Mar 30, 2021
This Made in America episode features Barry Alexander, CEO and Founder of Aquiline Drones, and his exciting story about being a pilot and running a successful drone company!
Barry talks to Ari about the importance of treating drones as aircraft, how to vet the industry before starting an aviation business, and what it takes to create an uber-like drone ecosystem. He details how the drone industry has developed over the years and what their training program looks like.
Barry shares his thoughts on the vibrant supply chain and aviation history right here in CT and how we can continue to successfully build it up. He believes that all CT manufacturing companies have the opportunity to foster a strong workforce with the right mix of support and effort!
Books discussed in this episode:
'Guns, Germs, and Steel' by Jared Diamond
Barry Alexander, CEO and Founder, Aquiline Drones
Aquiline Drones's Website: https://www.aquilinedrones.com/
Aquiline Drones's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aquiline-drones/
Aquiline Drones's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AquilineDrones
Aquiline Drones's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoE-8Vd9uogWwSixK3Eo6rg
Barry's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-alexander-46095657/
Ari Santiago, President/CEO/Founder, IT Direct
Company Website: https://www.gettingyouconnected.com/
Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itdtech/
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/it-direct-llc
Company YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/itdirect151
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/
Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/