Robert Gettler, Senior Applications Systems Engineer and Chief Pilot, designs, integrates, and flight tests sUAS. He is the C2/Spectrum focal and is an SME for regulatory and policymaking activities. Previously, he worked for 16 years in GE Aviation's jet engine business in various engineering, program management, and process improvement roles. Working with the FAA and DOD, he developed a deep commercial and military aviation knowledge base. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a graduate of GE's Operations Management Leadership Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Cincinnati. As a licensed Private Pilot and Part 107 pilot, with over 21 years of UAV design, build, and piloting experience, he is excited to be a part of this growing industry.