CEO of Altavian, Inc.
The boom is on: UAS companies are launched nearly daily for consumer and professional craft, so positioning a UAS firm as a serious player is no small task. Having been founded only in 2011, Altavian has risen to become one of the top providers of UAS for the U.S. government and is growing substantially in commercial markets.
John Perry holds an MS degree and is a PhD candidate in geomatics from the University of Florida. He is the recipient of a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation and the Best Presentation Award from the Institute of Navigation. He previously worked as academic staff for the geomatics program at the University of Florida and volunteered internationally with Engineers Without Borders.
Since founding Altavian in 2011, John has been actively involved in AUVSI, ASPRS, and MAPPS, advocating for the safe and professional use of unmanned aircraft in geospatial professions and industries.