Led by a team of highly skilled professionals/solution providers with more than 20 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defence industry, Epicos is a dynamic and leading edge company striving for the very best - from the way we conduct business to the way we reward our employees. A key element to our success has been the creation of an effective and efficient team of professionals with specialized expertise in their area of focus.
We all work together for the achievement of a unified objective: how to better serve our customers today and every day! The Epicos team is engaged and committed to continue the amazing success of Epicos in the worldwide Aerospace and Defence market. Such a highly skilled and smart team can only result in the realization of some basic and core values that characterize each activity we do:
- Dedication to success - especially for our customers
- Unique innovation on how Aerospace and Defence conducts business in the 21st century via emerging technologies Trust and responsibility
Christian Hadjiminas Chairman and CEO
Mr. Hadjiminas is a graduate from Columbia University (1981) with a B.A. in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) and MBA in Bus/Finance from Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania) in 1983. After working as a Senior Trader at Phibro-Salomon Inc. and thereafter in 1987, he set up his own company in New York, he returned in Greece in 1989 and established European Finance Associates (EFA) in Athens. EFA specializes in financial services and more specifically, in offsets and investment banking. EFA is involved in designing, negotiating and implementing offset projects in a number of countries primarily in the area of high technology investments. EFA owns a number of companies in Greece, of which Epicosis part of.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Mr. Arsenios Melas is a graduate of Sussex University, Brighton, England, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He also holds two (2) postgraduate degrees (Master of Science) in Electromagnetic Engineering and Electrical Power Systems from the University of Wales, College of Cardiff and the University of Bath respectively.
Since September 2006, Mr Melas holds the position of Associate – for Offsets & Industrial Cooperation, in the Aerospace Ventures Group where he is responsible for providing marketing support and monitoring in the implementation of Offset Contracts. He daily interacts on behalf of clients and their respective Ministries of Defense, as well as the Local Industry on issues related to offsets implementation in Greece, Colombia, Kuwait, Hungary and Norway.
Mr. Melas has worked for INTRACOM Defense Electronics from January 2000 to September of 2006 in the Business Development and Contracts Directorate, where he worked as a senior administrator for business development, contracts and communications, for domestic and international opportunities. He was responsible for contract negotiations with the HMoND and Prime Contractors.Mr. Melas is the Chief Operating Officer of Epicos since January 2014.
Vice President - International Business
Mr. Purewal holds a BSc (Hons) in Politics & Law from the University of London. Prior to joining Epicos, Jacques had worked for a number of International Information Technology Companies in the capacity of Sales and Business Development in the United Kingdom.
He joined Epicos in 2001 as the Sales & Marketing Director. In his current role, as VP - International Business, his primary focus has been on International Offsets, specifically responsible for Markets, namely Europe and South America.
Mr. George Menexis is an Electrical and Computer Technology Engineer, from the Polytechnic School of Patras, Greece and holds an MSc in Engineering Business Management, from the University of Warwick, UK.
Before joining Epicos George has worked for three years in THALES Electronic Systems S.A., part of THALES Group, as Bid Manager for large turn-key projects and as a Program Manager for defence programs involving the production of electronic equipment and sub-systems. He has also worked in INTRACOM S.A., with responsibilities in Product Management for ALCATEL digital microwave radios and Project Management for digital microwave radios contracts in Greece and the Balkan countries.
He is the Senior Project Manager responsible for the implementation of Epicos Block Deals, supervising a team of Country Project Managers, ensuring customers benefit to the maximum of the services provided within each Block Deal country.
Dr. Athanasios Potsis
Senior Manager, Industrial Cooperation
Dr. Potsis holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He also holds a Diploma in Electrical & Computer Technology from the University of Patras- Polytechnic School.
He was presented with fellowships throughout his diploma studies by the Greek Ministry of Education. He was also awarded with a scholarship from the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company – EADS for his main Ph.D research. He was awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece for excellent scientific achievements.
Dr. Potsis has worked at the German Aerospace Centre, Institute of Radar Systems, as a Member of Scientific Staff in the Digital Signal Processing Department. and he was involved in the fields of Radar electronics, Radar signal processing and Electronic Warfare Systems.
He has worked at the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company as an external technical consultant and he was involved in several defence related programs. He has also worked for INTRACOM Defense Electronics as a Product Marketing Engineer and he was responsible for new products development as well as for international cooperation in the field of electronics and sensors.
Athanasios joined Epicos in 2006 and he is responsible for the development of new business opportunities for Industrial cooperation through indirect offsets in Global scale.
Mr. Michael Badavanos holds an Executive MBA from University of Kent and a BSc in Computing and Engineering from University of Huddersfield.
Prior to joining the Company, he held similar position for Saracakis Brothers S.A. where he managed several IT projects, such as implementation of ERP Systems and e-Platforms. He played a major role in design and implement well documented and structured business processes and headed the Project Managements of all IT projects, including Infrastructure and Business Application projects.
Michael joined Epicos in 2015 and leads the Company's information Technology Department focusing on the Information Systems and the implementation of the new Epicos platform.