Our company

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture rugged embedded systems. Spun out of GE in 2015 we combine the attitude and customer focus of a startup with 30 years of experience delivering rugged embedded computing products and solutions.

Our vision

Our vision is to be your embedded partner of choice as you design and deploy mission-critical systems in the harshest, most challenging environments.

How do we plan to do that?

INNOVATE

Fresh, new thinking to create better ways of solving problems.

DELIVER

We live up to our commitments. Time after time. Every time.

SUCCEED

Our business only succeeds when our customers succeed. Period.

There are a number of stories surrounding the origin of ‘Abaco Systems’, not least of which relate to abacus – the earliest example of a game-changing, durable and easy to use piece of computing technology. Like the abacus in its time, we expect to create game-changing computing technology for our times. We like the name, because it sounds friendly and approachable, it’s memorable, simple and easy to pronounce in multiple languages – and we believe it reflects the innovative, fresh, exciting company that we are.

 

About Us

MISSION

We aspire to be your COTS rugged embedded computing partner of choice.

GOAL

To support you developing best in class solutions with minimal risk and cost.

HOW WE WORK

We are responsive, flexible, innovative – and always with unyielding integrity.

HERITAGE

We have 700 highly skilled people – and 30 years of industry experience.

FOCUS

Customers are at the heart of everything we do. Your success is our success.

LEADER

We excel at rugged to deliver the most reliable, durable solutions you can get.

Heritage

For 12 years, we were the embedded computing business of GE Intelligent Platforms – itself formed from a series of acquisitions of market-leading embedded computing companies.

The entire GE Intelligent Platforms team – around 700 people – made the transition from GE, meaning that our customers continue to deal with people with whom they’ve had relationships for years and, in some cases, decades.

Also making the transition from GE are the robust, repeatable business processes for which the company is renowned – but these are now finely-tuned to the specific needs of our embedded computing customers.

We have brought with us from GE an absolute, all-overriding commitment to ethics. That commitment is fundamental and central to all our interactions with you. Trust is paramount to all our relationships.

 

Our business

Abaco Systems products and solutions can be found in many high profile military/aerospace sea, land and air programs, as well as in commercial and industrial organizations in which rugged reliability is mission-critical.

Our customers

We are fortunate and proud to count among our customers the likes of AgustaWestland, BAE Systems, Boeing, Finmeccanica, General Dynamics, Harris, L-3, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon as well as many other leading prime contractors, systems integrators and OEMs.

Veterans

At Abaco Systems, we know that those we ultimately serve – those who rely on the performance and reliability of our products - will, one day, become veterans. We’re proud to serve them as they serve our country, just as their predecessors did. We also know that our veterans have unique and valuable skills – and we’d like to bring those to Abaco Systems, and have you join the many veterans who are part of our team today. If you’ve spent time with our armed forces – we’d really like to hear from you.

Executive team

Bernie Anger, President & CEO
I am accountable for the overall performance of our company – to investors, our employees and most importantly our customers. Prior to Abaco I spent 18 years in a progression of technology and business leadership roles at General Electric, most recently as General Manager of GE Intelligent Platforms, from where Abaco was spun off. I am proud of a successful track record as an innovator.

Chief Portfolio Officer
In my role at Abaco, I am responsible for identifying the programs and segments that can support our plans to achieve accelerated growth. That means defining a portfolio of investments and the products it will take to compete in those areas, and bringing our teams together to ensure that we engineer those products with excellence. I also work closely with our customers to make certain we enable their program success.

VP, Product Management
I am accountable for delivering leading edge, high performance, rugged, innovative products that meet our customers’ needs. Prior to Abaco, I spent 20 years in a progression of engineering and business leadership roles in the defense industry designing and building sensor systems for domestic and international markets. I am proud to be a part of the Abaco team.

VP, Operations
I am accountable for all aspects of sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, facilities and quality. Most importantly, I am responsible for ensuring that our organization meets our customers' expectations for quality and service. Prior to Abaco I spent 18 years in manufacturing leadership roles at General Electric. I am proud to lead an incredibly motivated and technically proficient supply chain team.

EVP & Chief Financial Officer
My responsibility at Abaco Systems is to lead our world class finance team, ensuring that we operate honestly, legally and with integrity in meeting our commitments to our customers. Previously, I was with GE for many years and held numerous finance positions of increasing responsibility across multiple GE locations and segments. I am proud to be a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

VP, General Counsel & Secretary
My role is to oversee the company’s legal affairs to ensure that we perform for our customers and stakeholders in accordance with the highest legal standards in a demanding environment. My previous role was with GE, where I was Associate General Counsel of GE Intelligent Platforms and Lead Counsel for its Embedded Systems business since 2007. Prior to joining GE in 1996, I was with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP.

VP, Marketing
I am responsible for building the Abaco brand and identifying opportunities to help our customers succeed. Prior to Abaco, I spent eight years in GE's embedded business holding various leadership roles. I've been involved with technology companies for over 20 years in industries including telecom, industrial and defense, but Abaco is my most exciting endeavor so far.

VP, Corporate Development
We have ambitious plans to expand the breadth and depth of solutions we offer to our customers. My role is to identify what technologies, products and expertise we need – and then to find the best way of acquiring them. I was with GE from 2006, initially responsible for our sensor processing business and then our global sales team. Prior to this assignment, I was responsible for Abaco’s product management.

EVP Sales
I lead our global sales, business development and application engineering teams. Since joining GE in 2005, my roles have seen me drive the organizational alignment necessary to deliver major programs for our customers as well as a culture of commercial excellence. Those will continue to be key goals for me in the future as we look to win our customers’ trust and to become the leader in customer service and support.

VP, Program Management
My role is to manage our delivery of our customers’ programs and to ensure that we deliver what we say we’ll deliver and when we say we’ll deliver it. I’d had an extensive career in controls and systems engineering before joining GE in 2001, with roles including director of sales for Asia Pacific and establishing the Program Management Office.

Chief Information Officer,
UK Managing Director

I’m charged with ensuring that our IT infrastructure delivers the reliable, repeatable processes that underpin our commitment to ‘deliver’. I’m also responsible for our UK operations in Towcester, England. My many years at GE have seen me leading a number of teams in general business management as well as IT, Program Management, operations and supply chain and business development.

VP, Human Resources
My role is to oversee our organization’s global development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, workforce management, and diversity initiatives to ensure our people are prepared to meet and exceed our customer and stakeholder expectations. Prior to Abaco, I amassed more than 15 years of global leadership experience in the tier one and tier two automotive manufacturing industry and served as an executive in the wholesale trades market.

VP, Engineering
My role is to develop engineering talent that is second-to-none in the rugged embedded computing industry and ensure that talent finds its fullest expression working across the organization. We play a key part in ensuring that we meet our goal of transforming our product portfolio to the benefit of our customers. Before joining Abaco, I held technology leadership roles in GE’s Healthcare, Transportation and Industrial Automation businesses.

Our products

Abaco Systems offers the broadest range of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) rugged embedded computing and networking products in the industry. Our products are characterized by:

Outstanding price / performance

Innovative application of leading edge technologies

Industry-leading ruggedness and reliability

Our total commitment to open industry standards

Low lifetime cost-of-ownership; and minimal SWaP

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Our support

Standing behind those products is Abaco Systems’ extensive and experienced service and support organization, together with flexible programs designed to maximize your return on investment.

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