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Ty Bonnar PCADS Inventor

Ty has devoted his life to fabricating a wide range of solutions for use in military and commercial applications.


Leveraging more than two decades of expertise spearheading the PCADS program in collaboration with engineering teams from Boeing and the US Air Force, he successfully assembled a team of exceptionally skilled, world-class professionals. This team is entrusted with overseeing operations and delivering top-tier training to end-user groups, underscoring Ty's unwavering commitment to excellence in the PCADS program.

Ty Bonnar - CEO

Matt Schuler - Chief Strategy Officer

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Matt brings a wealth of experience to the team from his career in manufacturing, supply chain, & innovative consulting work.

As our Chief Strategy Officer, Matt fulfills a pivotal role in forging collaborations with heads of state and military departments. He serves as the primary liaison, diligently working alongside these stakeholders and partners to ensure the seamless execution of all missions.


With an unwavering commitment to success, Matt's globetrotting endeavors take him to all corners of the world, where he engages with clients and partners, ensuring the triumph of their projects.

In addition to managing corporate strategy, Matt plays a key role in PCADS training, and demonstrations, and is FAA licensed for commercial drone operations.

Brigadier General Harold "Cec" Reed, USAF (ret.) - Governmental Affairs Officer & Chief Flight Instructor


Cec is a globally recognized C-130 SME, with an illustrious 44-year career in the US Air Force. During his remarkable service, he earned 27 decorations and currently serves as the National Guard Association (NGAUS) Air Resolution Chair & is a full-time flight instructor holding all FAA Certified Flight Instructor ratings.


Cec chaired the Air Directorate Field Advisory Council, the C-130 Weapons System Council, and the C-130 Operations Group Council, and served as the FEMA liaison during several large-scale disasters including the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.

Cec served as the Chief of Staff of the 153rd Airlift Wing of the Wyoming Air National Guard and was Dual-Hatted as the Assistant to the Commander of the 18th Air Force at Scott Air Force Base, the home to the Major Command Air Mobility Command (AMC).

Cec is known for his innovative thinking, having made a major impact on his field by pioneering the use of Night Vision Goggles in 1994. He has extensive experience flying low-altitude airdrop and firefighting missions day & night. Throughout his career, Cec accumulated over 10,000 C-130 flight hours, including 2,000 in combat operations as part of the first squadron to utilize the NVG capabilities he developed prior to and during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

SMSgt Troy Firzlaff MBA, USAF (ret.) - Director of Operations


​Troy is a seasoned USAF veteran and Certified Project Manager with over 30 years of experience in aerial delivery & defense program management. Throughout his military career, he served in various capacities including as an Evaluator/Instructor, C-17 Loadmaster, and MAJCOM Exercise Coordinator. He has hands-on experience in Combat Airdrop, Test and Evaluation, Project Development, Program Management, and acted as Airdrop Malfunction Review Officer.

Troy was responsible for leading the Joint Base Self-Inspection Program and was instrumental in supervising numerous emergency management exercises. He also played a key role in several large-scale MAJCOM-level acquisitions as a Test Manager, including the High-Speed/Extracted CDS, T-11 Paratrooper Chute Transition for the US Army, Improved Container Delivery System (ICDS) Dropsonde 3.0, JPADS (Joint Precision Aerial Delivery System) 2K/4K/10K, and the Wireless Gate Release System (WGRS).

MSgt Marc Martindale, USAF (ret.) - Special Projects & Training Director 


Marc Martindale is a highly experienced and knowledgeable individual who brings a wealth of expertise to the Saint Industries team. He is a retired USAF C-130 Loadmaster with 22 years of experience in various areas such as combat airdrop, test and evaluation, joint airdrop inspection, program management, and liaison work with government agencies.


He has extensive experience in managing and being the Chair of numerous programs at the Department of Defense and has interfaced with multiple military departments, civilian entities, and government agencies. He has authored several test plans and procedures and overseen rail-car impact tests and ammunition rigging designs.

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