Brandon Torres Declet appointed to Workhorse Group Board of Directors
It is now made up of eight members, seven of whom are independent.
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Workhorse Group, an American technology company with the vision of pioneering the transition to zero-emission commercial vehicles, recently unveiled a slate of new faces to its board of directors. Among them is Latino business leader and drone expert Brandon Torres Declet.
“Mr. Torres Declet is a pioneer in the drone industry with a significant operational background and more than 25 years of experience intersecting top government agencies and corporate industry in highly regulated markets,” wrote Workhorse of its new board member.
Torres Declet’s Career
Torres Declet, who currently serves as CEO and chairman of the Board of Unusual Machines and previously served in various leadership roles, including CEO and director at AgEagle Aerial Systems, a leading publicly traded commercial drone company, was also a senior advisor to the Center for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford and was appointed to the FAA Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee by the United States Secretary of Transportation.
“Brandon has built, led, and advised private and public companies during complex business evolutions and exits through challenging turnarounds, disruptive transformations, scaling, and strategic pivots. Widely recognized and trusted by the Fortune 500 as a leading Latino and Puerto Rican drone industry entrepreneur and policy expert,” reads his LinkedIn profile.
Congratulations to #LCDAMember Brandon Torres Declet who was nominated to the @Workhorse_Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS) Board of Directors.— Latino Directors (@LatinoDirectors) April 14, 2023
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A graduate of Union College Political Science and Government, Torres Declet also has a law degree from Fordham University School of Law and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center.
He is also recognized for founding numerous successful drone businesses, including Measure UAS and Measure Global, one of the largest drone service providers in North America and the leading SaaS platform for drone operations, respectively.
In 2018 and 2019, he was named a Tech Titan by the Washingtonian.
An Early Arrival
“Brandon has built and led pioneering drone companies and guided businesses operating in regulated markets, which will allow him to contribute significantly to our growing aerospace efforts. We look forward to benefitting from their insights as Workhorse advances its efforts to build our suite of zero-emission commercial vehicles that drive value for our customers, shareholders and other stakeholders,” said Rick Dauch, Workhorse’s CEO.
Chairman of the board Raymond Chess added: “The additions of Jean and Brandon underscore our ongoing efforts to enhance the board’s expertise to support our next phase of growth and capitalize on the significant market opportunity for Workhorse.”