Advanced Radar Company was founded in 2006 by the UCAR Foundation to commercialize a new generation of advanced weather radar and software solutions. We focus on providing our customers with end-to-end systems that are simple to operate, accurate, reliable and maintainable. In addition to weather radar systems, ARC provides advanced Engineering and Scientific services for application specific environmental monitoring and multi-sensor integration. We are proud of our support to a diverse, international, client base across the US, Middle East, Central Africa, and Asia.
ARC operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Specialty Aviation Holdings Corporation (SAHC) following the acquisition in May, 2019. Building upon the strength of ARC’s weather radar, software and data quality offerings, SAHC provides resources through our network of industry partners in order to deliver the highest quality services for our customers in Special Mission Flight Operations and Weather Radar Services.
Our team brings decades of combined experience in the engineering, research, operations and application sectors of meteorology, environmental sensors, software, and telecommunications. Our subject matter experts span the commercial, defense, intelligence, and national laboratory industries bringing innovative and practical solutions to the Weather Radar industry.
We bring professionalism and dedication to every aspect of our customer’s projects. We are focused on being a committed partner for our customers and ensuring their long term success.
Neil is an experienced aviation and atmospheric science executive having held leadership roles within the private sector and several industry organizations. Neil has experience in executing complex domestic and international atmospheric science operations for both government and commercial clients. In addition to being an Airline Transport Pilot, he holds a BA in Aviation Management from the University of North Dakota and an MA in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Dr. Roelof Bruintjes
Dr. Bruintjes is the Chief Scientist and one of the Founders of ARC. He has more than 30 years of experience using weather radars in research, operational and applications programs. In addition, more than 25 years of experience in organizing, managing, and executing large international (>30 countries on five continents) research and applications programs funded by government, international development banks and private industry.
Kim Weaver is the Chief Engineer at ARC. With an over 25-year career in Engineering and Design, Kim specializes in working with Atmospheric Instrumentation including radar, LIDAR, and in-situ sensors. His experience includes system engineering, project management, engineering management, software and hardware design, programming, and PCB design.
Kevin Labonte is the Program, Operations, and Facility Manager at ARC. In his 40-year career in engineering he is experienced in communications, satellite downlink processing, avionics, flight test, weather radars and systems. Prior to joining ARC, he worked for Northrop Grumman where he built and repaired mobile satellite ground stations worldwide for the Department of Defense. Kevin is a USAF Desert Storm veteran and received a B.S. in Engineering Management from Regis University, Denver, CO.
Doug Coval is a Radar Technician at ARC. With a degree in Electronics and Broadcasting from Spec Howard School of Broadcast, Doug has worked in the Scientific Instrument Industry manufacturing and maintaining weather radar equipment for over 30 years. He is an expert in the assembly and servicing of radar systems and sub-systems. Doug’s radar experience includes expertise in C-Band, X-Band magnetron, and C-Band Klystron radars. Doug is an integral part of the ARC team performing installations and facility integration worldwide.
Danielle Holland is the Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO at ARC. In her over 15-year career in Business Aviation, she is experienced in staff and office management, customer service, communications, event coordination, sales, and project coordination worldwide. Danielle attended NDSU in Fargo, ND where she studied Business Administration and Management. In her free time, Danielle enjoys reading, biking, and boating with her family.
Adrian Weaver is a Radar Engineer at ARC. He holds a MSc in Engineering Systems and Geophysics from the Colorado School of Mines. Adrian has over 8 years of experience working with doppler weather radar and synthetic aperture interferometric radar with a slope stability application. Prior to Joining ARC, he worked for IDS North America and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold.