Director of the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center
Fred has more than 26 years’ experience at the Ohio Department of Transportation’s/DriveOhio specializing in UAS and geospatial technologies. He has spent the last 6 years in the research and implementation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) technologies for the State of Ohio. During this time Fred has led several efforts pushing technological advances in UAS/AAM including Ohio’s FlyOhio initiative. Through his leadership, Fred has coordinated several activates with local, state and federal resources with supporting advanced aviation activities. Fred is a standing member in several committees including Access Ohio 2045, Ohio DOT Statewide Planning and Research Review Committee, Ohio Federal Research Network’s Technical Advisory Committee and the Government Advocacy Subcommittee for the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC), Standing Committee on Emerging Technology Law – AJL40, Standing Committee on New Users of Shared Airspace AV095 and continues to participate in governmental and industry standards committees for AAM technologies.
Currently Scheduled: Day 1 Session 1: Drone Programs