A Passionate,
Mission-focused Team

magniX has a strong and inclusive culture that shapes how we work together and how we serve our customers.

Our team is a diverse mix of visionary dreamers, grounded engineers, practical doers and technical experts who come from all walks of life to create a better tomorrow.

Business Values

We are industry leaders, history makers and culture shapers.


We delight our customers with magical products and services that lead the industry in performance, reliability and efficiency.


In everything we do, excellence is our standard. No compromises, no excuses. Our reputation is our most valuable asset.


We go above and beyond to deliver a personalized, and professional experience to our customers. We listen to our customers. Their trust in us is the foundation of our relationship.


From the workplace to the marketplace, from the design board to entry into service, safety is our first consideration.

Our Leaders

John Saabas


John joined magniX as Chairman of the Board in 2022, having previously served as company advisor and Chairman of magniX’s technical steering committee. Before joining magniX, John served as Head of Engineering and Technology for Bombardier Transportation, where he led global technology and product development activities. Prior to that, he was President of Pratt & Whitney Canada for a decade until 2019.

John Saabas



Reed Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer

Reed joined magniX as Chief Executive Officer in 2024. He has more than 25 years’ experience leading technology companies in the aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and fintech industries. Prior to magniX, he served as CEO and Board member of FDS Avionics Corp, a manufacturer of electronics equipment for the business aviation, commercial aviation, and military markets.

Reed Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer


Riona Armesmith

Chief Technology Officer

Riona joined magniX in 2021 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to magniX, Riona was with Rolls-Royce, serving in senior leadership roles including Head of Programs – Aviation Futures, Chief Project Engineer – Hybrid Electric Propulsion and Project Lead – Transformation. Riona brings deep expertise in electromagnetic design and engineering, electric propulsion systems and program management.

Riona Armesmith

Chief Technology Officer


Careers at magnix

At magniX, our brilliant team of dedicated people design and build technologies that shape the future of emission-free aviation. If you want to make a difference in the world, please apply below for one of our open positions or email careers@magnix.aero for more information.

Employee benefits


We cover the premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance for team members and their dependents.

Saving for the Future

We have a generous 401k plan to help our employees prepare for their future.

Expanding Your Family

We offer fully-paid parental leave for team members with new arrivals.

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