AUVSI Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors

Arlington, Va. – 16 August 2011- The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced during its annual AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2011 its newly elected leaders on its Board of Directors.

The Executive Committee will be led by incoming Chairman of the Board Peter Bale, Executive Vice Chair John Lademan, First Vice Chairman Ralph Alderson, Treasurer Joe Brannan; and Immediate Past Chairman John Lambert.

Newly elected AUVSI Board of Directors: COL (Ret) John Burke, Tom Faller, RADM (ret) Timothy Heely, Neil Hunter, Dr. Mark Patterson Dr. Virginia (Suzy) Young.

Continuing Board of Directors Members: Michele Kalphat, Chris Mailey, Chad Partridge, Dave Seagle, Grant Begley, Matt England, Gene Fraser, Stephen Newton, David Place, Peter Smith.

“We are grateful to the continuing dedication of our members to help take AUVSI to the next level and meet the needs of this growing, ever changing industry,” said AUVSI President and CEO Michael Toscano. “The AUVSI staff and I look forward to working with Peter and the rest of the board to meet the challenges and opportunities available to the unmanned systems and robotics industry.”

ABOUT AUVSI: The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. AUVSI’s 6,000 members worldwide come from government organizations, industry and academia. AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and related technologies.