Aerospace Meets High Technology
LinkedIn is a great place to store your professional portfolio. I have an account on LinkedIn that contains all the facts and dates of my employment; please go browse by profile.
Sometimes I get asked “how did you get into drones?”. The path, for me, has been like a dog-leg in the fairway of a par 5 hole. Off the tee, I obtained a Diploma in Aviation Manufacturing from Confederation College, and worked in Aerospace at Boeing and Goodrich (now UTC). My lay-up to the green was in a different direction. A friend of mine invited me to apply for a position at Christie Digital, which was my first exposure to the world outside Aerostructures. My chip-shot was a stint at L-3 in a division that makes gyro-stabilized gimbals for airborne applications. Think cameras on Police helicopters; it is the intersection of high-tech and Aerospace. Now, I have leveraged the experience I gained at each stroke into Payloads and Program Management at Aeryon Labs (now owned by FLIR) – an industry leader in small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. And yes, the bearded dude in camo is me, flying a drone in 41 degree Celsius Texas heat for a video shoot. You can see the whole video here.