Agility, precision, endurance, quality—The Insitu team holds these attributes as our highest priorities in delivering complete satisfaction to our customers. Since we started from humble beginnings in a small Silicon Valley garage in 1994, Insitu has aimed to become the gold standard in the unmanned aircraft industry and succeeded in doing so thus far thanks to our talented base of employees and the vision of our leadership.
Now, more than ever, Team Insitu stands ready to extend the eyes of our customers and empower them with information to make superior decisions.
President and CEO
B.S. Technical Management, Embry-Riddle
Ryan M. Hartman is the president and chief executive officer of Insitu, a pioneer in the design, development and manufacturing of high-performance, low-cost unmanned aircraft systems used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in military and commercial applications.
Ryan was previously the senior vice president, Insitu programs, and before that, the senior vice president of business development, responsible for the company's sales, marketing and product development efforts. He came to Insitu from Raytheon, where he led the Unmanned Systems directorate of the Advanced Programs division.
Ryan is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, and a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He serves as the board chairman for the LuMind Foundation, an organization committed to advancing Down syndrome cognition research. He is also board chairman of The Next Door Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps children, families and communities in the Columbia Gorge.
Chief Operating Officer
E.P.M. Course, Defense Acquisition University
Bill Clark is the chief operating officer (COO) for Insitu. He oversees the production, production support, supply chain, integrated logistics and quality organizations for both the ScanEagle and Integrator programs. Bill joined the company in late 2008 as vice president of emerging programs, and was in charge of the design and development of Integrator unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He successfully led the pursuit, capture and execution for the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) program of record. RQ-21A will support an initial operating capability for the U.S. Marine Corps beginning in 2014.
Bill has more than 30 years of experience managing unmanned systems in the aerospace industry. He began his career at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, where he was involved in the design and development of multiple classified efforts. His design expertise and passion was in the configuration design of low observable vehicles. He was the chief designer for the Darkstar Program, for which he was recognized with the Lockheed Martin Gold Skunk Award for Achievement and Excellence. During
his time with the company, he had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of programs (F-117A, YF-22, SR-71, U-2, Sea Shadow, X-33, VentureStar and other classified programs).
In 2002, Bill joined Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector as the program director of the Advanced Technology Development Center. There he managed a multibillion-dollar portfolio of advanced ISR systems. In 2006 he was promoted to vice president of special programs. He was recognized with the Northrop Grumman Chairman's Award for his key contributions in technology and program management.
Bill graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with a B.S. in mechanical engineering. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program Management course at the Defense Acquisition University. He has received three patents for his work in advanced systems design.
Chief Financial Officer
M.S. Finance, Portland State University
Nikki Siddiqui serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Insitu and is part of the company’s executive leadership team. As CFO, Nikki is responsible for Insitu’s financial strategy and operations, which includes accounting, global trade compliance, business operations, contracts, pricing and estimating, rate management, financial planning and analysis, program planning and controls and financial corporate compliance.
Nikki came to Insitu in 2008 after spending more than 15 years in the high-tech manufacturing and service industries in a variety of finance roles that included extensive experience in financial management and analysis. Prior to joining Insitu, Nikki served as the director of finance for a multi-billion-dollar education company.
Nikki holds a master’s degree in finance and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Portland State University.
Program Director, Integrator and RQ-21A Blackjack
M.A. Organizational Sciences, The George Washington University
Mark Bauman is the Program Director, Integrator and RQ-21A Blackjack for Insitu. In this role, he leads the overall portfolio strategy and is responsible for driving new business, as well as managing existing business for the product line. Mark joined Insitu in 2014 as the Program Manager for the RQ-21A Blackjack Program.
Prior to joining Insitu, Mark spent seven years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP within their Advisory Line of Service. Most recently, he was the Program Director for the firm’s Advisory Alliances and Channels strategy and operations. During his prior time within the Washington Federal Practice, Mark led a variety of large-scale programs for the firm within multiple federal agencies. Mark began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he oversaw a number of domestic and international programs as an acquisition officer. During his eight years in the Air Force on active duty and subsequent time in the Air Force Reserve, Mark achieved the rank of Major and was selected among the top one percent of Captains across the Air Force to complete a program designed to develop officers into strategic leaders. As an acquisition officer, he focused his efforts on meeting warfighter needs and managed and implemented foreign military sales cases valued at more than $3.6 billion. He also directed a number of high-priority programs within the air, space, and command and control domains.
Mark received his B.S. in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and his M.A. in Organizational Sciences from The George Washington University. He is a certified Scrum Master through the Agile Scrum Alliance and DAWIA-Certified Level III in Program Management via the Defense Acquisition University. Mark also supports the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates as a lifetime member and is a member of the Board of Directors for WarriorOne, a non-profit organization dedicated to provide accessible and exceptional training and programming in yoga and mindfulness to the United States military community.
Vice President and General Manager Mission Systems Programs
MBA Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
Jon Damush is vice president and general manager of the Mission Systems Programs office for Insitu. Jon was previously the president and CEO of 2d3 Sensing, and led the strategy and growth of the business from its inception in 2007 until it was acquired by Insitu in 2015.
Prior to 2d3 Sensing, Jon held key positions in start-up technology and early growth technology companies, bridging the gap between customers and technical staff. He was the VP and general manager for the Entertainment Division of Vicon Motion Systems, Inc., growing the business unit from $3M to more than $12M in revenue over a period of three years, which included landmark deals with Sony Imageworks and other entertainment industry stalwarts. His background also includes time as a client director for a boutique software development house, landing clients including Mattel, Sony, Capitol Records, EMI, and eHarmony, as well as being credited on three consumer flight simulation titles for software development in artificial intelligence systems and aerodynamic modeling.
Jon is a two-time graduate of the University of California, Irvine, and holds a B.S. in aerospace engineering and an MBA from the Merage School of Business. He is also an active flight instructor.
Insitu Pacific Managing Director
Graduate of the Royal Military College
Andrew Duggan has been the managing director of Insitu Pacific since the company’s inception in 2009. In this role, he has led the company through a significant growth period, capturing major Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) contracts with defence forces in Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and the UAE.
Andrew came to Insitu Pacific from Boeing Defence Australia, where he was the senior manager of unmanned systems operations and oversaw the company’s unmanned-systems-focused business. He joined Boeing Australia in 2000 as an operations analyst in the System Analysis Laboratory, where he worked on projects such as Air 87 (armed reconnaissance helicopter), Air 6000 (replacement fighter) and Sea 4000 (air warfare destroyer). He then moved into a business development manager role and worked on JP-129 (tactical UAS) and as capture team lead on AATTS (rotary wing training), before forming the new Advanced Unmanned Systems group in 2005, where he led the development of the initial ScanEagle contract for the Australian Army.
After the initial contract for ScanEagle was signed in October 2006, Andrew was appointed senior manager of unmanned systems operations in 2007 and managed BDA’s unmanned-systems-focused business. He has an excellent background in the development and analysis of requirements related to unmanned aerial systems.
Andrew graduated from the University of Tasmania with a bachelor's degree in economics, and then from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, as an Australian Army officer. He spent six years serving in the Australian Army in Intelligence Corps, with a significant portion of this time spent serving in electronic warfare roles.
Vice President, Field Operations and Logistics Support
M.S. Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Brock E. Gibson is the vice president of operations and logistics support at Insitu. His department and its staff support the management, execution and sustainment of proprietary, major government and international military service and acquisition contracts. He also oversees the company’s deployable force of more than 200 employees, UAS ground and flight training, flight test operations, mission support, technical publications, standardization and evaluation and the flight
Brock joined Insitu in 2006 after serving as a military aviator and officer for more than 20 years. Since then, he has been certified as a UAS operator, instructor, evaluator and maritime deployer. In 2009, Brock was chosen to develop and lead Insitu’s deployed operations division, providing new capabilities and standards to the maturing UAS services industry.
Brock began his career as a pilot in the United States Air Force. As a command pilot, he flew numerous major weapons system and training jet/turbo-prop aircraft. Brock has held a multitude of military leadership positions including flight commander, operations officer, chief of standardization and evaluation and commander of SOUTHAF counterdrug operations. His assignments included CONUS and OCONUS operational tours with the USAF, Navy, Army, Joint/Combined MAJCOMs and DoS.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in management at the University of Texas at El Paso and a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His Professional Military Education (PME) accomplishments include Squadron Officers School, Air Command & Staff College and foreign PME. Brock also holds FAA aeronautical ratings for private pilot, commercial pilot multi-engine instrument, airline transport pilot and an experimental aircraft repairman’s certificate.
Vice President and Chief Engineer
Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University
Dr. Peter Kunz is the vice president and chief engineer for Insitu. He oversees the coordination of Insitu’s R&D investments and IP portfolio, and leads the company’s team of subject matter experts and product line chief engineers. Peter joined Insitu in 2006, working initially as the lead engineer for aero performance before transitioning to the role of chief engineer for the Integrator platform and eventually RQ-21A in early 2009, and then chief engineer for Insitu programs in 2013.
Peter has a broad background in aerospace engineering that spans the various aspects of analysis, design and testing of flight vehicles and aero-hydrodynamic surfaces. His areas of expertise include two-dimensional and three-dimensional aerodynamic design and analysis, aircraft stability and control, aircraft performance estimation and experimental methods for aerodynamics, fluid mechanics and flight vehicles.
Prior to joining Insitu, Peter was a senior engineer with Exponent Inc., and worked extensively in the area of design and development of small-scale unmanned air vehicles and related user interfaces, system integration, payload development and novel applications. This work evolved into generalized military technology development and consulting that leveraged commercial and government off-the-shelf technology and culminated in a 10-month field consulting role for the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force in Afghanistan. For portions of this effort, Peter was commended by the Department of the Army.
Peter’s graduate studies at Pennsylvania State University centered on the development of software for mission-based evaluation of aircraft performance, currently used for the design of state-of-the-art racing sailplane winglets flown by many world-class competitors. This work spanned two-dimensional and three-dimensional aerodynamic analysis, aircraft stability and control, and optimal design methodology. Peter’s doctoral studies at Stanford University centered on the design and testing of insect-scale rotorcraft and encompassed areas as diverse as airfoil design, optimal rotor design, viscous computational fluid dynamics, power systems integration, composite fabrication and experimental testing of rotors and propulsion systems at small physical scales.
Vice President, Business Development
B.S. Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University
Suzanne McNamara is the vice president of business development for Insitu. She is responsible for leading the company’s global sales campaigns, customer relations, communications, marketing and government relations.
Suzanne came to Insitu after a 28-year career with Raytheon, most recently as the Director, Global Government Relations & Releasability for Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), where she led strategic initiatives to improve customer relations and support international capture efforts. Prior to this role, Suzanne was the Director, Strategic Planning & Competitive Intelligence for RMS. Before joining business development, she led new business capture and development efforts for the company’s Common Seeker design and development efforts. Suzanne has also supported Raytheon’s Corporate Business Development office in Arlington, VA, managing US Navy Programs’ current and future capabilities for ship self defense. During this assignment, she also served as a full-time congressional lobbyist for Raytheon Army Programs.
Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University, has attended MBA classes at the University of Dallas and holds Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Interim Vice President of Human Resources
Portland State University—Business
Colleen Sexton is vice president of Human Resources for Insitu. Her responsibilities include being the employee advocate on the Executive Leadership Team through the development and execution of strategies that enhance organizational performance, ensure high levels of employee engagement and promote Insitu as an employer of choice within our industry.
Colleen joined Insitu in 2016 following a career spanning more than 30 years in the human resources Field, most recently establishing Sexton Consulting, under which she worked with entities such as the Urban League of Portland and Concordia University on the recruitment of executive leadership, executive coaching, and ongoing human resources advisory services. Prior to establishing Sexton Consulting, Colleen spent 16 years as Director of Human Resources for the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet). During a period of significant expansion, she redefined human resources through the development and execution of business planning to align staff and practices to facilitate organizational strategic goals. This involved the development and initiation of process improvements in human resources systems, policies and practices, including identification of outsourcing opportunities, like the administration of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Oregon Family Leave Act, which resulted in $1.3 million in annual resource savings. Foundational to the organizational strategies Colleen initiated and championed was the creation and focus on a respectful workplace.
Prior to her work at TriMet, Colleen served in varied human resource managerial roles in logistics and transportation industries, including Fred Meyer and the Automotive Carrier Division of Ryder Systems, Inc.
In addition to business interests, Colleen is active in non-profit volunteer activities particularly focusing on women and underserved populations, and providing individual and executive career guidance and support.
Vice President ScanEagle Product Line
M.S. National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
Donald Williamson, CAPT, USN (Ret) is the VP ScanEagle Product Line for Insitu. Don was previously the director of the ScanEagle product line. Before joining the company in 2013, Don was the vice president, Maritime Surveillance Solutions, Radar Systems Division, Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation.
Don served 26 years as a Naval Aviator and retired from active duty at the rank of captain. He has flown more than 3,500 hours in SH60B and MH60R aircraft. His final active duty assignment was Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet at NAS North Island in San Diego, California.
Additional leadership assignments during his naval service include commanding officer of HSL-37 and air boss on USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3). Don assumed duties as the ship’s executive officer during combat deployment and served in that capacity for 14 months. Other fleet assignments include HSL-45, HSL-43, and HSL-51. Staff tours included Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern, J4, Logistics Directorate at the Pentagon; Flag Aide to the Commander, United States Pacific Fleet; and executive assistant on OPNAV staff for N882, N88 and N8F.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Don also holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. His professional qualifications include Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. Don has been a member of the Naval Helicopter Association (NHA) for more than 25 years and is a past NHA National President. He currently serves as the organization’s National Vice President for Corporate Membership and is an NHA Trustee.