Woolpert Welcomes Federal Aviation Expert John Tye as Geospatial Project Manager


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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Jan. 18, 2021) — Woolpert has hired airport operations specialist John Tye as an aviation geospatial project manager. Tye has more than 27 years of aviation technology and management experience and will work out of the firm’s unmanned aircraft systems hub in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Tye previously served as a quality assurance and configuration manager for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Laboratory. He was certified by the International Society of Configuration Management and led teams to plan and execute ISO 9001 and 17025 quality management systems. His expert configuration management guidance supported more than 15,000 deployed systems at more than 400 airports.

Tye said he was drawn to Woolpert by its core values, which tout employees as the firm’s No. 1 asset, as well as its industry leadership in unmanned technologies, research and development.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to help bridge the gap between government and industry and to continue the successful implementation of UAS technology into the National Airspace System,” Tye said. “I also believe that having architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) services under one roof is especially beneficial in aviation, where a cost-effective approach is needed for the continuity and consistency of operations.”

Woolpert Senior Associate and Practice Leader Eric Risner said Tye’s vast government aviation experience has prepared him well for this new role, which will engage him in aviation research technologies for contracts with the Federal Aviation Administration.

“As unmanned technologies become increasingly prevalent in commercial industries and the airport environment, we strive to establish best management practices that encourage collaboration and support the FAA’s mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system,” Risner said. “John’s experience at general aviation and commercial airports and his work with DHS brings a lot of value to our team. We are excited to have him on board.”

About Woolpert

Woolpert is committed to a vision to become the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting firm, and one of the best companies in the world. It’s a vision we’ve been fine-tuning for decades. It guides our decisions and investments, provides our clients with optimal solutions and offers our employees unrivaled opportunities. Woolpert is recognized as a Great Place to Work by its employees and is America’s fastest-growing AEG firm. With more than a century of experience, over 1,000 employees and 40 offices, Woolpert supports public, private, federal, and U.S. military clients nationally and around the globe. For more information, visit woolpert.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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