Unmanned aircraft topic of meeting Thursday in Midland Michigan


The Mid-Michigan American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Section is presenting a seminar, “Unmanned aircraft systems — They are coming!” by Bill Donberg at the Grand Traverse Pie Company, 2600 N. Saginaw Road, Midland, on Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Aetos is an unmanned systems service provider helping companies in the petrochemical and oil and gas industries integrate emerging unmanned aircraft and ground robotics technology into alternative solutions to current methods of infrastructure inspections, environmental monitoring and disaster relief. Donberg will discuss this emerging industry, the various technologies being offered and the opportunities they present for significantly reducing costs and improving safety in a multitude of applications.

Donberg is the president/CEO of Aetos Group. He spent 30 years with The Dow Chemical Co. as global vice president for a variety of businesses and was part of Dow’s global business management team. Earlier he led Dow’s New Product and Market Development. For the past 10 years, he has been involved in strategic realignment of the aviation program at Northwestern Michigan College including its entry into unmanned aircraft training. Three years ago Donberg, along with his partners, established Aetos Group.

This meeting is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be available beginning at 6 p.m. while they last.

The lecture qualifies for one professional development hour. PDH certificates will be provided to interested attendees.

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