By Sarah Papp
Congratulations to Patrick on his new appointment!
Mountain View, Calif. The Silicon Valley Chapter of Association for Unmanned Systems International elected a new set of officers for the 2012 calendar year with Patrick Egan at the helm. As 2012 President, Patrick Egan plans to renew interest in the chapter and build support for local business growth in the unmanned systems market. *About Patrick Egan
“I view these unmanned technologies as transformative by their very nature and believe the public can start realizing many of the benefits they offer immediately,” Egan said. “These benefits come in a variety of forms, which include substantive careers in professional fields that will ultimately augment and support the productivity of this great State’s economic engine. All that keeps us from realizing these benefits is common sense regulation and economic investment. The rest of the recipe for success is right here and ready to go.
“California has led the way in so many of the fields that have amalgamated themselves into the unmanned technologies sector. The goal of my tenure will include disseminating information, building awareness of the potential, and most importantly, finding and developing opportunities that support keeping the technology pioneering tradition, the California dream, alive.”
Also elected to office are Rick Riccardi as Vice President, Terry Wetterman as Secretary, and Parker Imrie as Treasurer.
About the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI
The Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI serves the entrepreneurial spirit of the technology-rich Silicon Valley. The chapter is one of many that comprise the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. With more than 2,100 member organizations from 60 allied countries, AUVSI is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community.