Press Release

December 2020


 Chris Pugh, 330.620.2467,

December 2020


Tamarack Aerial Services (TAS Drones) Expands Team with Strategic Hire, Hillary Lyon, MBA


Cleveland, Ohio – December 2020 – Tamarack Aerial Services, headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio, hired Hillary Lyon as Vice President of Business Development. Lyon has been in the Architecture/Engineering/ Construction (AEC) industry for more than eight years, with over 20 years of experience marketing a variety of products and services. She graduated in 2019 with an Executive MBA from Case Western Reserve University, has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Denver, and a graphic design degree from the Art Institute of Colorado.


Hillary Lyon VP Business Development Tamarck Aerial ServicesLyon most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer for R2O Consulting, a woman-owned Engineering firm specializing in flow monitoring, hydraulic modeling and GIS mapping. While in that role she grew the company by over 30 percent through strategic planning and an expansion into Pittsburgh. R2O serves clients at the municipal, state, and Federal level partnering with municipalities, airports, and private industries on critical projects in the Midwest and throughout the U.S. Prior she led business development for CTL Engineering and brought in over a million dollars through retention and expansion in Northeast Ohio. Other previous AEC experience in various marketing and sales capacities include Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects (RF+P), Studio Techne, Architecture Office A|O, and Van Auken Akins Architects (VAA). According to Hillary; “My career is starting to align as our office is located in the highly-acclaimed Ohio Aerospace Institute, an award-winning building designed by Richard Fleischman (a previous employer). I am honored to be a part of the team and expand Tamarack Aerial Service’s drone offerings both throughout Ohio and in Pennsylvania.”


Hillary uniquely complements our vision and growth strategy as her experience is in a market that can greatly benefit from this type of technology. TAS takes the time to full understand our clients’ needs in order to provide top quality services, and develop the best solutions to exceed objectives and solve issues. With Hillary’s help, we are excited to dive deeper into the AEC industry. TAS now offers inspection data for feasibility studies, cost estimating, visual and structural building inspections, safety assessments, site inspection, construction phasing, as well as thermal studies. We continue to provide the highest quality point clouds and modeling for BIM. In addition, we have volumetric and mapping services for topographic, stockpile management, site audit, cut and fill analysis and possible future design or feasibility studies. We can also assist with film production quality marketing fly-over’s, high resolution aerial photography and construction litigation or disputes. We are extremely innovative and welcome your challenges.


Chad Hankins, TAS President said, “Hillary and I had the pleasure of working together at CTL Engineering and her humble leadership style is a perfect fit for our team. Not only does she broaden our service offerings, she also serves as a valuable resource to support the growth and innovation of our high quality team.”


Tamarack Aerial Services (TAS Drones) is located in Brook Park, Ohio and headquartered at the Ohio Aerospace Institute. TAS is a Drone Service Provider (DSP) specializing in vertical asset inspections and modeling. We are taking on new projects that will expand the uses of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) in industries that can benefit from the safety and unique data capture capabilities of this new technology.  Our team of creative problem solvers is here to assist you in finding UAS focused solutions to apply to the challenges you face in achieving your goals. For more information, visit our website: