Ed is a retired Air Force veteran, serial entrepreneur and inventor, with several patents and patents-pending to his name. Several of the key technologies that Ed has developed are directly related to the field of aviation – including a patent for a unique nitrogen-power turbine engine that does not combust any fuel at all.
In February 2018, Ed retired as an experimental test pilot and flight test engineer, having worked for several companies, including McDonnell Douglas, Aerotest, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Cobalt, Elytron, and Moller International to name a few.
Ed has also served as the chief technology officer for a carbon capture and storage start-up based on technology that he invented. Ed has a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Aeronautical Engineering, and has design, test and integration experience in aircraft propulsion, avionics, flight dynamics and VTOL flight test. Ed’s experience includes FAA aircraft certification, and UAV test experience as far back as 1979 on the BGM-109 Cruise Missile.
Ed serves as a Voting Member of the American Standards of Testing and Materials (ASTM) in Aircraft Certification Standards, and has been a member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers for over 30 years.
Ed is a commercial, multi-engine and instrument rated pilot.
CTO & Co-Founder
Oliver’s reputation in the UAV and RC world is impeccable. He is a multi-discipline engineer in composites, mechanical, aerospace, electronics, aircraft design, flight sim and flight test. He started work on his first design over 15 years ago, building the first of what would be many innovative designs – from ducted fans to box wings to tilt-wings.
Oliver has built and demonstrated over 12 drones in the last 13 years and has several patents in the field of manned and unmanned aircraft. Oliver’s experience includes extensive wind tunnel tests at NASA Ames, UAV flight test at Moffett Field, California and Crows Landing in Central California.
Oliver has a MS in Computer Science from ENSEA-Paris and a BS in Electrical Engineering UPS-Toulouse (France). Oliver and Ed, co-founders of Sabrewing Aircraft, have been working together on a various projects since 2014.
Oliver has been a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association for over 20 years.
Director of Business Development
Nearly a lifelong Alaskan, Barbara Johnson has over 34 years’ experience in business development, finance, and project management working around the state’s main centers of commerce and transportation.
Ms. Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge in local and state government and private sector experience to Sabrewing Aircraft Company. She has worked within or directly with the Municipality of Anchorage and Fairbanks North Star Borough and surrounding regions in addition to bush communities.
Spanning Barbara’s career includes legislative involvement at the local, state, and federal level. Ms. Johnson began her political relationships as a legislative aide in her early formative years and she has remained involved in the financing and project aspects throughout Alaska going forward.
Barbara Johnson was involved in creating a national and global foundation for unmanned aircraft for Alaska. Her efforts included working with the University of Alaska to become a test site and resulted in Ms. Johnson becoming a development director for the university’s unmanned aircraft program shortly after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) selection of six (6) unmanned aircraft test sites across the U.S in December 2013.
Ms. Johnson has a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Alaska Pacific University and a project of distinction on file at the University of Alaska Anchorage titled “Role of the Credit Rating Agencies in the Subprime Mortgage Crisis”.
John “Nevada” Nevadomsky
Director of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation
John Nevadomsky, or “Nevada” as he is known by has over 34 years of unmanned and manned flight test experience.
Nevada was the Director of the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex (PPUTRC) providing day-to-day RDT&E management of test sites in Alaska, Oregon, Hawaii, Kansas, and Iceland as part of one of seven Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Approved Test Ranges in the United States.
Mr. Nevadomsky retired from the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) after 31 years where he served as a Flight Test Engineering / Operations Manager for several major unmanned flight test programs including the MQ-8C Fire Scout (shipboard rotary– wing); MQ-4C Triton (High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE); and the X-47 Unmanned Combat Aerial System (UCAS). His manned experience includes various aircraft including the EA-6B Prowler; E-2C Hawkeye; A-6E Intruder; F-5E/F/N; SH-3H; SH-60; A-4E; S-2E; and the NASA / DARPA Quiet Supersonic Program /Shaped SonicBoom Demonstrator (QSP/SSBD).
John was awarded his Master of Aeronautical (Aviation/Aerospace Safety Systems) and his Bachelor of Aeronautical Sciences degrees from Embry-Riddle AeronauticalUniversity, Daytona Beach, FL.
“Nevada” served both in the United States Air Force and the United States Naval Air Reserve. He retired after 32 years of military service as a Naval Officer in January 2006.
Manager, System Integration and Test
Steven Hamernick is an Integration Manager for Sabrewing Aircraft Company, and is responsible for software and hardware integration of Sabrewing UAV’s. Mr. Hamernick is retired from the Royal Canadian with 24 years of service Naval Weapon engineer, as well as 4 years with Lockheed Martin as an Integration Technologist for Canada’s HCM Project.
Steven’s experience with Lockheed Martin and the RCN provided him with experience in radar systems, heavy weapon systems, and even missile systems. Steven specialized in command and control software, as well as extensive weapon system integration for the HCM Project.
Steven brings experience spanned from test/trial creation, installation, maintenance to final Sea Trials to Sabrewing and is responsible for overall system-of-systems integration.
Start-Up Business Advisor
Bob provides general business consulting services – including assistance with partnership and sponsorship agreements, contracts, business relationships and start-up consultation.
Bob is a Naval Academy graduate and retired nuclear submarine officer, Bob has led several successful startup and turnaround ventures as CEO. His career has focused on capital equipment manufacturing, cleantech and energy sectors.
Bob serves as Lead Executive-in-Residence and CEO coach for portfolio companies of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Bob is also an active member of the Pasadena Angels, a group of seed investors in startup companies. Products and services he has been involved with include design of heliostats for solar-thermal power plants, equipment for production of thin film photovoltaics, advanced oil purification systems, factory automation equipment, and consulting services to nuclear power plant operators. Bob’s academic background is in Systems Engineering, a masters in Nuclear Engineering, and MBA studies.
Dr. Jonathan Geske
Attollo Engineering – Sense-And-Avoid Consultant
Dr. Geske is a noted authority in the field of diode lasers, range finders and designators. Dr. Geske is VP of Engineering at Attollo.
Dr. Geske’s expertise in rangefinders and other laser devices have been lauded by such companies as FLIR and such organizations as NASA.