UAS Development Leader to Leave Grand Forks Economic Development Corp.

Terry Sando, the director of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sector development at the Grand Forks Economic Development Corp. (EDC) in North Dakota, has announced his resignation.

According to the EDC, Sando, who has been with the EDC since 2013, will leave the corporation in early September to “pursue an opportunity in the private sector.”

“We are appreciative of Terry’s commitment and his impact on raising the region’s UAS profile, as well as the breadth of industry knowledge he brought to the EDC,” states Keith Lund, president and CEO of EDC.

During his tenure, Sando “advanced international business interest in the region,” as well as “led the formulation of research projects involving large unmanned systems for precision agriculture and storm damage assessment and is helping connect industry leaders in the utilities industry,” says the EDC.

“The UAS environment in the Grand Forks region is as strong as it’s ever been,” he says. “As the industry continues to identify new ways to collect and use data from autonomous systems, industry leaders in this region will continue to be at the forefront of development. It’s an exciting time to capitalize on the strong synergies we have in this area among UND, the private sector and public partners.”

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