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Leadership Team

Rick W. Mills


Rick Mills has over 40 years of senior leadership experience in the military and public and private sectors. He founded DroneAcent as the drone industry was taking hold and serves as CEO today. Rick has been a private pilot since 1990 and closely monitors FAA regulations and technology advancement to ensure compliance for our drone operations and service capabilities for…

Bob Warfel

Vice President of Flight Operations

Bob Warfel has over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, with 23 years as a commercial pilot in turbo-prop and jet aircraft. A certified flight instructor for the FAA since 1994, Bob is also a drone flight instructor for DartDrones LLC. Bob oversees every mission to ensure the scope and parameters will be met, as well as protocols…

Ned Matich

Vice President of Administrative Services

Awarded a Professional Operator Certificate and the FAA Remote Pilot Certification, Ned made it his mission to return to the sky and joined DroneAscent two years ago, utilizing his dual Master’s degrees in Public and Business Administration. Previously, Ned served in the Army during Vietnam, and was awarded the Army Air Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with a device…

Ryan Bremner

Vice President of Technology Services and Production Operations

Ryan’s love of computers and M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology served as the springboard into the drone industry two years ago, He quickly absorbs the ever changing nuances of the field as it evolves. Equipped with extensive knowledge ranging from video production and editing, web design, and the latest capabilities of drone cameras, Ryan brings an invaluable skill set…

Lorrie Cozzens

Vice President of Marketing Communications & Sales

Delving into the drone industry and UAS pilot training two years ago with a goal of increasing public understanding for the varied business applications of drones, Lorrie also brings 18 years of marketing and communication experience to DroneAscent from both corporate and non-profit organizations. With a B.A. in Communications and an M.A. in Business Communications and Public Relations, she specializes…

Our leadership is what makes DroneAscent unique among aerial drone service providers. We are each dedicated to a providing a high quality product and exceptional customer service. These aren’t just words, but core foundations of our company.

Sales Team

Steve Evans

Sales Professional - Tampa, FL

Joanie Golden

Sales Professional - Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: (616) 292.2888

Roger Schreiber

Sales Manager - Los Angeles, CA

Phone: (661) 209.9030