Tom Nickell

“We’re really focused on being an American manufacturer of unmanned aircraft.  We see a tremendous opportunity for that. Not just aircraft sensors, high-end cameras, multi spectral cameras and so on, but it’s artificial intelligence for AI, the power generation systems and the components for the aircraft. And it’s beginning to have an impact.”

Tom Nickell

This Week’s Key Question

“What’s the Outlook for American Drone Manufacturers?”

This Week’s Guests

Tom Nickell is an entrepreneur who for 25 years has turned ideas into success for Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and start-ups in manufacturing, chemicals, software and web tech, and now Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  He is also the CEO of Mobile Recon Systems, a leading American designer and manufacture of drones to serve the fast expanding 5 to 500 pound payload market.  Tom joined the founders of Mobile Recon in 2018, excited by their innovative designs that set new bars for payload capacity and functional flexibility.  Tom has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an Masters of Arts from the University of Kentucky Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and a Bachelor’s from Principia College. 

What We Learn

Tom talks about Mobile Recon Systems, their new heavy lift payload drones and the opportunities for American drone manufactures.   

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