Engineer, Founder and CEO of FutureWay Solutions LTD
I was born on July 12, 1967 in the Sydney, Australia.
I loved trains since childhood and wanted to be a machinist, but the train constructure turned out to be more interesting ...
In 1990 I graduated with honors from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Sydney.
1990 to 2009 I worked for the agency CityRail, which was later renamed RailCorp. I reached the position of chief engineer, but due to the lack of further prospects, I decided to try myself in another industry.
Working at One Rail Australia
In 2010, I joined One Rail Australia (then "Genesee & Wyoming Australia") in a similar position, but with the opportunity to develop and implement innovative train technologies.
My team was making great strides and already in 2011, almost all trains in Australia had central air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Now these are trifles, but then it was a breakthrough for rail transport.
Until 2019, we have made a lot of innovations for the comfort of passengers. Now you will no longer find ordinary benches, today all trains have comfortable seats with at least 3 adjustment positions, excellent sound insulation, a VIP class has appeared with leather sofas and various massages. Many restaurants will envy the service we have implemented!
Hyperloop is the future of transportation
Back in 2019, when I left One Rail Australia. At that time, for 6 years I was haunted by the idea of the Hyperloop (vacuum train) project, proposed in my opinion by a genius - Elon Musk.
I am railway engineer who devoted my entire adult life to this occupation. Of course I was delighted! Even then, I clearly saw the future of transportation, I could not think about anything else, I drew drawings for days on end, calculated formulas and it seemed to me that I was already close, but...
For sure like all novice businessmen I faced bureaucracy. And my dream remained just a dream until 2020. I was swallowed by depression from the fact that I could not do what I dream about, I decided to change something.
The first thing I left my job. I needed some time to weigh everything and understand what to do. I sent my drawings and my vision of the Hyperloop project to all corporations that are somehow connected with it. With 30 years of experience in the transportation industry, I was confident of success. In the spring of 2020, I received a response from the Virgin Group.
I will not quote the entire letter, but I will write the main phrase:
"We really liked your developments and we are ready to buy them."