The aicas management team is dedicated to providing the best solutions for your application. They bring a wide range of experience and expertise to developing solutions for both realtime and embedded systems.

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. James J. Hunt

Dr. James J. Hunt is a cofounder and CEO. He has a BS in Computer Science and Physics from Yale University, an MA in Computer Science from Boston University, and a Doctorate of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe.

He spent several years as a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory developing CAD software for restructurable wafer scale integrated circuits (RVLSI) and a parallel Lisp system for signal processing.

Dr. Hunt led the IST project HIDOORS and was the technical lead for the Artemis CHARTER project, which developed tools and technology for Java-based safety-critical systems. He is a contributing member of the Java Community Process (JCP), particularly for Safety-Critical Java (JSR-302) and the Real-Time Specification for Java (JSR-282), where he is the specification lead. He was European Cochair for the subgroup on object-oriented technology of the SC-205 Plenary for updating software safety standard for avionics as well. The result of which is now published as DO-332 and ED-217.

Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Fridtjof Siebert

Dr. Siebert received his Diploma (MSc) in computer science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1998. He worked for 2 years as a research engineer on compilation and optimization for embedded Java at the The Open Group research institute in Grenoble, France.

In 2001, he received his PhD at the University of Karlsruhe on the subject of real-time garbage collection for Java. This technology became the basis of the JamaicaVM real-time Java implementation.

Dr. Siebert is a founding partners and CTO of aicas GmbH that develops and distributes JamaicaVM. He is responsible for the multicore hard real-time garbage collector used in JamaicaVM.

CSO / VP Marketing and Sales
David Beberman

Mr. David Beberman is the VP Marketing and Sales for aicas, Inc., the US subsidiary of aicas GmbH and the CSO for aicas GmbH. Prior to his current position, Mr. Beberman has held a variety of software engineering, engineering management and business management positions during a 25 year career.

Some of Mr. Beberman's engineering accomplishments include the development of On-demand class loading for the PenPoint operating system, the object-oriented development environment, PenSIL, implementation of a variety of network protocols, design of traffic independent congestion resolution algorithms for multiple access datalink layers, and the implementation of various operating system device drivers.

Some of Mr. Beberman's business accomplishments include a joint venture between Logic solutions, Inc. and Routerware, Inc. to develop and market network protocol source pools (subsequently sold to Windriver Systems as Windriver Network); and the management of the US Northeast and Eastern Canada territory for Lynuxworks (doubling annually revenue over three consecutive years). Mr. Beberman holds a B.S.E.E. with Computer Engineering from Tufts University, various industry certifications including operating system internals and development, and is proficient in a variety or programming languages including Java, C++ and C.

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Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Peter Marggrander

Peter Marggrander has been a banker in several banks for 35 years, mostly in credit and loan departments, lastly 10 years as Member of the Board and General Manager.

As a Senior Consultant he founded his own Consultant Company for Economic and Business Issues in 2002.

He joined aicas as CFO and shareholder of in 2003, and assumed the additional position as COO of aicas in 2011, besides his main profession.