With an extensive background in defense aviation and unmanned systems technology, Phil realized the growth potential in the unmanned aircraft industry and established RPS with Blake Stovall in 2013. Phil uses his industry expertise to identify and foster growth opportunities and increase the RPS value proposition.
Prior to RPS, Phil served in the Royal Air Force flying the Tornado GR4 and MQ-9 Reaper in combat theaters around the world. His extensive operational experience in the most challenging environments honed his leadership and management skills. Phil also led the acquisition of Martin UAV, where he served as COO for three years, developing a VTOL ducted fan tail-sitter unmanned aircraft for the United States Marine Corps.
Phil earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Bristol, England.