Sean Smith Engineer

Sean Smith, a forward thinking challenge oriented tech entrepreneur excellent at transforming innovative ideas and concepts, and developing them into sustainable companies. Founder of VOZWIN (a company focused on custom UAV design and compliance) in 2015, an awarding winning executive (2014 Wings Magazine Top 20 Under 40 Award Recipient), and a founding member of the ENSCO Canadian Division, ENSCO's first international subsidiary (ENSCO Avionics Canada Inc.). He is a recognized stakeholder by Transport Canada for Unmanned Systems and Drones, having written and submitted multiple white papers on the use and regulations of drones in Canada for commercial use.
Experienced with Canadian operation start-up, lean operation, finance, technical and management leadership for projects spanning full lifecycle engineering development, growth strategy and business planning. Sean started VOZWIN after he saw the frustration that Drone Operators in Canada were having and seeing the misinformation that was out there. Since the start of the company it has been their mission to work with the drone operators to navigate the rules and responsibilities, build a sustainable strategy/business model, develop and design a custom platform for their business to succeed. He has worked with and been recognized by Transport Canada for his contributions on UAVs and helping the technology become more integrated. Sean had been with ENSCO, a company 600+ person US firm specialized in developing mission and safety-critical software, for over 10 years. He began his career at ENSCO in 2006 as a systems analyst and subsequently occupied positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and operations. He was the manager of Canadian operations from 2007 to 2011 before taking on the responsibilities as Managing Director. During his tenure at ENSCO, he has been a key collaborator in the setup, development, strategic planning, marketing and growth of the Canadian subsidiary. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a specialization in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and propulsion systems in 2005 from Concordia University. In his final year of his undergraduate program, he was awarded with the Richard M.H. Cheng Award by the University for his unique unmanned aerial vehicle design. A Licensed Engineer in good standing with the ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. In 2010 and 2011 he was awarded and recognized by Pratt and Whitney Canada for his efforts, dedication and technical support in resolving high visible engine production and field issues. In 2014, he joined the CADSI SME Advisory Committee as a committee member.
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