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I’m really excited about taking on this new role. My first and foremost objective is to further establish SPARK as a vital tool in the MILS and Security sector

Stuart Matthews joins as SPARK Product Manager, working alongside Rod Chapman as SPARK Technical Authority, bringing further specialist resource and knowledge to Altran Praxis

Bath, UK, – 14 October, 2010 – Altran Praxis has today announced the appointment of Stuart Matthews as SPARK Product Manager. He will work alongside Rod Chapman, who continues at Altran Praxis as SPARK Technical Authority. The new appointment ensures that SPARK customers can benefit from a bigger and highly experienced team, continuing to provide high quality consultancy and support on SPARK.

In his new role, Stuart Matthews will be responsible for developing SPARK’s product strategy and roadmap, marketing, sales, training and customer support. He will also continue to maintain and build upon the strong relationship with AdaCore, Altran Praxis’ strategic SPARK partner, and coordinate with tool partners, including Esterel Technologies.

Stuart Matthews brings over 15 years of expertise to the role. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional. After receiving a BSc in Computer Science, Stuart Matthews also conducted research into the application of term rewriting techniques for automatic theorem proving before first joining Praxis in 1990. Whilst at Praxis his work included a number of high-integrity software and systems engineering projects. After working with numerous product-based companies, Stuart is now back at Altran Praxis as Product Manager for SPARK.

Stuart Matthews, SPARK Product Manager, said: “I’m really excited about taking on this new role. My first and foremost objective is to further establish SPARK as a vital tool in the MILS and Security sector whilst continuing our programme of innovation and development. SPARK has diversified and expanded its market and we look forward to pushing into new and interesting sectors.”

Keith Williams, Managing Director of Altran Praxis, added: “Customers will have the continuity of a highly capable team available for technical support as well as the addition of Stuart’s product development knowledge. This appointment marks a new and exciting time in the development of our SPARK offering as we broaden into new markets.”

About Altran Praxis

Altran Praxis is a specialist systems and software house, focused on the engineering of systems with demanding safety, security or innovation requirements. Altran Praxis leads the world in specific areas of advanced systems engineering and innovation such as: ultra low defect software engineering, Human Machine Interface (HMI), safety engineering for complex or novel systems and tools/methods (such as SPARK) for systems engineering. It offers clients a range of services including turnkey systems development, consultancy, training and R&D.

Key market sectors are aerospace and defence, rail, nuclear, air traffic management, automotive, medical and security. The company operates globally with active projects in the US, Asia and Europe. The headquarters of Altran Praxis are in Bath (UK) with offices in Sophia Antipolis, London, Paris, Loughborough and Bangalore. Altran Praxis is an expertise centre within, and wholly owned by, Altran which is a global leader in innovation engineering and employs 17,000 staff across the world. www.altran-praxis.com

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