David Long Elected INCOSE President-Elect
Vitech Corporation announced today that its president, David Long, has been elected to the post of president-elect for the 2013-2014 term by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Along with other newly appointed officers and directors, Long will be installed during the INCOSE International Workshop Opening Plenary on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.
David Long, president of Vitech Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)
As president-elect, Long will serve as a member of the INCOSE executive committee and a voting member of the INCOSE board of directors. Essentially acting as the chief operating officer for INCOSE, he will chair the planning and budgeting committee, which develops and maintains the INCOSE long-range plan and annual operating plan. He will also support the INCOSE president in the day-to-day operations of the organization, until January 2014 when he is installed for his two-year term as the INCOSE president.
Long stated, “I'm looking forward to my commitment to INCOSE and its members, leveraging my leadership experience at both the chapter and international levels. I want to ensure we make the next critical step in our journey, to better empower our volunteers, connect better both technically and culturally across geographic and application boundaries, deliver more value to our members, and better position our profession to address today's challenges and tomorrow's. INCOSE currently counts almost 9,000 members in 67 chapters worldwide. There's much to be proud of, but we can't afford to be satisfied when today's systems challenges demand more knowledge, more skill and more leadership.”
About David Long
David Long founded Vitech Corporation in 1992 where he developed and commercialized CORE®, a leading systems engineering software environment used around the world. For over twenty years, he has focused on enabling, applying, and advancing model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to help transform the state of the systems engineering practice. He has played a key technical and management role in refining and extending MBSE to expand the analysis and communication toolkit available to systems practitioners.
Long is also co-author of the book ‘A Primer for Model-Based Systems Engineering,' which spreads the fundamental concepts of this key approach to modern challenges. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics, as well as a master's degree in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. Its mission is to share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet.
About Vitech Corporation
In business since 1992, Vitech provides systems engineering solutions including software, services, training, and support for global customers with diverse applications. Headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, the company has satellite offices across the U.S., and global business partners in Australia, Korea, and South Africa.
Vitech Corporation is best-known for their software solutions integrating requirements management, system architecture, and model simulation to bring clarity to complex designs, including their CORE® and GENESYS™ product lines.
Vitech maintains industry affiliations with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA).
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