ABOUT US

We’re building on a solid aviation business foundation to serve a burgeoning new market with tremendous growth
potential.

SERVING AN EMERGING INDUSTRY

Drone manufacturers are eager for commercial operations to rapidly expand, and we believe that a talented network of aviation authority-approved repair stations will accelerate this market

Our network includes Service Centers across nearly every region of the world that provide certification, maintenance, and repair services for the emerging commercial drone aircraft infrastructure.

Drawing on only the best FAA and aviation-authority-approved maintenance organizations that currently maintain manned aircraft, Robotic Skies® offers a comprehensive turnkey field service program designed to keep UAS flying safely, affordably, and productively.

BRAD HAYDEN, PRESIDENT & CEO

Brad grew up in the aviation industry, working as a repairman and a dealer from a young age in his family’s avionics sales and service business. After graduating from the University of Utah, he left aviation to launch his career managing global, high tech marketing programs for companies such as US Robotics, 3Com, Informix, and EFI.

Brad later returned to aviation as one of the original executives of Aspen Avionics, a venture-backed cockpit display manufacturer, where he was responsible for creating and building the emerging company’s brand and overall marketing presence. Next, he was given responsibility for all product strategy at Aspen and led the definition and rollout of the company’s groundbreaking Connected Panel product line, which has revolutionized the synchronization of data in the cockpit.

Today, in addition to directing Robotic Skies, Brad remains an active member of the manned aviation community and has been invited to speak about the emerging UAS opportunity at events for the Aircraft Electronics Association, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), The Rotorcraft Business & Technology Summit, and other aerospace events. He is a voting member of ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, The NBAA Business Aviation Management Committee, and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) UAS Committee. Brad is also a contributor to aviation publications, covering UAS integration and emerging avionics technology trends.

A certified private pilot, and an avid First Person View drone pilot, Brad believes that the future of aviation lies in embracing and supporting emerging technologies, like unmanned aircraft, into the mainstream of the civilian aerospace industry.

ERIC BUTLER, COO & CFO

Eric brings to Robotic Skies a diverse professional background in international finance and program management. His career began with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Los Angeles where he audited investment funds and insurance companies, specializing in valuation and financial modeling. Eric later transferred to Zurich, Switzerland, where he led the global audit of one of PwC’s largest clients across over 50 countries.

Eric also has experience working as an analyst in investment management, leading investment decisions across multiple sectors, including the airline and aviation industries. Before joining Robotic Skies, Eric worked in the oil and gas industry as the Director of Finance and Analytics at an exploration and production company where he was responsible for financial strategy, capital allocation, corporate budgeting and forecasting, capital raising and business development.

Eric graduated from Miami University with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting and later earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) license and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Colorado.

ANDY OSANTOWSKE, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Andy’s early passion for aviation was the impetus for him joining the 127th Maintenance Group, 127th Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard. He later joined the Tennessee Air National Guard’s 118th Maintenance Group, 118th Airlift Wing. During his 6 years he served as an aircraft mechanic on F-16s and C-130s. Andy received The Air Force Achievement Medal for “demonstrated outstanding airmanship and [Andy] contributed greatly to the group’s performance on Maintenance Standardization Evaluation Program (MSEP) Inspection.”

While serving in the Guard, he also attended Middle Tennessee State University to study air traffic control. He earned a BS Aerospace Flight Dispatch and Scheduling and participated in the FAA’s Air Traffic Control (CTI) program.

Andy was hired by Lockheed Martin as an air traffic specialist in the Flight Service Station (FSS) program in Fort Worth, Texas. He was promoted to associate operations manager and worked on the development and rollout of the Flight Services online web portal (800wxbrief.com). As the designated operational subject matter expert, he traveled on Lockheed’s educational roadshow to promote the new portal. He was then promoted to quality assurance engineer.

Andy was then hired by Evans Incorporated, a contractor to the FAA, as an air traffic subject matter expert who assisted with the FAA’s efforts to integrate UAS into the National Airspace System. While at the FAA, he was a member of the Air Traffic Organization’s initial Part 107 team and worked on the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC).

Andy joined the Robotic Skies team in 2019. He saw the brilliance and forethought in the business model. “Working in the FAA, I could see how the regulatory and use cases were evolving, and I could see the opportunity. When Robotic Skies asked me to join the team, there was no hesitation. I believe in the mission and vision.”

He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Robotic Skies global network of maintenance service centers. He has his private pilot license, remote pilot license, and aircraft dispatcher license.

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