Stan Schneider is the CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest vendor of embedded middleware. RTI's communications backbone enables systems – from the smallest embedded devices to the largest enterprise servers – to seamlessly share information and work together as one. RTI customers span aerospace and defense, process automation, financial services, energy, automobiles, health sciences and transportation.
Stan has extensive experience in real-time systems. He is an original author of the ScopeTools line of performance and monitoring tools (acquired by Wind River) and the ControlShell robotics software platform. Stan managed the Aerospace Robotics laboratory at Stanford, focusing on intelligent mechanical systems. Before that, he led the software team responsible for a personal computer product line. He began his career in automotive impact testing at the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.
Stan completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He holds a BS in Applied Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude) and an MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Stanford's Advanced Management College. Stan received numerous awards and prizes for academic excellence. He is widely published in both industry and academic media.
Gerardo has been with RTI since 1995. He specializes in real-time software architectures and networking.
His professional experience includes time-critical software for data acquisition and processing, real-time planning and scheduling software, control system software, and software-system design. He authored the original version of RTI Data Distribution Service.
He currently chairs the Data Distribution Service Finalization Task Force at the Object Management Group (OMG).
Gerardo holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Computer Science, and an MSEE from Stanford University. He also holds a BS in Physics from the University of Granada (Spain).
David has over 25 years of experience in the real-time software industry and an extensive background in product management and marketing. Most recently, he managed product marketing at Green Hills Software, a leading supplier of real-time operating systems. Prior to Green Hills, David was vice president of marketing for real-time middleware provider Highlander Engineering, where he played a key role in the company's Series A funding, growth into a market leadership position, and eventual acquisition by Borland Software Corporation. Barnett has also held senior product management and marketing positions at Mentor Graphics Corporation's Embedded Software Division and Wind River Systems. He began his career as software engineer and manager at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the implementation of several distributed real-time applications.
David has BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Edwin de Jong brings more than 20 years' experience in the software industry. He is one of the pioneers in the development of large-scale, real-time, publish-subscribe middleware that is now helping to enable the Internet of Things. He previously served as Director of Product Management & Strategy at RTI.
Edwin joined RTI in 2005 following RTI's acquisition of 4TEC, a company he co-founded in 2002 and led as CEO. 4TEC provided products and services for elastic caching. The company's customers included major system integrators, such as Thales and Northrop-Grumman.
Prior to leading 4TEC, Edwin worked as an R&D manager at Thales. He was a software consultant for the application of real-time, publish-subscribe middleware in the development of combat-management systems, and co-authored more than 25 published technical articles. His fields of expertise include systems architecture; large-scale, distributed (hard), real-time systems; fault tolerance, networking and communication protocols; real-time in-memory databases; system modeling and analysis; formal specification and analysis; and software engineering systems and tools.
Edwin holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Physics from Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Catherine joined RTI in 1998. Catherine's responsibilities include managing several operational areas, including the Human Resources, Information Technology, Finance, Operations Services, and Corporate Business departments.
Before joining RTI, she worked for small companies in the Silicon Valley area.
Catherine holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Barbara brings over 20 years' experience in marketing both in corporate and agency roles. Before joining RTI, Barbara held positions at both large and small technology companies including Quantum, Stratus Computer, Sprint and Ford Aerospace. Most recently, she ran her own marketing and consulting agency for over 10 years where her agency provided branding and messaging services. Barbara's expertise in communications includes public relations, online media, advertising, trade shows/events and internal communications. She will be responsible for outbound marketing strategy and execution with a focus on building RTI's brand and awareness worldwide.
Barbara received a BA in English from the University of California at Davis.
Jan joined RTI in 2006 and has over 17 years of experience in technical and customer-facing leadership roles at companies such as Sun Microsystems and VLSI Technology. He has led professional services, support, and engineering organizations and has experience in middleware, grid application and infrastructure software, operating system design and device driver and network chip development.
Jan came to RTI as a senior application engineer and was responsible for developing a new support organization which achieved a record-setting 98 percent customer satisfaction rate. Jan most recently led a team of application services engineers delivering system design and custom implementations using RTI Connext technology and middleware.
Jan graduated with a MS equivalent degree in Electronics, Digital Communications (Summa Cum Laude) from KIHK in Geel, Belgium.
Mark joined RTI in 2003 and led the consulting services team for the past 3 years. He brings to RTI over 27 years of experience in technical and customer-facing leadership roles. His previous experience includes positions at companies such as the Applied Physics Laboratory and Wind River Systems. He served as a Field Applications Engineer, designed embedded real-time systems, and was employed at the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory as a design engineer developing intelligence gathering systems, as well as developing high-performance embedded software for various Navy programs including the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) and Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS).
Mark graduated with a BSEE degree from Virginia Tech, Magna Cum Laude, and an MSEE from Johns Hopkins University.
"RTI's middleware improves the performance and quality of distributed real-time applications while easing their design and development."
Stan Schneider, RTI CEO
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