We are Evolito.

We have an experienced first-class team of forward thinking, passionate aerospace engineers, working for a new era of urban air mobility.

Dr. Chris Harris

Director

Chris has over 25 years’ experience building and leading high-tech, high-growth businesses in the UK, Europe and US. Chris is passionate about building world-class British manufacturing companies, the transition to electric vehicles and growing a diverse pipeline of UK engineering talent. He joined YASA when it was a nascent company focused on the motorsports sector, revising the business plan, restructuring the Senior Management Team and commercialising the technology. To date, Chris has secured £31m of equity financing across four funding rounds, building a portfolio of world-leading investors and consistently meeting or exceeding key financial metrics for the business.

Chris has negotiated long term development and supply agreements with customers including Google, Parker Hannifin and multiple automotive OEMs including Ferrari. Prior to joining YASA, Chris held senior roles in companies including VG Elemental, Perkin Elmer, PA Consulting and was President of Plasmon, a $100m turn-over provider of data storage solutions. Chris has been interviewed by The Financial Times, BBC, Channel 4 News and Reuters on topics ranging from UK manufacturing policy, developing engineering talent and trends in electrification.

Dr. Tim Woolmer

Advisor

A few weeks into his PhD, Tim had a eureka moment – realising there was a much better way to build an electric machine called a torus axial flux motor. The insight Tim had was that by removing the motor’s stator yoke and splitting it into segments, he would be able to open up some very significant reductions in the motor’s weight – while at the same time improving its torque, power density, efficiency and manufacturability, making it transformative within the then-nascent electrification industry.
On completing his PhD in 2009, Tim founded YASA to develop and commercialise his new approach to the axial flux motor. As CTO, Tim leads the development of YASA’s technology to exhibit best-in-class efficiency and power densities for automotive and aerospace electric powertrain applications. Tim has also led the development of a new class of motor controllers with novel cooling techniques. He has over 20 patent applications, with more than 50 patents granted to date in the area of drives and electrical machines. In addition, Tim has authored 4 papers related to the thermal and magnetic design of the YASA machine and presented YASA’s technology at technical conferences and industry symposia around the world.

Gareth Morris

Managing Director

Gareth has over 35 years’ of engineering, programme and general management experience working for large tier 1 global aerospace companies. Most of his career has centred around the development and industrialisation of more-electric aircraft systems, and from 2012 to 2020 he led the creation of a specialist Centre of Excellence for electric motor drive systems and power electronics at Collins Aerospace. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College.

Ajay Lukha

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)

For the last nine years, Ajay has led YASA’s marketing, global customer development and revenue growth in the automotive and aerospace sectors, managing the Sales and Account Team and scaling the company’s revenues. Ajay has deep commercial awareness, twinned with technical concept-level problem solving, strong communication skills and a proven ability to quickly build networks of influencers within customer organisations from C-suite through to engineering, design and procurement.
In his career, Ajay has serially established novel technologies as mainstream in industrial, consumer and cleantech markets, identifying and matching technology with customers. At YASA, Ajay established YASA’s speciality products revenue, initiating and driving key OEM customer wins and developing a powerful new business pipeline across automotive and aerospace. Prior to joining YASA, Ajay held senior roles at Kingston Technology Company, Intel Corporation and Duerr Group.