Sascha Simon

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Sascha Simon is a Partner at Space Partnership International where he is working on next generation communication systems, combining his years of experience at Mercedes-Benz with his previous work in the Space sector.

While at Mercedes-Benz USA, he focused development efforts on sustainable transportation and next generation drive train technology like Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, Electric Drive, alternative fuel efforts, and the wider range of connected vehicle services.

Since 2003 he has held various positions in the field of advanced technologies with Mercedes-Benz. He initially joined Daimler-Benz Aerospace in Munich, Germany in 1997 and has since held several positions in the European Aerospace industry ranging from areas as Corporate Planning & Technology to Jet Engines and Advanced Space Systems.

Sascha has a strong interest in outer space exploration that is well balanced by his interest in the oceans. After all, scuba diving comes as close to outer space exploration as most of us will ever get to flying in space. He has been an avid scuba diver since college with a strong and enduring interest in reef ecology and conservation.

Sascha has repeatedly conducted and supported coral reef assessment field trips in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean using reef check and other methodologies. Being certified in Munich, Germany he knows all Bavarian lakes from below the surface but prefers warm coral reef diving. Besides, there are no sharks in Bavarian lakes.

Sascha holds various degrees in physics and business administration from the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany and from the University of California, Los Angeles. Sascha is married and has two children age 7 and 9.

 

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