Measure, a Drone as a Service company headquartered in Washington, D.C., has announced the strategic hire of Chris Moccia as vice president of infrastructure.
An entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in wireless infrastructure, Moccia will help telecommunications and utility companies collect valuable data by using drones while keeping the costs of new technology as low as possible, Measure explains.
“Measure’s Drone as a Service model allows cellular tower owners and operators to use drones for inspections without making a heavy capital investment,” says Brandon Torres Declet, company CEO. “Chris’ skill set combines his experience as a businessman and industry expert with a keen ability to navigate emerging technology markets. With his leadership, Measure will help companies with vertical infrastructure realize the benefit of incorporating drones into their operations.”
In 1998, Moccia founded a group of companies under the Solusia brand, which provided wireless operators and original equipment manufacturers with infrastructure planning, build-out deployments and maintenance needs. In 2008, Solusia was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.
This announcement is the latest in a string of Measure’s recent hires. In October, the company added Chris Courtney as chief pilot and director of the Drone as a Service program, as well as Robert Blair as vice president of agriculture, who recently provided an analysis of the agri-drone market at the Drone World Expo in San Jose.
Earlier this year, Measure received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to commercially operate more than 300 drone platforms.