Dr. James J. Hunt

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technical Officer

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 Co-chair 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.

More information about Dr. James J. Hunt and his projects and publications.


Johannes M. Biermann


Johannes M. Biermann is the General Manager for aicas and leads marketing, sales, customer and sales operations globally.

Prior to his role at aicas he worked for more than 25 years in leadership roles in both Hewlett Packard in California, USA and Böblingen, Germany, and Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. His tenure included a breadth of strategic and operational roles leading product and marketing management teams in addition to functional areas in customer advocacy and sales operations. He also worked with clients world-wide to acquire and deliver organizational change management consulting services.

Johannes also served over many years in a non-profit role leading the San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter Director of the American Council on Germany (ACG). He graduated from the University of Cologne, Germany, with a master’s degree in business administration. He and his wife reside in the Karlsruhe area. They have three grown children.


Peter Marggrander

Chief Financial Officer

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 for small and middle-sized companies. He was also a judge at the Karlsruhe Labor Court for 24 years as an employer representative.

He joined aicas as CFO in July 2002 and became shareholder one year later.