28 April, 2020, Melbourne, Australia… AVT Australia, specialists in cutting-edge technology solutions for the defence, aerospace and unmanned systems industries, has appointed Philipp Senn to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the company’s technology strategy.

Philipp joined the company in 2016 as a Senior Electronics Engineer. Under Philipp’s leadership, the department achieved significant technological innovations that have contributed to Ascent Vision Technology (AVT)’s next-generation of products for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS), and Air Defence.

As CTO, Philipp will lead AVT Australia’s Engineering teams, whilst working closely with key defence personnel and contract Program Managers to develop cutting-edge technology solutions for customers. Philipp will coordinate with AVT’s CTO, Sam Beck, to direct the company’s overall technology strategy to achieve business goals and continue the company’s strategic growth.

Prior to joining AVT Australia, Philipp was a Research Engineer at the Bionics Institute where he worked on research devices for the electrical stimulation of the nervous system. Philipp graduated from ETH Zürich in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and obtained a PhD in Engineering from the University of Melbourne. Philipp has extensive experience in research and development (R&D), technological innovations and management, making him the ideal candidate to lead AVT Australia’s technology department.

CEO, Tim Sheehy, said “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Philipp to our team of Chief Officers. Philipp has the skills, knowledge and experience to successfully lead AVT Australia’s technology department to achieve our significant R&D and production pipelines. I am confident that under Philipp’s leadership, AVT Australia will continue to innovate revolutionary technology solutions for our customers, while we continue to achieve rapid growth as an enterprise.”

CTO, Philipp Senn, commented “I am excited to take on the leadership of the technology development at AVT Australia. It is a great honour and privilege to work with such a talented team of engineers to achieve ground-breaking innovation and real outcomes for our customers.”

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