The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the election of directors to the association’s board.

Current board directors Jonathan Downey of Airware and Lauren McCollum of Lockheed Martin were re-elected. The new directors elected to the board were Peter Cleveland of Intel, Jeff Lovin of Woolpert, Waseem Naqvi of Raytheon and Jim Thomsen of Seaborne Defense.  

“We are honored to welcome these technology and policy leaders to the association’s governing board and appreciate the continued service of our current board members,” says Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “These board directors represent a diverse range of companies and institutions in unmanned systems and robotics, leading this global industry toward an exciting future. We congratulate those who were elected to the board and look forward to their service.”

The new terms for the directors elected to the board started in connection with XPONENTIAL 2016, AUVSI’s annual trade show and conference, which was recently held in New Orleans.

More than 8,000 attendees from more than 55 countries attended XPONENTIAL. The conference and trade show, organized by AUVSI, features the latest innovations in the unmanned systems market.

About AUVSI

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) — the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics — represents more than 7,500 members from more than 60 countries involved in the fields of government, industry and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets.