ABOUT US

Robotic Skies is built on a solid aviation business foundation to uniquely serve the emerging commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry.

Serving An Emerging Aviation Market

High-end UAS manufacturers and enterprise operators are eager for commercial operations to rapidly expand. We believe that our Service Center network model will accelerate the commercial UAS market by providing high-quality maintenance and repair services adapted from the existing manned aviation infrastructure.

Our comprehensive turnkey field service programs provide scalable local maintenance solutions that keep UAS operations safe and productive.

Founded in 2014, Robotic Skies has 200 (and growing) independently owned and operated certified repair stations in its network, spanning more than 40 countries.

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Our Team

BRAD HAYDEN, PRESIDENT & CEO

Brad grew up in the aviation industry, working 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 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 company’s brand and product strategy.

He led the definition and rollout of Aspen Avionics’ groundbreaking Connected Panel product line, which has revolutionized the synchronization of data in the cockpit.

A certificated private pilot and an avid drone pilot, Brad advocates for embracing and supporting emerging technologies, like unmanned aircraft, into the mainstream of the civilian aerospace industry.

Brad serves on the executive committee for ASTM F38 on Unmanned Systems, he is the Chair of the National Business Aviation Association’s Emerging Technology Committee, and he participates in numerous other manned and unmanned aviation industry organizations.

ERIC BUTLER, COO & CFO

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

Eric also has experience 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 has a master’s degree in Accounting from Miami University and 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 led him to join the Air National Guard, where he served for six years as an aircraft mechanic on the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

While serving in the Guard, he earned a degree in Aerospace Flight Dispatch and Scheduling from Middle Tennessee State University and participated in the FAA’s Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative program.

Lockheed Martin hired Andy as an air traffic specialist. During his time at the Flight Service Station in Fort Worth, Texas, he rose through the ranks to become an operations manager and later a quality assurance engineer. He also worked on the development and rollout of the Flight Services online web portal (800wxbrief.com).

Before joining Robotic Skies, Andy gained experience in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the national air space. First, as a subject matter expert on air traffic for Evans Incorporated, a contractor to the FAA, then as a member of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization team that worked on the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) for Part 107 operations.

Andy holds a private pilot license, remote pilot license, and aircraft dispatcher license.

ANGELA ANDERSON, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Angela’s passion for aviation stems from many fond childhood memories of flying around the US and Canada in her family’s Cessna 170 aircraft.

Angela began her career in aviation at Jeppesen (A Boeing Company), and during her time there served in a variety of roles, including customer service, account management, and business development. Angela’s opportunity to combine aviation and marketing came with her role as marketing manager at Aspen Avionics, where she previously worked with Brad Hayden.

Before her current role at Robotic Skies, Angela was director of marketing at ForeFlight, the industry-leading integrated flight app. Angela led a team of creative and digital marketing professionals to develop and implement global marketing strategies and promotional programs. As employee number eighteen, she grew the company’s marketing program as it transitioned from near startup to a well-established enterprise.

Angela has a degree in Art History from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Regis University. She also holds a private pilot license with an instrument rating.

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