Our vision is to become the world leader in autonomous marine vessel docking and positioning, enhancing safety, efficiency and pleasure, both private and commercial applications through our innovative fully autonomous technology.
Director, MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd
An entrepreneur and inventor with over 30 years of experience in a wide range of business sectors, having extensive experience in business sectors including the marine industry, mining industry, corporate management, sales and marketing. Experience includes commercial marine vessel operation and autonomous plant and process control systems. Highly experienced with corporate managerial skills overseeing business negotiations, product design and installation, staff management, sales and product training with focus on new products, market entry and business development. Excels at strategic sales planning and creating sales business strategies to develop new customer sales with focus on new product launching. Background inAccounts, Project and Technical Process Management as well as experience within the marine industry represent a unique combination of disciplines.
Director, MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd
An entrepreneur, inventor and developer with a strong mechanical background and over 40 years of experience in corporate, marketing, sales and leadership roles. Held executive general management positions in the USA and Australia, controlling marketing, accounting, administration, and services divisions. Has a commercially (US$100m+ revenues per annum) successful record of accomplishment in the USA. Instrumental in the successful formation of several automotive Dealerships, both in Australia and the USA with most expertise prior to joining Lexus USA being the formation of new or newly acquired companies. Each company was established with efficient corporate structures and strong marketing principles resulting in very successful enterprises. Led the performance, testing and design of FRP marine vessels as a driver of competitive marine power boat racing and acquired extensive knowledge in Marine Industry Fiber Glass Reinforced Plastic Technologies and vessel design.
Non-Executive Director, MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd
President and founder of Paragon Motor Yachts, spent over 25 years as a yacht captain, overseeing the design and build of high-end yachts 86 to 102 feet, commissioning, customizing and delivering private motor yachts to locations throughout the world. As a build captain with substantial knowledge of the overall marine industry, Scott assembled a group of trusted naval architects, engineers and designers, and in 2001 built a completely new ISO 9001-Certified facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan with his comprehensive knowledge of designing and developing projects to required client specifications. Previously founded Santosha Marine Services in Newport Beach California, servicing new yachts for distributors such as Baltic yachts, Nordic yachts, Valliant Yachts, Lafitte yachts, Esprit yachts, Aphrodite yachts, Ron Holland Performance Cruisers, Tiara yachts, Formula Yachts, Cigarette Boats, Pursuit Yachts, Offshore yachts, and Apreamare yachts. Services included every aspect of installing systems and owner options some of which were, rigging, installing navigation electronics, cold plate refrigeration systems, stabilization and thruster systems.
Product Engineering Manager, MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd
A highly experienced, self-motivated autonomous systems and robotics engineer. Previous experience includes managing corporate engineering teams, technical product management, lead researcher, C/C++ software developer for mobile robotics, robotic software architecture, XC embedded software developer, and a control system integrator. Particularly interested in developing aerial robotic systems and autonomous vehicles, developing perception and navigation algorithms for such systems.
Educational Background includes Master of Science in Autonomous Systems graduating at the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, St. Augustin, Germany, Diploma Engineering in Automation, Self-Driving Car Engineer and qualified Electrician. Previous Engineering Positions include Engineering Manager, Technical Product Manager, Lead Application Engineer, Electronics Engineer and Electrical Engineer.
Captain David Copleston
Corporate Advisor, MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd
Highly accomplished commercial and recreational vessel Captain for 23 years with extensive experience operating a broad range of vessels in the Oil and Gas industry, Tugboat industry and US Naval vessel operation. A motor yacht broker and qualified professional with skills in machining, carpentry, CAD design, electrical, mechanical engineering, FRP repair, CNC software programming creating program codes for computer-controlled machinery. Directed extensive refits on recreational vessels and managed new construction to client specifications for recreational vessel projects through to completion, working with manufacturers on creative approaches to warranty issues. Previously employed as a Captain of commercial supply vessel for the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico, a civilian Captain for US Navy tugs responsible for docking and undocking of United States Navy Mine sweepers and relief captain and relief engineer on a fleet of harbor tugs while working as full-time deck hand on tug “Robert Turecamo” managing docking and undocking of ships in the Charleston Harbor. Named Captain of the Year 2007 by “In The Bite” Professional Sportfishing Magazine.
MAiD selected and works closely with Velodyne LiDAR, Inc., a Silicon Valley based USA technology company known worldwide as the leader in real-time 3D LiDAR computing and software platforms.
The relationship expands Velodyne’s presence in marine applications and Velodyne’s experience in a variety of commercial applications, including autonomous vehicles, will be of great benefit to MAiD. Velodyne will assist MAiD with technical and software support for the MAiD System technology.
MAiD receives high level technical and software support from Side-Power to assist with thruster integration and the MAiD technology. MAiD ensure strong intelligent interfacing with Side-Power thruster systems through their S-Link CanBus interface, enabling the availability of the large product range of proportional DC electric, hydraulic or AC electric thrusters for vessels from 25’ to 160’.
Side-Power thrusters are manufactured in Norway by Sleipner Motor AS, with a global sales and service network. The world’s leading boat builders choose the Side-Power thruster range clearly being the leading and most innovative thruster brand in the world in the marine sector today.
MAiD benefits from product and industry support provided by IMTRA Corporation who are the premier systems supplier worldwide providing quality solutions and products to the marine, energy, and transportation markets since 1952.
Imtra provides the world's finest marine equipment to recreational marine, commercial marine and non-marine industries. Extensive product knowledge is available through eleven regions across North America in addition to IMTRA engineering capabilities.
MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd have engaged Crowe Horwath as their tax agent and business advisor. Areas of expertise include accounting, audit and assurance, tax and business advisory, corporate finance and performance consulting. Crowe Horwath provide Virtual CFO services covering ongoing bookkeeping and financial records management; preparation of three-way cashflow forecasts and financial scenario planning; KPI reporting; cashflow management and reporting; preparation of monthly management reports; business and finance strategy; attendance of management meetings of the Board of MAiD to assist with the operational and strategic matters of the business. Crowe Horwath manages the ASIC compliance requirements, corporate governance and with teams of tax specialists provide tax consulting services to MAiD IPH across all areas of taxation for the company.
Intellectual Property Law Attorney Robert Plotkin Esq. creates, maintains, expands, defends, and enforces the MAiD international patent portfolio worldwide. Attorney Plotkin is a passionate technologist and software patent attorney who founded Blueshift IP with Attorney Cynthia Gilbert, a Boston-based patent law firm specializing in computer technology and software patents.Attorney Plotkin is an MIT-educated computer scientist and engineer with a technical background matched by few, if any, other attorneys.He has used his combination of technical knowledge and two decades of patent law expertise to develop a unique proprietary process for obtaining strong, broad, and defensible patents that maximizes the sale value of the patents and increases the likelihood of success when the patents are enforced against competitors and increases the strength of the patents against attacks by competitors.
MAiD IP Holdings Pty Ltd have engaged Fletcher Law, a boutique corporate and commercial law firm in Perth’s CBD Australia, specializing in corporate, commercial and business law matters, including complex litigation. Fletcher Law is providing legal services to MAiD including with respect to intellectual property commercialization, corporate structure, transactional documents and general commercial legal advice.