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Meet INNOVA’s Team

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Dimitrie OTLACAN, Mech. Eng.
Founder, CEO, Chief Engineer

Dimitrie has over 30 years direct experience in the railway industry, of which more than 10 years managing a private business as certified supplier to national railway administrations throughout Europe. He has over 30 patents, and he specializes in shock absorbers, railway buffers, crash buffers, tensometry, dynamic and static testing of rolling stock. At INNOVA, he acts as Managing Director, and oversees the R&D and the Measurements departments.

Iosif KAPOSTA, Prof. Dr.
R&D, Engineering

Iosif is a hugely experienced engineer, Dean of Engineering and Economical Sciences Faculties of the Aurel Vlaicu University, where he also leads the didactic and scientific activities. With more than 50 published works and 7 patents, Iosif has been included in 4 editions of the Marquis “Who’s Who in the World“, and is a renowned specialist in Machine Construction, Environment Protection, and Equipment Testing and Audit. At INNOVA, Iosif supervises and advises on all things machinery.

Francisc TUSZ, Prof. Dr.
Welding Processes

Francisc has a PhD in Electro-Mechanical Engineering, and a solid professional and academic career that spans over 40 decades. With 3 published books, 2 university courses, almost 50 published papers, and 18 inventions and innovations, Francisc is a well-known and reputable Weldings and Robotics specialist, having recently been awarded the International Welding Inspector title (International Institute of Welding). He manages or advises numerous professional bodies in the fields of Weldings and Robotics, and is a dedicated promoter of the local business scene. At INNOVA, Francisc supervises all welding-related activities.

Business Development

Mihai holds a degree in Economics and has a background in constructions, capital sales, and logistics. Attracted by technical products, Mihai enjoys combining his experience with people and partners who share the same passion and sense for innovative technical & design products, in order to propose eco-friendly, cost and energy efficient solutions for the contemporary and future business trends. At INNOVA, Mihai covers business development for key European markets.

Virgil DUMA, Prof. Dr.

Virgil is a Professor in Mechanisms and Measuring Systems, with an emphasis on Opto-Mechanics, at the Aurel Vlaicu University. As of 2008, he is the Scientific Secretary of the Faculty of Engineering, and since 2005 Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the University, Series: Mechanical Engineering. Since 2007, Virgil is a VP of EUROP RO, the Romanian branch of the European Robotics Platform. Virgil specializes in: Optical Design, Mechanism, Robotics; has published 10 books and over 100 papers; has 1 patent. At INNOVA, Virgil manages the Measurements department and its activities.

Otilia OTLACAN, MSc. Marketing
Marketing & Communications

Otilia has 10+ years experience in Online Advertising and Marketing, in a variety of environments (large corporations, start-ups, freelancer). She is active primarily in the ad tech scene and specializes in Online Advertising, Online Marketing, Business Development, Social Media. At INNOVA, Otilia has a consultative role overseeing all things online: web production, advertising and PR campaigns, social media strategies.

Sorin JURCA, PhD Student, Associate Prof.
CAD Design

Sorin is a university assistant and PhD student at Aurel Vlaicu University, the Automatization, Autovehicles and Rolling Stock Department. Sorin specializes in Product Design. At INNOVA, Sorin supervises CAD activities.