Grant Begley is an international aerospace, unmanned systems and robotics leader and executive with over 25-yrs of success, rapidly transforming concepts to compelling fielded capabilities. Grant has led development of national programs and roadmaps to include the National Robotics Roadmap, a White House initiative, and the Department of Defense Unmanned Systems Roadmap. Grant was also a contributing member to development of the National Hypersonic Roadmap.
Grant has served as an elected member to the Board of Directors for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) since 2009. He also serves on AUVSI’s Strategic Planning Committee. Grant is AUVSI’s Florida Legislative Committee Chairperson for advancement of autonomous vehicles and unmanned systems.
Grant, with active security clearances, has enabled compelling new future products for the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon. As a Certified Acquisition Executive, Grant advises global executive clients. Grant served as Pentagon Senior Advisor, to the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense.
Grant is the CEO of Vaya Space (formerly known as Rocket Crafters Inc.). Vaya Space has developed, patented, tested, and is now producing a safe, low-cost, hybrid rocket engine in pursuit of the goal to revolutionize space access.