Skyop has recently hired Jon Thies as its Chief Executive Officer. The company was awarded $250K in 2017 from the GENIUS NY program. Its office will soon be headquartered at The Tech Garden in Syracuse.
SkyOp offers certification test prep and flight training for drones and small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). Its courses are currently in more than a dozen colleges and universities across the country.
The addition of Thies to the SkyOp team represents a significant step in the growth of SkyOp and its ability to meet the education needs of the drone industry.
Thies is an experienced drone industry entrepreneur who started his own drone service company in September 2016. Recently, he has been working with SkyOp as an instructor and assisting with course development. Prior to joining the drone industry, Thies held leadership positions in the military, manufacturing, retail and business services.
Moving forward, Thies will be focused on the continued expansion of the SkyOp course offerings, day-to-day business operations, customer acquisition and industry partnerships.
Brian Pitre, former CEO of SkyOp, will take on a new role as Chairman, pursuing new strategic opportunities and additional funding.
To learn more about SkyOp and their courses in sUAS, STEM and more visit www.skyop.com.