Jeff Rodrian

Senior Vice President and General Manager, MacCready Works

Jeff Rodrian

Jeff Rodrian has served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager, MacCready Works since 2023 with a focus on creating a center for market driven innovations by embracing a start-up best practices approach, along with engaging with the vibrant external start-up community to further AV’s strategic pursuits. 

Joining AeroVironment in 2010 as a Product Manager, Jeff was responsible for the development and market entry of our Wasp AE UAS. He also led the development of a wide range of novel large hybrid electric UAS for commercial and defense applications. As the General Manager of AV’s Commercial Information Solutions (CIS) business, he led the creation of a purely commercial focused business with a drone and big data process ecosystem product offering.

He says AV is a great place to work because:

“AV combines the innovation, creativity, and empowerment of start-ups with the stability and resources of a well-established company. This is powered with outstanding team members who push each other to create solutions for the most challenging missions”

Prior to joining AV, Jeff spent several years at start-ups focused on aerospace innovation for unmanned systems and commercial aircraft. Jeff earned an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and a Bachelor and Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University.