Management team

Phone: +46 70-751 16 70

Alfonso Barreiro, CEO

Alfonso Barreiro is leading the company as a seasoned space sector professional with more than 20 years’ experience in the private sector. Alfonso has previously been responsible for strategic alliances in the space industry, launching satellite programs, service offerings and development of complex satellite systems solutions and missions.  He also brings to AAC a long experience of cooperation with leading European space primes, such as Airbus, Thales-Alenia, Leonardo and SSTL. Alfonso holds a bachelor’s degree in space technology from Northrop University in California and a master’s degree in space engineering from the Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

Phone: +46 70-5560973

Mats Thideman, CFO & Deputy CEO

Mats Thideman is responsible for the Economy, Internet and Communication and Human resources at ÅAC. Mats have a substancial experience as CFO in rapid growing companies, both public and VC-owned enterprises. Mats have been appointed as CFO for Åkerströms, Image Systems (publ.), TracTechnology (publ.) and most recently Cortus Energy AB (publ.).

Phone: +44 7500 934829

Iraklis Hatziathanasiou, VP Business Development Europe

Iraklis is leading the sales and business development efforts of the organisation in Europe. He is bringing more than 15 years’ experience of operational and technical leadership, combined with a proven track record in driving sustainable revenue gains in the small satellites sector.

Iraklis also maintains an advisory role with a number of European Commission departments as an independent expert.

Phone: +46 70-7237032

Emil Vinterhav, CTO

As CTO, Emil Vinterhav leads ÅAC Microtec in selecting the way forward for the company in the product and technology aspects. Emil has 15+ years of engineering and management experience from the space industry where he has been active in the areas of mission analysis, systems engineering, satellite operations, attitude and orbit control systems and propulsion.

Emil is a member of the board of the Swedish Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as a member of the program council for the aerospace engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

Phone: +46 70-4350524

Mattias Örth, VP Project Management

Mattias Örth is responsible for the overall project management and the high level resource planning. Mattias has several years of experience in managing cross functional teams and product development projects as well as leading international collaborations.

Phone: +46 70-2187400

Stefan Strålsjö, R&D Manager

Stefan Strålsjö has the operative responsibility for ÅACs development team and the assignment of project resources. Stefan has 15+ years of experience in developing and managing projects related to embedded systems in space, commercial and military applications.

Phone: +1 602-284-7997

F. Brent Abbott, CEO and VP Business Development AAC Microtec North America, Inc.

Brent Abbott is responsible for the operations and business development for the US office. Brent has substantial experience in the US space market including introducing foreign products and Intellectual Property. Brent has been in management roles for both Honeywell Defense and Space and most recently Surrey Satellite Technology US.

Phone: +1 (650) 230-0497

Mike Carey, Director AAC Microtec North America, Inc.

Mike Carey has extensive experience in space operations having held the position of CEO and President of AAC Microtec North America, Inc for the last three years, contributing to the company’s increased value and its parent company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) in Dec 2016.

A retired USAF general officer Mike led five operational space organizations and is visionary space industry leader. He is also a founder of ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., and advisor to several start-up space companies.