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GEORGE
MATUS

CEO

TEAL DRONES

ALLAN
EVANS

COO

RED CAT HOLDINGS

JIM
RUSSELL

Director of Engineering

TEAL DRONES

Geoff
Hitchcock

SVP, Global Defense Solutions

RED CAT HOLDINGS

Jay
Weight

Director of
Manufacturing

TEAL DRONES

Brendan
Stewart

VP, Regulatory
Affairs

RED CAT HOLDINGS

Stan
Nowak

VP, Marketing

RED CAT HOLDINGS

Laura
Delgado

HR Manager

RED CAT HOLDINGS

George
Matus

CEO
TEAL DRONES

George is a technologist and entrepreneur who founded Teal in 2015. A Thiel Fellow and Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient, George continues to lead the company after being acquired in 2021 by Red Cat. He believes it’s still “day one” for drones and that they are fundamental to the defense of America and its allies. 

ALLAN
EVANS

COO
RED CAT HOLDINGS

Evans is a serial entrepreneur with a history of founding and leading technology innovation. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering. After that, he spun out one of the technologies he developed into Avegant, a VR/AR company. After Avegant, Allan became the CEO of Fat Shark, which was recently combined with Red Cat. 

Jim
Russell

Director of Engineering
TEAL DRONES

Mr. Russell has been with Teal since July of 2017 and brings 40 years of experience in electronics design and manufacturing. Mr. Russell served positions ranging from principal electrical engineer to Director of Engineering and has participated in several startup companies developing products and defining cross-functional engineering operations.

Geoff
Hitchcock

SVP, Global Defense Solutions
RED CAT HOLDINGS

A graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Geoff is the Senior Vice President for Global Defense Solutions at Red Cat Holdings. He is a 22-year veteran of USAF Special Operations with extensive experience in ground operations and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR). Most recently, he served as Vice President of Business Development at Vantage Robotics and was responsible for establishing U.S. government and international business relationships with a focus on penetrating new market segments to support sales growth. Prior, he spent over 16 years at AeroVironment, initially as Director of Flight Operations, where he was responsible for training and equipping flight operations personnel to conduct training and operations globally, and later as Director of International Business Development, where he was responsible for major international market segments/regions.

Jay
Weight

Director of Manufacturing
RED CAT HOLDINGS

Mr. Weight is well experienced in manufacturing operations with over 30 years of manufacturing knowledge and expertise. He has extensive experience with domestic and International manufacturing; including companies such as Control4, Gateway Computers, 3Com. and United Technologies. He has a deep knowledge and experience in implementing Lean Manufacturing Systems and leading Kaizen Blitz events. Mr. Weight has led multiple product introductions from engineering into volume manufacturing, such as lighting and audio products, network equipment, aircraft engine controls, and tablets.  He enjoys camping and officiating high school football games in his spare time. He serves as a board member on the Utah High School Football Officials Association.

Brendan
Stewart

VP, Regulatory Affairs
RED CAT HOLDINGS

Brendan Stewart is an experienced aviation compliance professional with extensive experience helping organizations and end users reap the benefits of unmanned systems. Brendan was responsible for receiving the 4th ever approved 107.39 waiver allowing his clients to successfully operate a UAS over people as early as 2017, and the first Part 107 waiver to allow localized urban drone delivery operations. Brendan specializes in aircrew training, human factors mitigation, and failure analysis. He regularly shares his expertise at national conferences speaking on UAS operations, training, and safety.

Stan
Nowak

VP, Marketing
RED CAT HOLDINGS

A graduate of Syracuse University’s Industrial & Interaction Design program, is the Vice-President of Marketing at Red Cat Holdings. Having worked for over 20 years in the defense and unmanned systems industries, his focus has been in developing thought-provoking product campaigns while optimizing customer touchpoints. His portfolio includes designing solutions for robotic and autonomous systems, augmented reality, virtual reality, simulation training environments, and interactive experiences. Stan has created impactful marketing campaigns and strategies for a variety of technology focused organizations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Audi USA, L3 Harris, NASA, AeroVironment, Inc. and USSOCOM and continues to lead, consult, and support in the development of compelling customer experiences.

Laura
Delgado

HR Manager
RED CAT HOLDINGS

Laura is a challenge-driven professional focused on supporting technology companies at varying stages of growth. Her enthusiasm and energy are being channeled into the development of Red Cat’s HR department, as the holding company continues to improve and streamline its procedures across subsidiaries.