When we learned that Romeo Durscher would be leaving DJI, we wondered where he would end up. Hopeful that he would not be leaving the drone industry altogether we are glad to report that Romeo has joined Auterion as the company’s new Vice President of Public Safety.
Auterion welcomes Romeo Durscher to the team
Romeo Durscher will help Auterion to bring their open-source drone software platform to the world of first responders. Given Romeo’s experience and network in that part of the drone industry, he will be a valuable asset to Auterion.
In a press release Auterion says that in his new role, Romeo will lead the strategy and go-to-market for Auterion’s suite of products for the Public Safety market. First responders will be able to take full advantage of the customization and flexibility available with Auterion’s easy-to-use platform and fast-growing ecosystem of NDAA compliant drone manufacturers and independent software vendors.
“I am incredibly excited to join Auterion and be part of the next evolution in the drone industry. Auterion’s open-source ecosystem provides first responders with transparent, secure, and configurable solutions that improve over time” said Romeo Durscher on joining Auterion. “For users to realize the full potential of their drone systems they need greater choice and flexibility. Auterion solves this by bringing together the best from providers across the industry to give users the ability to fully customize their systems all within a single platform.”
Auterion is known for providing enterprise and government with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third party applications within a single easy-to-use platform based on open-source standards. The company has about 60+ employees in various offices in California, Switzerland, and Germany and its customer base includes companies such as GE Aviation, Quantum Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, and the U.S. Government. Lorenz Meier, co-founder, and CEO of Auterion said the following about hiring Romeo Durscher:
“We are thrilled to have Romeo join our senior team as Auterion experiences significant growth, while we continue to deliver product innovation to customers across multiple verticals and use cases. We are transforming the drone industry with an open-source ecosystem, and with Romeo’s extensive expertise and thought leadership in public safety and the drone industry we can meet the very customized need of first responders with cutting-edge drone systems like the Astro so they can work more efficiently.”
We are thrilled today to announce the appointment of Romeo Durscher @romeoch as Auterion’s VP of Public Safety, with the mission to help first responders fully realize the potential of their drone systems with open source software. Welcome to the team! 🎉 https://t.co/Yc3kwKjSV5 pic.twitter.com/qFRhS9uwKr
— Auterion (@auterion) January 12, 2021
Another former DJI employee who recently left the world’s largest drone maker and now works for Auterion is Cynthia Huang. Like Romeo, Cynthia brings with her a wealth of experience having worked in the energy section of the drone industry.
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