, a producer of counter-UAS and Artificial Intelligence-based security technology, has announced the appointment of Matt McCrann as chief executive officer of its wholly owned US subsidiary DroneShield LLC. McCrann joined DroneShield LLC in 2019 as vice president of sales and will lead the growth and expansion of the company’s US-based organisation.

Matt McCrann

“The customers we serve and the problems we solve make the work at DroneShield both exciting and rewarding,” McCrann stated. “We have a strong, adaptable team as demonstrated by our revenue and company growth over the past two years. Our commitment to our customers and the strength of our engineering have allowed us to become the leader in counter-drone and we continue to push the envelope with our Artificial Intelligence and Electronic Warfare capabilities. I’m honoured to accept this appointment and eager to continue our commitment to our partners across defence, homeland security, and law enforcement.”

Oleg Vornik, CEO of Sydney-based parent DroneShield Limited, said “Matt has done outstanding work since joining the DroneShield team, positioning our counter-UAS, Electronic Warfare and ISR solutions with a wide range of high-profile defence and government agencies, while rapidly scaling our team and operations in the US. This appointment greatly aligns with DroneShield’s commitment to serving the US market and will enable DroneShield to support at scale our customer base in the US.”

Prior to joining DroneShield, McCrann held director-level leadership positions at rapid growth scale-ups, successfully building and leading business units serving the defence and intelligence markets. McCrann is a veteran of the US Navy and intelligence community and has also performed in management roles across both engineering and operations, during a career spanning more than two decades.

DroneShield develops advanced layered solutions for handheld, on-the-move, and facility detection and protection against unmanned system threats. DroneShield also recently announced DoD Artificial Intelligence Contract and first of its kind ACMA exemption to undertake Electronic Warfare research.

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