Romeo Durscher has become the latest DJI executive to join Auterion as the drone software company’s new president of public safety, the firm has announced.
Durscher, who had been senior director of public safety integration at DJI, departed the industry giant late last year along with Cynthia Huang, DJI’s former director of business development.
Huang is now VP of enterprise business development at Auterion. Arnaud Thiercelin, formerly DJI’s head of R&D in the US, also recently made the leap to Auterion where he is now head of enterprise product.
And just last week, Errol Farr joined the team as VP business development for Auterion’s government business.
Durscher is one of the drone industry’s top executives and one of the most respected leaders unmanned aerial systems.
“Auterion’s open-source ecosystem provides first responders with transparent, secure, and configurable solutions that improve over time,” said Durscher.
“For users to realise the full potential of their drone systems they need greater choice and flexibility. Auterion solves this by bringing together the best from providers across the industry to give users the ability to fully customise their systems all within a single platform.”
In his new role, Durscher will lead the strategy and go-to-market for Auterion’s suite of products for the public safety market.
“We are thrilled to have Romeo join our senior team as Auterion experiences significant growth, while we continue to deliver product innovation to customers across multiple verticals and use cases,” said Lorenz Meier, co-founder and CEO of Auterion.
“We are transforming the drone industry with an open-source ecosystem, and with Romeo’s extensive expertise and thought leadership in public safety and the drone industry we can meet the very customised need of first responders with cutting-edge drone systems like the Astro so they can work more efficiently.”