Our Team

The team behind Artemis Technologies is of international calibre and boasts experts in the fields of aerospace, motorsport and yacht design.

Dr Iain Percy OBE, CEO

Iain is a four time Olympian, three time Olympic medallist and double Olympic champion.  He is also a veteran of four America’s Cup challenges, beginning in 2005 as helmsman for the +39 Challenge, before joining Great Britain’s America’s Cup challenge, Team Origin. After retiring from Olympic competition in 2012, he joined Artemis Racing as a tactician, and was appointed Team Manager in October 2013. Iain then went on to lead the team's successful 35th America's Cup campaign in Bermuda, reaching the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series final in 2017. Passionate about protecting the oceans, the economics graduate founded Artemis Technologies in 2017, with a mission to see how America’s Cup technology could play a part in the decarbonization of the maritime industry. He has overseen the company's transition from a sailing services provider, to an applied technologies company focusing on green innovations for marine transportation.  

 

Dave Endean, Director

Dave has competed in four America’s Cup campaigns as well as three Volvo Ocean Race campaigns, juggling roles as a sailor, and project manager of the design and manufacturing of the race boats. His knowledge of composite manufacturing and high performance yachts in the marine industry makes him a valuable asset to the Artemis Technologies team. Dave is currently on secondment with Ineos Team UK, the British America's Cup challenger.

 

Romain Ingouf, Technical Director

Romain has a background in Naval Architecture, having graduated from Southampton Solent University in 2009. In November 2009, Romain joined Juan Yacht Design, where he was involved with the design of three Volvo 70 (Groupama, Puma and Telefonica) for the 2011 Volvo Ocean Race, as well as multiple race winners SuperMaxi Rambler 88. During that period, Romain was also involved in Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson’s Star boat campaign, working on appendages design, for the London 2012 Olympics. In May 2014, Romain joined Iain Percy at Artemis Racing, in its bid to challenge for the 35th America’s Cup. After managing the design & build of the two development catamarans, Romain acted as engineering coordinator, leading the design and build of the AC50 platform, while managing the engineering department. In 2018, Romain joined Team Gitana, and lead their design team, in their quest to develop the newly launched Ultim Trimaran Edmond de Rothschild. Since January 2019, Romain is acting as design coordinator for Artemis Technologies, offering project management as well as naval architecture expertise.

 

Michael Percy FCA CTA, Director

Michael, a coincidental namesake of our CEO, joined the Artemis Technologies board in 2019. After a career in international investment and commercial banking, where he specialised in transportation and project financings, involving IPOs, privatisations, and structured debt, with institutions and customers throughout Western Europe, the Far and Middle East, and the USA, Michael now specializes in working with boards on the implementation & oversight of strategic plans and of risk, financial and change management, to develop long term sustainable success. He is also a Director of Stena (UK) and Enable Leisure and Culture, having previously been Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of a UK building society.

 

David Tyler, Commercial Director

A former international hockey player and law graduate from the University of Birmingham, David has a wealth of experience in Sales and Marketing. Having previously worked at IMG and Havas Media, David founded Tyler Sports Management in 2009, representing an impressive portfolio of clients including Mo Farah, Mike Brown, Iain Percy OBE, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and Allan Wells MBE. After Tyler Sports Management was aquired in 2014, he joined Artemis Racing to lead the Swedish America’s Cup team’s commercial programme, before joining Artemis Technologies in 2018. David is also a founding trustee of the Andrew Simpson Foundation.

 

Philip Crain, Real-Time Simulation Manager

Philip manages the company’s real-time simulator and performance analysis services. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started his career doing design and prototype testing in the energy industry before moving into the world of yacht racing. He joined the Artemis Design Team at the end of 2015 in San Francisco. For the 35th America’s Cup, he was responsible for on and off the water data analysis, as well as work on the team's VPP. He has been competing in sailing all his life. When not working, he is often out racing his foiling kiteboard or any other boat he can get his hands on.

 

Alex Davis, Mechanical Engineer

Alex's background combines two America's Cup campaigns with experience in motorsport design and trackside support, including IndyCar and global endurance racing. His experiences have formed him into a data-driven mechanical designer with a proven success record of full cycle projects, from collaborating with the performance team through to concept, detailed design, build, and testing.

 

Christoph Erbelding, Structural Engineer

As an expert on the field of lightweight engineering and structural mechanics Christoph can resort to broad knowledge and experience on the fields of conceptual design and computer-aided structural analysis and optimization. Before collaborating with Artemis Technologies Christoph was in charge of the wing and rig structures at Oracle’s America’s Cup team for four Cup cycles which also included winning the Cup in 2013. The practical design and manufacturing experience from this racing team environment blends into the background of 10 years of engineering work in a leading position at BMW. Before that he specialized in consulting work in the automotive, aeronautics and space industries. Christoph holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Stuttgart University. In addition to his work for Artemis Technologies, Christoph is a founding partner of iXent GmbH in Munich, Germany. Ixent provides technology consulting and engineering services in applied lightweight engineering.

 

Sarah Gundersen, Executive Assistant & Project Manager

For the past 13 years, Sarah has been at Artemis Racing working on two America’s Cups, as well as several other high-performance racing campaigns, and joined Artemis Technologies in 2017.

 

Thomas Hahn, Structural Engineer

As an expert in lightweight engineering and structural mechanics Thomas has a vast experience in the field of conceptual design and manufacturing application. He worked on numerous projects in various industries and management positions, i.e. Automotive, Civil, Aerospace, etc. Besides his focus on development and design aspects, he gathered manufacturing knowledge during his 15 years at BMW Group being responsible for the integration of cars into the plant. Thomas has a Masters degree in Aeronautics from University of Stuttgart, Germany. 

 

Reena Lal, Office Administrator

A new addition to the Artemis Technology team in the form of office administrator. Graduated from university with a MA in Corporate Governance and BA in Accounting and Finance. Worked in various finance related roles within events and property. Also has work experience of working in tax operations within the investment banking sector.

 

Jonathan Nicols, Systems Engineer

Jonathan’s background is in systems modelling, systems design, hydraulics, and control systems. He began his career in motor sport at Pratt & Miller, including working as a Race Engineer with the Corvette Racing team. After being seconded to Artemis Racing for the 35th America’s Cup, to lead the hydraulics and controls department, and as a passionate sailor, continuing the journey with Artemis Technologies was a natural step.

 

Hannes Pegel, Performance Prediction and Physical Modelling

Hannes is running and developing the performance prediction tools and physical models at Artemis Technologies. He graduated from the university of applied science in Kiel, as a Naval Architect, with a focus on the physics of sailing yachts and computational fluid dynamics. Hannes worked with the YRUK on several sail racing projects before diving into submarine design. At the end of the 35th America’s Cup in June 2017 he returned to his sailing roots and joined Artemis Technologies to strengthen the team. He is bound to the sea, and if he is not in the office, there is a good chance you'll find him racing out on the water.

 

Dr Alex​ ​Reid, Electronics Data & Machine Learning

Alex’s background is in electronics, data analysis, instrumentation and yacht system design. He obtained his PHD in Marine Technology while working as a performance analyst for the British Olympic Sailing Team, where he developed novel artificial intelligence based data analysis methods, including the use of neural networks. Following this, Alex joined Cosworth Electronics as a Technical Manager where he designed electronic control systems for multiple cutting edge marine projects including the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and powerboat racing. After a secondment with Artemis Racing during the 34th America’s Cup, Alex joined Oracle Team USA as Electronics Manager for the 35th instalment of the competition. In June 2017 Alex returned to the Artemis fold with Artemis Technologies.

 

Nico Rousselon, Computational Tools

Nico Rousselon runs the computational fluid dynamic tools at Artemis Technologies. He was a member of the Artemis Racing team that competed in the 34th and 35th America's Cup. Prior to this he was part of JuanK's office and contributed to the design of two Volvo Ocean Race winners. He studied Naval Architecture, Computational Fluid tools at Southampton Solent, Southampton University and Strathclyde university. His main interest is in the application of advanced numerical methods and tools to make sailing boats go faster around 3 buoys or around the world. When he's got time and the weather is warm he enjoys sailing (and tinkering) his foiling Moth dinghy.

 

Dr Wojciech Szlachta, Software Tools & Architecture

Wojciech joined Artemis Technologies in March 2018 to work on software tools used by the simulation and performance prediction team. After completing his PhD in computational physics at the University of Cambridge, he continued his research at the Engineering Department as Research Associate in Computational Micromechanics. He joined British Cycling in 2013 as an independent consultant, and then later as a full time member of Research & Innovation team in the run up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where he was responsible for development of bespoke software and instrumentation used by the elite coaching staff, riders and performance support team. After successful 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Wojciech continued his work in design and implementation of complex IT and software systems in the finance industry, where he had an opportunity to work on a number of projects in London and Frankfurt in the areas of financial regulation, risk modelling and portfolio insurance.

 

Oli Thomas, Composite Technician

Oli started his boat building career working on bespoke tenders for the world’s largest superyachts, whilst also gaining additional qualifications in marine electronics & engineering. In his spare time he was either on the water or gaining experience in other fields like high quality casting for the likes of Bugatti, Aston Martin and in F1. He Joined Artemis Racing during the later stages of the 35th America’s Cup as a member of the Shore Team working alongside the electronics, boat building, and hydraulics teams. His diverse skill set and appetite to learn got him a call back to the Artemis family.