Henno joined the OPTRON team in 2017 as the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Specialist, and currently holds the position as the go-to person at OPTRON for all things related to UAVs / Drones / and RPAS systems. He graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 with a BSc Geography degree, specializing in GIS and Remote Sensing. He also holds a Professional Diploma in GIS obtained from the Universität Salzburg in Austria.
His GIS career then diverted into Aerial Surveying when he joined Southern Mapping Company in 2011 as a LiDAR Data Processor and Analyst, which involved the processing of large aerial LiDAR surveys by using various industry leading software packages. With a major interest in the other types of LiDAR technology such as Mobile Mapping, Terrestrial scanning, and Hand-held scanning, he joined the UK based company 3D Laser Mapping here in South-Africa focusing on demonstrating and selling the various LiDAR solutions that they had to offer.
After joining and spending another 6 months at another Aerial LiDAR surveying company – Geosense, he joined OPTRON as the UAS Segment Specialist.
Henno is committed to growing the UAV / Drones business for OPTRON. His product focus is on the global acclaimed fixed-wing senseFly range of UAVs (made in Switzerland), and on the Microdrones range of multi-rotor UAVs (made in Germany).
Henno also holds a South-African RPL – Remote Pilot License with the Civil Aviation Authority, and is very passionate about UAV / Drone technology.