Fortem Technologies Opens Washington D.C. Metro Area Office and Expands Executive Team

   
Today, Fortem Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in the detection and destruction of harmful drones in airspace, announced the opening of a new office in the , D.C. metropolitan region.

The new office will be situated in Chantilly, ’s expanding technology sector, just outside of Washington, D.C.

“Opening an office in Washington D.C.’s metro area is a necessary move,” said Jon Gruen, CEO of Fortem Technologies. “We’re growing rapidly and much of that growth is coming from the D.C environment. Having a presence at the nation’s capital will help us better address that business demand.”

Fortem Expands Executive Team

Fortem has also chosen Michael Buscher to serve as Executive Director of Enterprise Operations, who will be based out of the new D.C. office.

Buscher’s primary responsibilities will include managing relationships with US government agencies, serving as the main point of contact for alliances in the national capital area, and managing continuing business development initiatives. Buscher has more than 30 years of government experience, including over 10 years at the Central Intelligence Agency and Army Special Operations.

Buscher previously served on Fortem’s Government Advisory Board before joining as Executive Director.

Prior to joining Fortem, he held various positions including Chief Growth Officer at BigBear.ai, Vice President at Peraton, Vice President and Director of the National Intelligence Center at Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Chief Executive Officer at Vanguard Defense Industries, which was a pioneer in the application of unmanned technology to the fields of law enforcement and business. Fortem is sure that Buscher’s past experiences will prepare him for success in his current position with the business.

Buscher will work out of the new D.C. office along with other recent senior executive appointments. Both Warren Brown, Vice President of Marketing, and Matt Quinn, Vice President of Government Solutions, were appointed earlier this year.

Quinn, a senior executive and former Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Protective Operations, brings to the organization a distinguished career as a former U.S. Secret Service special agent.

Brown also brings to the organization relevant expertise, having served as The Boeing Company’s Executive Director of Brand and Marketing and SAIC’s former Vice President of Marketing.

“These gentlemen have extremely impressive backgrounds, each bringing a unique perspective to Fortem,” continued Gruen.” This office opening coupled with our talent expansion marks an exciting step towards taking Fortem Technologies to the next level.”

Fortem Technologies’ transaction flow and booking forecasts have more than quadrupled over the previous year. Fortem recently declared that it will assist safeguard the FIFA World Cup and that its presence in Ukraine would aid in the battle against drone warfare.

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Haye Kesteloo
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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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