Eric J. Taipale, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of Sentera, Inc. has over 20 years of experience successfully leading teams and organizations that advance drone, sensor, and software technologies. Preceding the formation of Sentera, Taipale was the Chief Technology Officer of FourthWing Sensor, Inc. He joined FourthWing from Lockheed Martin where he held a number of senior technical, business development, and program management roles, most recently serving as Chief Engineer of the Unmanned Solutions business area, with operations in Alabama, California, New York, and Utah. Previously, he served as Director of Engineering at Goodrich, now Collins Aerospace. Taipale has a broad range of experience in the design, production, and sustainment of sensors, mission systems and platforms, which spans a number of manned and unmanned airborne, surface and subsurface platforms. At Sentera, Taipale leads a talented team of business and technical professionals who deliver affordable, high-precision data and knowledge products into the agriculture industry. Taipale holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona.