SAN JOSE, Calif.–Lynx Software Technologies (“Lynx” or the” Company”), a developer of open architecture software solutions for mission critical embedded systems, today announced the appointment of Al Maillet as Chief Revenue Officer. Maillet was previously with Mercury Systems, a global commercial technology company serving the aerospace and defense industry, where he served as the Vice President of Product Line Sales. In this new role, Maillet will oversee the Company’s go-to-market function, strategic account management, and sales operations, reporting to CEO Tim Reed.
Ian Ferguson, who in addition to serving as Lynx’s Vice President of Marketing & Partnerships has served as the Interim Vice President of Sales, will return to a full-time focus on driving the Company’s top-of-the-funnel marketing efforts and establishing industry partnerships with leading technology providers to extend Lynx’s reach and strengthen its value proposition.
“Our customers are looking toward the implementation of flexible, open architecture software solutions to enable their mission critical systems. Al’s longstanding experience in the aerospace and defense end markets, with Mercury Systems and Wind River, will help Lynx as we accelerate our organic growth initiatives, and I’m excited to welcome a sales leader such as Al who has a track record of establishing scalable processes, building high-performance teams, and exceeding sales targets to our executive leadership team,” Reed stated.
“Ian has done a phenomenal job overseeing Lynx’s sales function and we thank him for his efforts. Adding a leader of Al’s caliber to lead our sales efforts will allow Ian to focus on the critically important areas of lead generation and partnership strategy, increasing our ability to drive growth and improve the value proposition we offer to our customers, respectively,” continued Reed.
“I have been familiar with Lynx for many years and have long admired the Company’s ability to punch above its weight class, most notably reflected in its support for the technology refresh of the mission system avionics on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Through my discussions with Tim and Lynx’s Board of Directors, it was clear to me the Company’s mission to support customers in their efforts to make the economics of robust software more sustainable aligned strongly with the market opportunity ahead. I’m excited to take on this leadership role with the Company and look forward to partnering the Lynx team,” commented Maillet.
Earlier in his career, Maillet held several senior sales roles over nearly fifteen years with Wind River Systems, an established provider of embedded safety and security solutions, including Vice President of Global Accounts and Alliances. Maillet has also held several senior growth-focused roles at technology companies spanning multiple end-markets, including Qognify, IneoQuest Technologies, Redline Trading Solutions, and NextHop Technologies. Maillet holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
About Lynx Software Technologies
Lynx Software Technologies develops open architecture software solutions for mission-critical embedded systems in aerospace, defense, industrial, and critical infrastructure end-markets. The Company’s real-time operating system (“RTOS”), hypervisor, and related software solutions support safe, cybersecure, high-performance, and high-reliability computing for applications requiring the strictest standards for certification and compliance. Since 1988, customers have trusted Lynx’s products, development capabilities, and certification expertise to enable mixed criticality systems to be harnessed to deliver deterministic, real-time, and secure performance and intelligent decision-making. For more information, visit www.lynx.com.