Doug’s long involvement in open standards started back at the dawn of VME, first in the pivotal role of Director of Defense Marketing at Plessy Microsystems, which was one of the first companies to adopt VME standards in the 1980s. Doug transitioned with the company when it became Radstone Technologies, which is now a part of Abaco Systems that operates today.
Throughout his career with many leading embedded computing companies, Doug has loyally championed open standards to help facilitate interoperability and technology reuse, supporting VITA’s mission of technology excellence in real-time, modular critical embedded computing systems.
He served on the VITA Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012 and is a widely published author of open standards-based rugged embedded computing concepts for the defense and aerospace market. He also holds three patents in advanced metered mailing systems and non-volatile memory redundancy mapping.
Most recently, Doug worked at Aitech, a provider of rugged electronics and systems for military, aerospace and space applications, where he served as VP of Global Marketing. During his more than 15-year tenure, Doug sought to not only build on the legacy of existing VME platforms, but embrace the forward-looking path that VPX provided through the company’s technology and product innovations.
Doug is currently principle of DH Patterson Associates, where he is applying his technical and business expertise to a broad range of electronics companies.