DroneDeploy, a provider of commercial drone software, announced Gretchen West has joined the team to lead the company’s Business Development and Regulatory Affairs efforts.
West spent 10 years as a key Drone advocate as Executive Vice President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), managing the association’s government affairs program, global business development efforts and strategic planning and development of commercial markets. She served as an industry spokesperson in the media, represented the UAS industry on the ICAO RPAS Panel and was a member of several other influential industry associations.
“We’re thrilled Gretchen will be joining our team,” said Winn, DroneDeploy CEO and Cofounder. “She shares our values and our focus on innovation, and brings unrivaled strategic, business development and regulatory experience, critical to helping us grow and serve our customers better.”
“Through their software, DroneDeploy has truly revolutionized how drones can operate globally today. I am excited to join the team and lead their efforts in the sale of their next generation platform for drones and to enable this technology for use in the regulatory environment to ensure safe operation and integration of drones”, West said, “I look forward to helping DroneDeploy grow globally, while ensuring that our current customers and partners reach optimal success as they continue their collaboration with us.”
DroneDeploy creates Cloud software for Drones, enabling farmers, contractors, miners and more to make better decisions empowered through simple, real time aerial data capture.