The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced today that Brian Wynne has been appointed as the new president and CEO succeeding the Michael Toscano after he retires on 12 Jan 2015.
Wynne is currently president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a post he has held since April 2004.
“I am excited to be joining AUVSI at this pivotal time for the unmanned systems and robotics industry,” Wynne said. “From unmanned aircraft to ground robots to maritime systems to automated vehicles, this industry will continue to revolutionize our daily lives. I’m happy to play a leading role by taking the reins of this organization, which for more than four decades has worked to advance and promote these technologies.”
Previously, Wynne held a senior leadership role at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and was CEO of the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM).
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton, a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany.