Rizse adds Product & Engineering Virtuoso to Advisory Board

Michael Hill, an experienced Product and Engineering leader, has joined Rizse's advisory board.


Rizse is a specialized drone platform revolutionizing aircraft inspections. Rizse provides data solutions that include predictive maintenance, fleet optimization, and risk mitigation for the aerospace & defense industry.


"I am excited to join Colby and the leadership team at Rizse as a member of the advisory board," Michael commented on Thursday. "The innovative drone technologies that Rizse has developed will lead to a new era of aircraft maintenance and inspection, empowering Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facilities (MRO's), Commercial Airlines and the Military to provide a safer working environment, scaling inspection services with  A.I. and predictive maintenance. I believe that this is the future of aviation maintenance."


Michael brings extensive experience, having served in senior engineering and product positions at Amazon and Google, working in the robotics and automation industry. He has developed innovative solutions in the automation space, winning inventor awards and patent filings at both companies. He has a deep understanding of early-stage innovation, bringing ideas from concept to product launch. Michael was a Sr. Manager of Advance Technology for Amazon and led a Robotics team at X, The Moonshot Factory, serving across many disciplines including Head of Product, Product Automation lead, and Technical Program Manager. Earlier in his career, he held various roles in the material handling industry, including Systems Engineering design lead and Executive Account Management for Swisslog and Schaefer Systems, two of the world's leaders in material handling automation solutions. 


Michael will assist Rizse in product excellence, helping improve the delivery cadence of the product and tech teams at Rizse.  Additionally, Michael is working together with Rizse to establish early validation to accelerate the business forward in the real world. 


Colby Harvey, CEO of Rizse, said, "I couldn't be happier to have someone like Michael join the Rizse team. He is truly something special, and his expertise has already been utilized to grow the business & product. Mike is helping to shape Rizse into a crazy smart, capable, & humble team like the ones you'd find at the leading tech companies."