Team

Prior to AviSight inc., William served in the US Air Force as an intelligence analyst with a specialization in imagery analysis for Special Operations. While serving at Hurlburt Field under the Air Force Special Operations Command, William led hundreds of ISR operations in support of Special Operations Task Force worldwide.

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After the Air Force, William served as a GG-11 Civil Servant in Hawaii, standing up the Special Operations exploitation team at DGS-5. In addition to tactical operations. Led numerous humanitarian aid missions and disaster relief operations as the lead ISR manager worldwide.

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/  William O’Donnell – Senior Pilot

Alex grew up testing and calibrating equipment for his Father’s engineering business, and has been working with electronics, computers, and data his whole life. He has a varied background that includes software development, system administration, cryptocurrencies, e-commerce, manufacturing, embedded hardware/software development

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, and technical editing. Among other projects, Alex has worked on election campaign data management, mapping for marine navigation, manufacturing process data analysis, and digital asset archival. At Avisight Alex performs or oversees the processing, dissemination, and storage of collected client data.

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/  Alex English – Director of Data

A Systems Engineering Project Manager for the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works working with the best engineers in the business on the cutting edge of technology. In this role, Chris is responsible for over 80 employees on a diverse engineering team that provides direct customer solutions in worldwide locations.

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His passion for flying and technology started when he was a young child, where he grew up around aviation and flew around the United States in his Dad’s self refurbished Cessna 182. Currently Chris has over 20 years professional experience in the aviation business in both military and civilian applications.

His diverse background includes 5 years working avionics on AV-8B Harriers in the United States Marine Corps, deploying several times including to Afghanistan after 9/11. After leaving the military he moved onto a litany of different responsibilities at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, ranging from avionics to system and flight engineering, where he has worked on a variety of aircraft including the F-22 Raptor, C-130J, U-2 Dragon Lady and eventually moving onto one of the coveted system engineering positions at the highly classified and infamous Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.

Finishing his professional degree from Embry-Riddle in 2006 where he graduated with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and then moved on to a Masters program in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering, he has advanced in every capacity he has ever held winning multiple coveted awards in the industry to include a NOVA award in 2010, which is currently the companies highest honor.

In addition to all of this, Chris also stated a successful engineering consultation firm in 2014 where he and his associates have helped with many large and small scale engineering projects. He has worked in a very diverse array of capacities including rapid prototyping, system analysis and improvement, educational enhancement programs, and simulation/automation development.

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/  Chris Knight – Director of Engineering/Tech

As the co-director of Engineering and technology, Dan Dirksen specializes in implementing new technologies and creating processes to streamline the flow of actionable data. Prior to Avisight, Dirksen has steadily grown his experience in the aerospace industry over the past 15 years as an avionics test engineer with Lockheed Martin, design engineer with Northrop Grumman,

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and as engineering consultant for various emerging companies. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University.
The bulk of Dirksen’s background is in rapid prototyping, from the first iteration of an idea drawn on a napkin through the process of design evolution and testing, all the way to sustainment and engineering field service. Dirksen’s wealth of experience in multiple positions across the industry combined with his passion for the field, end to end hands-on approach and discipline in building on the basics with swift and deliberate efficiency and intelligence, allows Avisight to bring more to the top of the field faster.

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/  Dan Dirksen – Director of Engineering/Tech
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