Jake Lahmann is the UAS Technology Solutions Manager for Valmont Industries, where he leads a team of product managers, UAS technologists, and engineers to develop infrastructure health management solutions globally for the energy, communications, and transportation industries. Prior to Valmont, Mr. Lahmann’s involvement with UAS began in 1999 through the development of imaging and connectivity systems for all major robotics and aerospace defense with systems operating in both Iraq and Afghanistan battlefields. In 2013, Mr. Lahmann led the development and production of public safety UAVs, including the SEEKER, the nation’s first commercially available EO/IR UAS platform. While catering to public safety, Mr. Lahmann recognized the need for UAS training, launching the first nationwide service to produce self-sustaining programs inside of public safety and military organizations. At Valmont, Mr. Lahmann has developed ASCEND, a 207-hour UAS training and certification program that produces pilots ready to meet the unique challenges and needs of critical infrastructure inspection.
September 3-5, 2024 • Caesars Forum • Las Vegas