Former U.S. Navy SEAL Brings Added Military and Government Technology Sales Expertise to Company as Part of Ongoing Product Commercialization Efforts
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. today announced the appointment of Bruce R.C. Hardy as its new Vice President of Sales.
Mr. Hardy is a former U.S. Navy Seal with over 20 years of military service and a decade of sales experience selling hardware and software to the federal government and military agencies. In this newly created role, Mr. Hardy will head DAC’s sales organization seeking to further expand the new business pipeline for the Company’s patented tethered drone and aerostat products within the U.S. Government including new and existing Department of Defense (“DoD”) customers as well as Homeland Security and First Responders.
“On behalf of the entire Drone Aviation organization, I am delighted to welcome Bruce to our team and believe his appointment will further establish Drone Aviation as a market leader in the tethered Drone markets,” said Jay Nussbaum, Chairman and CEO of Drone Aviation Corp. “Bruce brings with him a unique first-hand, end-user experience and relationships in the special forces community and business network developed over the course of a decade in closing Federal Sales. As we continue to advance our commercialization efforts, we remain committed to making further investments in staff, product development and technology, all critical areas to our success in the future as drone technology evolves to meet the emerging needs of both military and commercial markets at home and abroad,” he added.
“After meeting the team and seeing the technology at work, I am honored and excited to be joining Drone Aviation at such as transformational time in the Drone industry. My goal is to apply the knowledge and experience I have gained from operational environments into value-creation principles that we can utilize to attract new customers seeking rapidly deployable, persistent aerial capabilities,” said Bruce Hardy. “Working closely with management, I am looking forward to accelerating the momentum that Jay and the Drone team have established.”
Prior to Joining Drone Aviation Mr. Hardy served as Vice President of Business Development at Panthera Solutions, a leading security consulting and training organization serving the U.S. Military and Federal agencies. Bruce’s sales career includes serving as a Federal Sales Executive at FCN Technology Solutions and Dataline, Inc. specializing in technical sales of IBM, NetApp, Quantum and Riverbed technologies products to the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, DoD, and all U.S. Intelligence Agencies and as a Systems Sales Specialist at International Business Machines (IBM). At Surefire LLC, a leading manufacturer of tactical gear and technology designed for military and law enforcement applications, Bruce was responsible for all Northeast sales to federal law enforcement agencies. Hardy is a combat-proven Navy SEAL with over 20 years of duty and served in the Federal Air Marshal Service as Acting Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge while assigned to the Washington Field Office.
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