Former Wind River Executive Brings Over 20 Years of Proven Software Engineering, Worldwide Sales and Professional Services Experience
SUNNYVALE, CA—January 27, 2009—Real-Time Innovations (RTI), The Real-Time Middleware Experts, today announced the appointment of former Wind River Systems executive Curt Schacker as vice president of Professional Services. Strong, growing demand for a new generation of high-performance messaging and real-time application integration solutions fueled the company's ability to attract top talent like Schacker.
In his new role, Schacker will focus on increasing the value of RTI's customer relationships by driving product design wins in the aerospace, defense and financial services markets; expanding RTI's intellectual property (IP) portfolio and domain expertise; and leveraging his technical and professional services experience to translate customer and partner challenges into product requirements that advance RTI's solutions.
According to Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI, "Curt is a truly talented executive with extensive industry experience who will contribute to RTI strategically and operationally. His first mission is to expand our strong services capability into a strategic priority for RTI. We are honored to have him on board."
"During the years that I have served on the RTI Board of Directors, the company has demonstrated leadership and innovation in shaping the real-time, data-driven markets," said Curt Schacker. "I'm excited to take my responsibilities to a new level where I can work directly with our customers to help deliver some of the world's most advanced high performance, distributed systems.
Schacker brings more than 20 years of proven software engineering, worldwide sales, marketing and business development experience to RTI. Schacker began his career at Lockheed Martin developing flight software for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. He then served as a field applications engineer at real-time operating system pioneers Ready Systems and Wind River Systems. At Wind River, he rose to the position of VP of Worldwide Marketing and Corporate Development. In 2001, Schacker co-founded Embedded Solution Partners, which was named Silicon Valley's 20th fastest growing company in 2006. Most recently, he managed all aspects of business operations for Toroki Communications.
Real-Time Innovations (RTI) provides high-performance infrastructure solutions for the development, deployment and integration of real time, data-driven applications. RTI's messaging, caching and Complex Event Processing (CEP) capabilities deliver dramatic improvements in latency, throughput and scalability while slashing cost of ownership. The company's software and design expertise have been leveraged in a broad range of industries including defense, intelligence, simulation, industrial control, transportation, finance, medical and communications. Founded in 1991, RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, please visit www.rti.com.
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