Bruce McPherson is the President of Clarion Drone Academy Inc. and Dean of Unmanned Systems Training. Bruce received his Degree in Electronics in 1988 before becoming the Supervising Manager for the automation division of an engineering company in Whitby. During his ten year career there, Mr McPherson developed a medical software company, “Medsoft Canada” Ltd..

In 1999 Mr McPherson branched off to a new area of interest at Pointer Avionics Ltd. as the Senior Sales and Service Director and by 2000 bought out the managing partners. Seeing a need for new search and rescue technology, Mr. McPherson embarked on developing Canada’s only company with state of the art aircraft emergency beacon technology sometimes known as the ‘black box’. He has significant experience leading certification projects with various authorities around the world including Transport Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the European Aviation Safety Agency. Bruce is also the creator of “RPAS Mission Watch”, a mobile tracking app used to collect real time data on RPAS mission team members for enhanced mission safety and security. In the last 2 years , Bruce has directed the Clarion Drone Academy into the emerging drone markets and has experience in the development and delivery of training for UAV’s, design certification and regulatory updates.

You can reach Bruce at or on twitter @ClarionDrones

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