Sniffer Robotics is led by experienced industry executives and local engineering talent.
As a "driver" and technology tinkerer who is constantly trying to find ways to drive value through the latest technologies, Art saw the value that drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAVs) can bring to gas detection applications in the environmental industry. He has assembled a business and staff intending to disrupt
an otherwise archaic method for gas detection through the use of new unmanned vehicle technologies.
Art has considerable intreprenerurial experience in the environmental, solar photovoltaic and automotive industries. Art has a B.A. at Michigan State University and is an FAA Certified Part 107 Remote Pilot.
Kyle served seven years in the United States Army flying reconnaissance drones including the RQ7B Shadow, a 375 lb fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial System (UASs). He has over 1,000 hours as mission commander, aircraft operator, and payload operator through two tours in Afghanistan.
Kyle has also created drone training programs for emergency responders flying DJI Matrice 210 and M600 platforms, and has trained police and fire departments across the country on topics including scene over-watch, search and rescue, and barricaded gunmen.
Kyle has been building and flying RC aircraft for nearly 20 years and has over 300 hours of flying experience with various Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), mostly with the DJI Phantom, Mavic, M200 and M600 series.
Kyle is an FAA Certified Part 107 Remote Pilot and has a B.S. in Geology from Eastern Michigan University.
David has extensive mechanical design experience having brought many products to market in the aerospace, high-performance server, and radiation detection industries. David is responsible for the technology development and product introduction at Sniffer Robotics.
David has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and is an FAA certified Part 107 Remote Pilot.
Bob is a seasoned senior financial executive with broad based background spanning over 40 years with 3 publicly-traded and two start-up companies he successfully sold. He has deep experience in the areas of investor relations, treasury, and corporate finance through his work at Herman Miller, Inc., Enphase Energy, and Energy Conversion Devices.
Bob has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of several banks, a charter school and faith-based organization.
Bob received his MBA with a finance concentration from Western Michigan University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College.
Jim Wiegand has more than twenty years of experience as a patent attorney, in boutique and international firms and as in-house counsel for start-ups.
In addition to infringement analysis, patentability opinions, portfolio analysis, patent harvesting, and right-to-use clearances, Mr. Wiegand has successfully written and prosecuted patents in a wide variety of technologies, including analog and digital circuitry, instrumentation, software, telecommunications, electronic device processing, and mechanical devices. Prior to his work as a patent attorney, Mr. Wiegand was a design engineer and an editor with Massachusetts Institute of Technology' Lincoln Laboratory Journal.
Mr. Wiegand is also of-counsel with a boutique intellectual property firm in Boston.