AeroMech Engineering, Inc., Builder of Unmanned Air Systems, Gets New Vice President
SAN LOUIS OBISPO, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — John Purvis has been named Vice President of Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems (STUAS) at AeroMech Engineering, Inc. (AME). The announcement was made today by Jay McConville, President and CEO of AME.
In making the announcement, Mr. McConville said: “We are very pleased to have John Purvis on the AME Team. John is an experienced executive who knows how to develop and deliver complex ISR and IEW systems to our defense customers, and he will bring that experience to the fielding of our successful STUAS line – including the Fury(TM) UAS. He is both a visionary and a results-oriented engineering professional.”
Mr. Purvis comes to AME from a large ISR Systems Integrator where he served as the Vice President for Corporate Strategic Development and International Business, covering over $500M in annual business. He founded the Aviation Programs business area in Denver, Colorado, leading over 425 people in service of U.S. Special Operations Command and the United States Air Force.
“We have a real opportunity here to serve the Warfighter with unique special mission UAS platforms,” added Mr. Purvis. “AME’s team of dedicated professionals and unique unmanned system portfolio has all the fundamentals needed to meet multiple customer requirements. I am extremely impressed with their engineering capability as well as the line of successful unmanned systems.
“AME is a full UAS systems provider, with a strong portfolio, including the Fury(TM), a breakthrough UAS optimized for special payload missions, and Sharkfin(TM), an advanced mission management system for reconnaissance and surveillance assets. I am proud to be associated with a team doing so much for our nation and our world’s defense.”
John has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado.
About AeroMech Engineering, Inc.
AeroMech Engineering, a Chandler/May, Inc. company, is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, California, and is a leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The company specializes in the design, test, production, and support of unmanned aircraft and their components. After designing and producing the U.S. Air Force’s first small UAS, the company has since delivered over 1500 aircraft to U.S. and Allied forces. AME focuses on innovative turnkey solutions to support the Warfighter and to meet unique mission and customer requirements. http://www.aeromechengineering.com
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