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Brittany is a sales development representative, based out of our DSP Innovation Center in Austin, Tx. She joined us early in 2016, and is an integral part of our marketing and sales effort. Outside of office hours, she is a passionate writer and blogger – about the best of what the city of Austin has to offer as well as topics including fashion, beauty, travel and food. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Edward’s University.
As a software architect, Michael’s career has focused on innovations in visualization and communication software. At Abaco, he’s been responsible for the development of DataView, EventView, AXISFlow, and AXISView. As a hobby, he started developing software for Atari back in the 80s. When the iPhone came out, he created the official Rubik’s Cube app, which five years later was featured in an Apple TV commercial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajj2-KYQ0R0). And yes, he can solve it in under 30 seconds. Bernie refers to him as Rubik’s Mike.
Bob joined us recently as product marketing manager with responsibility for our digital signal processing, I/O and storage products. An industry veteran, he has a BA degree in English and Journalism from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Research and Analytics from Southern New Hampshire University.
Philippe Constanty is sales director, Europe at Abaco Systems. Located near Paris, France, he has been with Abaco (and GE Intelligent Platforms) since 2001. Philippe has an extensive history in industrial and embedded computing with VMIC and, previously, Ecrin Systems. He studied at the University of Paris, obtaining a qualification in computer science.
Colin Davies is Abaco’s Regional Sales Manager for the UK and Ireland. Having graduated from the University of Sussex with a BSc in Electronic Engineering, he joined Weston Simfire. In 1983, Colin joined Radstone Technology – one of the ancestor companies of Abaco – as Principal Engineer, subsequently becoming Product Manager and Business Development Manager before assuming his current role in 2012.
Having spent a year with Abaco as an intern at Towcester in the UK, Glyn joined the company in 2015 as an electronics design engineer. In 2017, he was appointed product manager, and now has responsibility for Abaco’s range of networking solutions. He has a first class honors BEng degree from De Montfort University, Leicester.
David is the Director of Business Development for aviation programs for Abaco Systems. He started out his career as a design and systems engineer for space platforms and launch vehicle avionics. Impatient with the sometimes slow pace of new development opportunity there, he directed his energy toward the broader embedded computing universe from telecommunications infrastructure to defense electronics. He still marvels at the challenge and discovery in applied science and technology.
Peter Gardiner is Abaco’s sales leader for avionics products in EMEA. Having graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Applied Physics in 1979, he joined Westland Helicopters before moving on to Smiths Industries. Peter spent four years as director of the smart structures research institute at the University of Strathclyde, subsequently taking sales leadership positions with SBS Technologies and Condor Engineering.
Noel Goldstein joined Abaco in October 2018 as Director Of Business Development. His previous assignment was as Senior Business Development Executive/Sales Director at CACI International. Noel’s career history includes spells at Leidos and Lockheed Martin. He has an MSc in Engineering Management from Drexel University, having earlier gained a BME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
Having served his apprenticeship with Plessey Microsystems (which became Radstone Technology, which became part of the embedded systems business of GE Intelligent Platforms, which is now Abaco Systems), Dom’s career has seen him assume positions of increasing engineering responsibility. He is now Production Manager for Abaco’s Towcester, England manufacturing site. Dom likes to keep fit—he’s run two marathons—and can occasionally be found swearing his way around the golf course.
Phillip Henson is Senior Product Manager responsible for Abaco’s FPGA and DSP product lines as well as Mission Ready Systems. With a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University and currently undertaking an MBA from Vanderbilt University, his career has seen him with assignments at the DoD’s Missile Defense Agency and at Dynetics before joining Abaco in November 2016.
Stuart is Abaco’s Global Product Manager for graphics and related products, including the extensive work we are doing in AI and machine learning, based on NVIDIA’s technology. Located at our European HQ in Towcester, England, Stuart achieved a BEng in Communications Systems Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University, and an MBA from Loughborough University.
Mark joined Abaco as Vice President, Business Development in November 2017. Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager, US Federal Operations at Qualys, following five years with General Dynamics Mission Systems as Senior Manager, Business Development, Cyber Systems Division. Mark was a member of the US Marine Corps for 24 years following his graduation from North Carolina State University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering.
Mrinal Iyengar is Abaco’s vice president, product management, with a brief to drive the creation of innovative, mission-ready systems that will minimize program risk, accelerate time to deployment and reduce long term cost of ownership. She joined Abaco last year from UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products, where she was director, advanced systems.
Josh joined Abaco as product manager for our avionics product line in June 2018, having taken a year away from industry working with NGOs in Madagascar. Based at our Goleta, CA facility, he has responsibility for the commercialization and product roadmap for hardware and software platforms. He was previously with Kollmorgen and Danaher Motion in a range or technical, commercial and product management roles. Josh has a BS in Engineering Physics from Westmont College.
Richard graduated from the University of Manchester in 1984 with a BSc degree in Physics, and followed that in 1998 with an MBA from the Open Business School. In the interim, he’d joined Plessey Optoelectronics, part of one of the UK’s most venerable technology companies. He joined Radstone, located in Towcester, UK—subsequently acquired by GE—in 1999, and now has worldwide responsibility within Abaco's business as Director, Core Computing.
Chris is Vice President, Corporate Development. His role at Abaco is to identify what technologies, products and expertise we need – and then to find the best way of acquiring them. He was with GE from 2006, initially responsible for our sensor processing business and then our global sales team. Prior to this assignment, Chris was responsible for Abaco’s product management. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Western University, and an MBA at Dalhousie University.
Ian McMurray started his 40-year career in the technology industry back when 4K wasn’t the latest TV resolution — it was as much memory as you needed to write a complete, integrated accounting system for a computer. He started life as a mainframe salesman but eventually succumbed to the lure of marketing, and has since held a variety of European and worldwide marketing management positions, as well as occasional forays into sales training and development. He’s now the PR guy for Abaco Systems, and is based in Towcester, England.
Kevin joined Abaco Systems in January of 2017 as Business Development Director focused on the autonomous market. He has over 20 years of experience in intelligent and connected vehicles and systems, with an engineering degree from the University of Michigan.
John joined us as our first Chief Growth Officer towards the end of 2017, with the charter of accelerating Abaco’s growth. He was previously VP of Sales at Advantech Corporation where he had a 13 year career. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Villanova University, and also holds a Global Leadership Certification qualification from Wharton School of Busines at the University of Pennsylvania.