Meet the AlarisPro Team

Our team of highly skilled professionals includes military and civilian pilots, test pilots, mechanics, maintenance logisticians, safety experts, engineers and business leaders. Together, we bring decades of experience in manned and unmanned aviation operations, maintenance and safety to AlarisPro.

AlarisPro team member, Tony

Tony Pucciarella

President and CEO

Tony “Pooch” Pucciarella is a retired U.S. Navy Commander, serving as a Patrol Plane Mission Commander, Operational Test Pilot, VIP Pilot, and Aviation Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO). Before starting his career in the Navy, Tony received an aeronautical and astronautical engineering degree from The Ohio State University. He later received an MBA from Loyola University Maryland’s Executive Program. He is certified as an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and is rated in aircraft ranging from the iconic B-25 to the fastest business jets flying today. Tony is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with extensive experience in managing projects of all sizes and complexities. He is an active multi-rotor and fixed-wing UAS Pilot with extensive experience in small and large UAS operations.

Tony served as the Airspace Integration Certification Lead for the Navy’s Triton UAS program and led the development of the program’s safety case for Sense and Avoid (SAA). He is active in ongoing rulemaking and standards development as a member of the FAA’s UAST and ASTM’s F-38 Committee. Tony co-led a workgroup supporting the larger Detect and Avoid (DAA) group on FAA Special Committee 228 (SC-228).

With an established background in manned and unmanned aviation, engineering, aircraft systems integration, operational testing, and business, Tony was well-poised to address the growing critical needs gap in the UAS Industry. He assembled a team of highly skilled individuals in 2013 to design the architecture for what became AlarisPro - the most comprehensive UAS Operations and Maintenance program available.

AlarisPro team member, Don

Don Ferguson

Vice President of Software Development

Don brings over 35 years of programming experience to the AlarisPro development team. He began working with microprocessors and microcontrollers in the early 80’s using machine and assembly language. At that time, evenings and weekends were often divided between writing hexadecimal code and wire wrapping development boards to test new programs. Don also has a rich background in customer service, having served as the customer service director for Eagle Test Systems, Inc., an international automated test equipment company prior to founding his own software company in 2003. As Lead Software Developer, Don leads the development team and is responsible for all software released on the Web, Android and iOS applications. He is also responsible for the application architecture, database and delivery platform.

AlarisPro team member, Chris

Chris Simmons

Head of Business Development

Chris brings over 12 years of military and commercial UAS experience to the AlarisPro sales team. His focus is on building long-term partnerships to help drive solutions that will meet customer expectations. Prior to AlarisPro, he was responsible for International program development as a Manager of Global Military Sales and Strategy at Textron Systems, with a primary focus on Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Chris’ experience is built on multiple years working on DoD and international contracts worldwide, beginning with a Flight Crew role on the Shadow® RQ-7B UAS Government Owned Contractor Operated (GOCO) Program, a Senior Flight Crew for the Textron Systems Aerosonde® program, primarily serving USSOCOM customers in Site Lead and Instructor Operator roles, and as a Project Manager of Deployed Operations for the Small Medium Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SMEUAS) Program where he was responsible for the management of a globally dispersed field service team.

Chris also served in the United States Army National Guard based out of Savannah, Georgia and partook in multiple deployments and exercises as a Shadow® RQ-7B UAS Squad Leader and a CH-47D Chinook aircraft crew mechanic.

AlarisPro team member, Angie

Angie Innis

Customer Success Manager

Angie has a dynamic background in managing customer relationships in the areas of sales, support, and Customer Success for various Software as a Service (SaaS) companies such as CareerBuilder, Workterra, and Paycom. Most recently, Angie served as the Director of Sales for Carroll Fuel, primarily focused on product development and growth of a fuel management software for businesses. She is skilled in assisting customers meet their KPIs by leveraging data, combined with a strategic, process-driven approach.

As a Customer Success Manager, Angie is responsible for post-sale engagement, driving product adoption to maximize customer value, and retention and growth of AlarisPro customers. She is excited to form collaborative partnerships with customers while also helping them meet and exceed their business goals. Angie graduated from University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in Advertising.

AlarisPro team member, Donna

Donna Kuang

Front End Software Developer

Donna graduated from UMBC with a BA in Psychology. She is a self-taught web developer with several years of front-end experience and over 5 years of combined exposure in health sciences – physical therapy and nursing fields. Donna is enthusiastic about the blend of fixed and fluid characteristics within the STEM fields, and aspires to create intuitive solutions in how we use technology as an asset.

AlarisPro team member, Xandra

Xandra Harrison

Back End Software Developer

Xandra graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Computer Engineering and a minor in Psychology. She has worked as a Software Developer for several years and is passionate about problem solving, helping others, and bridging the gap between people and technology. She is excited to be part of AlarisPro in order to bring functionality and convenience to managers of UAS fleets, as well as reliability and safety to everyone the industry touches.

AlarisPro team member, Collin

Collin DeMatt

Software Developer

Collin graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Computer Science Engineering and a minor in Mathematics. He is a qualified full-stack software engineer with several years of professional experience developing web, desktop, and mobile applications. Collin considers himself to be a creative problem solver who enjoys working with others as part of a team. His strong foundation in theoretical computer science empowers him to develop robust and efficient code, which is both highly extensible and maintainable. Collin is very excited about making valuable contributions at AlarisPro and is confident in our ability to have a continued positive impact in the aviation industry.

Bill Sheleheda

Strategic Advisor

Bill has over 30 years of experience in financial markets and served as VP of Merchant Sales for Discover Card/Morgan Stanley. He was on the initial team that created Discover Card Financial Services and supported multiple merger and acquisition teams for Morgan Stanley. Bill currently serves as Strategic Advisor for AlarisPro.

Diarmuid Corry

Strategic Advisor

Diarmuid has over 25 years of experience in aerospace engineering, specializing in flight test instrumentation, data acquisition, and processing. Diarmuid graduated from Dublin City University, Ireland, with a degree in electronic engineering. He also holds a master’s degree in telecommunications. Diarmuid was co-founder of a successful flight test instrumentation company that became a major player in the global market for flight data acquisition. He has an MBA from the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK.

With his combination of engineering and business experience, Diarmuid is enthusiastic about the transformative potential of UAS and is interested in how traditional aerospace vehicle monitoring and flight safety procedures can be applied to this arena.

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