PacStar Announces Promotion of Rodney Snell to Vice President of Software Development
Snell led development of the company’s IQ-Core® Software, which was recently selected by US Army WIN-T to be its tactical nodal manager.
Portland, OR — May 15, 2014 – PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that it has promoted Rodney Snell to the position of vice president of software development. Snell, who previously served as director of software engineering, led the development of the company’s IQ-Core® Software from inception in 2005 to several milestones – including recent successes at the U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) program and IQ-Core Software’s selection as the U.S. Army’s nodal manager for the WIN-T mobile communications program.
Snell joined PacStar in 2005 to manage the development of the company’s leading edge IQ-Core Software for which he is the chief architect and designer. Prior to PacStar, Snell created the high performance data conduit framework used by WebTrends, the first successful web log analyzer. He created visual designer software for the first Ethernet data acquisition devices used in industrial control at Intelligent Instrumentation. He has managed outsourced teams from India and Russia, and has done research into real-time MRI techniques on which various patents have been granted. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MS in optical sciences from the University of Arizona.
“Rodney’s promotion to vice president of software development is long deserved recognition of the leadership he has brought to our software development program and the success IQ-Core Software has demonstrated in the field for in-theater deployments and rigorous NIE testing,” said Bob Dunn, chief executive officer. “From day one Rodney has been a passionate advocate of the powerful impact PacStar’s IQ-Core Software could have on the Army warfighter mission, and it was due to the tireless efforts of Rodney and his team that our software excelled during NIE evaluations by demonstrating ease of use superior to existing network management software solutions available in the IT industry.”