Our Approach

SpektreWorks is a engineering services company based in Scottsdale, AZ that specializes in unmanned systems development. We offer creative engineering solutions and fresh ideas. We design and build unmanned systems that revolve around the clients needs. We take time out to understand the business objectives and, most importantly, the customer before making recommendations for how we will execute on our strategy. With a resolute commitment to delivering the very best work for our clients, along with our creativity, experience and knowledge, we will continue to build on our position as market leaders in commercial UAS applications.



The Team

The engineering team at SpektreWorks has a combined 35 years’ experience in unmanned systems development and rapid fielding of custom electro-mechanical systems. 

Brad Golding, Aero-Mechanical Engineer

Brad is an Aerospace Engineer out of Arizona State University with over 7 years’ experience in the design, integration and flight test of unmanned systems. He’s held key roles in many successful Department of Defense programs, ranging from project lead engineer to program manager. Most recently he’s managed the development of commercial solutions for industrial inspection aircraft and sensors at the largest unmanned aerial systems manufacturer in North America. Clearance Level: DOD TS/SSBI

Jeremy Wagoner, Mechanical Engineer 

With over a decade of experience in mechanical and systems engineering, Jeremy brings a wealth of knowledge in leading-edge engineering principles and practices with an emphasis in design, testing, and manufacturability.  

Jeremy graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. While in school Jeremy served in the Marine Corps Reserves where he was deployed twice overseas with the 6th Engineering Support Battalion and awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for their role in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He held key roles within the Research and Development Department at Stara Technologies before joining the core engineering team responsible for developing commercial UAS at 3D Robotics. While at 3DR, Jeremy designed mechanical interfaces that allowed for tool less assembly and interchangeable subsystems on industrial inspection aircraft.

Dan Laks, Electronics Engineer

Dan is an Electronics Engineer, specializing in ground-up electronic systems. He is proficient in advanced circuit design, component selection, multi-layer PCB layout, and firmware development. Dan spent the better part of his career as a guidance, navigation and control expert developing rocket autopilot systems for commercial launch vehicles. He’s a degreed aerospace engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a private pilot’s license. Clearance Level: DOD Secret

Joseph Aletky, Flight Test Engineer

Joe has an extensive and diverse background with Unmanned Systems. He has been flying full scale aviation, building model aircraft, and DIY UAS for well over 2 decades.  He is qualified as a UAS Test Pilot and EP/AVO Instructor on multiple DoD platforms, specializing in the Ardupilot Pixhawk & Cloud Cap Piccolo Autopilot Systems, and is certified by NASA to operate UAS on their behalf. He is an FAA certified Commercial Helicopter Pilot, a Private Fixed Wing Pilot with High Performance and Complex ratings, as well as an FAA Part 107 Small Unmanned Systems Operator. He has over 5000 hours of UAS operation that include Flight Instruction, OCONUS Operations, and R&D efforts for high-risk experimental UAS programs.