Red Cat Holdings Announces Appointment Of Allan Evans As Chief Operating Officer
HUMACAO, Puerto Rico, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Cat Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCAT) ("Red Cat'' or the "Company"), a hardware enabled software provider to the drone industry, announced that Dr. Allan Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Fat Shark Holdings, Ltd. ("Fat Shark"), a wholly owned subsidiary, will transition to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Red Cat, where he will oversee operations for all four subsidiaries.
"I am excited to join Red Cat's executive management team as Chief Operating Officer. My efforts will focus on strategic planning, coordination, and execution of our company's future direction," stated Dr. Evans. "Our strategy is to maintain the organic growth and profitability of our well established consumer brands and services, while cultivating the potential of our enterprise services that aim to empower individuals and organizations to easily manage and utilize fleets of drones."
"Allan is one of the most knowledgeable and competent experts and engineers in the drone industry." stated Jeff Thompson, CEO of Red Cat. "We are thrilled to have Allan assume this new role. As a highly trained engineer and executive we are fortunate to have Allan leading our efforts into the future of UAV drone technology."
Dr. Evans is a serial entrepreneur with a history of founding and leading technology innovation. He has served as CEO of Fat Shark since 2017 and has more than a decade's worth of experience in design, engineering, and emerging technologies. From August 2017 to October 2020, Dr. Evans served as a board member for Ballast Technologies, a company that specializes in technology for location-based entertainment. In November 2012, he co-founded Avegant, a company focused on developing next-generation display technology to enable previously impossible augmented reality experiences. He led design, development, and initial production of the glyph head mounted display and oversaw technology research and patent strategy while serving as Chief Tecnology Officer of Avegant until 2016.
Dr. Evans holds a PhD and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree from Michigan State University. Dr. Evans has 38 total patents that cover a range of technologies from implantable medical devices to mixed reality headsets. Academically, his work has an h-index of 14, an i-index of 24, and has been cited in almost 800 publications. He has extensive experience with new technologies, engineering, business development, and corporate strategy and his expertise in these areas strengthens the collective knowledge and capabilities of the management team.
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