About The Speaker

Billy THALHEIMER                    

Co-founder and CEO of Regent

Billy Thalheimer co-founded REGENT after years spent as an aerospace program manager, business development leader, and multidisciplinary aerospace engineer. His vision: create a faster, more affordable mode of regional transportation and eliminate carbon emissions in the process. During his time at Aurora Flight Sciences, Billy was responsible for developing new programs in vehicle design and technology maturation to support Aurora’s portfolio of sustainable future air mobility solutions. He additionally led technical program execution, financial management, and strategy for eVTOL aircraft programs; and worked as an air vehicle conceptual design engineer, leading sizing and performance modeling for Boeing’s electric air taxi.  Billy holds a BS and MS from MIT’s aerospace engineering program and continues to hold close relationships with the MIT community. As a passionate aerospace nerd, he spends his free time competing as an aerobatic pilot and participating in student outreach events.