SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 26, 2019– Volans-i, Inc., an on-demand drone delivery business based in San Francisco, CA, announced today that Paul Ricci, former Chairman and CEO of Nuance Communications, will be joining the company’s board of directors.

“We are delighted to welcome Paul to our board,” said Hannan Parvizian, CEO and Co-Founder of Volans-i. “Paul’s leadership, experience and insight will be very valuable- particularly now when we’re in a rapid growth period, both with the capabilities of our autonomous flight technology and in the expansion of our drone delivery service to new countries around the world.”

Ricci retired as Chairman and CEO of Nuance Communications in 2018, after serving the organization for nearly two decades. During his tenure at Nuance, Ricci transformed the company from a small software publisher into a $2 billion leading provider of conversational speech and AI solutions.

“The work Volans-i is doing is visionary and will change the way the world thinks about mobility,” said Paul Ricci. “Soon the autonomous systems they are creating will allow goods and people to quickly, safely and reliably get to where they are needed, no matter where that is. The economic opportunity and improvement in the quality of life for everyone will be immeasurable.”