Director of Marketing and Business Development
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Ms. Monica England is unequivocally a pioneer in the Unmanned Systems and Robotics industries. Her 16 years of dedication and service have allowed her to work for several organizations and companies which have been instrumental to the growth and development of both defense and commercial unmanned platforms. She has also gained extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of vertical markets such as oil and gas, utilities, aerial cinematography, public safety and security.
Ms. England’s key contributions to the UAV/UAS industry are best summarized through her previous positions with various small start-up companies to large technology companies, which include:
- Currently the Business Development Executive for Planck Aerosystems, an unmanned aerospace company that specializes in next generation drone autonomy and computer vision for government, defense, commercial maritime and public safety. Monica identifies new business opportunities and is instrumental in making key relationships within the industry and DoD community.
- As the former Marketing and Sales Director for Aerial MOB, LLC, a company which is the pioneer in aerial cinematography and innovative technologies, she coordinated many aerial cinematography shoots and industrial inspections. Aerial MOB also established the gold-standard for the aerial cinematography market with the Federal Aviation Administration and the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), which is still recognized today.
- As a former Business Development Executive and Capture Lead at an MRO and Unmanned Aerial Systems company where she gained extensive knowledge for industrial inspections in the oil and gas markets. In this role, she traveled to other countries working with one of the biggest refineries in the world, where she worked with engineers and security teams and helped develop aerial programs that will employ drones to facilitate pipeline inspections. Ms. England was chosen as the first US female speaker to present on Global UAV Regulations at the Unmanned Systems Conference and Expo India event in New Delhi, India along with the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.
- At Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, she worked in the Program Office of the Army Future Combat Systems Class IV UAV Fire Scout; she then moved into the executive office for Production Operations as Training Coordinator followed by interactions with the Strategic Development Unmanned Systems Strategy Group.
Ms. England has been an active leader on the San Diego Lindbergh Chapter of AUVSI Board of Directors since 2010 – and currently serves as the President and Director of Membership and Events. During her long-standing term, she also has coordinated a UAV Exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and the Air Law Institute UAV Symposium; she was a team member of the Cal UAS Federal Aviation Administration UAV Test Site Initiative and the CoE (Center of Excellence) Initiative. Monica was also recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by Senator Joel Anderson for her diligent unmanned systems advocacy within several San Diego communities.
Additionally, she was hand selected by former Dean, Dr. Brent Bowen to serve as a member of the Industry Advisory Board at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus and has entered her 4th year as an advisor for the aviation university.
Monica is an accomplished writer and has had several articles published in Robot Magazine as well as India’s first and only Unmanned Aerial Systems magazine, “UAS magazine.” Ms. England’s passion for all types of aviation and robotics activities is clearly evident by her constant support of community events. Her continuous involvement and keen foresight are strong indicators of her leadership skills and her dedication to the Unmanned Systems industry.
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