Delair recruits industry veteran to expand market foothold


A global supplier of commercial drone solutions has made a key appointment in a bid to ramp up its sales in North America.

Delair has appointed UAV and aerial intelligence expert Michael Blondeau to the position of North American sales manager.

Blondeau, who brings 15 years of piloting, training and commercial drone operational experience, will be a key part of the team that is rapidly growing Delair’s presence in the North American market.

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Blondeau’s experience includes more than 2,000 hours as pilot-in charge (PIC) of unmanned flights, several years with the US army and military subcontractors managing aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; as well as a more recent role supporting commercial implementations of drone technology for surveying and mapping in industries such as construction, engineering, mining and agriculture.

He will join a team of commercial drone experts that are supporting Delair‘s expanding customer base in North America, which has increased to represent more than 25% of the company‘s business.

He will work directly with the Delair ecosystem of resellers, service operators, technology partners and end users to develop optimised solutions for specific use models and applications.

“As we continue to grow the North American market with our solutions-oriented approach, it’s essential that we have the type of hands-on field experience in all aspects of UAS flight operations that Michael brings to us,” said Benjamin Benharrosh, Delair’s co-founder and head of North American operations.

“His knowledge and understanding of best practices for flying long-range drone missions, particularly in the dynamic and evolving US market, will be an incredibly valuable asset as we help enterprises adopt the benefits of aerial-based digital asset monitoring and analysis.”

Blondeau added: “The opportunity to proliferate UAS solutions to commercial users is a huge. I believe Delair is uniquely positioned to capitalise on this opportunity with the right technology and business model to bring high ROI value to customers. I am excited to apply my skills and experience to enterprises throughout the region and help them leverage the business benefits our offerings can deliver.”

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