Measure, one of the nation’s largest providers of drone solutions has acquired Pilatus Unmanned, a competitor that will allow expansion of its drone engineering and equipment sales capabilities.
With the merger, Pilatus Unmanned CEO Josh Kornoff will now head Measure’s engineering team.
Measure has emerged as a key drone provider to the broadcast news industry.
Pilatus Unmanned was previously known as Allied Drones and specialized in drone customization for commercial customers.
“Measure is at the forefront of the emerging ‘Drone as a Service’ industry and is fundamentally changing the way businesses gather information critical to their operations,” said Kornoff, whose career also includes 15 years as a Hollywood special effects and pyrotechnics supervisor for commercials, music videos, television shows and films. “I’m excited to continue pushing the envelope in using drone technology to solve business challenges.”
Kornoff will lead Measure’s drone engineering team out of its new office in Huntington Beach, Calif., which includes an industrial facility equipped with the machinery, tooling, parts and components for drone customizations.
Kornoff will also serve as Measure’s lead technical advisor and will oversee support programs for toolkit customers.
“This acquisition will accelerate growth and allow us to continue to create groundbreaking solutions for our customers in energy, construction, telecommunications and media,” said Measure co-founder and CEO Brandon Torres Declet. “Expanding our engineering capacity and our ability to provide one-stop shopping for equipment and toolkits will help ensure that we can offer our customers solutions that are truly comprehensive.”