Ty Bonnar - CEO & Inventor of PCADS™
Originally hailing from Adelaide in South Australia, Ty has spent a lifetime custom fabricating a wide range of solutions for military and commercial applications including firefighting equipment, liquid bulk storage & transportation, disaster relief, air drop technology & humanitarian aide.
Since 2002 Ty has worked with the Boeing Phantom Works division, USAF, US Army, ANG and Congress to create PCADS™ into what it is today as the most scalable, safe & economical method to fight wildfires during the harshest weather events.
Taking his lifetime of knowledge providing solutions to any problems and tackling any challenge that comes his way, Ty has built the most knowledgeable and professional team available to train, educate & coordinate for any of your firefighting needs.
Matt Schuler - Chief Strategy Officer
Matt is a manufacturing and logistics SME that specializes in chemicals for disasters, humanitarian aid and other CBRNE/HADR applications. Whether companies are in startup phase or need growth and expansion with new strategies or innovative ideas, Matt can handle the challenge. Matt brings a lifetime of manufacturing and Research and Development experience from public/private and military projects, along with experience in custom fabrication and business development programs. In addition to his industry experience, Matt is our liaison between clients, project managers and governments/NGOs.
Catch him if you can, Matt is usually traveling meeting our clients & partners around the world.
Brigadier Gen. Harold “Cec” Reed, USAF/ANG (R) - Governmental Affairs
General Reed served the Air Force & Air National Guard with distinction for 40 years, earning 27 awards and decorations during his outstanding career. He served as Chief of Staff for the Wyoming Air National Guard and he was dual hatted as Assistant to the Commander,18th Air Force Scott AFB, which is home of the USAF MAJCOM, Air Mobility Command (AMC) Headquarters .
Cec is a C-130 Subject Matter Expert; commanded the Air Expeditionary Group during the 2005 MAFFS season and Hurricane Katrina support efforts, working through 1st Air Force. Cec served as chairman of the Air Directorate Field Advisory Council from 2007-2009, and he has championed PCADS™ capabilities for years and understands the needs for militaries to have a CDS firefighting system.
SMSgt Troy Firzlaff, USAF (R) - Director of Operations
Troy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his career with over 21 years with the USAF as an Evaluator/Instructor, C-17 Loadmaster & MAJCOM Exercise Coordinator. His career consisted of Combat Airdrop, Test and Evaluation, Project Development, Program Management and Airdrop Malfunction Review Officer.
Troy led the Joint Base Self-Inspection Program, oversaw numerous Emergency Management Exercises, and was the Test Manager for multiple large MAJCOM-level program acquisitions; including High-Speed/Extracted CDS, US Army’s T-11 Paratrooper Chute Transition, Improved Container Delivery System (ICDS) Dropsonde 3.0, JPADS (Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System) 2K/4K/10K, and WGRS (Wireless Gate Release System).
MSgt Marc Martindale, USAF (R) - Special Projects & Training
Marc brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to the Saint Industries Team. He is a retired USAF C-130 Loadmaster with over 22 years of experience consisting of Combat Airdrop, Test and Evaluation, Joint Airdrop Inspector, Program Management and Air Force Liaison Officer at the US Army Natick Solider Research and Engineering Center.
Marc chaired numerous DoD level programs and interfaced with multiple military departments, civilian entities, and government agencies. The programs included High-Speed/Extracted CDS, JPADS and Humanitarian aide. He authored multiple Army Developmental Proposed Test Plans and the C-130J Extraction Package procedures. He also oversaw multiple Rail-car impact tests and certified ammo rigging designs.
Captain Rich Sauer (R) - Wildland FireFighting SME
Rich is a 30 year Firefighter, with a wealth of experience directly from the front lines of California's firestorms. Rich reached rank of Fire Captain for a large Southern California County Fire Department and is a wildland fire expert. Working wildland fires for years training and being a Division Chief on numerous massive fire conflagrations during his career.
He is an advocate for firefighters on and off the job and promotes health on the job, from diet to lifestyle. Rich is always promoting smart choices on job and tactics, with SAFETY being the most important.
Rich also believes in innovation in the fire service. Change is a good thing and promotes best and practical practices for all involved in firefighting. He believes that Air Attack must evolve!