Easy Aerial, a leading provider of autonomous drone-in-a-box based inspection, monitoring, and surveillance solutions, today announced the appointment of former FAA Division Manager and US Air Force leader and pilot Timothy T. Tenne as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Effective immediately, Tenne will oversee the global day-to-day operations across Easy Aerial’s offices. His responsibilities include all production, manufacturing, regulatory and industry affairs, and safety-related operations. Tenne’s appointment coincides with the company’s rapid growth and increasing global demand for its innovative tethered and free-flight drone-in-a-box technologies.
“What I find most compelling about Easy Aerial is its undisputed leadership in the commercial, government, and military drone-in-a-box market segments,” said Tenne. “The company’s solutions are highly innovative, versatile, and truly mission-critical for its customers.”
Tenne was also impressed by Easy Aerial’s culture of innovation. “The company is creating products that deliver actionable, real-time information to decision-makers at utility companies, multi-mode transportation infrastructure providers, military organizations, and public safety agencies,” he added. “In doing so, they are helping improve safety, security, and operational capabilities while reducing cost, and protecting personnel every day.”
“Timothy is a seasoned and trusted leader who has a track record of consistently delivering positive results,” said Ido Gur, Co-Founder and CEO of Easy Aerial. “I have tremendous confidence in Timothy’s ability to align our global operations with industry-leading best practices, streamline our operations, and drive our ambition to expand into new markets.”
Tenne has over 30 years of senior management experience in the military, public and private multi-mode transportation sectors. He has overseen various multimodal transportation operations, including in the aviation, rail, and transit sectors. He has also held roles in acquisition, logistics, test and evaluation, safety, regulatory, and project management, including:
- Serving as Senior Director of Standardization, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, and Simulation at Amtrak. Here, Tenne was instrumental in developing the company’s first drone program, which will revolutionize safety, security, and asset management with significant cost savings to the organization within the first year of operations.
- Deputy Chief Operating Officer for rail at the Maryland Transit Administration (13th largest transit agency in the nation with 3 modes of commuter rail, metro, and light rail). In this role, Tenne reduced operational costs and increased safety by deploying new rail cars, communication and asset management systems, and implementing modern maintenance standards.
- Federal Aviation Administration Division Manager, a role that saw him lead aviation safety and flight standards assurance and introduce new operational processes credited for increasing aviation safety in the United States. Tenne was also instrumental in the coordination and drafting of the nation’s first UAS (drone) regulations and standing up the the UAS division within the FAA’s Aviation Safety Directorate. His leadership led to an award from the Secretary of Transportation.
- The US Air Force, where Tenne served for 20 years, where he assumed roles as Director of Operations, Commander, Chief of Staff, Chief of Safety, along with other leadership roles in operations, strategy, planning, negotiations, safety, and government relations. He also has over 12,000 world-wide flying hours in over 12 separate aircraft and holds multiple type ratings and certificates from Part 107, private pilot, instrument, commercial, multi-engine CFII, and ATP.
Tenne holds a Juris Doctorate; a Master of Business Administration in Management and Finance; Master of Arts degrees in Organizational Management, Master of Art in Strategy and Policy; and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. In addition he has broad experience and credentials in military, commercial, corporate, and general aviation.
About Easy Aerial
Easy Aerial is a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions for commercial, government, and military applications. Developed and manufactured in the United States, Easy Aerial’s free-flight and tethered drone-in-a-box systems are fully autonomous, modular, portable, and rugged, with the ability to operate in the most adverse weather conditions. They can be deployed anywhere for many mission-critical applications such as perimeter and border security, event monitoring, first responder support, agriculture monitoring, and industrial inspection without the need for a human operator. The company’s customer base includes military, government, aerospace, and commercial organizations, with systems operating worldwide. Easy Aerial was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, with regional offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Belgrade, Serbia.
Learn more at www.easyaerial.com