Leading drone airspace management platform AirMap has announced that David Hose will become CEO of the company. The company’s co-founders, Ben Marcus and Greg McNeal, will remain in active roles in company operations.
AirMap has been a fast-moving success story since its inception in 2015. In his post welcoming Hose to the CEO position, cofounder and Chairperson Ben Marcus says that the AirMap platform “serves more than 85% of the world’s drones and more than 100,000 flights each day.” They’ve become a major player in the industry, collaborating with regulators and partners around the globe on UTM technology solutions and automated airspace authorizations (LAANC.)
Marcus says that David Hose is the right person to bring the company to the next level. “In our next phase of growth, David will be leading the team as we operationalize the AirMap platform, bringing safe, secure, and reliable services to millions of flights across the world,” writes Marcus.
“David is a seasoned technology executive and serial entrepreneur. He brings more than 35 years of experience to AirMap, serving as founder, CEO, investor, board member, and advisor for more than 40 companies over the course of his career…David brings a winning combination of operational rigor and innovative leadership to AirMap, as well as a proven ability to scale companies like ours at this critical moment in our growth.”
Hose joined the company “behind the scenes,” says Marcus, in November of 2017. During that time, he has been working to expand the company’s global presence.
“My goal at AirMap is simple: to continue the trajectory and move even faster than we have before,” writes Hose. “I look forward to working with our customers and partners to open the skies for drones. As AirMap grows, we will continue to foster rich and meaningful partnerships that help us unlock low-altitude airspace worldwide.”