TEAM MEMBERS

The NUAIR staff is comprised of experienced aviation professionals who provide unsurpassed expertise in aeronautical research, unmanned aircraft systems operations, and safety management.

Customer needs range from small to large operations with different drone applications and systems. NUAIR pilots are certified in quad-copters, fix-winged and multi-rotor unmanned aircraft systems of all sizes and have tested multiple different platforms and missions for global companies, including validating systems to current industry and international standards.

We’d be happy to discuss your company’s goals and how we can help you achieve them. Contact us today!

STAFF AT THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN SYRACUSE

KEN STEWART
KEN STEWARTChief Executive Officer
EMILY DeMARCHÉ
EMILY DeMARCHÉChief Financial Officer
TONY BASILE
TONY BASILEChief Operations Officer
ANDY THURLING
ANDY THURLINGChief Technology Officer
DAVE WHITAKER
DAVE WHITAKERChief of Development
JONATHAN DANIELS
JONATHAN DANIELSChief of Strategy
JUDY VAN WIE
JUDY VAN WIEDirector of Finance
TIM LAWTON
TIM LAWTONDirector of Marketing
KRISTINA WILLIAMS
KRISTINA WILLIAMSExecutive Assistant to CEO

STAFF AT THE NEW YORK UAS TEST SITE IN ROME

CHUCK HERETH
CHUCK HERETHChief Pilot
SCOTT BRENTON
SCOTT BRENTONChief of Safety
ERIC HAINES
ERIC HAINESDirector of Ops Logistics
CADY KEPLER
CADY KEPLERAirworthiness Manager
RUSS HOLLAND
RUSS HOLLANDPilot
CHIP NOBLE
CHIP NOBLEPilot
BOB McHALE
BOB McHALEPilot
CLARK SPEICHER
CLARK SPEICHEROperations Supervisor
ELISE HERETH
ELISE HERETHOperations Supervisor

ACADEMIC ADVISORS

AGAMEMNON CRASSIDIS
AGAMEMNON CRASSIDISAcademic Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT
Robert M. Simpson

President & CEO
CenterState CEO

VICE PRESIDENT
Waseem Naqvi

Director of Counter UAS
Raytheon

SECRETARY
Paul Tremont

President & CEO
SRC, Inc.

TREASURER
Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr.

BOARD MEMBERS

Member Name Title Place of Work
Marc Viggiano CEO & Founder Niteopark, LLC
Ryan Hartman Chief Executive Officer World View Enterprises
Dr. Agamemnon L. Crassidis Asst Professor of Mechanical Engineering Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Jeffrey DeCarlo Aeronautics Division Administrator Massachusetts DOT
James Fayle CNY Director Empire State Development
Michael Gerry President & CEO Saab Sensis Corporation
Frank Serna Principal Director, Strategic Initiatives Draper
Chad Lawrence Commissioner, Oneida County Department of Aviation Griffiss International Airport
Dr. John Collura Associate Dean & Professor University of Massachusetts Amherst

NEW YORK UAS TEST SITE

UAS TESTING & STANDARDS VALIDATION

Utilize New York’s 50-Mile UAS Corridor & AAM Proving Grounds

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