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Russ Emons

Mr. Emons was named President / CEO by the Board of Directors in February, 2013.  Before stepping into the role as President, Mr. Emons was part of the team that started Power Ten, Inc. and held of the position of Senior Manager for Power Ten, Inc.’s portfolio of Engineering and Technical services relating to Unmanned Systems and Energy. Prior to the formation of Power Ten, Inc., he was a Sr. Manager for Shee Atiká Technologies, LLC (SAT).  There he was responsible for their engineering and technical service offerings. He led SAT’s participation in the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program in unmanned systems, serving as the principal engineer in the development of a human centric command and control scheme for armed unmanned systems. Mr. Emons entered industry from the U.S. Marine Corps after a distinguished career in aviation as an F/A-18 pilot. Highlights of his military career include command of a Marine Fighter Attack Squadron, service as a Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) instructor, and as a policy planner for the Deputy Commandant for Aviation. He has over 25 years experience developing tactics, techniques, and procedures; developing, implementing and improving training systems and instructional techniques; creating concepts of operation, directing high tempo operations, managing projects, reducing operational risk and developing safety policy, and managing complex operations in a resource constrained environment. He is an acknowledged expert in land and sea-based MAGTF and tactical aviation operations. Mr. Emons earned a BS in Engineering from the United Stated Naval Academy.

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Mick Rovenstine

Mr. Rovenstine is the Vice President of Operations. Mr. Rovenstine has over twenty-six years of experience in management, aviation, operations analysis, and test & evaluation. While serving in the Marine Corps, Mr. Rovenstine combined tours of operational flying in CH-46E transport helicopters with tours as an operations analyst with the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Activity (MCOTEA) and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Manpower and Reserve Affairs. After retirement, Mr. Rovenstine directly supported the Marine Corps Systems Command, Product Group-15, Program Manager Engineering Systems, providing technical and program expertise to their test and evaluation process. Mr. Rovenstine is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School attaining a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Operations Research, respectively.


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Matt Redfern

Mr. Redfern is the Director of Services in addition to his role as Senior Manager for Power Ten, Inc.’s Aviation Department. Mr. Redfern is a former senior-level Marine Corps officer with over 30 years of extensive experience in aviation organizational and program management.  He served as the subject matter expert and principal advisor to the Commander of Naval Air Forces on all Marine Aviation training, readiness, and budgetary issues.  He has commanded and led medium-to-large aviation units and as the Chief of Staff of Third Marine Aircraft Wing (3D MAW) with over 16,000 personnel and 535 aircraft, he oversaw the training of three Aircraft Carrier squadron deployments, eight squadron deployments to Japan, seven Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments, and the deployment of one-third of the Wing assets and over 5000 personnel to Iraq and Afghanistan.  He also served as the Chief of Staff for 3D MAW(Fwd) in Al ASad, Iraq, where he supervised the combat operations, personnel and maintenance readiness for the F/A-18, AV-8B, KC-130, CH-53E, CH-46, UH-1N, AH-1W, RQ-7B Shadow and Scan Eagle UAS aircraft. During his career, he served as the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) Aviation Combat Element Commander, a Program Manager, Operational Test Director, Presidential Helicopter Pilot, Quality Assurance Officer, and a Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Division Head and Instructor Pilot.  Program Management Level I Certified from the Defense Acquisition University, he is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College and Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.