Abaco Systems Recruits Experienced Embedded Industry Technologist Mrinal Iyengar as Vice President, Product Management
• Career history includes UTAS, Goodrich Corporation, Northrop Grumman • Will oversee introduction of accelerating stream of innovative new products
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— December 7, 2016 Abaco Systems today announced that it had recruited Mrinal Iyengar as Vice President, Product Management.
Iyengar’s most recent assignment was as Director, Advanced Systems at UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products, where she was responsible for product development of new reconnaissance and surveillance sensor systems.
With bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Massachusetts and NorthEastern University and an MBA from MIT, Iyengar was previously with Goodrich Corporation and Northrop Grumman.
In her new role, Iyengar will bring her in-depth understanding of the needs of customers in the embedded computing industry with a brief to drive the creation of innovative, mission-ready systems that will minimize program risk, accelerate time to deployment and reduce long term cost of ownership.
In the past ten months, Abaco has added significantly to its talented team which has grown from ~600 to over 800 as the company looks to put in place the resource necessary to deliver market-leading customer service and support.
“We are delighted to strengthen our leadership team still further with the recruitment of Mrinal who brings outstanding vision, market/customer/technology understanding and extensive industry experience to our product management function,” said Bernie Anger, CEO, Abaco Systems. “Her focus will be on managing the introduction of an accelerating stream of innovative new products, with particular emphasis on minimizing the lead-time between conception and delivery. She will play a vital role in supporting our customers’ success.”
“I’ve grown to know Abaco well over the years, and I’m thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time in the company’s rapid development,” said Iyengar. “This is a dynamic organization with customers at its heart, and ambitious plans to make a real difference to the industry. That’s something I’m really looking forward to, and to which feel I can make a significant contribution.”
About Abaco Systems
Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. Spun out of General Electric in 2015, we deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 800+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in a significant number of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com
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