Howard Kaney, Chief Executive Officer TerraVigilis
  • Master of Science in Project Management
  • Mechanical and regulatory engineering at Nemschoff, Inc
  • Retired Professional Engineer
  • Product/Marketing Manager for Focus Products Group, Inc
  • FAA certified private pilot, instrument rating
  • Certified Quality Engineer
  • CoChair, Experimental Aircraft Association Membership Area
  • Experimental Aircraft Association Scholarship Coordinator
  • Steering Committee chair, Design curriculum, Moraine Parch Technical College
  • Adjunct professor, Computer Aided Design, Moraine Parch Technical College
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CAPT Timothy E. Tyre, PhD, USN (ret)
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI, LSA) Pilot
  • PhD Psychologist (Human Factors Research)
  • Director of Aviation Science Program at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
  • FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and Remedial Trainer
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
  • Special Deputy Sheriff and Chief Pilot, Jefferson County (WI) SO
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Lt Colonel John Palese, USAF (ret)
  • Retired American Airlines, Captain and Line Check Airman
  • Certified flight instructor (CFI) Pilot
  • Adjunct professor Aviation Science at Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)
  • Adjunct professor Aviation Science at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy
  • FAA Safety Team Lead Representative and remedial trainer
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
  • Captain, Hartford (WI) Township Police
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice Police firearms instructor
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Glen Brandt
  • President & CEO of Brandt Group of Wisconsin, Inc for the past 35 years
  • President of GLB Investments
  • President and founding member of the Kettle Moraine Experimental Aviation Association Chapter (1158) in West Bend, WI
  • Past Chairman of EAA AirVentrue
  • Private pilot with instrument privileges
  • MBS 1994, BS 1982
  • Cadet and officer in the Civil Air Patrol
  • Graduate of the Wisconsin Cadet Academy
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George Sargent
  • Professor Emeritus - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater - Computer Information Systems
  • Senior Project Manager - Electronic Data Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering at General Motors
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
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Stephen Betzler
  • Successful 40-year career in sales and marketing for both technical and industrial sectors while establishing global distribution in over 40 countries.
  • Multi engine and instrument ratings and USA and New Zealand Licenses
  • Senior Demonstration Pilot and formation qualifications
  • Flies the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) 1943 PT-26 Cornel WWII era trainer
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Chuck Howard
  • US Marine Corps Veteran
  • Retired FAA Journeyman Air Traffic Controller and Control Tower Manager - 35 years Government Service
  • Subject Matter Expert - US Domestic and OCEANIC Non-radar en route airspace, and US Domestic and Japan Civil Aviation Bureau Terminal Airspace
  • Managed FAA team of 86 volunteers specially selected to provide Air Traffic Control Services for the internationally renowned annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly-In convention at Oshkosh, Wisconsin - AirVenture 2016 and 2017
  • Specialized experience in all phases of technical training, FAA Safety Team member
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Charles Luebke
  • Retired Principle Engineer - R&D at Eaton Corp - 37 years
  • Subject Matter Expert - microprocessor-based controls, wireless communications, electrical signal analysis, fault detection, and protection methods
  • Global project team leader experience - systems design, concept prototyping, field trials, commercialization, and international codes and standards development
  • Extensive application knowledge - Aerospace, Vehicular, Commercial, Industrial, and Utility/Critical Infrastructure
  • UW-Milwaukee Electrical Engineer Alumnus of the Year, 2007
  • Retired Professional Engineer
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
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Michael Mortensen
  • Distinguished Lecturer - Carroll University - Graphic Design
  • Director of Aviation Science - Carroll University
  • NASA Manned Systems Division - US, Research Assistant
  • FAA Lead Safety Team Representative
  • FAA certified commercial drone pilot (Part 107)
  • Surveillance Detection Certification
  • Master of Science in Aerospace Architecture SICSA
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Sean Cox
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent: Protective Security, Counter-terrorism, Crisis Response, Risk Mitigation and Law Enforcement. 27+ years experience
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) Operator and Team Leader. Leadership, Training and Crisis Response. 13 years experience
  • Trooper with the Maryland State Police
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