Charlie Dean

Vice President International Business

Charlie Dean

Charlie Dean joined AV in 2021 and serves as the company’s Vice President of International Business.

Prior to joining AV, Charlie served as a vice president at both FLIR Systems and Endeavor Robotics, leading the global sales of unmanned systems. Charlie also held multiple positions over many years at QinetiQ North America related to ground robotics, leading the business development and sales team, product management team, co-led the engineering team, and served as a senior program manager. He also led business development activities at Draper Laboratory and TIAX where he served as an executive vice president. Charlie is DAWIA Level III certified in program management and completed a successful career in the U.S. Army as an Infantry officer and acquisition professional.

He says AV is a great place to work because:

“AV has a legacy of highly talented team members creating some of the most advanced aircraft in the world to solve challenging problems. That tradition continues in high gear today.”

Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in Aeronautical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and graduated from Phillips Academy (Andover). He taught Mechanical Engineering courses at the United States Military Academy where he also coached Army Men’s Crew and conducted ground-breaking high temperature research for Picatinny Arsenal on 155mm cannon-projectile interfaces. In addition while in the Army and in industry, Charlie has earned multiple patents.