We specialize in the development, design, and production of advanced multi-sensor unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that collect aerial intelligence.

What We Do

Transforming decision-making processes through aerial data intelligence.

Quantum-Systems Inc. is more than just a drone manufacturer; we are an aerial data intelligence company that provides multi-sensor data collection products to government agencies and commercial enterprises. Our electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) systems boast industry-leading flight endurance, ease of operation, and reliability.

Customers in the public and private sectors alike use Quantum-Systems Inc.'s versatile UAS for defense, security, humanitarian, and geospatial operations. With a world-class team and nearly a decade of experience in drones, robotics and imagery collection, Quantum-Systems has a proven technology stack and a strong track record of building best-in-class UAS systems that provide mission-critical data to operators.

Quantum-Systems GmbH, the parent company of Quantum-Systems Inc., was founded by Florian Seibel in 2015 in Gilching, Germany several years after registering the patent for a vertically launchable unmanned transition aircraft. Since then, the company’s output and number of employees have continuously grown with triple-digit percentage growth year over year.

In 2022, Quantum-Systems Inc. opened its doors in Moorpark, CA as Quantum-Systems GmbH’s North American headquarters, serving defense and security customers throughout North and South America.

Our Future

Aerial data intelligence at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Our vision is to fully automate data acquisition processes and to become the global leader in AI-powered real-time aerial surveillance. To achieve this, we are continuing to work on combining a great software solution with world-class hardware.

Bringing together fully automated software and hardware technologies will allow us to provide an end-to-end platform for acquiring data and will serve as the basis for sustainable decisions.

To build the next generation of products, we are investing heavily in software. That includes artificial intelligence, which will enhance our ability to provide situational awareness to our operators; edge computing, which facilitates real-time data processing onboard our UAS; and new elements in our mission planning software that allows operators to orchestrate complex operations with the click of a button.

Quantum-Systems Inc. is here to disrupt the aerial intelligence industry by bringing our best-in-class UAS platforms and software together. As a next step, we envision an emerging line of business centered around an automated network of drones where the customer will no longer own the hardware but will directly access the data required.

Leadership Team

Dave Sharpin

CEO

Dave Sharpin is the CEO of Quantum-Systems Inc., based in the United States, and Quantum-Systems Pty Ltd in Australia. He has over 35 years of experience in government manned aircraft, unmanned aircraft systems and robotics, and served in the United States Air Force. Dave began his career as a systems engineer and later transitioned into programs and business development. His first business leadership position was as the VP/GM at Alliant Techsystems, a Special Mission Aircraft business now known as Northrop Grumman. He also led the Tactical UAS business segment for AeroVironment, Inc. and served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board at Auterion Government Solutions.

Amanda Villaparedes

VP of Business Operations

Amanda Villaparedes is the Vice President of Business Operations, where she manages all financial and administrative operations, including oversight of budget and finance, human resources, marketing, compliance, and strategic planning for the organization. She has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing with an emphasis on operational processes, finance, and strategic growth. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University with an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management. Amanda’s prior employers include defense and aerospace companies AeroVironment, Inc. and RegalRexnord.

Frank Rosales

Director of Operations

Frank Rosales is Quantum-Systems Inc.’s Director of Operations. With over 15 years of experience in operations management, Frank has a proven track record of providing leadership to organizations to ensure the proper operational systems and controls are in place to effectively meet their objectives while delivering quality products to discerning customers. In his current role, he is responsible for leading all supply chain functions, ensuring quality and successful delivery results. Frank earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from California State University, Northridge.

Casey Martin

Director of Business Development

Casey Martin is the Director of Business Development at Quantum-Systems Inc. She is responsible for developing and maintaining key customer relationships, identifying and capturing new business opportunities and expanding our presence in the government UAS sector. Casey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from UC San Diego, an MBA from Capella University and a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. She has over 12 years of experience in the aerospace industry, with past employers including Boeing, B/E Aerospace – now known as Collins Aerospace – AeroVironment Inc., and Auterion Government Solutions.

Shane Murray

Director of Engineering

Shane Murray is the Director of Engineering at Quantum-Systems Inc. He has over 25 years of engineering, program management and leadership experience. His experience has been in various fields including covert surveillance, data communications, commercial aircraft systems and defense platform modernization. Shane is responsible for leading all engineering activities and ensuring the technology can exceed our customers’ current and future operational needs. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronic Engineering from Griffith University, Australia.

Zsolt Szabo

Director of Finance

Zsolt Szabo is the Director of Finance at Quantum-Systems Inc. With over 20 years of experience in financial management, Zsolt oversees all financial functions, including accounting, audit, treasury, corporate finance, budgeting, and strategic planning. He has a proven track record of optimizing financial processes and driving growth. Zsolt is passionate about data-driven decision making and ensuring the company’s financial health. He earned his MBA at Pepperdine University and Bachelor of Science in Finance degree at Florida International University.

Tony Adora

Director of Quality

Tony Adora is the Director of Quality at Quantum-Systems Inc. In this role, he is responsible for implementing quality management systems, conducting audits, leading cross-functional teams in problem solving, and playing an integral part of continuous improvement projects. He has over 26 years of experience in quality assurance, quality management, manufacturing, and process engineering. He has a solid foundation in quality assurance principles and methodologies, and has played pivotal roles in various industries, including aerospace, automotive, and electronics. Tony earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Janet Stogden

Director of Programs

Janet Stogden is the Director of Programs at Quantum-Systems Inc. In her current role, she is responsible for the development, implementation, and overall success of the company’s customer programs. Janet has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from California Lutheran University. She has over 17 years experience in manufacturing with 12 of those years dedicated to the Aerospace industry with an emphasis in Product Management, Supply Chain, and Program Management. Janet’s past employers include Regal Rexnord, Haas Automation, and Kavlico- now known as Sensata.

Our Patented eVTOL Technology

Learn more about our automatic transition systems

Our eVTOL fixed-wing sUAS combines the handling of a multi-rotor drone and the efficient aerodynamics of an airplane into one system.

“Tilt rotor transition aircraft” is what we call this innovative and patented category of drones. After a vertical take-off and reaching the desired transition altitude, the drone has a short phase of acceleration. During this transition phase, the rotors – driven by electric motors – swivel from the vertical take-off position to a horizontal flight position. The patent for this innovative swivel mechanism and the unique transition technology was granted in 2012.

No runway, catapult, parachute or extra equipment is needed for take-off or landing. The sUAS land smoothly on their shock absorbing landing gear that reduce impact, resulting in an extended product lifespan.