Daryian Rhysing is the innovator and creative engineer behind the technology at United Aircraft Technologies, Inc., (UAT). He is a Computer and Systems Engineer graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and one of four recipients of the 2016 Inventors Studio Innovator and Startup Awards. Daryian is a United States Army and Navy Veteran with over a decade of experience in military avionics, including Unit and Intermediate Maintenance. Daryian also serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board.
Louis J. Russell Jr.
Louis is a United States Navy veteran with over 30 years of experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. A proven leader, Louis has served multiple Fortune 500 companies throughout his accomplished career both in manufacturing and retail, providing him with a wide array of skills and cross-cultural experience. Additionally, Louis maintains a commitment to the growth of community programs and has contributed to the new construction of an Aegis Class Destroyer. He received his Bachelors from Saint John’s University and his Masters in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently earning his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management at RPI.
With almost ten years of experience in Marketing, Public Relations and Market Research, she has established international relations through her accomplishments as a business entrepreneur and her fluency in four languages. She was a founder of a student-led Public Relations and Marketing Agency in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, as well as a recipient of the “Young Entrepreneurship Award” from DECA. Additionally, her passion for Physics and Aerodynamics provided her the opportunity to collaborate on a Robotics Program in 2006. She holds multiple degrees in Business Administration, Marketing, Linguistics and Education.
Donald A. DeVito
Donald is the creator and founding Chairman of the New York State Council for Defense Contractors. A veteran officer of the United States Army and the New York Army National Guard. Donald graduated with honors from the United States Army Intelligence School. He is also an expert in Money Management and Estate Planning and has had an illustrious and accomplished career. His distinguished 30 years in the financial sector has led Mr. DeVito to serve as a Financial Advisor, Registered Investment Advisor, and a Municipal Finance Professional, contributing to the development of investment banking and corporate finance initiatives throughout the New York Capital Region. Additionally, he spent tenures at both Wells Fargo Advisors and Morgan Stanley as a Senior Vice President. He is currently serving as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Siena College Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and as the President and Chief Operating Officer of KIRSH Helmets and Impact Technologies.
Assists in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives. Mr. Rudnick directs the implementation of strategic business plans, financial and tax strategies, and budgeting processes.
Widely known as the Capital Region's Startup Lawyer, Eric Leander has built a reputation for providing top-notch legal counsel to numerous early stage and emerging growth companies over the past several years. Eric was a founding partner at The Wagoner Firm PLLC (a highly regarded business law firm with offices in Albany and New York City) and remains affiliated with the firm as Special counsel on major corporate transactions. Eric has assisted numerous technology companies from inception, through commercialization, investment funding, and exits. As General Counsel to UAT, Eric provides senior management with effective legal advice and counsel on company strategies and implementation of the same, manages the legal functions of the company, and oversees the work of outside counsel as applicable. With Eric's exemplary background and extensive experience in corporate, securities, and commercial law, he is directly involved in all major and complex business transactions for the company together with negotiating and documenting critical contracts.
Riky is a Material Engineer and a Processing Expert with over a decade of experience in Application Development. He is the creative force responsible for UAT’s plastics design as well as simulations, injection molding process, mold flow fillings, and the quality control analyses.
Bilingual Presenter from Medellin, Colombia with strong client relations skills, Diana is a Dedicated Accounts Receivable specialist and Finance assistant with over 10 years of experience, providing thorough and skillful support for Finance managers and Regional Finance Directors.
Rhiannon is a graduate of the State University at Albany, New York. She has travelled extensively and served on various volunteer excursions, one being to repair houses damaged by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and New Orleans. She was actively engaged in deaf outreach in Albany, NY for years which culminated with time in Jamaica educating deaf persons. With over ten years of experience in graphic design, content editing and social media, Ms. Reynolds is able to provide a diverse and progressive viewpoint due to her unique life experiences and education.