About Us

Applied Aeronautics designs and manufactures affordable, long-range drones for commercial, emergency response and government customers around the world.


Ryan Johnston, CEO

Ryan's professional career is as distinguished as it is diverse. He has worked in both the finance and natural resource sectors with a focus on Oil and Gas as well as Iron Ore Mining. During his time on site, Ryan completed extensive formal safety training and cultivated a deeply rooted understanding of corporate responsibility and safety. As CEO of Applied Aeronautics, Ryan fuses his lifelong passion for aviation with his educational and work experience to ensure the company represents the highest level of quality, performance and service in the UAV industry.

Meg Annand, COO

With over 12 years’ experience in organization and project management, Meg Annand is an accomplished and dynamic leader. For the past 4 years, Meg has served as the COO at Applied Aeronautics, overseeing all aspects of the company’s organizational growth and development as well as overseas manufacturing and distribution. Prior to this, Meg spent 2 years at The Schiff Company where she managed high level logistics, provided creative oversight and offered organizational support.