveDrive and manages the engineering design of the WaveFlyer along with

the company’s intellectual property portfolio.

Head of Development

Joshua Cribb


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Joshua Cribb is an innovative mechatronics engineer with an impressive track record in novel and renewable technologies. He has a background in product development and rapid prototyping, specialising in electrical and mechanical systems for electric boats, aircraft, hydrofoil craft, and stabilisation systems.

Joshua's career has involved programming and testing industrial control systems for mining and automated vehicles and in commercial yachting operations and building.

He has worked for world-class racing teams like Sail GP, and collaborated with numerous winning America's Cup designers, run international engineering teams making novel technologies, and built remote prototyping facilities for ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

His work on the WaveFlyer development at ENAUTIC has resulted in several global engineering awards.

CFD & Flight Control Engineer

Eoghan Kilbridge

VP of Sales

David Bell

Financial Controller

Dr. Tristan Perez

Board of Directors

Joshua Portlock

Innovation Director & Co-Founder

Brendon Westerhout

Non-Executive Independent Board Member

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