MEET OUR LEADERSHIP
Chief Executive Officer
Blair is a a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with tactical fighter and strategic reconnaissance aircrew, instructor, evaluator, and threat & tactics expert experience, including 9 years with the SR-71/Blackbird program. He managed acquisition, exploitation, test and evaluation of the HQ USAF Foreign Materiel Program (Aircraft) for 12 years in the Pentagon working for an industrial contractor. He is experienced with adversary air, worldwide-ISR and airlift operations, and leading supersonic and hypersonic aerospace small business teams. Blair has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering for the US Air Force Academy, and a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embrey-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Chief Operating Officer
Ted serves as Chief Executive Officer for Predictive Solutions, LLC, focused on aviation management and operations. He oversees all company operations, communicating between company executives and decision making that impact the company’s brand identity and financial health. He previously worked at Camber Corporation, currently Huntington Ingalls, from 2006 through 2019, where he performed many roles in the company concluding as the as Director of Business Development. He is a retired USAF Chief Master Sergeant where he served 21 years in the fighter aircraft community, retiring in 2006. In this capacity he developed comprehensive maintenance experience to support virtually every fighter in the USAF inventory at the time. He served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Subsequent to his USAF career Ted has developed extensive experience in UAS/UAV operations and management. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science and his Master of Business Administration.
Government Affairs Lead & Business Development Advisor
A retired airline captain and U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, F-15 Squadron Commander, Chris is currently a Senior Flight Ops Representative with Delta Professional Services liaising with the aviation industry promoting flight safety and efficiency. His efforts are inspired by over 40 years of civilian and military operator experience.
Before leaving the cockpit to collaborate on aviation industry initiatives, Chris was a Boeing 767 Lead Line Check Pilot at Delta Air Lines, Chairman of International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Africa Regional Coordination Group, research cohort with NASA Langley involved with multiple projects focusing on data link, Air Traffic Management Systems and emerging cockpit technologies. His USAF career path included 21 years in tactical aviation assignments flying F-111F, F-16ADF and F-15C/Ds.
He also serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Florida.
Most recently Chris has been involved with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) South Atlantic Safety Oversight Group and Implementation Management Group. He collaborates with global aviation organizations, state regulators, operators, air navigation service providers and industry monitoring agencies. Chris holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is still an active pilot in general aviation.
Business Operations, Corporate Development & Investors Advisor
Jon comes to us having retired from a distinguished 30+ year career with the U.S. Government where he served as a Senior National Security Executive focusing on the Middle East, Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa. On entering the private sector, Jon founded venture capital firm Intbox Ventures, LLC, through which he provides advisory services and support to startups as well as advances an investment portfolio focusing on companies that enhance American and Global prosperity and security. Jon has lived in many corners of the globe, hails from New England, earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and currently lives in and works from the Washington, DC area.
MARS Engines Founder & Chairman
Aaron Davis founded MARS Inc. in 2018, and prior to that he worked for ten years as a security and military contractor. Aaron is also a former Marine Corps aviation specialist and served with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, MAG 39. He has a BA in Intelligence Studies from American Military University, with emphasis on Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict. As a contractor, he completed 1,000+ missions without loss of personnel, and is also a SME on asymmetric strategy and covert operations in denied areas. Beyond being MARS Engines' Founder & Chairman he is our Chief Design Officer.
Founder & Chairman