UAS luminaries join Drone 360 advisory board

Leaders from across the industry help develop and expand the brand

Published: February 16, 2016
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For immediate release: February 16, 2016

Waukesha, WI – Drone360 and Kalmbach Publishing have gathered industry leaders to form an advisory board to help develop the brand and plan meaningful content about the unmanned vehicle industry. After two successful special interest publications in 2015, Drone360 is launching a bimonthly magazine that will hit store shelves on March 8, supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com.

"We're thrilled that this group of people is supporting Drone360," said Editor Tim Kidwell. "They are industry leaders who are helping shape the future of drones and unmanned aerial systems technology."

The advisory board’s eight members come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. They are:

  • Christina M. Engh, cofounder and COO of UASolutions Group
  • Dan Gettinger, cofounder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College in New York
  • Bob Gonsalves, founder and CEO of the U.S. Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS)
  • Michael Intschert, vice president of AUV flight services and CEO of Sonoran Wings Aviation flight school
  • Jason McNally, flight operations manager, Unmanned Air Systems at Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Arthur Holland Michel, cofounder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College in New York
  • Lia Reich, senior communications and marketing director for PrecisionHawk
  • Matt Waite, professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Drone360 is more than a magazine,” said Kidwell. “The UAS industry and market are still young, but they’re growing at an astounding pace. Drones are expected to have an economic impact of more than $13.5 billion in the U.S. alone in just three years. We want to help people inside the industry talk with each other and keep track of developments, and we also want to educate consumers and the general public about drones. The advisory board will help us do that.”

For more information about each of the advisory board members, please visit Drone360’s website.

About Kalmbach Publishing Co.: Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, publishes 12 special-interest magazines—including Astronomy, Trains, Discover, Model Railroader, Drone360, Bead & Button, and related books—and produces websites and events based on those content areas.

For more information, please contact Tim Kidwell at (262) 798-6596(262) 798-6596 or tkidwell@kalmbach.com.