The entrepreneurial team was born thanks to the experience acquired in IEHV (Innovative Electric and Hybrid Vehicles) Research Group of DIMEAS (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department) of Politecnico di Torino.
Moreover the funders were the funder of Team H2politO student team, who since 2007 has distinguished itself to be able to create two vehicles, IDRA and XAM, cutting-edge technology projects, starting from a blank sheet of paper, without experience, with limited funds and few months available. The raising, structuring, directing and coordinating Team H2politO, after four years, enabled the founders to accumulate a great experience, creating technological innovation in the automotive sector within the University.
BeonD project founders are:
Massimiliana Carello - PRESIDENT
Applied Mechanics Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Torino University, Professor of Design Chassis for the Automotive Engineering course in Mirafiori Team H2politO Faculty Advisor and co-founder.
Founder of IEHV (Innovative Electric and Hybrid Vehicles) Research Group in which he is specialist on Aerodynamic, CFD simulation and optimization, Style, and Body Design.
Andrea Airale - CEO
Graduated in Automotive Engineering in 2011, Phd in Mechanics (Composite Material) in 2014 at the Politecnico di Torino.
It has been Team Leader and co-founder of H2politO, responsible of fund raising, sponsorship, strategic plan, human resource management for 3 years.
It has been part of IEHV (Innovative Electric and Hybrid Vehicles) Research Group in which he was specialist on Composite, FEM Analysis, Testing and Manufacturing Technologies. It was the responsible for Research Contract, Regional Research Funding, European Research Funding.
Alessandro Ferraris - CTO
Alessandro Ferraris, graduated in Mechanical Engineering, he is attending a Phd in Mechanics (Automotive NVH) at the Politecnico di Torino.
In Team H2politO he was Project Manager, person in charge for relations with technical partners, suppliers and responsable of the coordination of the design, engineering, production, assembling and testing activities on vehicles prototypes.
It has been part of IEHV (Innovative Electric and Hybrid Vehicles) Research Group in which he was specialist on Mechanical Design, Vehicle Dynamics, Mechatronics, Energy Modelling and Simulations. It was the responsible for Laboratory Testing Instrument and Materials suppling.
Paolo Massai - Technical Supervisor & Networking
Contract professor of “Aerodynamics” and “Vehicle Chassis Design” course at the Politecnico di Torino, is also special journalist for road and track test for Quattroruote.
He is an engineer always active in the automotive industry, was responsible for the development of engines for the Lancia Fulvia coupè Rally, Thema, Delta 4 × 4 and manager responsible for the design and testing of the engine of the Ferrari F1 between 1988 and 1993 . Vice-President of Alfa Romeo, Head of Engineering, Style, Test road racing department ETCC (European Touring Car Cup) until 2005.