Peterson brings an intensive background in gross sales and advertising, aviation product administration, home and worldwide customer support and revolutionary management to the corporate. He’s additionally a personal pilot and has a ardour for aviation.
“We’re excited to have Zach becoming a member of the Vigilant Aerospace group. Zach has greater than a decade of expertise constructing and main advertising and gross sales groups each within the U.S. and internationally and has a deep background in avionics merchandise and aviation. We stay up for his contributions,” mentioned Vigilant Aerospace CEO Kraettli Epperson.
Peterson joins the Vigilant Aerospace group after a number of years managing the nationwide and worldwide aviation merchandise gross sales group at Appareo Methods, an avionics expertise firm, because the Aviation Gross sales Supervisor. Peterson relies in Fargo, North Dakota.
Previous to Appareo, Peterson operated an impartial enterprise consultancy for 12 years, offering gross sales and advertising consulting to rising companies.
Peterson earned an M.B.A. from the College of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, serves because the Vice President of Membership within the Minn-Dak Producers Affiliation and is a part of the Editorial Committee for the Fly-ND Quarterly publication. Peterson holds a personal pilot’s license and enjoys flying in his spare time.
“I’m very excited to be becoming a member of this fast-growing aerospace and autonomy firm and this shiny technical group that’s serving to to revolutionize the aviation business,” mentioned Peterson.
“Being a pilot, I’m very captivated with security and subsequent technology expertise, which is on the core of Vigilant Aerospace’s mission. There’s nothing that excites me greater than engaged on and promoting modern aviation expertise to those that would profit probably the most,” mentioned Peterson.
Zach obtained his personal pilot certificates in 2015 and earlier this yr earned his tailwheel endorsement in a fabric-covered Taylorcraft D plane constructed by his father.
Peterson’s publicity to aviation began early, by means of his father, Ken Peterson, a Licensed Flight Teacher and personal pilot since 1965. As a baby, his grandparents additionally launched him to Althea “Gerry” Lister, the 250th girl to develop into a licensed pilot within the U.S. in 1931, who grew to become an early mentor to him.
“I prefer to fly as typically as I can and I really like studying and taking up management roles,” mentioned Peterson. “I describe my way of living as a steady enchancment way of life. I’m midway by means of a graduate certificates program in management and managerial abilities and I’m at all times on the lookout for my subsequent alternative for development.”
About Vigilant Aerospace Methods
Vigilant Aerospace is the main developer of detect-and-avoid and airspace administration software program for uncrewed plane methods (UAS or drones). The corporate’s product, FlightHorizon, relies on two NASA patents and makes use of knowledge from a number of sources to show a real-time image of the air visitors round a UAS and to supply computerized avoidance maneuvers to stop collisions. The software program is designed to satisfy business technical requirements, to supply computerized security and to permit UAS to soundly fly past the sight of the pilot. The software program has received a number of business awards and the corporate has had contracts and customers at NASA, the FAA, the U.S. Division of Protection and with a wide range of drone growth packages. Go to our web site at www.VigilantAerospace.com