Aeryon Labs strengthens its leadership and growth strategy with the addition of Dave Litwiller
Waterloo, ON - April 22, 2014 - Aeryon Labs, the industry-leading developer and manufacturer of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) is pleased to announce Dave Litwiller as VP Strategy. Mr. Litwiller joins the company with an established relationship as advisor to Aeryon’s leadership team in his previous role as Executive in Residence with Communitech.
In addition to mentorship and advisory expertise with growth-stage technology companies, Litwiller brings to Aeryon more than twenty years of business and engineering knowledge and experience from companies such as Prinova Software and Dalsa Corporation.
For energy companies that need to monitor power lines, inspect oil and gas pipelines, check wind turbines or solar panels for defects, small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) provide a faster, cheaper, safer, and more accurate means of collecting aerial imagery than conventional alternatives including satellites, planes or helicopters.
The following is an excerpt from a New York Times article that highlights projects where Aeryon sUAS have provided aerial imagery and data for energy companies:
Security applications often take place in a confined environment and involve monitoring specific areas of interest - the same is true for uses like forensics and accident reconstruction. While applications, like Search and Rescue, involve looking for very specific targets of interest within a very large area. The ability to use sUAS in all of these examples is extremely beneficial to any public safety organization.
Aeryon Labs executives, Sean McCabe, VP Engineering and Ian McDonald, VP Product & Marketing, discuss the growth opportunities for technology companies within Waterloo Region in a recent Reuters article. The following is an excerpt from the printed article:
WATERLOO — There was a time when unmanned aerial robots were the stuff of science fiction, or at least of James Bond and Robert Ludlum. Now, the OPP is using them to photograph accident scenes.
The OPP's Highway Safety Division, which includes the Cambridge detachment that polices the Conestoga Parkway, highways 401 and 7-8 and other major highways in the region, is using two of the sophisticated robots to get a precise, bird's-eye view of serious collisions.