Dedrone Announces Aaditya Devarakonda as Chief Executive Officer

August 6, 2020

Airspace security market leader elevates Devarakonda to top leadership position and board member

Dedrone, the market leader in airspace security technology, is delighted to announce Aaditya Devarakonda (AD) has been elected Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Dedrone, effective August 6, 2020.

Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone

This announcement is also available in German.

AD joined Dedrone’s advisory team in 2019, then formally joined the company as President and Chief Business Officer in 2020. He takes over from Joerg Lamprecht, who co-founded Dedrone, led the company since its establishment in 2014, and will now serve as Executive Chairman.

Reflecting on his appointment, AD shares, “I am proud to lead this accomplished team. On behalf of myself and Dedrone, we wish to express our appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Lamprecht, for his support and leadership. Joerg established and built our remarkable company with his co-founders, Rene Seeber and Ingo Seebach, and I am excited to continue their vision of airspace security. Dedrone’s future is bright and we are thankful Joerg will remain close at hand to support this next chapter in our company’s success.” 

Dedrone Executive Chairman and co-founder Joerg Lamprecht offers, “AD is the ideal leader for Dedrone as the company looks to scale and remain the top global provider of airspace security technology. I am especially proud of how well AD has led Dedrone during his first few months at the company, through an unprecedented global crisis. AD’s focus, energy and exceptional business acumen will serve our company and customers. I am proud of what our team has built since Dedrone’s establishment in 2014 and look forward to the future of Dedrone.”  

Joerg Lamprecht, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Dedrone

On behalf of Dedrone's board, Venky Ganesan, Partner at Menlo Ventures, shares, “We have known AD for over a year now; his leadership over the last 6 months is clearly visible throughout the company and to customers and investors outside. His vision and execution in a very tough market was a clear sign to the board thathe would be the right person to lead the company. We could not be happier that he has accepted the role.” 

About Dedrone

Dedrone is the market leader in airspace security. Dedrone’s counter-drone system is trusted by critical infrastructure, government operations, military assets, correctional facilities, and enterprises to protect against unwanted small drones(sUAS).With flexibility to host in the cloud or on-premise, Dedrone’s SaaS technology combines machine-learning software with best-in-class sensors and effectors, to provide early warning, classification of, and mitigation against all drone threats. Dedrone systems are deployed by hundreds of customers globally.Established in 2014, Dedrone is headquartered in San Francisco, with operations in Washington, D.C.-area, Columbus, Ohio, London, and Germany. For more information about Dedrone and to reach our counter-drone subject matter experts, visit www.dedrone.com. 

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