Jon Budreski is a UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) standards subject matter expert as well as a licensed pilot. Mr. Budreski is the Co-Founder of AirShark, which has recently been acquired by American Rail Engineers Corp (ARE). AirShark focuses on providing aerial data collection and processing services in support of engineering firms and government entities.
After spending 7 years in the energy industry, Jon recognized emerging opportunities with robotics, software and sensors that could assist day-to-day energy suppliers in designing and inspecting solar arrays. The advent of small UAS allowed Jon and his partners to combine their skills, interest and experience in aviation, technology and energy and create a new business from the ground up. The AirShark team currently focuses on industrial inspection and associated mapping via UAS across the United States. Originally flying under an exemption to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, and now operating under the small UAS rule (part 107). A graduate of Colorado State University, Jon recently taught the first UAS course at Vermont Tech for its aviation department.