Vector Software appoint Director of Global Services

27th January 2014
Nat Bowers

Vance Hilderman has been appointed the the role of Director of Global Services by Vector Software. Responsible for building service offerings that go beyond consulting, Hilderman and the Global Services team will help VectorCAST customers implement best practices for Software Development and Test, aiming to improve software quality and make Software Certification as efficient as possible.

Vance Hilderman brings safety-critical software and systems engineering skills along with deep domain expertise in regulated industries to his new role: a perfect complement to the existing product offerings of Vector Software. Hilderman has trained over 9,000 engineers and managers in 40 countries in development methodologies and standards compliance, in a variety of industries including: avionics, medical devices, industrial controls, automotive, railway, and telecom.

It is not uncommon for professional services organisations to make clients dependent on their consultants. But Hilderman has a different method: he focuses on mentoring organisations for self-sufficiency and success. Additionally, he has authored the definitive book on certifying airborne systems: "Avionics Certificaton - A Complete Guide to DO-178B & DO-254". Living in Los Angeles, Mr. Hilderman participates in software/computer forums and performs keynote addresses at a variety of safety-critical systems events.

Vance Hilderman commented: “Our group will truly be transformative within safety-critical industries. this is not outsourcing - VectorCAST Global Services will work alongside our clients to mentor best practices and enable the client to develop internal expertise, while maintaining control of their intellectual property.”

“We’re extremely pleased to have added a professional with Vance’s expertise. With his track record of success, and thought leadership in the safety-critical space, Vance is the perfect person to head our Global Services group,” comments William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer, Vector Software.

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