FAIRFAX, VA, September 2019 – DZYNE Technologies Incorporated’s (DZYNE) Board of Directors announced the addition of their newest Director, General Ronald Keys. Retired from the Air Force in 2007, General Keys accomplished a forty-year career and command of eight different organizations, including operational, staff, and international units. His final assignment was as Commander, Air Combat Command (ACC), the Air Force’s largest major command consisting of more than 1,200 aircraft, 27 wings, 17 bases, and 200 operating locations worldwide with 105,000 personnel. Under his leadership, ACC organized and stood up the Air Force’s first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Wing and first Network Warfare Wing. General Keys is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in the F-4, A-10, F-16, and F-15, including more than 300 hours of combat time.
In addition to his service in the Air Force, General Keys has held positions on numerous advisory boards including the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), where he led the BPC National Security Speaker Series, acted as a technical advisor to the BPC Cyber Shockwave security simulation project and advised the Hamilton-Kean 9/11 Commission National Security Preparedness Group startup.
“General Keys is an accomplished business leader in both government and private sectors as well as an experienced board member in strategic planning and advanced technologies, said Thomas Strat, President and Chief Executive Officer of DZYNE. “We are confident that General Keys will add great value to our Board and that DZYNE will benefit from his insights and talent as we continue to grow.”
Currently, General Keys is the Chairman of the CNA’s Military Advisory Board on DoD Energy and Climate Change, an Advisory Board member to the Center for Climate and Security, an Advisory Board member to Systems Planning and Analysis Inc., as well as an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Trustee.
DZYNE Technologies Incorporated (DZYNE) is a creator of innovative, intelligent, autonomous aircraft, including manned and unmanned vehicles and analytic systems. DZYNE’s world-class team employs state-of-the-art design methodologies and production processes that result in highly efficient systems developed on very compressed timelines. DZYNE is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia with four operating divisions: The Vehicle DZYNE Studio in Irvine, California; Products Division in Irvine, California; DZYNE Analytic Systems in Fairfax, Virginia and DZYNE Technical Services in Tucson, Arizona.