Meet the team behind Volansi’s flying robots. Each week we share stories from the team at Volansi highlighting their journey to joining the team, how they help keep our drones taking off, and some quirky fun along the way.
Raul De La Rosa
Title at Volansi: Director of Global Services
Joined the team: 2021
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Tell us a little bit about your background and the work you did before joining the Volansi team?
I graduated from the University of Texas where I majored in Finance. I worked for FedEx for over 29 years and was in a leadership role for over 20 years. I spent most of my career managing the sales force in Latin America and the Caribbean. My team was responsible for the Fortune 500 accounts in the following Verticals: High tech/electronics, health care, automotive, E-commerce, agriculture and supply chain solutions. I also had several expatriate assignments where I had the opportunity to live in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil.
In your own words, what do you do at Volansi?
I am responsible for generating revenue and managing the top Fortune 200 commercial accounts in mining, oil and gas, health care, automotive and high tech in Latin America and the Caribbean.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to work on classic cars, ride horses, play cornhole and go to the movies with my family.
Who are your heroes in aviation, drone, or logistics history? Why?
My hero’s, were the Wright Brothers because they did not give up and invented and flew the world’s first successful motor-operated airplane.
We are in the dawn of unmanned flight and autonomous mobility. What are the applications that excite you most?
I am most excited to see how far we can push the boundaries when it comes to the distance, speed, altitude and weight that a VTOL drone can carry.