CEO and Founder, Innoflight
Mr. Janicik is the CEO and Founder of Innoflight and has been leading aerospace research and development projects for nearly 30 years. He has successfully established a product line of high performance low size, weight and power space avionics based on qualified COTS and state-of-the-art embedded design. He founded the company with a primary focus on advancing secure network-based communications for space. Mr. Janicik built Innoflight from the ground up and it is now a highly competitive upstart in national security space.
Prior to establishing Innoflight, Mr. Janicik was the Director of Engineering at SpaceDev in Poway, CA. He was at SpaceDev for over 4 years where he established a small satellite program around affordable, innovative, and highly responsive spacecraft solutions. Prior to joining SpaceDev, Mr. Janicik had ten years’ experience as a project manager, test engineer, and instructor for the United States Air Force. He was a pioneer in the autonomous landing and recovery of the reusable space X-vehicle program. Mr. Janicik continues to serve as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves with approximately 20 years leading the acquisition and engineering of our nation’s premier space and missile systems.