Our Team

Great Team Members to Solve Great Challenges

Meet Mark Ketcham! Mark is the Research and Analysis Team Lead on the Stratospheric product lines. Mark and his team thrive in the less defined, opened ended challenges, common in the early stages of the development life-cycle; prototyping, testing, and analyzing data. Current focus areas for the team are stratospheric navigation and stratospheric vehicle technology development. Mark provides system architecture design recommendations supported with data and input from stakeholders across the division including; Engineering, Business Development, Flight Operations, and Manufacturing.

Mark has been with Raven Aerostar for 6+ years working on product lines that include Aerostats and Stratospheric Balloons. Prior to that, Mark held design and systems engineering roles in the aerospace defense industry, prototyping large unmanned aircraft and sensor integration activities. He graduated from Iowa State University, with BS Aerospace Engineering. Mark brings with him a life-long passion for aviation, building and flying RC planes as a kid and learning to fly in high school. He is now a commercial pilot, sharing aviation with the next generation by flying with the Vanguard Squadron formation aerobatic airshow team.

Meet Travis Anderson! Travis has been a Team Member with Raven Industries for 1+ years and brought with him 20+ years of experience that promote Raven’s mission to solve great challenges.

Travis is certified as a Project Management Professional as well as SAFe. He is trained in EVM Systems and Primavera and MS Project scheduling. His secondary education includes an AAS in Architectural Engineering Technology, a BS in Project Management, as well as an MBA.

Travis’s vast experience make him accustomed to interfacing with top Government Leaders, Stakeholders, and the Science Community. His history in working with government contracting, finance sense, and business maturity make him a great fit to accelerate Raven Aerostar’s growth strategies. Travis’s background in Project Management skills enforces continued process improvements to those already in place. Travis ensures success for our Government campaigns and programs to help Raven Aerostar fulfill its mission to connect, protect, and save lives.

About Raven Aerostar

Raven Aerostar consists of wholly-owned subsidiaries Aerostar International, Inc. and Aerostar Technical Solutions, Inc. Raven Aerostar is dedicated to connecting and protecting lives through its Aerospace & Defense technology, including stratospheric platforms, radar systems, tethered aerostats, and protective wear garments. From engineering services, design, and development to highly-technical products and support, Raven Aerostar offers tailored turnkey solutions for a multitude of missions. Visit to meet some more members of our team.