The Draganfly Team

Draganfly’s internal team, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board bring a wealth of experience and an unmatched depth of industry insight to Draganfly’s daily operations and strategic initiatives. Get to know the team that empowers Draganfly to be the world’s leading professional drone designer and manufacturer.

The Draganfly TEAM

Cameron Chell

Cameron Chell

Chairman and CEO

Cameron has been a technology entrepreneur for more than 30 years and has spent his career growing a diverse collection of high-potential ideas into revolutionary companies that have changed the way we experience the world. Cameron takes a hands-on leadership role in projects, infusing innovation and adoption with the operational principles of clarity, alignment, and measurement into the culture of every team he works with.
Patrick Imbasciani

Patrick Imbasciani

Chief Operating Officer

Patrick has more than 20 years of experience building relationships in domestic and international technology markets and serving his country as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Earlier in his career as PrecisionHawk’s Senior Director of International Business Development, Patrick delivered UAS into agriculture, insurance, energy, and other industries. He has a passion for international development and emerging markets, as well as global rescue and recovery efforts that leverage professional drones, satellites, and the data they collect.
Paul Sun

Paul Sun

Chief Financial Officer

Paul has more than 20 years of experience in senior roles at investment banks including Scotia Capital, Desjardins, and Beacon Securities. Paul has provided financial solutions to small startups and billion-dollar companies alike, and has been involved in many transactions across the entire capital structure. He holds a BA of Applied Science and Engineering from The University of Toronto and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Lana Moldenhauer

Lana Moldenhauer

General Manager, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Lana is responsible for managing staff and overseeing the daily operations of the business. Like everyone at Draganfly, she wears many hats, managing: all HR, bookkeeping, and administrative responsibilities; benefits and insurance; patents and trademarks; business relationships with vendors, shipping and brokerage companies, lawyers, insurance agencies, and government departments; company policies and staff training; and calculations and written documentation for Draganfly’s SR&ED claims and IRAP projects.
Zenon Dragan

Zenon Dragan

Founder, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Zenon merges his lifelong passion for flying machines with his entrepreneurial spirit as founder of Draganfly. He launched Draganfly in 1998 and supervised the development of the Draganflyer, a quad-copter that forever changed the UAV industry. He continues to serve the company, using his extensive knowledge in the space to champion innovations that change how Draganfly and the industries it serves operate.
Cory Baker

Cory Baker

Production Manager, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Cory has 27 years of experience as a UAV operator, 17 years of experience as a UAV instructor, and is a Transport Canada approved UAV instructor. Cory aided with early development of training and operating safety standards that are in practice by Transport Canada and other nationally recognized training centers. At Draganfly, Cory is accountable for assembly, manufacturing, and maintenance and repairs. Additionally, he contributes to R&D to advance product development and provide support for existing products.
Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Vice President of Engineering, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Tim Lee is an electronics engineer and firmware designer who initially began working with Draganfly in 2006 as a contractor. Tim became a permanent employee in 2015 and was named VP of Engineering in 2017, where he became responsible for organizing and leading the R&D department in developing innovative products and applications. Tim has worked on many aspects of Draganfly, including electronic, PCB, and mechanical designs.
Ola Saleh

Ola Saleh

Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Ola joined the Draganfly team in early 2020 and quickly became an integral part of the financial team. She obtained her accounting diploma from Fanshawe College in London, ON, in 2012. Ola provides the majority of Draganfly’s bookkeeping services, takes care of most of the company’s purchasing and receiving, and provides assistance in other areas of the business, including general administration and HR. Since joining the team, Ola has developed an electronic filing system that organizes and streamlines the company’s record-keeping system. When she’s not at Draganfly, Ola enjoys family time, baking, and the outdoors.
Tyson Megenbir

Tyson Megenbir

Manufacturing Technician, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Prior to starting at Draganfly in February 2009, Tyson worked for a local hobby shop where he developed his interest in radio-controlled vehicles and the UAV flight skills that would become important for his role as a Draganfly manufacturing technician. Tyson is part of the team responsible for assembling and test-flying our Draganflyer systems, which involves retaining a lot of knowledge on the operation and construction of current systems. He also provides troubleshooting and support for existing clients and if systems are returned for service, Tyson is part of the team responsible for diagnosis, repair, and re-testing. Tyson is currently working on completing his Computer Systems Technology Diploma at Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Dirk Stonehouse

Dirk Stonehouse

Manufacturing Technician, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Dirk has been working as a manufacturing technician at Draganfly since 2006 and is part of the team responsible for assembly and support on our Draganflyer systems. He has an in-depth knowledge on all of the shop machinery and is typically the go-to DIY expert around the building. Dirk assists the R&D team with component manufacturing. Dirk also assists with repair service work for both internal and client systems and is involved with testing new and existing systems. When he’s not at Draganfly, Dirk enjoys combat robotics, repairing and restoring old cars, and is part of the local off-road RC club.
Greg Wood

Greg Wood

Electronics Design Engineer, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Greg is Draganfly’s lead design engineer and is responsible for the initial and ongoing development of the Draganflyer aircraft, including the electronic, software, and mechanical aspects. He’s heavily involved in the conceptual design phase for unique and efficient vehicle configurations. He performs CAD/CAM design and both manual and CNC machining tasks. Greg supports the manufacturing staff with design and construction of manufacturing processes and fixtures, as well as advanced troubleshooting. He’s an electrical engineer and a long-time hobbyist with a passion for designing and building robotics. Greg received his B.Eng from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004, and previously worked as a communications engineer for the local electric utility. Greg worked as a contractor for Draganfly for a number of years before becoming a full-time Draganfly employee in October, 2006. Greg has also designed many combat robots and competed in many tournaments.
Jaymin Menke

Jaymin Menke

Software Developer, Draganfly Innovations Inc.

Jaymin is Draganfly’s lead software developer and is responsible for the design and implementation of algorithms and models pertaining to the development and testing of our research projects. His responsibilities also include the development and maintenance of autopilot and sensor management software. He graduated with a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009.

The Draganfly Board of Directors

Scott Larson

Scott Larson

Mr. Larson brings over 20 years of combined corporate finance, technology development and entrepreneurial experience to the Board. Currently CEO of Kater, a Vancouver-based mobility as a service (MaaS) company building out an integrated intermodal transportation platform incorporating public transportation, buses, taxis and ride haling vehicles into a single service. Previously, Mr. Larson has been CEO and co-founder of Helios Wire, a satellite company building out a space-enabled IoT/M2M network, and was CEO and co-founder of UrtheCast. Mr. Larson helped scale the company from its inception, taking it public on the Toronto Stock Exchange, raising $200 million, and leading the company to 250 employees over five years with seven offices around the world.
Andy Card

Andy Card

Mr. Andy Card, the second longest-tenured White House Chief of Staff, has served in senior government roles under three U.S. Presidents. Mr. Card serves on the Board of Directors of public corporation Union Pacific, on the Business Advisory Board of BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, on the Advisory Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and on a number of non-profit boards. He is also a professional speaker represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau and joined NBC News as a contributor in April 2017.

Mr. Card, appointed in November 2000, served as Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush from January 2001 to April 2006. Prior to his tenure as White House Chief of Staff, Mr. Card managed and ran the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia at the request of nominee Texas Governor George W. Bush. Before that, Mr. Card was Vice President-Government Relations for General Motors Corporation, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Card was President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association, the trade association whose members were Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Corporation. When Chrysler became part of Daimler Corporation, Mr. Card oversaw the dissolution of the nearly 100-year-old trade association.

Mr. Card also served as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as a Cabinet Member for President George H.W. Bush as the 11th Secretary of Transportation. Prior to that, he served as Special Assistant (1983 to 1987) and later as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for President Ronald Reagan (1988) where he was a liaison to governors, statewide elected officials, state legislators, mayors, and other elected officials. From March 1987 until March 1988, Mr. Card ran the successful New Hampshire Presidential Primary Campaign for George H. W. Bush. Mr. Card is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Engineering. He also attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Card served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967.

Denis Silva

Denis Silva

Mr. Silva is a corporate and securities partner at law firm Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP in Vancouver. Mr. Silva has 12 years of experience in corporate, securities, mining and regulatory legal experience and has acted for a wide variety of companies listed on Canadian and US exchanges, with a focus on technology and mining. Denis holds a BA from University of British Columbia, MPA from Queen’s University and LLB from University of Windsor.
Olen Aasen

Olen Aasen

Mr. Aasen is a corporate and securities lawyer with more than 13 years of experience in corporate, securities and regulatory matters. He has been the Corporate Secretary, General Counsel or Vice President, Legal at various Canadian and U.S.- listed companies. Mr. Aasen obtained a J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2006 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2007. Mr. Aasen was also appointed to the 2016 Legal 500 GC Powerlist for Canada.

Cameron Chell

Cameron Chell

Cameron has been a technology entrepreneur for more than 30 years and has spent his career growing a diverse collection of high-potential ideas into revolutionary companies that have changed the way we experience the world. Cameron takes a hands-on leadership role in projects, infusing innovation and adoption with the operational principles of clarity, alignment, and measurement into the culture of every team he works with.
Justin Hannewyk

Justin Hannewyk

Mr. Hannewyk is the co-founder of Drone Logics Systems and has been consulting with enterprise clients on the integration of drones for over a decade. Working closely with international companies in industries such as mining, forestry, energy and entertainment as well as advising governmental bodies, Mr. Hannewyk oversees the design and delivery of systems to meet client’s needs. A progressive and forward-thinker, Mr. Hannewyk draws from industry insight to recognize customer requirements and pinpoint areas where technology can be leveraged to make better business decisions.

John Mitnick

John Mitnick

Mr. Mitnick is an American attorney with 32 years of experience serving at the highest levels of government and the private sector. From February 2018 until September 2019, he served as the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), having been confirmed for that position unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In that capacity, Mr. Mitnick was the chief legal officer of a federal security and law enforcement agency with more than 240,000 employees, was responsible for providing legal advice and counsel from DHS and all of its components, and supervised more than 2,500 attorneys. 

From March 2014 to February 2018, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of The Heritage Foundation, an influential think tank, and from November 2007 to April 2013, he served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of a Raytheon division with more than $3 billion in annual sales, more than 9,000 employees, and business operations in more than 40 countries and on all continents.

Mr. Mitnick has also served on the Board of Directors of Valaurum, Inc., a private mint, from March 2016 to February 2018 and since October 2019. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science (summa cum laude) from Emory University.

The Draganfly Advisory Board

Edmund C Moy

Edmund C. Moy

Advisor

Edmund C. Moy is a public servant, senior executive, commentator, author, and director with a successful track record in both publicly and privately held companies, and in the public sector. From 2006-2011 he served as Director of the United States Mint, the world’s largest manufacturer of coins and medals. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Under his leadership, he increased profitability 62% to over $1 billion a year, increased revenue 213% to $4.97 billion, and increased precious metal bullion sales by 975% to a record $3.5 billion annually. From 2001-2006, he served as a Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel at the White House and assisted the President of the United States in staffing most cabinet departments and independent agencies as well as helped form the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

From 1993-2000, he served as an advisor to the Wall Street private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and was an officer at one of the nation’s largest behavioral health care companies, First Hospital Corporation. In 1989, President George H.W. Bush appointed him to head the federal agency that regulates the nation’s health maintenance organizations. He was also a member of the executive management team of the Health Care Financing Administration, which oversees Medicare and Medicaid, where he was responsible for the managed health care programs to our nation’s elderly and poor citizens and was the nation’s top managed health care policymaker. He began his career in 1979 in sales and marketing and general management with Blue Cross Blue Shield United of Wisconsin.

Ed is a frequent commentator and speaker on economic policy, gold, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and currency for the national financial media. He has been featured on CBS (including 60 Minutes), PBS (including the Jim Lehrer News Hour), and appears regularly on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, and Bloomberg TV. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fortune, Forbes, Dow Jones, and Thomson Reuters also quote him frequently. He is also a regular contributor to Newsmax.

Lawrence Vincent

Lawrence Vincent

Advisor

Captain Vincent currently serves as Chief of Staff, Personnel Vetting Transformation Office within the Office of Undersecretary for Intelligence. Previously, Captain Vincent worked Russian Engagements for the Chief of Naval Operations, served as the Operations Center Director for all Naval Forces in Europe and Africa in addition to Central Command in the Middle East. He was Assistant Chief of Staff for the Commander Naval Forces Europe and Naval Forces Africa, Commodore and Deputy Commodore for the Helicopter Sea Combat Wing and Deputy, Strategic Effect Division for the Joint Chiefs of Staff within the Department of Defence. Vincent’s awards include four Defense Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals, three Navy Achievement Medals, and various unit and campaign ribbons.
Molly Wilkinson

Molly Wilkinson

Advisor

Molly Wilkinson served as a political appointee under President George W. Bush from 2003-2009 which included service at the U.S. Department of Defense with almost a year in Iraq. She held senior advisor roles within the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. General Services Administration and was Chief of Staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Wilkinson also had a distinguished record of service on Capitol Hill where she served as Republican General Counsel for the full Senate Homeland Security and Staff Director for Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight. Ms. Wilkinson was named Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at American Airlines in January 2018 where she is responsible for the airline’s regulatory affairs practice.
Julie Myers Wood

Julie Myers Wood

Advisor

Julie Myers was appointed by President Bush to serve as Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Previously, Ms. Myers worked for the Office of Independent Counsel under Kenneth Starr and was appointed Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Department of Commerce. She currently is CEO for Guidepost Solutions, LLC, a leading investigative and compliance consulting firm where she leads a global team of investigators, experienced security and technology consultants, and compliance and monitoring experts across a multitude of industries including government and public service agencies.
Jack Chow

Jack Chow

Advisor

Dr. Chow held the rank of ambassador as the Special Representative on Global HIV/AIDS for Secretary of State Colin Powell and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health and Science, the first U.S. diplomat of ambassador rank appointed to a public health mission. He led American diplomatic efforts in the establishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and in countering global infectious diseases and bioterrorism threats. In previous positions, Dr. Chow served as a senior official at the State Department’s global affairs office, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, the Public Health Service at HHS, the Fogarty International Center of NIH, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the private sector, he has been a consultant on global health at the RAND Corporation, McKinsey & Company, and PRTM/PwC. He is currently Distinguished Professor on Global Health at Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College for Public Policy. He has served multiple times as a Sharkey Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Affairs. He was a 2013 Fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, where he conducted research on the structure and design of national strategic policies.
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