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AVID has a suite of market-ready UAVs which are backed by 1000's of real-world flights.AVID will be disruptive to international,commercial,& military markets.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Yorktown, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2002
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

AVID LLC (Air Vehicle Integrated Design), an industry-leading aerospace engineering and software development firm, excels at multidisciplinary aircraft design and analyses. AVID is in the business of developing world-class novel aerodynamic concepts and aircraft designs, as well as creating standards-based, platform-independent, aircraft design and optimization software.


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    Paul A. Gelhausen
    Sole Proprietor and Chief Technical Officer

    Paul Gelhausen has been Chief Technical Officer since he co-founded AVID LLC in 2002. With over 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Gelhausen is responsible for strategy, technology development, and delivery of future aerospace vehicles and simultaneously pursues new analytical tools and methods for the advancement and analysis of aerospace technologies. Under Mr. Gelhausen's guidance, AVID has created methods for the design and analysis of airc

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    Randy Simpson
    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer, Randy Simpson is responsible for planning and directing all aspects of AVID’s operational policies, objectives and initiatives. In addition, he monitors staffing, company expectations and motivation to fulfill organizational, contractual and growth requirements. Randy joined AVID with over 30 years of project management experience, with extensive expertise in directing aerospace and defense engineering projects. He ho

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    Charles "Chip" Fenno, Ph.D.
    Director, Software Products

    Bringing over 25 years experience to AVID LLC, Chip Fenno is Director of Software Products. He is responsible for AVID's complete software suite of air vehicle design tools and aerospace analysis products—ensuring the tools integrate multidisciplinary analyses to develop the optimum solution for a set of requirements. He also leads company-wide strategic initiatives including Programming Standards and Security. Dr. Fenno joined AVID in 2011 an

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    O. John Ohanian, Ph.D.
    Director, Technology Development

    John Ohanian is Director of Technology Development at AVID LLC. An AVID veteran since 2004, Dr. Ohanian is responsible for leading AVID's research and development effort to create new products and services, while ensuring that technology directions are consistent with AVID's overall strategy. Dr. Ohanian has led several successful technology development programs, including serving as Principal Investigator on two Air Force SBIR Phase II programs


Previous Investors

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    owner privately invested