John W. Brown, President and CEO:
Mr. Brown is a technology entrepreneur and a seasoned corporate finance professional. Prior to joining Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, Mr. Brown was CFO of Bye Energy, a founder of Sandia Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment and advisory firm, and COO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Securities, LLC, the investment banking affiliate of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Brown is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BBA from the University of New Mexico.
George E. Bye, Chairman:
Mr. Bye is an aerospace entrepreneur, manager and executive. He founded Bye Aerospace, out of which both Silent Falcon UAS Technologies and its sister company Bye Energy, now Beyond Aviation, were formed. Previously, Mr. Bye developed and led Aviation Technology Group and designed the Javelin Jet. He has over 4,000 flying hours in aircraft including T-38 and the C-141B transport. Mr. Bye is a veteran of Desert Storm. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington.
Bob Carlton, SVP - Design and Engineering:
Mr. Carlton was Senior Technical Person and Rocket Scientist at Sandia National Labs, with over 30 years experience in rocket, aircraft and spacecraft manufacturing management, product design, aerodynamics, engineering, supply chain management and integration. Also, a very skilled and accomplished pilot, he designed and built the world’s only twin jet sailplane, the Super Salto.
George W. Turner, SVP - Systems Integration:
Mr. Turner is an experienced electronics manufacturing executive. Prior to joining Silent Falcon UAS Technologies, Mr. Turner held various management positions within Motorola Corporation including leadership of the Logic and Analog Integrated Circuit Division, Radio Frequency (RF) Division, Vice-President of Reliability and Quality Control, President of Motorola Korea responsible for all of Motorola's operations in South Korea and as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Motorola's Life Sciences Division. Mr. Turner holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico.
Board of Directors
Scott Chesnut, Colonel (USAF Ret.) Director
Col. Chesnut is a senior manager with Rockwell Collins. He was previously the Vice Commander of the Air Force District of Washington DC region, overseeing homeland security and interagency operations. He has over 7,000 hours in the USAF F-111, KC-10, C-5 and Gulfstream V, and over 30 civil general aviation aircraft. He received his BS degree from Arizona State University, an MBA from Embry Riddle University, and an MA in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.
Mark Eidemueller, Director
Mr. Eidemueller founded and is a Principal of Wasena Capital Management, a private equity investment firm. Prior to that he was a partner at Brockway Moran & Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with $1.3 billion under management. Mr. Eidemueller earned a BA at Yale University, an MBA at Carnegie Mellon’s and a JD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Nim Evatt, Director
Mr. Evatt is Chairman of the Board of AeroSat Corporation. He previously served as Vice President and GM of EMS Aviation, which was a consolidation of Formation, Inc. and two EMS business units, with combined revenues of $120 million.
Prior to Formation, Inc., Mr. Evatt served as CEO at Liberty Technologies, a producer of diagnostic systems for the nuclear power industry. Mr. Evatt went to Libery Technologies after 17 years with General Electric.
Mr. Evatt holds a BA from Western New Mexico University, and an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University.
H. H. “Bugs” Forsythe, Maj. General (USAF Ret.), Vice Chairman
Maj. Gen. H.H. “Bugs” Forsythe serves as a Senior Fellow at the Joint Forces Staff College and previously served in a command position with Central Air Force Command. Gen. Forsythe graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and has served on active duty, in the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve accumulating over 4500 hours as an instructor pilot, flight commander, weapons officer, operations officer, squadron commander and operations group commander.
Mason Whitney, Major General (USAF Ret.), Director
Maj. Gen. Mason Whitney recently retired as Director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security for Colorado and served on Gov. Ritter's cabinet as the Adjutant General of Colorado. He retired from the Colorado National Guard after 39 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Air Force and Colorado National Guard accumulating over 6,000 military flight hours, 343 combat missions and 758 combat hours in O-2A, A-7, T-37, T-39 and F-16 aircraft.