Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Significantly Expands Advisory Board

The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit brings together energy & engineering industry leaders in a wide variety of solution-based areas, including, but not limited to, hardware, software, data acquisition, analysis & management, safety, operations, security/C-UAS and legal considerations.

Houston, Texas, March 11, 2019 - Following the rapid growth of our 12,000 + global community members, the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition, powered by Innovate Energy, has significantly expanded its advisory board for the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit (June 12-13 in The Woodlands, Texas at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott).


The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit brings together energy & engineering industry leaders in a wide variety of solution-based areas, including, but not limited to, hardware, software, data acquisition, analysis & management, safety, operations, security/C-UAS and legal considerations. As a result, assembling a large and diverse advisory board ensures the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition can better serve its global community when examining these areas at the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit and additional resource channels, including the Annual Energy UAV Benchmark Report.

Director, Sean Guerre, noted, "We are honored and excited that so many of the UAV & robotics leaders from throughout oil & gas, power/utilities and chemical/petrochemical operations have joined our 2019 Advisory Board to share insight & knowledge and direct the content efforts for the rapidly expanding global industrial demand for real-world best practices, use cases and technology for UAVs, robotics and data in critical infrastructure."

The members of the 2019 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Advisory Board include:
● Christine Asaro, UAV Project Advisor, San Diego Gas & Electric
● Assel Ayapova, Global Drone Program Manager, AES Corporation
● Dean Barefield, UAS Program Director, Southern Electric Company
● Larry Barnard, Downstream & Chemicals, Manufacturing ~ Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Governance, Chevron
● Eric Bitzko, Technical Services Supervisor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative
● Todd Chase, Aviation Safety and Compliance Manager, Americas, Shell
● Tony Cinson, Senior Technical Leader - NDE Innovation, EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
● Diana Cooper, Vice President of Legal & Policy Affairs, PrecisionHawk
● Mitch Droz, Co-Owner, VP of Operations and Customer Experience, Wolfe UAS, LLC
● Matt Dunlevy, President & CEO, SkySkopes
● Lisa Ellman, Partner, Hogan Lovells
● Jason Forte, Commercial Solutions, Insitu, Inc.
● Tom Fries, Aviation Services Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
● Dyan Gibbens, Founder & CEO, Trumbull Unmanned
● Mark Hutcherson, Director, Operations Excellence - Knowledge/Innovation Lead, UAS Advisory Team, ConocoPhillips
● Christopher Korody, Founder, DroneBusiness.Center
● Tracy Lamb, VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs & Chief Pilot, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
● Suzanne Lemieux, UAS Lead and Manager, API
● Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy
● John McClain, Security Specialist - sUAS Chief Pilot, Shell Deer Park Refining
● Scott McGowen, CEO, Precision Aerial Compliance Solutions
● Travis Moran, Strategic Partner, Welund North America
● Joseph Morgan, Robotic Systems Engineer - USGC Regional TES Tech Center, Dow Chemical Company
● Joshua Olds, President & CEO, Unmanned Safety Institute / Argus Unmanned
● Sudhir Pai, Managing Director - Robotics, Schlumberger
● Landon Phillips, COO, DataWing Global
● James Pierce, Supervisor, UAS Operations, Ameren
● Steven Poirot, Operations & Safety Director, Aerial Data Management, WorleyParsons
● Pierce Prater, Service Consultant Supervisor, Power Delivery Solutions, CenterPoint Energy
● Marty Robinson, Global Robotics Systems, Dow Chemical Company
● Patrick Saracco, VP, Technology Solutions, Cyberhawk Innovations
● Mark Small, Global Aviation Safety Manager, Chevron
● David Tyler, Manager, IT, Puget Sound Energy
● Jacob Velky, Manager, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Duke Energy
● Barrett Walker, Manager, sUAS Program, Cheniere
● Bryan Williams, UAS Coordinator, Duke Energy
● George C. Williamson, SETA, Inspection, Testing and Commissioning Materials Team, BP America Inc., Upstream Engineering Centre
Further details about the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit & Expo are available at www.energydronecoalition.com.

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