Drone Aviation Appoints Former Oracle Executive, Reginald L. Brown Jr. as Government Affairs Liaison
Brown Recruited by Chairman Jay H. Nussbaum for his 35 Years of Experience in Government Sector
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (OTCQB: DRNE), a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, today announced that it has appointed Reginald ("Reggie") L. Brown, Jr. to the newly created position of Government Affairs Liaison, who will focus on expanding a customer base in federal, state and local government. Mr. Brown's career spans more than 35 years in high-level executive sales, marketing, management, information technology and business consulting across the public sector.
Brown's diverse business experience includes serving as vice president of U.S. solution sales for Oracle Corporation and Director of Federal Global Operations and Government Affairs, Integrated Systems, for Xerox Corporation as well as serving as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense when he was appointed to the prestigious President's Commission on Executive Exchange.
Chairman Jay Nussbaum stated, "Having worked alongside Reggie for many years, I witnessed him build a successful sales career within both government and industrial sectors, all of which are primary targets for our technology and I'm confident that he is the right executive to help bring our unique tethered drone and aerostat systems to the next level."
Reginald Brown said, "After meeting the executive team and experiencing the technology first hand, I am confident we can capitalize on the large opportunity for the company's WATT and WASP tethered aerial monitoring and communication platforms for emergency response, law enforcement, Homeland Defense and Border Patrol as well as across a wide array of applications in the commercial sector. I believe these sectors will find tremendous value in our unique tethered systems and benefit from their safer, longer duration and more data-secure flight operations."
At Oracle Corporation, Brown managed an executive sales organization generating approximately $700 million in annual revenue focused on the transportation, K-12 education, medical, justice and public safety, finance and administration sectors and directed Oracle's government U.S. sales operations. Prior to Oracle, Brown had a distinguished 22-year career at Xerox Corporation in executive sales and marketing management, specializing in U. S. government affairs and global operations, holding positions including director, federal global operations and government affairs and general manager, policy and government affairs at its integrated systems unit. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Agilex Corporation, McDonald Bradley Inc., Cyveillance Inc., and the National Infiniti Dealers Advisory Board and the National Association for Minority Auto Dealers Board. Additionally, Brown also served as chairman of the executive leadership foundation and as executive advisor at Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm headed by The Honorable Jack Kemp, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Congressman, and Vice Presidential Candidate.
About Drone Aviation Holding Corp.
Drone Aviation Holding Corp. (DRNE) develops and manufactures cost-effective, compact and rapidly deployable aerial platforms including lighter-than-air aerostats and electric-powered drones designed to provide government and commercial customers with enhanced surveillance and communication capabilities. Utilizing a proprietary tether system, the Company's products are designed to provide prolonged operational duration capabilities combined with improved reliability, uniquely fulfilling critical requirements in military, law enforcement and commercial and industrial applications. For more information about Drone Aviation Holding Corp. please visit www.DroneAviationCorp.com or view our reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on http://www.sec.gov, including the Risk Factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, as well as information about the Company in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K.
This press release contains projections of future results and other forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Important factors that may cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those contained in the projections and forward-looking statements included in this press release are described in our publicly filed reports. Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to, the acceptance of our products, lack of revenue growth, failure to realize profitability, inability to raise capital and market conditions that negatively affect the market price of our common stock. The Company disclaims any responsibility to update any forward-looking statements.
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