Joe Wlad is senior director of safe and secure platforms at Wind River. He has over 25 years of safety-critical systems design, development, test and evaluation experience including work at LynuxWorks, Intermetrics, Inc., McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft Company (in the MD-11 Test and Certification organization) and United Airlines' B747 Fleet engineering and modification organization. He has also worked for Trimble Navigation as an Engineering Manager in development and FAA approval of military GPS sensors. He is a FAA DER for Systems and Equipment and Software, is an active private pilot and has co-authored three patents on Global Positioning System integrity functions. He holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Buffalo and a MBA from Santa Clara University.