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Bruce Preiss, Director of Business Development at Black River Systems Company

Bruce Preiss


Black River Systems

Bruce Preiss, Director of Business Development at Black River Systems Company

Bruce Preiss joined Black River Systems Company in January 2016 as the director of business development.

For more than five years, Preiss has been part of a small business, applied engineering firm that delivers products to agencies across the Department of Defense enterprise and their contractors. The firm specializes in developing software and hardware to enable new capabilities in counter-unmanned aircraft systems, signals processing and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, among others.

Preiss has over 27 years of professional experience working for research institutions, private enterprises, the Navy and the Air Force, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Previously, he owned a company called FlyTransparent, which worked on a mobile app and website to promote safe and timely use of airspace.

The executive also dedicated more than three years serving as a lead research engineer for the Wright State Research Institute. While at the institute, he spearheaded the development of an Air Operations Center for the Ohio-Indiana UAS Center & Test Complex.

Much of Preiss’ career involved working for the Air Force Research Laboratory. At AFRL, he held the position of simulation lead for the Layered Sensing Operations Center and supported strategic planning for the 711th Human Performance Wing Chief Scientist’s Office. In addition, he was selected as the senior technical planner for AFRL space and missile science and technology programs for all DOD space mission areas.

Earlier in his career, Preiss worked as a mechanical engineer for the Naval Sea Systems Command, where he provided telemetry flight analysis and support for naval air-launched weapon system verification exercises.

Preiss graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering.

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