Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Significantly Expands Advisory Board

Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Significantly Expands Advisory Board


Houston, Texas, March 11, 2019 – Following the rapid growth of our 12,000 + global community members, the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition, powered by Innovate Energy, has significantly expanded its advisory board for the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit (June 12-13 in The Woodlands, Texas at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott).

The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit brings together energy & engineering industry leaders in a wide variety of solution-based areas, including, but not limited to, hardware, software, data acquisition, analysis & management, safety, operations, security/C-UAS and legal considerations. As a result, assembling a large and diverse advisory board ensures the Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition can better serve its global community when examining these areas at the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit and additional resource channels, including the Annual Energy UAV Benchmark Report.

Director, Sean Guerre, noted, “We are honored and excited that so many of the UAV & robotics leaders from throughout oil & gas, power/utilities and chemical/petrochemical operations have joined our 2019 Advisory Board to share insight & knowledge and direct the content efforts for the rapidly expanding global industrial demand for real-world best practices, use cases and technology for UAVs, robotics and data in critical infrastructure.”

The members of the 2019 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Advisory Board include: 

  • Christine Asaro, UAV Project AdvisorSan Diego Gas & Electric
  • Assel Ayapova, Global Drone Program ManagerAES Corporation
  • Dean Barefield, UAS Program DirectorSouthern Electric Company
  • Larry Barnard, Downstream & Chemicals, Manufacturing ~ Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) GovernanceChevron
  • Eric Bitzko, Technical Services Supervisor, Pedernales Electric Cooperative
  • Todd Chase, Aviation Safety and Compliance Manager, Americas, Shell
  • Tony Cinson, Senior Technical Leader – NDE InnovationEPRI – Electric Power Research Institute
  • Diana Cooper, Vice President of Legal & Policy AffairsPrecisionHawk
  • Mitch Droz, Co-Owner, VP of Operations and Customer ExperienceWolfe UAS, LLC
  • Matt Dunlevy, President & CEOSkySkopes
  • Lisa Ellman, PartnerHogan Lovells
  • Jason Forte, Commercial SolutionsInsitu, Inc. 
  • Tom Fries, Aviation Services Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Dyan Gibbens, Founder & CEOTrumbull Unmanned
  • Mark Hutcherson, Director, Operations Excellence – Knowledge/Innovation Lead, UAS Advisory TeamConocoPhillips
  • Christopher Korody,
  • Suzanne Lemieux, UAS Lead and ManagerAPI
  • Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program ManagerXcel Energy
  • John McClain, Security Specialist – sUAS Chief PilotShell Deer Park Refining
  • Scott McGowen, CEOPrecision Aerial Compliance Solutions
  • Travis Moran, Strategic PartnerWelund North America
  • Joseph Morgan, Robotic Systems Engineer – USGC Regional TES Tech Center, Dow Chemical Company
  • Joshua Olds, President & CEOUnmanned Safety Institute / Argus Unmanned
  • Sudhir Pai, Managing Director – Robotics, Schlumberger
  • James Pierce, Supervisor, UAS OperationsAmeren
  • Steven Poirot, Operations & Safety Director, Aerial Data Management,WorleyParsons
  • Pierce Prater, Service Consultant Supervisor, Power Delivery Solutions,CenterPoint Energy
  • Marty Robinson, Global Robotics SystemsDow Chemical Company
  • Patrick Saracco, VP, Technology Solutions, Cyberhawk Innovations
  • Mark Small, Global Aviation Safety ManagerChevron
  • David Tyler, Manager, ITPuget Sound Energy
  • Jacob Velky, Manager, Unmanned Aerial SystemsDuke Energy
  • Barrett Walker, Manager, sUAS ProgramCheniere
  • Bryan Williams, UAS CoordinatorDuke Energy
  • George C. Williamson, SETA, Inspection, Testing and Commissioning Materials TeamBP America Inc., Upstream Engineering Centre

Further details about the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit & Expo are available

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