Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board
To define what UrsaNav represents, look no further than CEO Charles A. (Chuck) Schue, III. Inspired to discover innovative solutions to tomorrow’s challenges, Chuck’s strategic vision has shaped a company that helps solve real-world problems and improves customers’ operational capabilities. Chuck sees his role as that of “Architect of Ideas” and “Strategic Gambler”.
Since the mid 1970’s, Chuck has moved in and out of Loran and eLoran efforts on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard and the private sector. A recognized expert in radio navigation systems, his contributions have led to major critical infrastructure and safety-of-life PNT system improvements. Chuck champions providing alternative positioning, navigation, time, frequency, and data solutions to “sky-challenged” users through low-frequency, “co-primary,” alternatives to GNSS.
Chuck’s expertise also extends to hardware and software product development, corporate memory management, robotics, biomedical engineering, and advanced engineering and IT solutions in support of military, government, and commercial critical infrastructure systems. This extensive repertoire adds greatly to UrsaNav’s ability to apply “street cred” to its Low Frequency solutions focused capabilities. Chuck’s imaginative and entrepreneurial approach to technology is an advantage as he leads a company of like-minded subject matter experts who focus on delivering the highest quality products and services to customers.
A Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor, Chuck participates in many industry organizations. He is a past Chairman and Treasurer of the Washington, D.C. Section of the Institute of Navigation (ION); a past Marine Representative for the ION; the current Bylaws Chairman of the ION; a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation; a former Director of the International Loran Association; a founding member of RTCM Special Committee 127 on the Enhanced Loran Data Channel and RTCM Special Committee 131 on Multi-System Shipboard Navigation Receivers; and a founding member of the SAE PNT Committee. He is also a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Detailed information is available on LinkedIn.