Our company

Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture rugged embedded systems. 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 lead the next generation of rugged embedded computing solutions and our responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of those that rely on them.

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 partner with customers to support their success by solving their most complex embedded computing challenges.

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.

 

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.

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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.

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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

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.

VP, Advanced RF & DSP
My role is to advance Abaco’s high performance sensor processing solutions used for the most demanding technology applications. My goal is to ensure we deliver to customers outstanding products they can rely on and that provide them with the technical edge that helps them win. I have spent over a decade building innovative companies that deliver cutting-edge, reliable technology – including 4DSP before we were acquired by Abaco in 2016.

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, 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.

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.

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, 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, Systems & Services
I am accountable for delivering leading edge, high performance, rugged, innovative systems and services that meet our customers’ needs, leveraging the latest technologies in combination with our extensive experience. 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..

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, 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.

VP, High Performance Computing,
UK Managing Director

I’m charged with managing our high performance computing business – from ensuring that we develop the solutions our customers need to ensuring those customers are 100% satisfied with our performance. I’m also responsible for our UK operations in Towcester, England. My many years at GE saw 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:

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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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