Grey Gecko was founded in 2016 by two veterans with 40+ years of service, extensive world-wide deployment, senior staff postings & operational combat experience.

Our unique combination of military operations, product design, research and manufacturing expertise enables Grey Gecko to 'put it all together' in ways that challenge perceptions about what a company is capable of.

Participants in Government SBIR and CRADA programs and opportunites.



Our Team

Keith Reed

As CEO, Keith acts as idea man and liaison to some of the most advanced minds in the industry, merging innovation and demand to bring state of the art solutions to fruition. Leveraging 30-years service in the military and aviation industries. Keith has successfully led on numerous levels, from being a Tech firm COO, to a Program Manager overseeing millions in government personnel and resources.


Austin Ziltz, Ph.D.

Dr. Ziltz is Grey Gecko’s Lead Engineer developing and advancing the optical, electronic and electro-mechanical technology of the GRIT platform. He has extensive experience in atomic and optical physics, electronics development, embedded systems and data acquisition systems. He is responsible for fabrication of GRIT prototype and components. Dr. Ziltz is also a contract test engineer in Hypersonics for a local branch of the national air and space organization.

Terren Niedrauer

Mr. Niedrauer is Grey Gecko’s Principal Scientist, with over 40-years of scientific and engineering experience in physics, optics and data analysis. He is using his extensive background from designing and implementing complex infrared test systems to refine GRIT. He has served as the Principal Investigator for several SBIR programs and presented papers at national conferences.


Helen Madden, Ph.D.

Dr. Madden is Grey Gecko’s Commercial Public Relations director developing commercial public relations campaigns and networking opportunities. Dr. Madden collaborates with industry partners to identify opportunities and tailored marketing strategies.


A.J. Pyle, Ph.D.

Dr. Pyle is a scientist at Grey Gecko developing software and circuit design. He has a background in optics, lasers, data analysis, and electronics. Dr. Pyle also works with a NASA and USAF contractor.


Dale Bowser

Dale brings 40 plus years of hands on experience in a multitude of aircraft, ranging from DoD’s general aviation aircraft to experimental aircraft. He is our Subject Matter Expert on aircraft maintenance and sustainment.


Kevin J. Shelton

Mr. Shelton is the Lead Design & Fabrication Engineer developing advancements on GRIT. He works in the Aviation Operations Engineering Branch for a national air and space organization, supporting flight test engineering and operations in multiple programs. Kevin did research in Aviation Safety, and crew vehicle interfaces. Projects include Heads-Up Displays Research, Enhanced Vision Systems, Augmented Vision Systems, and Haptic Systems.


Joe Laws

Joe is Grey Gecko’s Product Manager in-charge of developing requirements driven training plans and materials to meet the customers needs and deadlines. Joe is a 20 year combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has degrees in Criminal Psychology, Forensic Sciences and Emergency Medicine. As a master military trainer, he has taught courses at JFK Special Operations School at Ft Bragg, North Carolina, the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glenco, Georgia.