Colin Guin, senior vice president of sales and marketing, heads up the new Austin office. He is the former North American president of DJI and was recently featured on a segment on drones by 60 minutes.
In addition, the company announced the hiring of Chief Financial Officer John Rex, a senior finance and operations executive.
3D Robotics, based in Berkeley, has four offices including Austin, an engineering center in San Diego and a manufacturing plant in Tijuana.
“The focus of the new talent acquisition is on pivoting from predominately the B2B and sophisticated hobbyists sectors, to more out-of-the-box-ready products for the everyday consumer,” according to a news release. “Their new offices and key executive hires coincide in time for the launch of their new consumer drone, the IRIS+, this September.”
Chris Anderson, founder of DIYDrones.com and Jordi Munoz founded 3DRobotics in 2009. The company has more than 180 employees and 28,000 customers worldwide.