Romeo Durscher joins Auterion

January 12, 2021

Romeo Durscher joins Auterion as VP of Public Safety to bring the power of open standards to first responders

We are thrilled today to announce the appointment of Romeo Durscher as Auterion’s new Vice President of Public Safety with the mission to help first responders fully realize the potential of their drone systems with open source software. 

One of the drone industry’s top executives and a highly experienced leader in aerospace and unmanned aerial systems, Romeo joins Auterion from DJI, where he held the role of Senior Director of Public Safety Integration. During Romeo’s six years at DJI he built the Public Safety vertical and through his leadership and drive to bring new technologies to emergency services, he has become a well known and respected thought leader in the space. Prior to joining DJI, Romeo spent twelve years working on NASA’s Heliophysics Mission Solar Dynamics Observatory at Stanford University.

In his new role, Romeo will lead the strategy and go-to-market for Auterion’s suite of products for the Public Safety market. First responders will be able to take full advantage of the customization and flexibility available with Auterion’s easy-to-use platform and fast-growing ecosystem of NDAA compliant drone manufacturers and independent software vendors.  

Romeo Durscher testing the Vantage Robotics Vesper

“I am incredibly excited to join Auterion and be part of the next evolution in the drone industry. Auterion’s open-source ecosystem provides first responders with transparent, secure, and configurable solutions that improve over time” said Romeo Durscher on joining Auterion. “For users to realize the full potential of their drone systems they need greater choice and flexibility. Auterion solves this by bringing together the best from providers across the industry to give users the ability to fully customize their systems all within a single platform.” 

“We are thrilled to have Romeo join our senior team as Auterion experiences significant growth, while we continue to deliver product innovation to customers across multiple verticals and use cases” said Lorenz Meier, co-founder and CEO of Auterion. “We are transforming the drone industry with an open-source ecosystem, and with Romeo’s extensive expertise and thought leadership in public safety and the drone industry we can meet the very customized need of first responders with cutting-edge drone systems like the Astro so they can work more efficiently.”

Romeo follows other top executives from the drone industry that joined Auterion recently. In December Cynthia Huang was appointed Vice President Enterprise Business Development and just last week Errol Farr joined the team as Vice President Business Development for our Government business.

About Auterion

Auterion provides enterprise and government with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third party applications within a single easy to use platform based on open-source standards. The platform gives operators greater choice, flexibility, and assurance, to improve their drone workflows, from mapping to inspection, cargo, and ISR. With 60+ employees across offices in California, Switzerland, and Germany, Auterion’s global customer base includes GE Aviation, Quantum Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, and the U.S. Government.

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