Washington, D.C.-headquartered Drone as a Service provider Measure, a 32 Advisors company, has announced new hires and an expansion into Africa.
Measure provides turnkey solutions utilizing aerial technologies to deliver specific, low-risk and cost-effective actionable data to clients. It was founded specifically to help clients avoid the capital expense and operating risks of establishing their own unmanned aerial systems (UAS) programs and to purchase UAS support in a way that better fits their operations and cost profiles, the company explains.
Sidney Olinyk, Measure’s new chief of staff, will manage the Washington, D.C.-based staff and spearhead new business development efforts, including the advisory and Drone as a Service offerings. She comes to Measure from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where President Obama appointed her to the position of chief of staff for Middle East policy.
Based out of Dakar, Senegal, Devry Ross will serve as a senior advisor and manage client relationships in Africa. Measure says African countries are its priority markets, where data from UAS can have significant operational benefits. Ross previously served as the executive director of Entreprenarium du Gabon and was a senior consultant of Performances Group.
‘We are excited and very fortunate to add such great talent to the Measure team as we grow to match the demand for turnkey drone solutions to deliver actionable data in a number of sectors – including mining, oil and gas, and agriculture,’ says Brandon Torres Declet, company CEO and co-founder.
In October, the company announced its expansion into Sydney, Australia, with the opening of a subsidiary, Measure Australia Pty. Ltd.