ACE Group Appoints Joseph van Vlijmen to Corporate Management Team

ACE Press Release

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 11 December, 2001

Strategic planning, corporate growth key focus for van Vlijmen

The ACE Group, developers of advanced system software products, has appointed Joseph van Vlijmen to its corporate management team. Van Vlijmen joins the company from his position as a principal with Headstrong. In the last few years, ACE has invested significantly in worldwide growth, especially in the embedded arena through subsidiary ACE Associated Compiler Experts. With the continuing corporate growth in Europe, the United States and Asia, Van Vlijmen is tasked with corporate development. His responsibilities include strategic planning and development, operations, recruitment and general corporate management. Van Vlijmen will develop strategic plans for expanding the presence of the company, as well as participating in engineering strategy and technical development.

The ACE Group consists of three companies: the holding company ACE Associated Computer Experts and its subsidiaries ACE Associated Compiler Experts and ACE Consulting. ACE Associated Computer Experts grows and maintains a portfolio of businesses associated with advanced systems technologies. ACE Associated Compiler Experts is the leading independent supplier of advanced compiler IP. Its CoSy compiler development system is used worldwide to provide partners with leading edge technology, extensibility and reduced time to market. ACE Consulting works with customers on complex ICT issues and strategy and provides top quality technical consultancy with an independent view. The three companies operate under the ACE Group umbrella.

"Joseph is an excellent addition to our team. His background in finance, corporate development as well as his technical knowledge are critical to ACE's growth and development,'" said Martijn de Lange, founder and managing director, of ACE Associated Computer Experts. "Joseph's position covers significant responsibilities, but his talent in each area provides a foundation for ACE's future. We're very pleased to have him on board.'"

"I'm very excited to be part of an innovative and proven leader in the area of advanced technology systems," said van Vlijmen. "As a former customer, I'm aware how rare companies like ACE are. With our current management team, ACE will realize the potential of the very significant system software IP that it has amassed."

Joseph van Vlijmen background

Joseph van Vlijmen has over twenty years experience in the complementary backgrounds of technology, finance and new ventures. Before joining Headstrong, he was an IT director with Credit Suisse First Boston developing equity derivatives trading and risk management systems. He was also a project manager with Softlab and Global Knowledge Networks. Prior to this, van Vlijmen spent several years as a partner of a boutique specializing in new ventures and has extensive experience in software development and management. He attended the Sloan Programme at the London Business School from which he holds an MSc in management science. He also holds an MSc in computer science from Queen Mary College, London and a BSc in mathematics from King's College, London.

About ACE

The ACE Group has been supplying leading players in the computer industry with advanced systems software products and know-how since 1975. The ACE Group has dealt with technologies that include: operating systems, real-time control systems, high-end graphics, compilers, software engineering tools, communications and networking, embedded systems, high performance and parallel processing systems, VLSI design and CoSy. Having a strong research background, the ACE Group bridges the gap between research and industry, applying extensive commercial experience and technical insight to bring innovative ideas to market. Driven by a combination of enthusiasm for technology and a commitment to excellence the ACE Group explores and harnesses new technologies for their customers. ACE can be found on the Web at



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