Advanced Aircraft Company Brings on New Leadership

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UAS developer Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC) has appointed Paul C. Allen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and Aaron Frank as Chief Operating Officer. The two will oversee day-to-day operations and set the direction for future products and services as the company benefits from an increasing demand for its leading UAS and data technologies, allowing company founder William Fredericks to focus on technology innovation and product development.

Advanced Aircraft Company

Advanced Aircraft Company

“I am excited to have Paul and Aaron join our team to drive AAC’s growth and expansion into new markets,” said AAC Founder William Fredericks. “Both are extremely talented and highly experienced professionals that will enable me to devote my attention to driving technology development that solves problems for our customers..”

Paul C. Allen is an experienced leader in the UAS field, with much of his work having been focused on top-line growth for such companies as Boeing subsidiary Insitu, Inc, Iris Automation, and, most recently, as Vice President of Business Development at AgEagle. Allen possesses an extensive amount of experience working with defense customers in all branches of the US military and many allied nations worldwide, as well as with large enterprise UAS end-users such as ConocoPhillips and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

Aaron Frank possesses more than twenty years of senior-level experience, with five years in the UAS sector as CEO of Skycart and Corporate Development Director and Head of Drone and Unmanned Aerial Systems Solutions at Local Motors. Other positions he has held include Director at GE Capital, Senior Manager at Fortis Interactive, and Financial Analyst at ING and S&P Global. He also brings considerable entrepreneurial experience, having co-founded Deliver-EZ and Zephyr Logistics and advising early stage startups.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.